Dark Vengeance delayed

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via Bell of Lost Souls

A number of retailers have issued word today that they have been informed by Games Workshop that the standard Dark Vengeance starter set is delayed until further notice.

Here’s the official message from GW ->

We’ve pushed the release for dark vengeance back. As soon as Dark Vengeance is available we will send them and notify you. You can begin shipping Dark Vengeance to your customers as soon as you receive them. They can begin to sell Dark Vengeance as soon as they receive it from you.

There has been no word as yet as to what has caused this delay, but some retailers have mentioned a desire by Games Workshop to sell every single Limited Edition before beginning to sell the standard box. Interesting sales decision, if a little pointless.

There is no word on when the standard edition will be released.

The Games Workshop website lists the Limited Edition as unavailable, and the Standard is available to preorder, but no release date is listed.

Dark Vengeance available to advance order!

At midnight on the 25th of August, as promised, Games Workshop put up the 6th Edition box set “Dark Vengeance” to advance order. It can be found here.

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The box contains; 1 Dark Angels Company Master, 1 Dark Angels Librarian, 5 Deathwing Terminators (incl. Sergeant and assault cannon), 3 Ravenwing Bikers, 10 Dark Angels Tactical Marines (incl. Sergeant w. plasma pistol, plasma gun & plasma cannon), 1 Chaos Lord in power armour, 6 Chosen, 10 Chaos Cultists armed with autoguns, 10 Chaos Cultists armed with pistols and CCWs, 1 Hellbrute, 1 mini-rulebook, 1 campaign guide, 2 measuring sticks, templates, and several dice.

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The first run of Dark Vengeance includes a limited-edition Dark Angels Interrogator-Chaplain. It’s quite a good miniature and you won’t be paying any extra, so why not order now?

Here are the rest of the miniatures.

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Back of the Hellbrute. A little disappointing, was expecting something more “organic”.

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Some really lovely miniatures there! Now to find it cheap online…

“Dark Vengeance” miniatures

Over on WarLlama 40k theres an image summary of all the miniatures contained in the Warhammer 40,000 6th Edition box “Dark Vengeance”. The post can be found here.

For now, here’s a taster. That Hellbrute looks amazing!

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I can foresee my wallet being in a whole lot of pain though…

40k 6th Edition Box Set Miniatures

A couple of images of the miniatures from the 40k 6th Edition box set have cropped up.

From Warseer

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The dude with the Lightning Claws is one of the Chosen. The Dark Angels captain looks a little meh, but I like the Librarian. The Cultist looks pretty awesome too.

Looks like GW will announce the set on the 25th of August, if their crappy teaser trailer is anything to go by.

40k 6th Edition Boxset Contents

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A piece of news has arisen concerning the contents of the Warhammer 40,000 6th Edition Boxset. New info on the models has been uncovered, and it looks like the two armies will be Dark Angels and Chaos Space Marines. From here on, I copy/paste, courtesy of BoLS.

First up, here is the current word on the minis included in the boxed sets. We are past what armies are in there (Chaos and Dark Angels), and are now delving into specific models and wargear. Here we go:

Dark Angels
Captain Balthasar(In Power Armor, not in Terminator Armour)
Librarian (In Power Armor)
Deathwing Squad (5 strong, with Storm Bolters, no Stormshields)
Tactical Sqaud (10 strong, with 1 Plasma Cannon and 1 Plasma Gun)
Ravenwing Squad (3 Bikes)

Equipment
captain with power sword, combi-plasma, iron halo.
librarian with bolt pistol and force sword
combat squad sarge with plasma pistol and chainsword, 2 plasma gun, 7 bolter
death wing sarge with power sword and storm bolter, 1 assult cannon and 1 chain fist,others 3 power fist
raven wing sarge with chain sword, one bike with plasma, one with pisotl, all twin link bolter
they all have frag and krak grenades

Chaos
Lord (In Power Armor)
Chaos Dreadnought (With Twin Linked Melta and DCCW)
Chosen (6 strong, with Power Maul, Power Fist and Lightning Claw)
Cultists (20 strong, half with close combat weapon and pistol, the other half with assault rifle)

Equipment
Lord with power sword and plasma pistol
dreadnought ( the name in Chinese is something like hell beast, but I assume it’s dread from rumors) with multi-melta and power fist( dreadnought CCW?)

chosen champion with power maul , 1 lightning claw, 1 power fist, 1 power axe, 2 close combat weapon

cultist leader with 2 ccw, 1 flamer, 8 with ccw and auto pistol

cultist 2 leader with shotgun and ccw, 1 heavy stubber, 8 autogun

So, it looks like Cultists are in, and I have read that they have the stats of Imperial Guardsman, but with a 6+ Armour Save.

The Chaos army looks like it’ll have trouble dealing with the Deathwing Terminators, seeing as there are only 2 weapons with a high enough AP to ignore their armour save. Well, we’ll see how the two forces match up when the box is released, likely in September this year.

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