Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Blood Angels Rumor Update!

This just in from Lords of War Gaming on Facebook:

I keep getting questions about a Tyranids Codex release and here's some info.

  1. This is a model release no Tyranids codex.
  2. A Campaign book will be released and if I remember correctly it's called Leviathan.
  3. Blood Angels are still coming.
  4. There will be a starter set that contains BA and Tyranids. It will be similar to Storm Claw.
  5. Hope to update Blood Angel rumors this week.
Hmm. This sounds a lot like The Darkest Hour that's detailed in the current Blood Angels Codex.

999.M41 The Darkest Hour 
The Blood Angels are tested as they have not been since the days of the Horus Heresy. As the launch of the 13th Black Crusade consumes the resources of the Imperium, a tendril of Hive Fleet Leviathan is determined to be on a direct course for Baal. To make matters worse, the dread Bloodthirster Ka'Bandha, the Bane of Sanguinius, returns from the Warp leading an army of daemons. His first blow is struck against Ammonai, the outermost world of the Baal System.

Faced with a possible war of extermination for the Chapter on 2 fronts, Lord Commander Dante makes swift preparations, and unites many Imperial and even non-human worlds under the command of the Blood Angels simply for the sake of survival against Tyranid and Daemon alike. Even some former foes of the Chapter and the Imperium are counted in Dante's alliance, though whether or not they can be truly trusted when the time comes remains an open question. Well aware that even these forces will not be enough to repel both foes, Dante recalls the 3rd Company from its operations on Armageddon and sends requests for aid to all of the Blood Angels' known Successor Chapters. The Flesh Tearers are the first to respond and despatch their entire fighting strength to the Blood Angels' aid without question. Ultimately, all of the Successor Chapters save for the Lamenters lend some form of aid to their primogenitor. Even the Knights of Blood, declared Renegade by the Imperium many centuries earlier, heed Dante's call–though they are very careful to never take the field alongside the other Chapters.

The stage is thus set for the defence of Baal, and perhaps the final battle of the Scions of Sanguinius, the Sons of the Angel.

Anyone want the Tyranids from my Boxed Set?

Till next time,
–The Harrower

Friday, October 24, 2014

New Blood Angels Campaign, Boxed Set, and Dataslates!

This just in from Lords of War Gaming on Facebook:

There will be a campaign book that is released early November. Necrons are not for a while I know of two armies that are next and another codex that will shock people next year.

Early November campaign book... with Blood Angels?
I been told that there will be a box like Storm Claw. BA for sure but I don't know it its Nids or Necrons. If I was to guess I would say Necrons following the Storm Claw model.

End of the year as in December or in November?
I was told December. I don't not know if it is at the beginning or at the end.

Rumors about Tycho and a couple new Dataslates after the break.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Could this be the new Blood Angels Cover?

The Black Library has started the Black Library Loyalty Scheme where you earn one stud for every £45 you spend (roughly every $70). When you earn 6 studs, you can trade them in and pick up Lemartes: Guardian of the Lost. While the book looks really sweet and it comes in a cool Death Mask slipcase, paying over $400 for it is kinda crazy. While insane, that isn't the point of my post. What I am wondering is if this could be the cover to the new Blood Angels Codex?

More (including a cover I mocked up using this artwork) after the break.

Rumor Mill: Blood Angels

I've been keeping my ear to the ground for rumors on the upcoming Blood Angels Codex and while there haven't been any developments the past few days I did want to post a rumor round up.

via an anonymous reader on Faeit 212: 10.12.2014
• The Blood Angels Codex briefly showed up on the Games Workshop mobile website. Cover featured what looked like a Sanguinary Guard surrounded by fire.

via Lords of War Gaming on Facebook: 10.11.2014
• Blood Angels Codex will be called Adeptus Astartes: Blood Angels. All future Codexes will use this same naming scheme.
• The Blood Angels Codex cover that is making the rounds is fake (I claim partial responsibility for this. See this post. –TH).

More rumors after the break.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

This is NOT the BA Codex Cover!

You had to know that Blood Angels rumors would get me back out of hiding!

When the last Blood Angels Codex came out in 2010, there was a lot of craziness going on in the rumor mill and someone actually created and posted a fake Codex. Here's a link to the fake codex if you are curious. This caused a bit of a stir on Dakka Dakka and Bolter and Chainsword as you can imagine, and it's something I'd rather avoid this go around.

This time I am somewhat to blame as a Blood Angels Codex cover I made back in May is making the rounds and some people think it might be the real deal. Well, it isn't and I never claimed that it was the real cover.

It was just an image I created using someone else's artwork for my blog after putting an event together for my local group back in Eastern PA. I don't know who the original artist is, but I agree it's a great piece. Sadly this Codex cover is no more real than the Zombie Apocalypse cover I created for our little event, but I do have faith that Raymond Swanland will do the Scions of Sanguinius justice far better than I ever could.

Look for more updates from me in the coming weeks as I get back into the hobby and start working on my army again.

Till next time,
The Harrower