Looking forward to the Black Legion update

Revised Black Legion supplement
“Alas, Brother-Captain Yorricus, I knew him….”

A quick post about the imminent release of the revised Black Legion supplement. I’m definitely getting it. It looks like the pre-order is sold out in the Games Workshop online store as of today, but I understand my local Games Workshop store will have some copies. So, yeah, it’s happening.

I’ve read the leaks online, and while the revision seems to be basically just the former supplement with new formations, I think it will be worth it. I like the formations for the most part, though I wish they’d done one with Obliterators as an option. But, right off, I can use several of the formations together with the models I already have painted. It’s not everything Chaos Space Marines should have, but it’s a step in the right direction with no countervailing backwards steps. I’m enthused.

I actually just sold my previous version to help fund the buy (which should be break-even; yay!). Yes, the revised version isn’t hardback with a dust cover, but then, I’m not a collector of the books. I’m also excited about some other things I’m hearing rumors about, but I’ll wait on that for another post.

Against the heirs of Sanguinius

Well, I was able to get in a game yesterday at the local Games Workshop store. It was a pick-up game at 1,500 points, with my Khorne Daemonkin against Blood Angels. This was the first time I’d faced Blood Angels since they got the new codex. It was a fun game.

"Maybe he won't find me here...."
“Maybe he won’t find me here….”

I was able to run a Bloodhost Detatchment, with a Gorepack, Soul Grinder (War Engine), and a Slaughtercult, with an attached basic Bloodthirster. The Slaughtercult was made up of a Lord on a Juggernaut, a squad of Berzerkers, a squad of Bloodletters, a squad of Chaos Space Marines with a Rhino, and a squad of Possessed. My opponent ran a couple of assault squads with jump packs, a Death Company squad with jump packs with an attached chaplain, a Sanguinary Guard squad, in which a Sanguinary Priest was attached, a couple full tactical squads in drop pods, and a Furioso Dreadnought in a drop pod.

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