So, with the coming of 9th and the ever expanding Primaris product line; my fears of the eventual phase out of the basic Marines line has been growing of late. I know they've stated that they weren't being phased out in 9e (so they say), but the inevitability of full replacement is there on the horizon. So I am wondering if I should start the slow (but steady) process of buying those remaining models and kits I need to finish out my Dark Angels army.
I know I'd never get a decent price for them, so sadly selling isnt really an option. I was working my way towards a full 5th Company company, and I've got most of that already. I've also got a pretty decent amount of Deathwing as well. What I am missing though is some Ravenwing that I would like to have.
It'll be easier if I list what I already have than to say what I still need.
Master (Dark Vengeance)
Librarian (Dark Vengeance)
Chaplain (Dark Vengeance)
Sammael in Sableclaw
Deathwing Knights x5
Deathwing Terminator squads (5 man) x5 (Dark Vengeance)
Contemptor Dreadnoughts x2
Land Raider Crusader
Ravenwing Bike Squads (6 man) x2 (Dark Vengeance)
Ravenwing Bike Squad (3 man) x1 (Dark Vengeance)
Tactical Squads (10 man) x6 (Dark Vengeance)
Devastator Squads (5 man) x2
Assault Squads (10 man) x1
Scout Squads w/Bolters (10 man) x1
Scout Squads w/Sniper Rifles (5 man) x2
This leaves me still needing quite a few things to finish off what I was aiming for when I started this Dark Angels army project with 6e. I still want to add:
1 Command Squad box to make Ancient, Apothecary, Champion, and two Greenwing Lieutenants.
1 Tactical Marine box to flesh out both Devastator Squads to full 10 man units.
2 Assault Squad boxes to form another 10 man Assault Squad.
3 Ravenwing Bike boxes for a 6 man squad of Black Knights, as well as an Ancient, Apothecary, and Champion
I'd also like to add a Darkshroud, Vengeance, and at least 2-3 flyers.
And I still need to get 6 more Rhinos...
I'm not counting any of the Primaris models I've been getting with the 8e box sets, most are still on the sprue.
I just dont know if its going to be worth it for a line that will eventually be phased out. But then, I'd finally have my dream Dark Angels army I've wanted since 2e.
I'd love to know the communities thoughts.