Posted 09/12/2017

The Eternal Hunt Begins Anew

The Dark Angels are among the greatest of all the Adeptus Astartes Chapters, with an incredible history of victories against the enemies of the Imperium – a record that will only further improve now that they have a new codex.

Codex: Dark Angels is your complete guide to the Unforgiven. Inside its 144 pages (or the digital equivalent, if you prefer your books binary) you’ll find all the rules, background and uniform guides you need to prepare your own Dark Angels strike force for the tabletop. It includes 76 datasheets covering the full range of options available to the Chapter, including all the Primaris Space Marines and exciting new additions such as Cataphractii Deathwing Terminators (they’ve clearly had a rummage around in the depths of the Rock and unearthed some suits).

The codex also includes six Warlord Traits to personalise your commander and six Relics of Caliban for your heroes. There are six new Tactical Objectives to use in Maelstrom of War games, reflecting the way the Dark Angels wage war, and the Interromancy discipline has been enhanced with three new powers. 26 Stratagems allow you to continue to tailor the way you play on the tabletop, giving you masses of unique tactical options that will help your army play like true sons of the Lion. Every unit and piece of wargear has points values for matched play, allowing you to craft an army list perfect for devastating your enemies – or hunting the Fallen, of course.

The rest of the book is devoted to background, artwork, uniform guides and glorious photographs of units and battle scenes, all of which is designed to immerse you in the lore and look of the Dark Angels and their Successors – including the Angels of Redemption, Angels of Absolution, Angels of Vengeance, Blades of Vengeance, Consecrators, Disciples of Caliban, Angels of Defiance, and Guardians of the Covenant.

Codex: Dark Angels is available to pre-order now in hardback, alongside a Collector’s Edition featuring alternative cover art, plus eBook and Enhanced iBooks digital editions.

Also available to pre-order now are a set of Dark Angels Dice and a deck of Datacards. The dice set contains twenty D6s with skulls replacing the 1s and the Dark Angels symbol where the 6s would be. They come in green, bone and black, representing the colours of the Chapter, Deathwing and Ravenwing, and are the perfect accessories to show your loyalty to the Lion. The Datacards set features 72 cards, covering all the Stratagems and psychic powers from the codex, along with a complete Tactical Objectives deck.

But what of models? Well, there’s a set of Dark Angels Primaris Upgrades out, designed to help you make your Primaris Space Marines look more at home in your Unforgiven army. The set contains enough shoulder pads to kit out a squad of Intercessors or Hellblasters, and more to cover a squad of Aggressors or Inceptors, along with three heads, two arms (one holding a power sword styled after the one in the Chapter’s symbol) and 12 accessories that will enhance the look of your models. To make it even easier to build your own Dark Angels Primaris Space Marines, there are also three boxed sets – Dark Angels Intercessors, Dark Angels Hellblasters and Dark Angels Aggressors – that come with enough upgrades in the box to add them to every model.

Lastly, we have the first uniquely Dark Angels Primaris Space Marine, Lieutenant Zakariah. Wearing Mark X armour and the distinctive robes of the Chapter, he wields a power sword and plasma pistol – a classic Dark Angels combination – and comes with both helmeted and hooded heads, along with lots of lovely details, including the Chapter symbol on his chest and shoulder.

You can pre-order all of these new releases now from the Games Workshop webstore, and they’ll be hitting store shelves next weekend.

Share this:


  • Latest News & Features
  • Warhammer 40,000