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I didnt do it Inactive Member04 Jan 2013 6:37 p.m. PST


I used to like Dark Angels and bought the Dark Vengeance starter set a few months ago even though I don't play the game but somehow I just don't like the new design of the new figures. Some of the figures are too busy.

The pose of the characters Belial and Asmodai are too dull.

The Terminator has potential but overall not impressed!

PapaSync04 Jan 2013 6:55 p.m. PST

Holy COW!! $90 USD & $50 USD bucks for a stink'in codex.


Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Jan 2013 8:04 p.m. PST

Belial certainly lacks dynamism that the Terminators posses. That terminator set looks pretty cool and I think the new land speeder would look really cool if it didn't have the marine sticking out the front of it.

I'm not a Dark Angels player so I'm not really the target audience. The plane thing looks a lot better than the standard space marine version.

Little Big Wars Inactive Member04 Jan 2013 8:11 p.m. PST

The plane looks more or less like a retooled Imperial Navy Lightning.

Deathwing04 Jan 2013 8:23 p.m. PST

Love me some Dark Angels, but not really happy with the range. Too much crap bolted on and the new Asmodai does not improve on the old model. I do like the flyer without dumb-ass cathedral on it, the new Deathwing termies, and the banner bearer. The large landspeeder is terrible with that guy in the front.

ordinarybass Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2013 8:58 p.m. PST

Oooh, A flying church! I'm kind of surprised they haven't done that already.

Seriously though, it's a mixed bag. Some great, some good, some not so good.

The busy-figure thing does seem to proliferate, but that seems to be a constant across most of GW's products for the last half decade.

Garand04 Jan 2013 9:02 p.m. PST

Luckily the Ravenwing Dark Talon appears to be buildable without the most stupid looking bits (just need a little filler!). The Land Speeder Vengeance is pretty lame IMHO. Rest of it looks fine, and should be good for a lot of fans I think.


28mm Fanatik05 Jan 2013 12:25 a.m. PST

I don't like the Landspeeder Vengeance at all. Looks like somebody went crazy with CAD piling additions to the basic landspeeder design, making it look weighed down. The gunner in the extended 'opera house balcony' looks ridiculous.

The Ravenwing Dark Talon looks marginally better, but not by much.

Scott Kursk Inactive Member05 Jan 2013 12:45 a.m. PST

Garrrrr! GW keeps asking "what can we do model wise" rather that "what SHOULD we do model wise." Man, I used to really love DA. <sigh>

basileus66 Inactive Member05 Jan 2013 12:57 a.m. PST

That's my problem with the latest GW models: they have cramped so many details on the minis, that they are a pain in the ass to paint! A friend of mine says that GW has entered its 'Rococo period'.

The Sentient Bean Inactive Member05 Jan 2013 5:16 a.m. PST

83 Aussie dollars for the codex. 50 US dollars for the codex.

You need 1.04 USD for every 1 AUD.


The Sentient Bean Inactive Member05 Jan 2013 5:21 a.m. PST

83 AUD for the character on the jet bike! Are they for real???? 83 dollars.

The land speeder and ship would look good with the ridiculous "gothic" details taken off. Everything else looks terrible. The halberd wielding terminator looks like a crap conversion.

Mr Elmo05 Jan 2013 5:48 a.m. PST

That flying dohickey with angels looks awful.

Mardaddy05 Jan 2013 10:54 a.m. PST

Never played DA, never going to play DA's.

Gotta say I am a tad peeved that so much effort is put into the three "pet" chapters (Blood Angels, Dark Angels & Grey Knights) and not spread the newness and releases around more factions.

With so many "misses" concentrated in one army update, you'd think if the creative effort were spread about they'd at least get a couple of "hits" in others…

billthecat05 Jan 2013 3:04 p.m. PST

Flying deth-church of dark gothik angelic vengeance!!!!!

Well worth 275 USD… or whatever.

…People are still buying this stuff? I know, I know, it's a new audience every three years…

Generalstoner49 Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2013 4:14 p.m. PST

This is exactly why I stopped buying GW models several years ago. Pretty soon there is just going to be a flying skull pile that kills everything the turn it gets to the board. Between costs and codex creep I am surprised they are still around.

Wolfprophet Inactive Member05 Jan 2013 5:04 p.m. PST

Surprised no one mentioned the dangerous precedent for $60 USD terminators. $50 USD for 5 guys is bad enough… really makes you feel like you're paying for their stats, not the plastic used + mark up to cover other factors.

just so long as they don't think they can get away with raising all the other terminators to $60 USD without at least redoing the Chaos termies so they aren't made of suck and disappointment.

Olaf the hairy Inactive Member05 Jan 2013 7:24 p.m. PST

the jetbike character is nice, but £30.00 GBP!!

The land speeder looks like a conversion done by a 14 year old piling everything he can find on it. The flying cathedral option looks silly, haven't they heard of aerodynamics? There doesn't seem to be room for the legs of the gunner at the front.

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2013 11:46 p.m. PST

$60 USD dollars for five Deathwing Terminators and I think they are plastic.

"Never played DA, never going to play DA's."

I have Dark Angels but the chances of me ever playing them again is slim to none.

Because I am not going to spend $50 USD for a Codex that should be only around $20. USD

This stuff is way over price.

Oh it does mean that the replacement value of my current Darks Angels & Guardians of the Coverant armies just went up like 3 fold.

AWuuuu Inactive Member07 Jan 2013 4:31 p.m. PST

Terminators is only piece i like, but those Knight guys have chins of doom :)

And silly maces.

Otherwise they are Ok.

Rest do nothing to me.
DA was my favorite chapter back in the 90 ties when they were green..

Legion 408 Jan 2013 9:44 a.m. PST

As usual … a bit too gaudy, a bit too ornate and as always over-the-top in many aspects. Not to mention the price. But all that being said, some one must like them … they will probably sell … which is GW's "cunn'in plan" …

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