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Warhammer 40k - My Dark Angels

I'm starting to get into tabletop minatures wargaming through Warhammer 40,000. Some friends have been playing since the spring, and I gave it a try then (borrowing someone else's army), and it was fun, but, it's an expensive hobby, so I figured I wouldn't get into it. That changed last month when another friend who's been playing for a while (and is into painting the units as a hobby too) brought up that there's a new box set designed for beginners with two armies in it, Chaos Marines and Dark Angels… and he wanted the Chaos Marines for another army he's putting together… Half the price of the box was pretty reasonable, so I went splits on it with him and began my descent into playing 40k, building a Dark Angels army.

The Dark Vengeance box set is designed to get you playing pretty quickly; the units are snap together, it contains a basic codex for each army and basic rulebook, templates for area effects, dice, a scatter die, measuring sticks… but it doesn't quite have enough units to make a legal army. As such, I hit up eBay and bought two more squads, another Tactical Squad, and a Scout Squad so that I can play more generally. Below is my army as it looks now.
I need to prime and paint the Dark Vengeance units (the grey ones), and the second tactical squad came primed, ready to paint, and the scouts came partially painted… I'm going to have to strip, reprime and repaint the scouts, as the paint job on them is kinda sloppy.

When I finally get paints, I'm going to have a fair bit of work ahead of me to get it all ready to go and looking good!

6 blog comments below

Those are great Ankhanu! Interesting hobby. Very Happy
deanhills on Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:28 am
Thanks, Dean. I had some friends over last night, playing Twilight Imperium, and they're my Warhammer friends. Looks like we'll be getting a game on tomorrow afternoon Smile Hopefully my Dark Angels will fight as good as they look Wink
Ankhanu on Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:40 pm
A couple macro shots, of, first, Librarian Turmiel, and second, my Scout with heavy bolter gun.

Ankhanu on Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:42 pm
If interested, here's a link to a run down of yesterday's games -
Ankhanu on Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:22 am
Primed and collected my whole army in one spot

Ankhanu on Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:19 pm
My army has grown, slightly more than doubling since the last update. I figured I'd take some shots of where my army stands, paint and complement-wise, as of now. So, here we go.

First up, the whole army -


Scout squad

35 Tactical units

Devastator Squad

10 Deathwing Terminators

6 Ravenwing bikes

It's coming together, and slowly getting painted…
Think I'm gonna need some more bikes, an assault bike, and a rhino/razoback or two… A finecast Sammael would be nice too Wink
Ankhanu on Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:45 pm

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