I personally think it makes kinda sense for DC to be using tacticus armour. Phobos armour probably has more sophisticated components for the enhanced agility and stealth capacity, which are kinda lost on a frothing lunatic which is quite likely to start screaming for the blood of the enemy and rush headlong into the fray. So I can see Blood Angels just giving them the "basic" armour to limit the resources spent on them. Tacticus is also probably a bit more protective than phobos, which will help them reach the enemy lines and start making heretic mincemeat.
As for special units going away, I don't think GW
plans to just homogenize the divergent chapters, but as other fraters have said, they probably want to first build up the basic range before starting giving special units. Imagine if say Bllod Angels or Space Wolves get a specialised melee primaris unit, and the rest of the chapters (codex and divergent) have to wait months or even over a year to receive a similar unit. That would probably not sit well with most players, considering it already happened with the new units marines got during the last editions and that other chapters had to wait a long time to get. Plus, it is widely accepted now that GW
has been struggling with production issues for the past few years. Hopefully the new factory will help them resolve them, and potentially speed up all releases. Whether that is actually a good thing is a different issue, as the releases pace is actually quite crazy to catch up on if you happen to collect more than one faction or different GW
systems such as AoS, Necromunda, etc.
Edited by Elzender, 26 November 2019 - 05:49 PM.