Sorry if that has been asked before : How much space is given to the Successor Chapter fluffwise in the new codex? Is there relevant info on say the Flesh Tearers or the Lamenters in particular? Or is just a page spread with pics of other marines who like their Armour mostly red and / or with drips of blood painted on?
Space really dedicated towards successor chapters? Almost none.
Page 18 has an Intercessor in the colors of Angels Encarmine, Angels Sanguine, Flesh Tearers and Carmine Blades together with a short description of the Chapter and a shoulder pad with Chapter badge pictured.
Page 19 has the same for Angels Vermillion, Blood Drinkers, Knights of the Chalice and Lamenters.
That's all. No more dedicated space for the successors. The rest is all about the past of the Blood Angels, the flaws, the chronicles and the specific units etc.
A shame, considering the excellent work that had been done for the Tyranids hive fleets description. A missed opportunity to bring more diversity for the Blood Angels, most notably with some of the Devastation of Baal chapters, that were given a "description", Golden Sons, Exsanguinators, Flesh Eaters, Angels Excelsis, Charnel Guard. Those five and the Lamenters, would have made for 2-6 pages of new interresting "new" successors.
Instead, we end up with a plain description of those already well known 2nd foundations successors, a confirmation of the Lamenters and Carmines Blades survival, and the Primaris Intercessor picture (Just in case we wouldn't understand how much GW want to replace Classic Marines with Primaris.....^^).
While i'm happy about the codex as a whole, and that i like the presentation, i cannot help but to feel that GW missed an opportunity in regard of the Successors Fluff, and rule-wise, about the Relics.
A good codex, that could have been even better. GW forgot that the Blood Angels codex is for both the Primogenitor and the Successors, even if it is rightfully focus on the first.