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    Re: New DA rumors

    Quote Originally Posted by Cacodemon View Post
    Thanks to Stickmonkey for getting me excited after the somewhat disappointing Chaos Space Marines Codex.

    Do you think that the Mortis Dreadnought will have the ability to Skyfire like its Forge World counterpart?
    Interesting you ask. I just heard a rumor that there is a AA option for DA dreads...one that will likely make it to all chapters eventually.

    Quote Originally Posted by Master Sheol View Post
    @Stickmonkey: do you have any rumors on the special rules for the army and the units? And that "we will play with DA before xmas" means a december release?
    Nothing solid. Somewhere else someone mentioned army wide gets hot rerolls, but that sounded like wishlisting with all the plasma rumors abounding.

    So my sources say.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raibaru View Post
    On one hand I hope we get a new kit as I'm still desperately looking for some robed terminator action.
    IIRC the DW box WIP had only one robed terminator body for the Sgt/champion. But I still don't know if that will be part of this release for sure.


    Quote Originally Posted by Arbedark View Post
    Firstly, thanks for the info Sticmonkey.
    You're welcome, but don't thank me yet. Remains to be seen if I have any accurate info from my sources this go around.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbedark View Post
    O.K. Working on the assumption that Stickmonkey is right, I've got some more questions for Stickmonkey if he feels like answering them:
    So a end of November White Dwarf (December issue) and a release in December sometime?
    Answering as best I am able.
    So my sources tell me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbedark View Post
    Attack bike in a command squad? Or Heavy Weapon in power armoured command squad? Or do you just mean for the Deathwing?
    I took it as each type could take one. So PA command squad could get a single heavy weapon, apoth, standard, etc. A TA squad the same, but that the RW command squad was 3 bikes and a attack bike w hvy weapon, or 5 bikes, but not a LS. The history here does not point to GW breaking the concept that a RW full squad is still 10 man strong, 6 bikes, a AB, and a LS.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbedark View Post
    A unit of just 3 models? Any idea if these can be combined? I.E: 4-6 with 2 FOC slots?
    Same stats and special rules as normal Chaplains from Codex: SM and BA?
    Sorry, I think I missed a + there. base unit was described as 3 man, but additional models could be added to a max unit size which was not given to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbedark View Post
    Any more info on these? "Great in assault"? Power weapons? Jump Packs etc. DA version of Vanguard?
    Most like. But they have some form of hunters from hyperspace type rule in addition. And they might have some new DA special weapons...dark claws or dark swords, you know, to egg on the stereotypes... ;P

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbedark View Post
    Upgrade pistols to what? Just Plasma or are options from BA Codex in there too? I.E. Inferno Pistols and Hand Flamers? Only Pistol options or can take other ranged weapons? Plasma Guns, Flamers, Meltaguns, Stormbolters etc? Special ammo for pistols?
    DA version of Sternguard?
    I don't know, plasma pistols most likely. infernus is pretty much a BA thing. hand flamers are possible. I'm speculating more than anything here, I don't have solid info.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbedark View Post
    These are staying and distinct from the above two units? Any word on options for them?
    Yes. Separate. Options? hmm...

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbedark View Post
    Presumeably standard / Venerable dread with normal dread options? Any options for a CCW dread ala Ironclad or Furioso? Or do DAs forfeit those in order to get (hopefully) better Mortis style dreads?
    DA seem to focus on getting close, but not too close.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbedark View Post
    Any word on whether these retain WS/BS 4 if they remain elites? Standard options? Is the LSS a dedicated transport yet as it should be?
    No info to share here.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbedark View Post
    Still retain mixed squads? Any more options to give differing armaments ala Space Wolf terminators? Single Lightning Claw and Storm Bolter etc?
    SB, PS, LC, TH, SS, AC, AssC, PC, HF, CML, CF, PA, and PF are all the options I've heard rumored. Default is standard SB PF, Sgt w SB PS. Of note, AC and the PASS combo both are new info that's been whispered to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbedark View Post
    Rumoured DA Plasma Predator options?
    No plasma sponsons, plasma cannon turret is supposedly like the Leman variant. Heard a deviant rumor that they have meltagun sponsons as an option too...
    So PC, AC, LasC w HB, HF, MG sponsons. Supposed to be a new kit with BA Pred style sponsons and DA icons included.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbedark View Post
    Only the basic or other models too? I.E. Crusader, Redeemer, Plasma focused Land Raider?
    No word, but assume the current variants. Ares/Plasma LR unlikely.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbedark View Post
    Presume this is the Mortis dread, with more ranged options? 2 Missile Launchers? 2 Assault Cannons?
    Sounds like the HVY slot dread is the standard, and the specialist DA dread is Elite. and either can be upgraded to ven...for what that's worth now.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbedark View Post
    Finally, any word in Army Wide special rules? Stubborn? Hunt the fallen? Combat Tactics?
    Nothing solid. Only what I've mentioned before.
    Last edited by Stickmonkey; 27-09-2012 at 16:55.
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