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Since the founding of their Legion at the birth of the Imperium, the Space Marines of the Dark Angels have been feared by their enemies and held in awe by those they protect. Stubborn and relentless in battle, ever vigilant and zealous in pursuit of their duties, the Dark Angels are among the Emperor's most faithful servants.

Yet it was not always so. For ten millennia, the Dark Angels have harboured a sinister secret, an act so terrible and shameful it threatens everything the Dark Angels hold most dear -- and may yet bring them eternal damnation...
With the break up of the Space Marine Legions after the Horus Heresy, the Dark Angels were split into Chapters according to Roboute Guilliman's Codex Astartes. With the exception of the Deathwing and the Ravenwing, the Dark Angels follow standard Space Marine combat doctrine and their dogged resistance against overwhelming odds is legendary. In situations where even other Space Marines would fall back, the Dark Angels will fight to the bitter end rather than give ground to their foes. This is also reflected in their stubborn refusal to move in the face of the enemy, even in situations where it would sometimes be tactically beneficial for them to do so.

The Dark Angels are also notoriously intolerant of non-humans and will refuse to fight alongside armies that include alien races. They are highly suspicious of outsiders and often appear unreasonably aloof and intransigent. Indeed there have been a number of occasions where the Dark Angels have withdrawn suddenly and with no explanation from a warzone when confronted by an Imperial Inquisitor or Missionary.

HQ

Chaplains

Easily the best HQ choice. Arm him with a plasma pistol and jump pack so that he can patrol your lines and engage the enemy as it nears your line. Have him join an assault squad.

Captain with Command Squad

Give him a command squad of five men give them two assault weapons and load them in a razorback. They are now a very heavy firepower squad and can fight in close combat effectively too.

Librarian

Give him terminator armor and place him with the terminators. His psychic powers will add to the unit's range attacks and he'll add a lot of punch to an already strong unit.


Elites

Terminators

I like small units of Deathwing Terminators. They provide excellent ranged firepower and draw and insane amount of fire from my enemies. With their invulnerable saves, they usually last the game and frustrate many. Also, if my enemy does close with me, they are a great first wave unit for counter-attacking.

Dreadnaughts

There is nothing negative to say about a dreadnaught. They can do pretty much anything asked of them for a reasonable points cost. Take two!

Troops

Tactical Squads

This is the backbone of the army. There are several roles they can play.

Small squads with a heavy weapon and plasmagun without a transport can be used as a low cost devastator squad. This also provides the ability to target a different enemy unit if the primary target is destroyed.

Razorbacks are one of the best transports in the game. If used with a small firepower squad consisting of six space marines with one hevyweapon and a vet.sargeant armed with a power weapon they can be a very versatile unit. They can stand and shoot if facing an opponent that is closing for combat. Alternatively they can attack if you are facing a firepower army that can out shoot you. The razorback also provides a mobile firing platform that can move and still shoot.

The ten man tactical squad with a heavy and special weapon. This unit will provide the numbers that are needed to hold objectives and tie up enemy units.

Scout Squads

Nine man scout squad with six snipers one heavybolter and two basic scouts for casualty removal can be used to slow a close combat oriented enemy. These guys can also use the infiltrate rule in certain scenarios. This allows them to begin the game claiming a table quarter.

A small squad with either an autocannon or a missile launcher excels in missions with the table quarter setup and infiltration special rule. They can setup on the sides and shoot the enemy tanks in the vulnerable side armor.
 

Fast Attack

Ravenwing Land Speeders

A squad of three Land Speeders with Multimeltas is great! Their mobility and hitting power can be used to hunt enemy armor, claim table quarters and generally confound your opponent.

Assault Squads

This unit is the counter-attack unit. A squad of five, accompanied by the Chaplin, is devastating in such a role. Just keep the unit out of LOS until it's time to charge something!
Bikes

In my opinion they are not worth their points.

Attack Bikes

I favor the Land Speeders over Attack Bikes. However, they can fulfill the same role for a similar cost. It's more of a preference thing with me.
 

Heavy Support

Land Raiders

It's primary role is the safe transport of and fire support for terminators. It would rarely make up it's points value on the battlefield.

Devastator Squads

I prefer full 10 man devastator squads as follows:
Anti-Tank devastator squad: 2 Lascannons and 2 Missile Launchers.
All-Purpose devastator squad: 4 Missile Launchers.

Predator

The role of the autocannon predator can be easily and effectively filled by other units in the army, so the lascannon armed predator is the main choice for heavy support.

Whirlwind

Indirect fire capacity and armed with an ordnance weapon, this tank is the given choice for any general.

Vindicator

This is one of the most over-looked and under-estimated in the spacemarine armories. This is mainly due to the limited range of its demolisher cannon and it's move or shoot limitation.

However , by placing it strategically you can force your opponent into your killing zones. It also has one of the nastiest guns in the game and is excellent for defending your units.
 

I'll have more information about this army, as I get back into it in the future.


 

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