This April sees the coming of the Blood Angels back on to the Warhammer 40,000 scene. With the coming of all great new Codices, rumors and "leaked" pdfs of the product abound on the internet. Who knows what will be in the damn thing, but one thing can be sure, it'll be an over-the-top release that sees a splash of awesome new plastics, cries of cheese and great new psychic powers!
Old Shatter Hands is ready, putting the final touches on my Blood Angels army that I started earlier this year. My Land Raider is nearing completion, pictured above and work will soon commence on my Furioso Dreadnought below. What this means for you is not less Tau articles here but I plan on letting my friends and brothers field my Blood Angels army to give me field practice and insight how to crack the army with the power of the Tau'Va. (Pete, get ready!)
One thing I can tell you right now is that now matter how sick Blood Angels are in the assault, they still die like all marines. T4 and 3+ armor are no match for plasma rifles, massed missile pods and railguns. Like all marine lists, I am sure that getting them out on foot and keeping your distance will still be the key to victory. I'd also like to invite MFerek to fight against my Blood Angels when the new codex comes out. (Mark, if you're reading this is an official challenge.) Hopefully we'll have a battle report to share with you all.
Tau players will have to watch out for a few things that I am 90% sure will happen. The Blood Angels are likely to get a host of units that, like Vanguard Vets, can deepstrike and assault on the same turn. This is enough to cause a Tau to tear his single lock of hair out. How are you guys thinking of dealing with this? I'm planning on using cheap mobile units to protect my fellows and might even consider working a few squads of Gun Drones in my list to protect my key units. Any thoughts from the rest of you out there?