New Dark Angels Available To Pre-Order For 40k

Back when I was playing 40k regularly, my two main armies were Orks and Dark Angels… I guess I have a thing for green armies. Hey, when you buy green paint in bulk, you save. Well, the Dark Angels are getting themselves updated for the latest edition. A new Codex, as well as army bundles, characters, and dice (you can never have too many dice) are all available to pre-order now.

From the announcement:

No matter the foe, regardless of the odds, the proud warriors of the Dark Angels stubbornly refuse to accept defeat. Descendants of the First Legion, they stand foremost amongst the Chapters of the Space Marines, Mankind’s mightiest defenders. None fight with more grim determination than the Dark Angels, and their renowned special companies – the Deathwing and the Ravenwing – are held in awe by allies and enemies alike. Yet behind their devotion to the Imperium lies a dark obsession…

Codex: Dark Angels contains a wealth of background and rules – the definitive book for Dark Angels collectors. Within this 144-page hardback, you’ll find: a dark obsession…

– The First Legion: the origins of the Dark Angels – one of the most famously secretive Chapters – their homeworld, and the dark stain on their history that motivates their crusade of vengeance;
– A guide to the Dark Angels’ Chapter organisation, with an explanation of their constant, obsessive hunt for the Fallen, along with their heraldries and Chapter markings;
– An overview of the Ravenwing and the Deathwing, specialist companies unique to the Dark Angels;
– Detailed colour schemes and heraldries of 8 successor Chapters: Angels of Redemption, Angels of Absolution, Angels of Vengeance, Blades of Vengeance, Consecrators, Disciples of Caliban, Angels of Defiance, and Guardians of the Covenant;
– In the Name of Absolution: a timeline of significant events and battles in the history of the Dark Angels;
– Background and details on each character and unit available to a Blood Angels army;
– A showcase of beautifully painted Citadel miniatures, with example armies featuring everything from individual images of models to battle scenes on terrain.


  • Rich McGee

    “Back when I was playing 40k regularly, my two main armies were Orks and Dark Angels… I guess I have a thing for green armies.” Guess we know who didn’t start playing 40K in the RT era, when Dark Angels were appropriately clad in black. Green is for trees and gretchin, not the Emperor’s Finest. 🙂

    • Nope. My first box of 40k minis was the 2nd edition starter that I split with my friend. I got the Orks. He got the Marines. I don’t think I actually had a Dark Angels army until a bit into 3rd edition.

      *wistful sigh* Oh, 3rd Edition, how I miss thee…

      • Rich McGee

        You got the 2nd ed greenskins? You have my sympathies. Those godawful autogun grot minis still haunt my nightmares after all these years. Must’ve painted 200 of them for various people back in the day.

        • I spilled my first blood for a mini on those pointy helmets they had (as well as those Goff dudes) while trying to get their tabs down into the slot of those bases.

          • DB

            Yeah, the second edition marines _and_ orks were pretty bad. The orks and grots were really not good looking at all.

            How many fingers ended up being super-glued to minis, Polar Bear?

          • Being the first miniatures I’d ever put together, lots.

            Though the worst was when I got my first Carnifex. It was the old, pewter one with the giant crab-looking pincer claws. I got it for a Dreadnaught Battle that the LGS was running. I was trying to put the thing together while playing. Stupid thing to try and do. It fell apart more than it stayed together. Got glue all over the mini and my hands. Thankfully, the tables all were pretty safe, with how they’d been assembled, little glue bits didn’t show up (tables were painted with textured sand paint).

    • odinsgrandson

      Dark Angels wore green during the Rogue Trader era (yeah, I’m old enough to remember it). Oh, and white for the Deathwing.

      I never saw any Ravenwing until 2nd ed.

      I was never sure if the very first Dark Angels were in all black, or if that was just part of the fluff (a lot of times, GW write in their changes into the fluff- like how Orks are experiencing in world scale creep).

      • Rich McGee

        Green Dark Angels was a revision stemming from a White Dwarf article. The RT rulebook shows them in glorious black. Lookie here if you don’t have a copy, top right in the first image:

        • odinsgrandson

          Ok. I know they were green by the time that Space Marine (epic) came out, because it was very clear that they wore green.

          A lot of stuff came out in White Dwarf back then. I think that nowdays, WD is a little less cannonical than the proper 40k books, but back then I think it was the primary cannon.

          • Grimbergen

            I thought they changed from black to green after the horus heresy treachery of part of the chapter?