Well Ladies and Gents, a new starter set of Warhammer 40k is upon us. That means a box of new and lovely miniatures. I will have a post for the Chaos side of the set, and the Dark Angel side. First up, lets take a look at the Dark Angels.
I have never been a big fan of the Dark Angels. Not to say I dislike them, but they have never done anything for me. With these new models, that might change. I am thinking of doing a single Art Scale Marine for the Dark Angels, just for fun. Let’s move onto the miniatures shall we?
First up we have the HQ side of the Dark Angels. This includes a Company Master, and a Librarian. I think both these miniatures are quite nice, although I do have some small complaints. Lets start with the Company Master.
For one, I don’t like the Company Masters robes. They make him look rather squat, and to me it seems that he is wearing a dress. To be honest, I may pick up this mini to convert to a single Art-Scale Marine just for fun. I think he would look better without the skirt.
Next up is the Librarian. I am very pleased with this miniature, and I think this is my favorite Librarian to date. I think that the outstretched hand is a perfect place to convert some lightning bolts or practice some source lightning. I really don’t have any complaints for this chap, I feel his is fantastic all around. Next up are the Deathwing Terminators!
These Terminators are a massive improvement over the Assault on Black Reach ones, and I am rather happy with them. I feel that the Assault Cannon Terminator has a rather static pose, but a simple conversion could easily fix this. I may keep these guys as well, because I can use the legs for my Art Scale Marines. I do have to say that I am glad to see some studded legs show up, as it adds some nice variety to the Terminator legs.
And what would a 40k starter set be without a squad of Tactical Marines. Not much to say about these. The poses are still a little static, but a slight improvement. I am happy to see two Mark 6 Marines in the squad. I am also not a fan of the Sergeants pose. I really don’t like the pose, as I think a squad of Space Marines should have to point at something to have his men take notice of it. That’s what a comm is for. That, and not wearing a helmet in a universe with guns is a bad idea.
And now for the Ravenwing. I have always been a big fan of the Space Marine Bikes, and these are more of those. I really like the wings on the front and the back. I feel it adds a nice silhouette to them, and I really like the look of the Sargent. I am a big fan of his face, and the cloak flapping in the wind gives a nice sense of speed to the miniature.
Last item here. For anyone who does not know, this miniature is only included in the Limited Edition version of Dark Vengeance.
This is an Integrator Chaplain, and another fantastic miniature. I feel the waist area is a bit clustered, but nothing deal breaking for me. The helm, backpack, and the Crozius Arcanum (That’s the mace looking weapon if anyone is wondering) are my favorite pieces of this mini, and I may have to use those parts for my own Chaplain. Check back tomorrow for another post, this time looking at the Chaos side of the new starter set.
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