Warhammer 40,000 Battle Report: *NEW CODEX* Blood Angels vs Black Legion 2000pts

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The Blood Angels soar onto the battlefield with their revamped Codex, but will Bone get revenge for Sanguinius against Beard and the Warmaster?!

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The Army Lists are: 

Blood Angels

++ Battalion Detachment ++

+ HQ +

Captain: Relic – Hammer of Baal, Jump Pack, Storm Shield

Chief Librarian Mephiston: Warlord- Speed of the Primarch, Powers- Unleash Rage, Wings of Sanguinius

Lemartes: Litanies – Canticle of Hate, Litany of Hate

+ Troops +

5x Tactical Squad
Space Marine Sergeant: Astartes Chainsword, Bolt Pistol
3x Space Marine: Boltgun, Bolt Pistol
Space Marine: Heavy Flamer

5x Tactical Squad
Space Marine Sergeant: Astartes Chainsword, Bolt Pistol
3x Space Marine: Boltgun, Bolt Pistol
Space Marine: Heavy Flamer

5x Tactical Squad
Space Marine Sergeant: Astartes Chainsword, Bolt Pistol
3x Space Marine: Boltgun, Bolt Pistol
Space Marine: Heavy Flamer

+ Elites +

Death Company Dreadnought: Blood Talons, 2x Heavy Flamer

10x Death Company Marines: Jump Pack
7x Death Company Marine: Astartes Chainsword, Bolt Pistol
3x Death Company Marine: Thunder Hammer

10x Death Company Marines: Jump Pack
7x Death Company Marine: Astartes Chainsword, Bolt Pistol
3x Death Company Marine: Thunder Hammer

Redemptor Dreadnought: Heavy Onslaught Gatling Cannon, Onslaught Gatling Cannon, 2x Storm Bolters

+ Dedicated Transport +

Razorback: Twin Lascannon

Razorback: Twin Lascannon

Razorback: Twin Lascannon

++ Total: 2,000pts ++

Black Legion

++ Battalion Detachment ++

+ HQ +

Abaddon the Despoiler: Warlord- First Amongst Traitors

Dark Apostle: Council of Traitors – Trusted War-leader, Prayer – Benediction of Darkness

Sorcerer: Council of Traitors – Veteran Raider, Powers- Diabolic Strength, Warptime

+ Troops +

Chaos Space Marines
Aspiring Champion: Astartes Chainsword, Bolt Pistol
19x Chaos Marine: Astartes Chainsword, Bolt Pistol

Chaos Space Marines
Aspiring Champion: Boltgun, Bolt Pistol
4x Chaos Marine: Boltgun, Bolt Pistol
Chaos Marine: Plasma Gun, Bolt Pistol

Chaos Space Marines
Aspiring Champion: Boltgun, Bolt Pistol
4x Chaos Marine: Boltgun, Bolt Pistol
Chaos Marine: Plasma Gun, Bolt Pistol

+ Elites +

Greater Possessed

15x Possessed

+ Heavy Support +

5x Havocs
Aspiring Champion: Astartes Chainsword, Bolt Pistol
4x Havoc: Lascannon

5x Havocs
Aspiring Champion: Astartes Chainsword, Bolt Pistol
4x Havoc: Autocannon

+ Dedicated Transport +

Chaos Rhino: Combi-bolter

Chaos Rhino: Combi-bolter

Chaos Rhino: Combi-bolter

++ Patrol Detachment ++

+ HQ +

Exalted Champion: Relic- Ul’o’cca, the Black Axe

Master of Possession: Powers- Cursed Earth, Infernal Power

+ Troops +

Chaos Space Marines
Aspiring Champion: Boltgun, Bolt Pistol
4x Chaos Marine: Boltgun, Bolt Pistol

++ Total: 2,000pts ++



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Brian Fung
Brian Fung
1 month ago

Beard should put his dice in the microwave and get some new dice 🙂

Albert Bargery
Albert Bargery
1 month ago

both lovely looking armies, but this was a complete mismatch. the blood angels with a new codex against CSM that had a bad codex for the edition it was made for! they got absolutely slaughtered in this report but i cant tell if the blood angels were really strong or the CSM were terribly poor – combined with unlucky dice rolling! always enjoy seeing the blood angels out though, they were my original army in 2nd edition. i still have my old golden captain model which was in all the battle images in the rule/wargear books that came with the… Read more »

Bloodgrave
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Bloodgrave
1 month ago

Beard @1:18:46 … i see you are a lover of Fine Hot Sauces? 🙂

Austin Berlocher
Austin Berlocher
1 month ago

I would have liked to see some Sanguinary Guard rather than a second DC blob, for the cost of your 10 DC you probably could have had 9 Sanguinary Guard instead.

Scriv
Scriv
1 month ago

Remember the Ultramarines vs Thousand Sons game where Spider said he wouldn’t shoot Magnus with all the lascannons, multi-meltas etc because the game would be over and that would be boring to watch?
More of that attitude is needed in non-tactica games.
Two DC blobs was already too much, but using the re-rolling all hits and wounds strat multiple times was rubbing salt in the wound. Instantly reminded me of the somewhat recent Marines vs Tyranids game where Chapter Master was taken when the outcome was already certain.

Zaius
Zaius
1 month ago

Great game. I thought for sure Beard would bring some Hounds of the Black Legion (World Eaters) … sad panda. Still it was EPIC.

Marc Mullin
Marc Mullin
1 month ago

Beard seems to look a lot like a certain masked competitor from eons ago…🤔

Chris Petch
Chris Petch
1 month ago

Yeah, sadly, I am going to have to echo a few that weren’t impressed by this. Okay, this isn’t a tactica, so there’ll be no min/max’ing of the CSM… but they stand no chance against a brand new army – the codex was shit in the edition it belongs in!
Videos like this remind me of the old versions of White Dwarf – the new army that comes out ALWAYS achieved a crushing victory. Bit stale.

Sean Higgins
Sean Higgins
1 month ago

Did Spider take over the world eaters? Lets see Blood Angels vs World Eaters… where every phase is the Kharn phase!

Rozh Sadon
Rozh Sadon
1 month ago

Well in the future, if you feel like one of these faction specific stratagems is a bit too much – why not just have a gentleman’s agreement to make it Once Per Game?

It’s Warhammer 40k afterall, the first rule of the rulebook is to have fun with your opponent. Nobody would hold it against you guys if you preferred to play silly things like that a little differently for the fun of the game. It’s not like this is a tactica.

Stuart McIntyre
Stuart McIntyre
1 month ago

Goodness, these CSM Bat reps are zero fun to watch. To put Chaos up again Brand new Space marines you need to tech into every possible efficiency available even to have a 10% chance of winning. The CSM list is utterly ill-equipped for this game, and the Blood Angel force was always going to whitewash it. I watched the Death company go into the possessed and turned off. I mean, you good a secondary that meant you needed to be in the Centre of the board, and do an action again the most brutal combat army in the game currently!!??!!… Read more »

pricebolter
pricebolter
1 month ago

Great Bat Rep. One thing I was thinking about the free view vs demand. If you are logged into the site as a paid member can you remove the ads on the same videos that you also put out on YouTube. Would be a nice value add for us paying customers?

Tobias Osterhaug
Tobias Osterhaug
1 month ago

Woof, that was a blowout. I think we all knew the game was likely to go that way from the beginning due to the codex imbalance, but there were some good Chaos counterpunches at least. Appreciate you guys giving us a fluffy matchup that could show off a lot of the new BA stuff regardless. Beard is a great sport 🙂 keep up the great work!

Greg Sholtz
Greg Sholtz
1 month ago

Amazing game !!!

Justus Hölscher
Justus Hölscher
1 month ago

Lovely batrep, my only gripe is that I have a hard time making out the rolls on BBone’s dice.

Enragedtoast
Enragedtoast
1 month ago

Man poor Chaos… new edition notwithstanding, a shame to see such a scary faction reduced to something so not good. Would like to think that GW will work to get every faction at least close to parity but we will see. Just don’t know why we can’t have cool tricks too. Why not give CSM two wounds at the same time you buff the loyalist marines? Very frustrating.

bullyboy
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bullyboy
1 month ago

You knew this game was going to end poorly (picture the knight in Indiana Jones..”He chose…poorly” of course Beard will have no clue). I have been playing a few narrative games with chaos adjusted to 2W (3W terms) and its so much better. The chaos codex needs to be here soon.

Viktor
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Viktor
1 month ago

I would have never thought that beating Chaos could be like beating puppies, but now it is. And than you choose Beard to take the beating when it could have been the Spider!

Michael 'The Scorpion'
Michael 'The Scorpion'
1 month ago

CSM are 😕 right now.
I hope they get their 9th codex on the ASAP.
Can we get a BA vs. GK Tactica? I feel like B-Bone is subtly underrated with the BA’s. Builds punchy lists and plays them really well every time he puts them on the tabletop.

Last edited 1 month ago by Michael 'The Scorpion'
Daniel Sandsjö
Daniel Sandsjö
1 month ago

Great game guys!:)

Lofwyr
Lofwyr
1 month ago

That “I have eight..” in regards to his stratagems is the most defeated Beard has ever sounded.
Keep it up, they will get better. Just think of it this way: The early codices will be the worst by the end of the edition, so the longer you have to wait for new CSM, the better they will be in the long run! Probably. Hopefully. You know more about this than me anyway, so 😀

Brett Pettitt
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Brett Pettitt
1 month ago

I wish I could say the Blood Angels are awesome now, but I am afraid I have to hold back until more armies are on 9th codecies. I can see the potency and synergy – do they still have access to the librarius discipline?

Choppa
Choppa
1 month ago

That was an epic smash up!

Serpent
Serpent
1 month ago

That’s some sort of a payback for the SW preview Battle Report, I assume… 😏 Some good ideas on what BA can do. It didn’t help that Beard put his Possessed bomb right in front of the whole enemy hammer units, but we can always hope for future improvement.

By the way, if you’re going to play with a new army against CSM, could you at least give Beard another 20% of points so things are evened out?

fulgrimatic
fulgrimatic
1 month ago

This was nice to watch since I’m keeping my EC shelved until they have a reasonable chance of making it past T3 vs my usual opponents (AdMech and BA).

Simon Horrocks
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Simon Horrocks
1 month ago

Have you guys at TTT considered running a little round robin tournament, got so many of you playing you could run a league a little knockout tournament, all choose your fave army. Might make a chnage to see some interconnected battle reports outside of narrative reports.

Moraca4
Moraca4
1 month ago

Gave a like because the B and B combo is always enjoyable to watch! Dispite the battle report ending in a landslide XD. The armies looked amazing and the terrain is on point, as usual.

Volkhov
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Volkhov
1 month ago

Christ on a crutch did this show just how f*ing pathetic the chaos marine codex is these days. There’s no two ways about it. Even Beard’s incredible optimism and energy started to fail him around the 3rd use of “vengeance for sanguinius”
I love your work but I can’t in good conscience “like” this video

Last edited 1 month ago by Volkhov
Yuri Broda
Yuri Broda
1 month ago

Great battle report! Wasnt sure if i wanted to pick up some blood angels, but this convinced me, it will be my next crusade force. Only small complaint is that Bone’s purple dice are just hard to see. Keep up the great work guys!

DelinquentBunny
DelinquentBunny
1 month ago

Jebus…. If Sanguinius himself had fought with half the success his children just had then the galaxy wouldn’t be in the state it is now.
CSM are just dire right now. Bone I hope you bought Beard a nice lunch, it’s the gentlemanly thing to do when screwing someone that hard.

John Barber
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John Barber
1 month ago

Not sure if it highlights problems with the fact that CSM aren’t at 2W, or it just highlights Beard’s terrible dice rolling luck, but I think this game was a bit lopsided. I just don’t think the studio’s Black Legion army really pulls its weight like Beard’s Iron Warriors personal army, and that’s probably likely due to all the Forgeworld Beard has. Of course; forgetting that all Chainswords in the CSM army are now Astartes Chainswords doesn’t help (and probably did the most damage, pretty sure Mephiston was killed at least), but Bone and Beard have about a bajillion other… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by John Barber
DC
DC
1 month ago

How about a Christmas classic? Green vs Red on a winter field? Grotty in a green stuff Christmas hat?

Jakonovski
Jakonovski
1 month ago

These games are way, way too one sided. The first half is great with the army lists and banter, but once turn 2 hits it’s time to fast forward because it’s all a foregone conclusion.
I think until GW deigns to fix their game, you need to heavily tailor both armies. Like in this game you’d need to take the absolute worst and unsynergistic choices for Blood Angels and the absolute best for CSM.

benlampard
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benlampard
1 month ago

Can’t really understand what the plan was with the possessed, there. An awful lot of points to just . . . leave in front of your army? Really feel bad for the chaos guys here though, so hugely outclassed by the marines.

Jonathan Archer
Jonathan Archer
1 month ago

I like to think that Lawrence has about 100 years worth of BWAAAH music in the editing suite at this point.

Anthony Samuel
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Anthony Samuel
1 month ago

Great bat rep, thanks guys. Those purple find are so hard to make out. I was wondering if so praying them with Matt varnish might improve them under the studio lighting.

Robert Bishop
Robert Bishop
1 month ago

The Exalted Champion had a rumbly in his tumbly that only hands could satisfy

richard croll
richard croll
1 month ago

For the Death Company Captain you could spend 1 cp for Hero of the Chapter for the Imperium Sword Warlord trait, give them Teeth of Terra Relic. For +2S -2 D2 10A 4++ 6+++ +1wound and reroll charges. That is not including Death Visions, Assault Doctrine.
You could also do this with a Captain on a bike as well.
I also like a Flesh Tearer Terminator Captain in the Relic armour with twin lighting claws as well.
All for 20 pts and maybe a couple of cp.

TheGravyBoater
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TheGravyBoater
1 month ago

Can we all just appreciate how glorious beards hair is

bart wasteels
bart wasteels
1 month ago

I know the AP was forgotten on the CSM, but at this point CSM are just expensive cannon fodder. A sad fate for millennia old Veterans of the Long War.
It’s really aggravating to see SM get their codex AND supplements before other factions even get their base codex. GW was very swift with the indexes for them too, I see no reason why other factions shouldn’t get an index.
The disparity atm is insane.

Blackthorn
Blackthorn
1 month ago

Sad we got nerfed hard in so many places, but I can console myself watching the Bone Angels kick in some Black Legion teeth.
Rip and tear, Ben.

Andyofwar
Andyofwar
1 month ago

Hi Guys, great video and love your work.

Quick question, do you know if the Canticle of hate stacks with the +1 to charge for Blood Angels in the new codex please?

Stefano
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Stefano
1 month ago

The thing that stood out the most to me in this batrep was how bad the CSM are at the moment… they NEED to get those 2w as soon as possible (and maybe it would not be enough), or they’ll remain a liability for chaos players. I understand that GW would not update CSM like the loyalist until they released the codex, both from a balancing and economic point of view, but at the very least they should have planned to release the new codex at the same time. They already botched hard with the insulting second codex that was… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Stefano
Jack Whorton
Jack Whorton
1 month ago

Beard has a habit of putting his key units on a plate for his opponent. Need to be cagier and counter-punch if you can’t get them into charge range on your turn (Possessed). Spider – please drill this into him! 😀

Gitli
Gitli
1 month ago

Come on now, B-Bone!!! For Sanguinius

Jonathan LaCross
Jonathan LaCross
1 month ago

Please, please, please do Blood Angels VS Space Wolves! An excellent batrep, thank you guys!

Connor
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Connor
1 month ago

Can’t wait for this. Fear for the black legion though I’ll be honest.

Just a quick question, now stig is back will we get a custodes faction focus? Been waiting for that for a while.

Icarus
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Icarus
1 month ago

As a Blood Angel’s player, I’ve been waiting! Rip and tear, until it is done!

Kharnel
Kharnel
1 month ago

Yes! Yes! Yes! Boys! Come on B-Bone, you got this! 🤩

Khi Burgess
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Khi Burgess
1 month ago

My favourites, oh babby!