- Mar 18, 2018
Nice. You planning on going pure Primaris? Or mixing in other style Marines?Decided to finally start my Dark Angels successor Chapter. I went with a decidedly non Dark Angel color scheme but I like it quite a bit. I call them the Abyssal Wardens. The base is mostly Dark Reaper with greenshade on top. Highlighting with Fenrisian Grey and using leadbelcher/stormhost silver for the shoulder pads for the sergeants and pallid witch flesh for the grunt shoulders.
Loyalist Terminators (including Deathwing) are kind of uncompetitive this edition as unlike Chaos Terminators that get Combi-bolters they're restricted to stormbolters and one heavy weapon as an option. This means they're just don't have the firepower to take on most armies as everything in general is more survivable this edition.
Add to that as well Deathwing aren't just facing Greenwing and Ravenwing now but Primariswing too. That's not to say they're unplayable at all, it'll just be an uphill battle due to a lack of firepower. But you can should focus on playing the objectives.
What you're gonna want to do is keep the terminators bare, as in all stormbolters and powerfists, and use them with apothecaries to hold objectives, while Deathwing Knights and buff units deep strike and do the more aggresive stuff. You should use vehicles and Venerable Dreadnaughts for your heavy weapons.
For around 1500pts you could fit in about 3 5-man squads of Terminators, 2 5 man squads of Knight Terminators, A Venerable Dread and a seperate Spearhead Battalion of 3 Marine Predators (paint them Deathwing colours but use normal codex rules for these to get the Killshot stratagem) and have points left over for apothecaries and stuff. ...I think.