*NEW CODEX* Dark Angels vs Death Guard 2000pts | Warhammer 40,000 Battle Report

Avatar The Chef February 13, 202149  90 49 Likes

Our copy of the Dark Angel Codex finally arrives after being lost in a warp storm and we immediately take to the field pitting this new Codex against another recent release; the foul Death Guard!

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The Army Lists are: 

Dark Angels

++ Patrol Detachment -2CP (Imperium – Adeptus Astartes – Dark Angels) ++

+ HQ +

Captain: Bolt pistol, Frag & Krak grenades, Master-crafted boltgun, Power sword

+ Troops +

Intercessor Squad: Bolt rifle
4x Intercessor: 4x Bolt pistol, 4x Frag & Krak grenades
Intercessor Sergeant: Bolt pistol, Frag & Krak grenades, Power sword

Intercessor Squad: Bolt rifle
4x Intercessor: 4x Bolt pistol, 4x Frag & Krak grenades
Intercessor Sergeant: Bolt pistol, Frag & Krak grenades, Power sword

++ Outrider Detachment -3CP (Imperium – Adeptus Astartes – Dark Angels) ++

Ravenwing Apothecary: Bolt pistol, Chapter Command: Chief Apothecary, Frag & Krak grenades, Selfless Healer, Stratagem: Hero of the Chapter
Black Knight Bike: Plasma Talon

+ HQ +

Lieutenant(s)
Ravenwing Talonmaster: Power sword, Twin assault cannon, Twin heavy bolter

Sammael: Bolt pistol, Brilliant Strategist, Frag & Krak grenades, Master-crafted Plasma Cannon, Raven Sword, Twin storm bolter, Warlord

+ Elites +

Ravenwing Black Knights
Ravenwing Black Knight: Bolt pistol, Corvus Hammer, Frag & Krak grenades, Plasma Talon
Ravenwing Black Knight: Bolt pistol, Corvus Hammer, Frag & Krak grenades, Plasma Talon
Ravenwing Black Knight: Bolt pistol, Corvus Hammer, Frag & Krak grenades, Plasma Talon
Ravenwing Black Knight: Bolt pistol, Corvus Hammer, Frag & Krak grenades, Plasma Talon
Ravenwing Black Knight: Bolt pistol, Corvus Hammer, Frag & Krak grenades, Plasma Talon
Ravenwing Black Knight: Bolt pistol, Corvus Hammer, Frag & Krak grenades, Plasma Talon
Ravenwing Black Knight: Bolt pistol, Corvus Hammer, Frag & Krak grenades, Plasma Talon
Ravenwing Huntmaster: Bolt pistol, Corvus Hammer, Frag & Krak grenades, Plasma Talon

+ Fast Attack +

Bike Squad
Biker Sergeant: Astartes Chainsword, Frag & Krak grenades, Twin boltgun
3x Space Marine Biker w/Chainsword: 3x Astartes Chainsword, 3x Frag & Krak grenades, 3x Twin boltgun

Bike Squad
Biker Sergeant: Bolt pistol, Frag & Krak grenades, Twin boltgun
2x Space Marine Biker w/Bolt Pistol: 2x Bolt pistol, 2x Frag & Krak grenades, 2x Twin boltgun

Land Speeder Typhoons
Land Speeder Typhoon: Multi-melta, Typhoon missile launcher
Land Speeder Typhoon: Multi-melta, Typhoon missile launcher
Land Speeder Typhoon: Multi-melta, Typhoon missile launcher

Ravenwing Darkshroud: Assault cannon

+ Flyer +

Ravenwing Dark Talon: 2x Hurricane bolter, Rift cannon

++ Total: [105 PL, 6CP, 2,000pts] ++

Death Guard

++ Battalion Detachment 0CP (Chaos – Death Guard) ++

Plague Company: The Ferrymen

+ Stratagems +

Gifts of Decay: Additional Relics

+ HQ +

Death Guard Daemon Prince: 4. Arch-Contaminator, 5. Curse of the Leper, Foetid Wings, Hellforged sword, Malefic talons, Smite, Warlord

Malignant Plaguecaster: 1. Miasma of Pestilence, 4. Putrescent Vitality, Blight grenades, Corrupted staff, Krak grenades, Putrid Periapt, Smite

+ Troops +

Plague Marines
Plague Champion: Blight grenades, Boltgun, Krak grenades, Plague knife
5x Plague Marine w/ boltgun: 5x Blight grenades, 5x Boltgun, 5x Krak grenades, 5x Plague knife
Plague Marine w/ flail: Blight grenades, Flail of corruption, Krak grenades, Plague knife

Plague Marines
Plague Champion: Blight grenades, Boltgun, Krak grenades, Plague knife
5x Plague Marine w/ boltgun: 5x Blight grenades, 5x Boltgun, 5x Krak grenades, 5x Plague knife
Plague Marine w/ flail: Blight grenades, Flail of corruption, Krak grenades, Plague knife

Plague Marines
Plague Champion: Blight grenades, Boltgun, Krak grenades, Plague knife
5x Plague Marine w/ boltgun: 5x Blight grenades, 5x Boltgun, 5x Krak grenades, 5x Plague knife
Plague Marine w/ flail: Blight grenades, Flail of corruption, Krak grenades, Plague knife

Poxwalkers
11x Poxwalker: 11x Improvised weapon

Poxwalkers
10x Poxwalker: 10x Improvised weapon

+ Elites +

Blightlord Terminators
1x Blightlord Champion: Bubotic Axe, Combi-bolter
1x Blightlord Terminator: Balesword, Blight launcher
4x Blightlord Terminator: Balesword, Combi-bolter
1x Blightlord Terminator: Flail of corruption

Foetid Virions
Noxious Blightbringer: Blight grenades, Cursed plague bell, Krak grenades, Plasma pistol
Plague Surgeon: Balesword, Blight grenades, Bolt pistol, Fugaris’ Helm, Krak grenades
Tallyman: Blight grenades, Krak grenades, Plasma pistol

+ Fast Attack +

Foetid Bloat-drone: Fleshmower, Plague probe

Foetid Bloat-drone: Fleshmower, Plague probe

Foetid Bloat-drone: Fleshmower, Plague probe

+ Dedicated Transport +

Chaos Rhino: Combi-bolter

Chaos Rhino: Combi-bolter

Chaos Rhino: Combi-bolter

++ Total: [122 PL, -1CP, 1,996pts] ++



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Adam Dewhurst
Adam Dewhurst
3 days ago

Plague Surgeon MvP…

Steve Head
Steve Head
10 days ago

Out of interest, is there any advantage to taking 7 man units of plague marines? Great report as always

CalibanCadet
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CalibanCadet
13 days ago

Awesome game thanks! Can’t wait to see your Dark Angel army grow. Do you know yet who will be the main Dark Angel player?

Chaotic Colors
Chaotic Colors
13 days ago

That intro music makes me party all the time!

Kirsten Kane
Kirsten Kane
14 days ago

Any chance I see some new tabletop tactics dice lights on the table behind beard?
In the shop when? 😀

Tommaso Silvestrin
Tommaso Silvestrin
14 days ago

Amazing Battle Report as always!!!! We all need more Dark Angels! Hope to see some Deathwing too at some point 👍🏻 I don’t know if someone already brought this up but, shouldn’t Sammael be wounded only on a 4+ being “Inner Circle”? Or did I get the rule wrong 🤔?

arne gorter
arne gorter
14 days ago

Here’s an idea: what if you gave the table an edge? It would keep half of the dice rolling from the table 😂

Luke Mc Govern
Luke Mc Govern
14 days ago

Thanks for the game guys it was great fun to watch. The mowers of Papa’s garden did some good work, the most enjoyable being vs the dark talon. Well played beard i really feel you made some good decisions here like to start cagey in your first turn and on turn 2 to fire all the melta at the one marine. Yes it was a bit of overkill but it was worth it for the points. @Bone i think you are right about the failed charge of the terminators being big. It would have been better to save the reroll… Read more »

Last edited 14 days ago by Luke Mc Govern
Colin OB
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Colin OB
15 days ago

The -1 CP counter had me in tears.

Great game guys! Looking forward to more dark angels and seeing their potential come out from the new book.

Greg Sholtz
Greg Sholtz
15 days ago

Absolutely epic

Crash_Test
Crash_Test
15 days ago

@Tabletop Tactics what board size do you play on? It looks more square than your standard 6 X 4 board. Thanks.

SonofDorn55
SonofDorn55
15 days ago

I love the negative Command Point tracker lol.. Is there a prize for whoever gets the highest or lowest negative number before the end of March???

Robert Kriszun
Robert Kriszun
15 days ago

Hurray! Magnus is back! Still wondering where he was. Maybe he has been to the woods of Nottingham and spoke to an unsuspicious birdperson, who´s offering him help to fix his legion. Can’t see anything wrong about that. Nice battle report by the way.

Joona Tervonen
Joona Tervonen
15 days ago

Makes me wanna dig up my old ravenwing and do little DA force, but I have so many sisters to paint still! 😀

Neil Holman
Neil Holman
15 days ago

Hi guys great game but I think Sammael, talonmaster and the black knights have the inner circle key word so thought they can’t be wounded on less than a 4+

Callum Seymour
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Callum Seymour
15 days ago

If I climb on the train to Bat Rep Village, but you guys don’t get on the train, that means I miss the Battle Report and the village is empty. Also, does that mean you filmed this in a train station, after they negated your tickets? This train is a sad train.

Emhathon
Emhathon
16 days ago

That intro music was 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

Mishgun2k
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Mishgun2k
16 days ago

Such a vicious intro music…and then these two show up. j/k, much love to both of you.

Morty’s Anvil
Morty’s Anvil
16 days ago

Nice one Beard! Well played.

I especially loved the bit with ‘the little Fleshmower that could’ pootling into the Dark Talon and mashing it to bits

marvellous

Rene Wiedelmann
Rene Wiedelmann
16 days ago

This battle shows off the death guards greatest problem: board control

Ian Donovan
Ian Donovan
16 days ago

Chef, what happened that these two got to -1 command points for over half the game? Do they use a cp tracker or die set off to the side to count cp?

David Garneau
David Garneau
16 days ago

Great game guys. Loyalty is it’s own reward. Gotta say B-Bone in a previous life did you do cruel things to dice somehow?

bullyboy
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bullyboy
16 days ago

One little thing Beard. Sammael is a biker, therefore his twin stormbolter will get 8 shots always due to bolter discipline. Great to see the First back on the channel.

Matt Hall
Matt Hall
16 days ago

Did you remember the -1T for contagion Bone?

Khi Burgess
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Khi Burgess
16 days ago

You know its a great battle report when you watch it twice on the same day it was released….this I think maybe in the top 5 reports ive seen you guys put out…I thought the Iron Hands vs Iron Warriors was gonna be tough to beat… I owe all of you a pint thankyou so much!

Evan
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Evan
16 days ago

This must be what the Bloat Drone looked like when it charged the Dark Talon.
https://imgur.com/gallery/fJNNa/comment/1058712107

Last edited 16 days ago by Evan
Enhanced Ignorance
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Enhanced Ignorance
16 days ago

Also why aren’t you all rolling those big dice in the background? Imagine lawrence just saying “SIX” as he rolls that big thing and it crashes into the terrain and just cause mayhem

glazeeveryday
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glazeeveryday
16 days ago

Great to see some proper dark angels. Fun report

One comment. The models kinda got lost in the terrain. Grey buildings with grey models / bases. Might be helpful to pick a board setup that helps to models stick out more.

MajorGem
MajorGem
16 days ago

Omg the intro hilarious…..I love all the snippets u guys edit in….keep em coming they’re hilariously funny

Enhanced Ignorance
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Enhanced Ignorance
16 days ago

Sanga you absolute boss. The green wing look absolutely fantastic. Someone give him a bit of peanut butter please with his next ration.

SaNiTy'S EdgE
SaNiTy'S EdgE
16 days ago

Great report guys, keep up the great work!

Two things of note regarding Sammael; Unless it has changed in the new book, he is base toughness 6 not 5, would have made a difference in his combat with the terminators. Also correct me if I’m wrong but he has a twin storm bolter and the biker keyword meaning he would have rapid fire 4 (so 8 shots).

Harley Houldcroft
Harley Houldcroft
16 days ago

😀

Smaskifa77
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Smaskifa77
16 days ago

Chaos vs Chaos then. Nice

Khi Burgess
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Khi Burgess
16 days ago

Almost as many cut aways as an episode of Family Guy.

Adrián Perez Martínez
Adrián Perez Martínez
16 days ago

I love the -1 CP going back to 0 and again to – 1 touch 😀

John Barber
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John Barber
16 days ago

One day Beard and Bone will be able to count how much CP they have! Slightly more seriously, I think because you guys keep rolling without someone taking notes or immediately making the change then you invariably start to forget due to the complexities of filming + playing about a bajillion different armies. I think perhaps you should start cuts to make sure you properly do this might be a good idea, if only as an experiment to see whether this prevents issues of spending CP you don’t have or whatever. Of course, your battle reports are highly entertaining, but… Read more »

Euan Hobson
Euan Hobson
16 days ago

This new book is staggeringly good.

I’m sure Lawrence is just as hopeful as I am that the Drukhari will receive the same treatment. Then Xenos can get the leg up it needs to rise to this new challenge!

Flapdoddle
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Flapdoddle
16 days ago

Great game folks. I think that Ravenwing lists are by their nature quite scary right out of the box, so you really have to put a strong list against them, or well… this happens.
I just hope we’re not starting to see the DG fall behind with every new codex. Must admit I’ve been a little concerned about the overbalancing in the new book (especially the inclusion of nerfed 8th ed relics/WL traits) as well as the over-reliance on Morty (who I have no plans to run).

Last edited 16 days ago by Flapdoddle
Stephen Bourque
Stephen Bourque
16 days ago

Wooooo Beard welcome to the silent brotherhood!! Stoaked to see you guys using my all time favorite army on your channel!!

skovira88
skovira88
16 days ago

About to start the game proper. But of note beard Paragon of the chapter means you give your warlord an extra warlord trait. However lets just say you used Hero of the chapter from the Main Space marine codex. Also I would give the Talon master Brilliant strategist as it is better for ravenwing heavy Dark Angels

Paul Cross
Paul Cross
16 days ago

Uh oh, bone’s wearing a hat again… What’s he done this time?! 😂

Holydevigner86
Holydevigner86
16 days ago

Good to see the green wing getting a run out all be it in a patrol

Lewis Elmes
Lewis Elmes
16 days ago

Hell yessssss, intro music is awesome 💪💪💪

Dean Brereton
Dean Brereton
16 days ago

Oh yes!!!! new model in picture as well!

Matthew Jarvis
Matthew Jarvis
16 days ago

Just wanna say, this intro music is a jam!!

camurphy117
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camurphy117
16 days ago

OFFT that intro music 👌

Kenneth Walker
Kenneth Walker
16 days ago

I have to say you 2 are my favourite hosts it’s always sooooo much fun watching yous play!

Marius Lösch
Marius Lösch
16 days ago

I love the smell of dead green heretics in the morning…

Seamus Bradford
Seamus Bradford
16 days ago

Great to finally see the Dark Angels back in action.

Little combo to try next time on the Talonmaster.

Swap out Calibanite Knight with Brilliant strategist.

Now he can put himself into devastator doctrine turns 2-3. Means he can continue to advance and shoot and with the arbiter’s gaze relic still hit on 2+ 😁

delpjero_painting
delpjero_painting
16 days ago

Ooooh! Great!! Two of my favourite armies! Couldnt be better 👍🏼