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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Dark Vengeance

The latest starter set for Warhammer 40,000 has arrived, and it is called Dark Vengeance. This starter set is another leap in plastics innovation as big as the jump from Battle for Macragge to Assault on Black Reach. When I first saw the White Dwarf with all of the Dark Vengeance pictures in it, I new I would have to get the limited edition so I could have the Chaplain. Before I got the kit, I was pretty down on the cultist models. However, having built them, I like almost all of them - still not a fan of the ex-commissar cultist. At the other end, I love the Dark Angels Terminators, characters and the Chaos Space Marine Lord and Chosen. The poses and weapon choices for these models are just great, as is the overall detail. The Hellbrute has cool elements to it, but as I built it there are just some details that lowered it for me. For one, I'm not a fan of the fact that it has toe nails. Claws would have been cool, but not toe nails. The bikes and tactical marines are pretty middle of the pack as well. My biggest disappointment was the reuse of one of the Terminators and one of the Chosen. Overall great kit, impressive detail on the models and a nice mixture of unit choices.


  1. See to me he isn't an ex-commissar, since it just doesn't make sense to me for a commissar to turn to chaos. I just think its a guy that killed a commissar and nicked his cloak!

    1. The novel for Dark Vengeance, as well as the September White Dwarf, describe the figure as an ex-commissar who killed his comrades and opened the gates to chaos. They stitched his storm coat to him as a reminder of his treason.