Monday, July 23, 2012
The Best Assault Unit in 6th Edition?
Posted by tau4eva
Some of the early feedback on 6th edition is that is has become more of a "shooting game". However, I believe there is still room for dedicated assault units. For my first 6th edition hobby project, I have been busy painting up my Death Company models. I bought some back when the kit just came out and added some used models later.
I had also modeled up a Death Company dreadnought since it is awesome. For me, DC didn't see too much table time in 5th edition due to the Rage USR. Hence, they sat unpainted in my case for quite some time. However, since Rage is much better in 6th edition I have been trying them out again. I have been taking them with a Land Raider Crusader and the requisite Reclusiarch/Chaplain attached. So far, they absolutely destroyed anything they managed to successfully charge. However, taking nine of them has seemed like overkill.
While not as survivable as some of more popular assault death stars (Paladins, Thunderwolf Cavalry, Assault Terminators, etc), I would argue that not much in the game can withstand an assault by DC with a Chaplain attached. More importantly however, the models themselves are awesome looking! The DC kit has so many options, no two marines look the same. Painting these models has been as challenging as painting my Space Hulk Terminators. These models are covered with blood drop gems, purity seals, vials of blood, and Blood Angels icons. I managed to get five out of the eleven I have assembled painted up. Painting black is a bit forgiving, but doing the edge highlights with grey takes a lot of patience.