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++THE LAWS OF THE LION - ALL READ PLEASE++ [13/May/2011]


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PRAISE THE LION & THE EMPEROR

CITADELS OF CALIBAN

Listed below are some of the stalwart citadels for the Unforgiven. Within their walls you will see much wisdom and advice.

Cathedral Oscura
Dark Angels Battle Force
Fortress of the Unforgiven
Gathering of Angels Forum
Inner Circle Unmasked
Interrogation Chamber 42
The Dark Fortress


Welcome to the pre eminent Dark Angels Discussion Forum. Whether you are a hardened veteran or a novitate just entering the ranks of the Unforgiven, the purpose of this fourm is help you enjoy this hobby and encourage all of you to greater heights of gaming, modelling, painting, fiction writing and essentially increasing your creativity.

With such great benefits come greater responsibility, in general pertaining to forum etiquete, courtesy towards your fellow hobbyists and games developers and respect for the intellectual property of individuals and the gaming companies.

The forum if watched over by members of the Inner Circle who are ever willing to help you in your hour of need and to keep the Lion's faith when things get out of hand.

Listed below are a number of links that will provide you with essential information. Please read through and make use of them as you need.

1. RULES OF THE B+C FORUM:
These are the basic rules of the entire forum. Please be sure to read them and abide by them.

2. RULES SPECIFIC TO THE DARK ANGEL FORUM
Rules and guidelines for posting on DA Forum

3. WH40K FOURTH EDITION CODEX DARK ANGEL FAQ: GW GAMES DEVELOPMENT STUDIO
Unnoficial Dark Angels FAQ by GW Game Designers

4. DARK ANGEL LIBRARIUM
Handy links to Dark Angels related material (including DA Tactica for 3rd and 4th ed.)

5. SAMPLE ARMY LISTS
Sample army lists for the beginner DA players

6. GENERAL DARK ANGELS FAQs
A collection of Dark Angels questions often asked in the Bolter & Chainsword

7. UNFORGIVEN PAINTING AND MODELLING GUIDES
Links to useful articles and websites demonstrating ways of successfully painting and modelling your Unforgiven models

8. DARK ANGELS BOX SET CONTENTS
Contents of the various Dark Angels box sets, courtesy of Ferociousbeast

9. 5th EDITION RULES QUERIES AND FAQ
Board queries on the Unforgiven in the 5th Edition

10. EVENTS & COMPETITIONS
Links to events and competitions conducted on the Dark Angel Forum and the B+C at large.

11. DARK ANGELS: A COMPREHENSIVE HISTORY
Links to events and competitions conducted on the Dark Angel Forum and the B+C at large.

 
TILL THE SWORD IS REFORGED

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2. RULES SPECIFIC TO THE DARK ANGEL FORUM

In addition to the ground rules of the B+C forum, we unforgiven have some additional rules by which we conform. These are listed below courtesy of Chaplain Lucifer.

A) THE LION & THE WOLF

The Dark Angel and Space Wolf rivalry is of particular concern. At the time of the heresy and beyond, each brother acquitted themselves well in the eyes of the Emperor. It is said that Russ had the highest tally of victories second only to Horus and Johnson. Furthermore during a combined assault on the the Crimson Fortress of Durath, Jonson stormed the citadel and killed the tyrant while Russ was caught up at the gates. Russ had sworn to kill the tyrant for insulting the emperor and himself, and so felt his honour stained. This ended up in a fight and subsequent rivalry between the brothers that has been mirrored by the Chapters 'til this day. This brings out the best in the two chapters, as they strive to show their skill to their brother chapter. It can also bring out the worst at times, as reflected in our respective forums in days passed.

The Inner Sanctum will accommodate the odd light hearted joke from either side but you need to know where to draw the line. If you find yourself offended, do not 'bite' back. Either wait or PM a mod and they will be along shortly to deal with it as they see appropriate. By the same token, we expect that you should keep the jokes to a minimum to avoid turning the forum into a light hearted spam event. We also ask you to restrain yourselves similarly when visiting the SPACEWOLVES forum, especially in relation to such topics.

B)THE FALLEN

During the Horus Heresy, while Lion El' Jonson was fighting against Horus with part of the DA, the part remaining on Caliban under Jonson's most trusted officer, Luthor, turned to Chaos. After the Heresy was over the DA returned to find their homeworld coverted to Chaos, and during their attack on their homeworld a massive warp rift opened, destroying Caliban (with one piece to be turned into the Rock,) and sucked all the traitor DA through time and space. Jonson was severly wounded and disappeared, while Luthor is imprisioned in the Rock. Now the DA inner circle hunt throughout the Galaxy to prevent any word of their heresy leaking out and to capture every one of their fallen brothers that they can.

As you may have noticed this forum has seen the growth in the number of generals developing fallen armies. This forum can accommodate both, however within limits.

As with the Wolves, light hearted banter is fine. Hijacking posts will not be tolerated from either side. This includes any fallen discussion copping too many "traitor" or "Interrogation room" comments. This also includes those advocates of the fallen turning every single conversation into a fallen discussion.

C)WRITING STYLE

This subject does not relate entirely to Dark Angels, but pertains the Dark Angels forum. With the release of the Codex and with the popularity that DA always had, we recently saw an influx of DA players, old and new. The consequences are that (and as you may have noticed) there's a lot of posting done. You're probably asking what does it have to do with you. The fact is that sometimes some eagerness takes precedence and some posts are written in a non-friendly viewing manner, with usage of chat speak and lacking punctuation.

Those kind of posts affect all users since they're not aesthetically pleasing and sometimes they're difficult to read... and as you can well imagine, the more difficult to read or the more unorthodox, the least quality feedback that thread / post will have. A properly written threat / post will denote greater interest on the part of the writer and people will respond in kind. If a post / thread is written in a less coherent / acceptable manner then the answers are likely to be proportionately less and worse.

An example:
To which one of the following posts would you be more prone to answer in a good positive manner and which one would you take more time to help?

Post 1:
"hi there i wanna know how can if arming a land speeder with a multi melta is any good a friend of mine told me that u could help bcuz ur forum is the best around."

or Post 2:
"Hi! I would like to know if arming a land speeder with a multi-melta is any good. A friend of mine told me that you could help because your forum is the best around."

Both posts ask for the same thing, but the second post is guaranteed to generate better and more complete answers, I guarantee.

We're not asking for perfect written English as we know there are many non-native English speakers, but we would like that the forum posters to put at least some effort behind posting so that we all can benefit from it.

THANK YOU

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4. DARK ANGELS LIBRARIUM


Using Pure Greenwing, Codex: Blue Marines or Codex: DA? [5th ed]

Dark Angels fiction references

Dark Angel usefull parts list.

Names for DA and Angelic Chapters

Dark Angels Battle Honours for 3rd Ed.

Dark Angels Battle Honours for 4th Ed.

DA Battle Honours for 5th Ed.

Dark Angels Showcase - DA Models Displayed





DA Arena of Death (2006)

List of Dark Angel heroes

Differences between DA sucessors
Grand Master Belial’s tour de force of Unforgiven Successor history, organisation and tactical ethos.

Belial painting and conversion showcase.


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6. GENERAL DARK ANGELS FAQs

FLUFF QUESTIONS

Q Why is Cypher's armour green?
A Cypher armour is green because the heavy metal team painted it as so, probably they were trying to relate Cypher more with the Dark Angels.
However, Cypher's armour is really black, as stated in many sources, including WD, novels, and even in the BT Codex (Ophidium Gulf Crusade story).
Since Cypher is a pre-heresy marine he wears the black heraldry of the Dark Angels Legion that was used pre-heresy.

Q Is Cypher the Lion?
A No. 2nd ed. angels of death codex says that the Lion is sleeping in a secret chamber in the rock. Cypher is roaming through the universe. Cypher is not the Lion as far as we know.

Q Are DA Veteran sergeants members of the Deathwing?
A With the new Codex, fluff has taken a 180º turn. While before aall sergeant could have the Stubborn upgrade, meaning they were part of the Deathwing, such upgrade is gone now, and there aren't any mentions that DA sgts can be inducted into the Deathwing and return to lead the tactical/assault/devastator squads.
DA Codex says some will go to higher rank, but that most stay because they are too valuable to raise higher, probably meaning that DA sgts are no longer inducted to DW as they were.

Q How many Fallen are there?
A It's hard to give an exact number, but we have some clues.given by fluff.
Going by "Angels of Darkness" novel we know that there are 136 ranking marines that are listed as Fallen. From the same novel we also know that DA had at least 23 Chapters (23000 marines). Some of those chapters were garrisoning Caliban, but it doesn't seem plausible that it would be half the chapters in garrison.... a quarter at most is more likely, leaving us with about 6000 marines on Caliban.
So, not counting with the losses at battle for Caliban, we might be dealing with 6000 fallen angels at most.

Q How can I make a Fallen army?
A There are several ways to make a Fallen army, but bear in mind that Fallen don't have enough numbers and are scattered trough time and space so they can never make a numerous army. Probably more of a small warband.
That said, it is considered by many, that the most accurate way is to use a Lost and the Damned army list where there are a few Fallen marines leading traitor guardsmen.
One other option is to make an army out of Chaos Codex, but keeping it free from equipment that is hard to repair for those that don't have a forge... So predators, terminators, jump packers and some others should be avoided in such an army.
Other way is to use DA or C:SM Codex with traits to represent a still loyalist Fallen warband... they still fight for the Emperor, but they are still hunted by their peers. Again, hi-tech gear like land speeders, predators, jump packs and such should be avoided.


Q Who are the Watchers in the Dark?
A The Watchers in the Dark are small mysterious creatures that inhabit the Rock. Nothing is know about them except they seem impervious to enemy weapons and they help the DA in some tasks.
Some say they are the souls of the Fallen, other that they are mysterious Xenos. There is no final and definite answer to date.

 


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7. UNFORGIVEN PAINTING AND MODELLING GUIDES

DARK ANGELS

Comparison of paints New vs Old by Bryan Blaire - Sep 2012
A step by step comparison of the new (2012) GW paints/washes and glazes with that of the old. An excellent guide and comparison.

Deathwing
Storm Ghost Terminators
Opticon's Deathwing Reborn
Lim Hao Ming's Deathwing
Shep's Deathwing
Matthew Hunt's Deathwing
Jack Stockdale's Deathwing
kobrakei's How to paint bone quickly
VanSan's How to paint a Deathwing Dreadnought
Tomevans Deathwing Tutorial

Ravenwing
Matthew Hunt's Ravenwing

Battle Company
Gillyfish's Dark Angel Painting Tutorial: How to paint using extreme highlighting
Anthony Barnes' Battle Company
Matthew Hunt's Battle Company
Chris LS' Battle Company

Vehicles
Chester Warwick's Rhino


ANGELS OF ABSOLUTION
Angels of Absolution – stage by stage armour

ANGELS OF VENGEANCE
Matthew Hunt's Angels of Vengeance

ANGELS OF REDEMPTION
Matthew Hunt's Angels of Redemption
Douglas Miller's Angels of Redemption

more to add soon.

 

MODELLING GUIDES

Brother Dean's guide on how to magnetise your Dark Talon/Nephilim Jetfighter


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8. CONTENTS OF THE DARK ANGELS BOX SETS

Dark Angels Veterans Boxset

MODELS

Arms (empty) - 5
Bases - 5
Dark Angel backpacks - 6
Dark Angel shoulder pads - 13
Deathwing legs - 1
Deathwing shoulder pad - 1
Heads (bare) - 2
Helmets - 7
--Hooded - 4
--Beaky - 1
--Normal - 2
Mk8 torso - 1
Robed legs - 5
Robed torsos - 5

WEAPONS

Bolt pistol - 1
Bolt pistol (with arms) - 2
Chainsword (with arms) - 2
Combat shield - 1
Dark Angel bolters - 5
Deathwing assault cannon - 1
Deathwing power sword
Deathwing stormbolter
Flamer - 1
Grenades - 1
Holstered pistols - 3
Meltagun - 1
Missile launcher (with arms) - 1
Plasmagun - 1
Plasma pistols (with arms) - 2
Power fist - 1
Power mace - 1
Power sword - 1
Storm shield - 1

MISC. BITS

Ammo pouch - 1
Auspex - 1
Backpack banners - 3 (2 with Dark Angel iconography)
Combat blades - 2
Dark Angel hanging censors - 6
Dark Angel statues/icons - 7
Deathwing mini-shield heraldry
Helmet wings - 2
Missile bits - 2
Open book - 1
Purity seals - 2
Scroll (open) - 1
Tabards - 2
Transfer sheet - 1


Dark Angels Chapter Upgrade Sprue

MODELS
Arms - 10
Backpacks - 12
Backpack banners - 4
Bodies (robed) - 10
Heads (bare) - 2
Helmets (Dark Angel) - 4
Helmets (hooded) - 8
Shoulder pads (Dark Angel) - 20
Terminator legs - 2
Terminator shoulder pads - 6
Torsos - 10
Note: NO bases.

WEAPONS
Bolters - 10
Bolt pistols (holstered) - 4
Combat blades - 4
Combat shields - 2
Deathwing assault cannons (w/ ammo feed) - 2
Deathwing power swords - 2
Deathwing storm bolters - 2
Grenades - 2
Power fists - 2
Power maces - 2
Power swords - 2
Storm shields - 2

MISC. BITS
Ammo pouches - 4
Belt hangers (censors, etc) - 10
Dark Angel icons - 14
Deathwing heraldry - 4
Helmet wings - 4
Open books - 2


Ravenwing Battleforce content:
Six bikes, one attack bike and one landspeeder.
Three sprues of assorted DA bits and upgrades.
Upgrade Sprue Picture

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10. Dark Angel Events & Competitions

 

 

ETERNAL EVENTS    

BROTHERHOOD OF ANGELS COMPETITION 2012 - CURRENT
Following the victory in the LPC 2012 a Brother Hood of Angels competition in successor chapter creation was conducted within the Dark Angels Forum

Brotherhood of Angels Competition 2012 

The original contest which was concluded in 2012 with twenty submissions. 
 

Brotherhood of Angels Competition 2014+ 

The event was re-instated by Grand Master Belial in 2014 as an ongoing and eternal challenge to have the Dark Angels forum increase their creative writing.

 

2018 EVENTS

E TENEBRAE LUX: Dark Angel Painting Challenge 2018
The juggernaut painting competition created by Captain Semper returns for the fifth time.

E Tenebrae Lux Dark Angels Painting Challenge
The sixth mega challenge, now involves all forums in the restructured B+C which also includes imperium and for the first time Xenos.

 

2017 EVENTS

COVENANT OF CALIBAN 2017

A Dark Angels Forum Mini PaininG COMPETITION

 

Covenant of Caliban Announcement

 

 

2016 EVENTS

E TENEBRAE LUX: Dark Angel Painting Challenge 2016
The juggernaut painting competition created by Captain Semper returns for the fifth time.

E Tenebrae Lux Dark Angels Painting Challenge
The fifth mega challenge, bigger, better and more detailed.

 

COVENANT OF CALIBAN

A Dark Angels Forum Mini PaininG COMPETITION

 

Covenant of Caliban Announcement
 

 

2015 EVENTS

E TENEBRAE LUX: Dark Angel Painting Challenge 2015
The juggernaut painting competition created by Captain Semper returns for the fourth time.

E Tenebrae Lux Dark Angels Painting Challenge
The fourth mega challenge, bigger, better and more detailed.

 

 

2014 EVENTS
 

E TENEBRAE LUX: Dark Angel Painting Challenge 2014
The juggernaut painting competition created by Captain Semper returns for the third time.

E Tenebrae Lux Dark Angels Painting Challenge
The third mega challenge, bigger, better and more detailed.

E Tenebrae Lux Dark Angels Painting Challenge - FINAL REPORT
A detailed final report and analysis.

 

BELLUM AETERNUS 2014

This is an inter forum challenge pitting the Dark Angels Forum against a single selected forum and restricted to specific unit types. 

 

Bellum Aeternus: Artisan's Gambit (dark Angels Forum ONLY) 
A simple in house challenge to paint freehand work on tanks.

 

Bellum Aeternus: Titanas Belli (DA vs SW) 
Contest based on models wearing TDA, Runic Armour or Artificer Armour.

 

 

2013 EVENTS

 

LIBRARIUM PAINTING CHALLENGE 2013: THE UNFORGIVEN WAR EFFORT
In 2013 the Dark Angels Forum fuelled by a new codex and a multitude of new models once again won a decisive victory in the Librarium Painting Challenge matching the two-consequtive wins by the Blood Angels in the past.

 

Librarium's painting Challenge 2013

Librarium Painting Challenge 2013: Dark Angels Forum
 

E TENEBRAE LUX: Dark Angel Painting Challenge 2013
The juggernaut painting competition created by Captain Semper returns for the second time.

E Tenebrae Lux Dark Angels Painting Challenge
The second mega challenge, bigger, better and more detailed.

E Tenebrae Lux Dark Angels Painting Challenge - FINAL REPORT
A detailed final report and analysis.

 

BELLUM AETERNUS 2013

This is an inter forum challenge pitting the Dark Angels Forum against a single selected forum and restricted to specific unit types. 

 

Bellum Aeternus: Currus Belli (DA vs UM) 
Contest based on tracked armoured fighting vehicles

 

 

2012 EVENTS

 

LIBRARIUM PAINTING CHALLENGE 2012: THE UNFORGIVEN WAR EFFORT
In 2012 The Dark Angels Forum was declared the winners of the LPC after a massive and overwhelming victory over the other forums. Below are links that detail the progress as summarised by Captain Semper who oversaw and cordinated the unforgiven effort.

Librarium's Painting Challenge 2012 Dark Angels Forum - Phase I – Taking the vow
Librarium’s Painting Challenge 2012 Dark Angels Forum - Phase II – Keeping the promise
Librarium's Painting Challenge 2012 Dark Angels Forum - Phase III - The aftermath
The Official Librarium Painting Challenge Thread on PC&A

 

 

PATH TO REDEMPTION 2012-2013

The Path to Redemption was a dark Angels Forum event conceived to provide an incentive to our hobbyists to complete their models in the wake of the LPC 2012 and also to take in the imminent release of a new codex and models. This evolved in to a 6 monht long event leading to the awarding of Black Pearls for those who attained rgeat success. Participants made oaths each month and were rewarded by a single white pearl which graduallt built up to receiving a Black Pearl. Follow their journey on the links below:

 

Path to Redemption Thread & September Oaths

Path to Redemption October Oaths 

Path to Redemption November Oaths 

Path to Redemption December Oaths 

Path to Redemption January Oaths 

Path to Redemption February Oaths 

 

Path to Redemption Final Summary

 

 

E TENEBRAE LUX: Dark Angel Painting Challenge 2012
Hot on the heels of the BHoA came the juggernaut ETL2012

E Tenebrae Lux Dark Angels Painting Challenge
The Dark Angels Forum conducts a challenge against the other forums in the B+C

E Tenebrae Lux Dark Angels Painting Challenge - FINAL REPORT
A detailed final report and analysis.

 

 

2011 EVENTS

 

LIBRARIUM PAINTING CHALLENGE 2011: THE UNFORGIVEN WAR EFFORT

The Official Librarium Painting Challenge Thread on PC&A


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