|Ready for action, but still needs detailing.|
In other news my latest order (Dark Vengeance, DA codex, box of Deathwing, three different sorts of green paint) is en route now. I'm eager to settle down with the codex and starting looking at options so I can figure out what sort of models I'll want to add. What's good in the new edition will certainly play a role, but I'm more interested in size, options, and FoC slots for the various units so I can start matching up what I'd like to field with what's legal to field. I say this a lot, but I'm not looking to build a collection to rival my Blood Angels (stated goal: have a full company, plus all the other fun bits). I'd like to be able to field full (1850?1999?2000?) armies of both 'wings and maybe regular Dark Angels as well, so I'd like to max out around 5-6k. I'd do some cocktail napkin math on how much BA stuff I have but I'm not sure I want to see the number. I probably already have, or will have when the latest order arrives, all the regular DA stuff I want, except for tanks and dreads. Deathwing shouldn't be too much past what's already coming, again excluding dreads (which can do double duty), and I've had an itch to paint Deathwing for about the last decade so hopefully I'll get them painted in a reasonable amount of time. The real wild card is Ravenwing, which are mostly a mystery to me. EV ran a list through Army Builder for me that looks to be expensive (about 10 boxes of various stuff) but unlike Deathwing I have no reference point for the available, let alone desirable, options for such a force. Then there's the new flyers and double land speeders to consider. I've wanted to try out a bike army for a while and Ravenwing look like they'll paint up super quick (spray black, maybe reinforce black, edge highlight in grey, 90% done), but I have a bad feeling they'll be expensive enough to get relegated to project status. I'd love to spend what parts of the weekend that aren't hockey flipping through the codex and new rules, but it looks like I'll have to wait until Monday for that.
|Not this Dark Angel. Unfortunately.|