Join Date: Apr 2011
Massive hangover for DA players?
After the release of some new DA stuff and the DV boxed set, I ended up with quite a few DA miniatures by now (swapping out chaos stuff etc). That made me buy the new codex and invest a little time and effort in my DA miniatures. But after the release of C:SM and skimming through that, I can't help but feel quite ripped off for choosing the DA chapter now.
It just seems that most things in the DA book, has a better "equivalent" in the vanilla marine book. I would have been able to understand that for SW or BA, because there's a whole edition between those releases... But DA and SM are just months away from eachother.
On top of that, it seems to me that the chapter with the oldest and most arcane wargear are now chumps who froze time and didn't evolve with any of the new tools...
This is especially true for ravenwing armies it seems:
It seems C:SM does bike armies better than ravenwing does (quite a big difference in points there between ravenwing bikers and SM bikers) due to possible chapter tactics and a cheaper unlock to making bike units troops...
For a 6 point a model difference, the ravenwing gets scouts, grim resolve and teleport homer.... The white scar based chapters get +1 jink, auto-pass dangerous terrain and +1S on hammer of wrath hits. Quite frankly, you'd have to be an ass to choose ravenwing now over white scars.
Not only that, but if you choose white scars, you seem to have options to better engage in air fights (yes, the DA flyers just really are THAT BAD) or anti-air defense (some DA just plain don't do well either).
Anyway, I guess I'm just massively disappointed now with the DA book. People often talk about chaos being the big fizzle of 6th... but at least they have hellturkeys to keep them competitive on the table. For me, the DA are by far the biggest miss this edition. At least for chaos, there's also the glimmer of hope in supplements.
So is there any reason to continue painting these DA models, or should I just throw in the towel and toss them on e-bay? I'm talking about a gaming point of view, not aesthetics or fluff.
I had an AMAZING time at fightclub.
I arrived a bit late, so I missed the introductions, but man... I had an awesome time at fightclub! 10/10 I would recommend fight club to anybody!