Warhammer 40k- Long Live the 1st Legion

As Kenny has a massive one box and a few weeks of painting up on me in getting his Dark Imperium box ready, I may have made two mistakes this week, the first was to challenge his filthy pus filled army to a game and the second was starting to debate what chapter to collect!

So there really is no debate to be had I have always loved the lore behind the 1st Legion, The Dark Angels, so its here that I am starting again from scratch as I sold off all my stuff from my 6th edition army, its great to see that I am not the only returning player to 8th edition, so where does my army stand at the moment, well I have the Dark Imperium Box set, the Nurgle half of which I am swapping out to get some of the Horus Herasy marines and terminators, I have also got a Guantlet box set and a start collecting Space Marines set along with the Interrogator Chaplain, hopefully I will have a second set of Dark Imperium as well soon which will give me a nice solid back bone of troops.

So currently my army looks like this

Built and Undercoated


Captain in Gravis Armour

2 Primaris Lieutenants

Interigator Chaplain

Captain in terminator Armour


2 Intercessor Squads

Fast Attack

Inceptor Squad

Heavy Support

Hellbalster Squad



Dedicated Transport


Still to be built 2 Tactical squads

So I am a bit heavy on HQ units, with many more left to buy as I am hoping to run a librarius again, troops are ok not a huge quantity but the start of a solid base of an army, Elites and Fast attacks I am missing all off the trademark Deathwing and Ravenwing units but I am looking to add to this army monthly and take it reasonably steadily through 8th edition and hopefully end up with a full company of space marines, ideally a full 1st company of Deathwing as well! I will keep you up to date with how the painting is coming on but as I want to take part in the worldwide campaign that starts later this month, I am going to have to get a move on with my painting, at least at the moment I have the base layers down for the Chaplain.

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An on an off gamer for twenty years, but in the last few years has spun away from his favourite Dark Angels and is loving the new found versatility and variety in the miniature universe

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