8th May 2013
The Dark Fortress is 10 years old this month!
Added 8th May 2013 to +HQ
Renewing my domain name I suddenly realised...
Review: DA 2013 6th Edition V1.1A FAQ
Added 7th May 2013 to +TECH REPORTS
Many rules items have been covered by a previous faq. The one still causing the most angst was: "do Deathwing squads count towards the limit of units allowed in reserve?" (of course they do) as this had a significant bearing on how many squads you could actually Deathwing Assault, has now been sorted out. But not good news for some.
Updates last month
Strategium Forum (beta) launched
Added 23rd April 2013
Look at the new button on the top right of the main line of navigaion buttons, you'll see a new one '+Strategium'. This is a new section featuring a radically different discussion platform by MOOT, embedded here and linking directly to their server. It works on all modern desktop, tablet and mobile browsers, starting from IE8, so if it doesn't work for you then a browser upgrade is required. It is provided in beta form and its use here is experimental. If it works it'll stay, if not it'll go, simple as that.
There are some issues with the way it looks — I'll fix those soon but as I love experimenting I wanted to get this up and running warts and all.
So get in there and try it out.
DA visualised by Lord Dubu
Added 23rd April 2013 to the +ORATORIUM
A couple of really nice imaginative characters from the world of 40K made real through the pen.
DA strikeforce by Wariax
Added 22nd April 2013 to the +ORATORIUM
Here's how the Dark Vengeance models can turn out with a bit of creativity and some forethought applied… and some Deathwing Knights for good measure.
Poll: 6th Edition DA Codex best new unit
Added 6th April 2013 to +TECH REPORTS
With the DA Codex being used in anger for a few months now I thought it might be useful to see what tickled your fancy. Go on, vote.
Utility HQs: the Librarian and Techmarine
Added 4th March 2013 to +TECH REPORTS
Guest writer Kruno takes a look at two of the DAs HQ options with a view to using them individually or both as a force-multiplying tag team.
The Dark Fortress Chronicle II
Added 23rd Jan 2013 to +HQ
The recent release of the new 6th edition DA codex has thrown a bit of a spanner in the works regarding planned article updates.
The Dark Vengeance Army List using 6th edition codex DA
Added 20th Jan 2013 to +TECH REPORTS
Let's see how the Dark Vengeance DA army shapes up using the 6th edition DA codex. A simple exercise in points and rules.
A review of the DA Official Update for 6th edition version 1.0A
Added 19th Jan 2013 to +TECH REPORTS
The 6th edition codex was barely 5 days old and an FAQ is released by Games Workshop. I think GW needs to pay a bit more attention to its editing abilities.
Added 8th Jan 2013
Apologies for pictures and images not displaying on this site earlier today. This was due to security code preventing The Dark Fortress from loading its own jpg images from the server. The issue has now been resolved.
A first look at 6th edition Dark Angels
Added 5th Jan 2013 to +TECH REPORTS
Some initial impressions gleaned from picking through the details of January's White Dwarf and from GWs site on the 'new era' Dark Angels.
6th DA Codex countdown
Added 2nd Jan 2013 to +TECH REPORTS
Time is ticking away to the 12th and like many others I'm getting very excited! And a minimalist GW trailer plus a smattering of confirmed rules from Jan's White Dwarf batrep.
Out with the old, in with the new
Added to the +TECH REPORTS [24/Dec/2012]
The headline sums up where we are quite nicely. After nearly five years (is it really that long?) of 'Jervis Angels' I can't say how excited I am to be on the cusp of yet another era for the Unforgiven.
Pics of new Dark Angels' models in Jan 2013's White Dwarf
Added to the +TECH REPORTS [20/Dec/2012]
Thanks to ZombieDK on DakkaDakka for posting photos of the new upcoming DA models and characters.
Assault cannon or cyclone anti-tank for Terminators
Added to the +TECH REPORTS [29/Nov/2012]
With 6th Edition 40K upon us, my initial thought was "Power weapons are AP3?" quickly followed by "Terminators are going to be stupid good!". The next question then becomes how to arm them for anti-tank work now that they have been restored to their proper place as lords of the 40K battlefield.
Experimental Deathwing with Grey Knight allies
Added to the +TECH REPORTS [28/Nov/2012]
After getting into the swing of 6th Edition I'm taking the plunge into page 112 of the rulebook: Allies. And thoughts turned to old favourites.
Dark Angels retro decal sheet
Added to the +LIBRARIUM [23/Nov/2012]
These are styled on those used by GW on their transfer sheet of 1989 and would look cool on older marks of power armour and vehicles for a thoroughly retro look.
The Dark Fortress. Chronicle I
Updates have been thin on the ground this November due to busy real life projects.
But things in the pipeline include:
- A look at GK as allies, plus army lists
- An examination of the best anti-tank weapon for Terminators
- Three new Oratorium gallery items
All this and keeping a watchful eye on the ongoing new DA Codex rumours.
The Dark Vengeance army list. The next 650 points
Added to the +TECH REPORTS [28/Oct/2012]
With so many Dark Vengeance boxes forming the basis of new DA armies, I was asked by someone to build a viable legal 1500 points list by only adding to what came in the box. I love a list-building challenge.
Deathwing strikeforce by Sir Tancrede
Added to the +ORATORIUM [25/Oct/2012]
Deathwing dirtied and bloodied… as they should be. Containing classic metal Space Marine and Dark Angel models, this is a real blast of nostalgia for me.
Doom Legion by Scythas
Added to the +ORATORIUM [16/Oct/2012]
These great models caught my eye because they're all about colour and character. Admittedly these aren't Dark Angels, let alone Unforgiven, the fact that they use (mostly) DA colours and just look so good is the reason for their inclusion.
Dark Vengeance Tactical squad painting tutorial by jimbo
Added to the +TECH REPORTS [5/Oct/2012]
A great tutorial on painting the Tactical marines from the Dark Vengeance box. Not too complex with just four stages for the armour, it'll get your green marines looking respectable and up fighting on the tabletop in no time.
DW strikeforce by Master Chaplain Astador
Added to the +ORATORIUM [26/Sept/2012]
The first twenty of a whole company of Deathwing to be produced by Master Chaplain Astador, these dirty and grimy battle veterans lead the way.
The Dark Fortress Facebook page
Added to the +HQ [8/Sept/2012]
A Facebook page is now up and running. But why and what to do with it? I guess whatever you want!
The Ascension of Balthasar audio CD: a review by Captain Semper
Added to the +TECH REPORTS [6/Sept/2012]
Hot on the heels of the Dark Vengeance 40K starter box, this audio drama tells the story of Company Master Balthasar, the Dark Angels' 5th Company Master, included in that set. Captain Semper unplugs his earphones to tell us all about it.
Updated: 25 years of Dark Angel Wargaming
Added to the +TECH REPORTS [4/Sept/2012]
Additions made in the light of the Dark Vengeance starter box Dark Angel roster sheets.
Updated: The Book of Names
Added to the +LIBRARIUM [3/Sept/2012]
Pages A, B and S of the Book of Names have been updated following the new named characters present in the Dark Vengeance box.
The Dark Vengeance army list
Added to the +TECH REPORTS [26/8/2012]
Now we know the contents of the Dark Vengeance 6th edition starter box, let's put it into an army list to see how it holds together.
Poll: The Dark Vengeange starter box purchase survey
Added to the +TECH REPORTS [25/8/2012]
The 6th Edition 'Dark Vengeance' starter box went on pre-order today. How many are you going to purhcase I wonder? Fill in the poll and tell us all.
Dark Angels Land Raider by Bevulf
Added to the +ORATORIUM [20/8/2012]
Due to their widespread use as transports for terminators it has become customary to see these vehicles in bone white. But assuming that Dark Angel Land Raiders and Crusaders look best only when in Deathwing livery? Think again.
Updated: 25 years of Dark Angels wargaming
Added to the +TECH REPORTS [30/7/2012]
Additions made in the light of the recent Official 6th Edition Upgrade V1.0 FAQ.
The Dark Fortress wishes everyone a happy and successful 2012 Olympics. And without being too partisan — Go Team GB!!
Deathwing Land Raider Crusader by Elmo9141
Added to the +ORATORIUM [19/7/2012]
This vehicle is part of a larger series of painted models produced by Elmo for a competition on the Bolter & Chainsword. It's always good to see a well produced model like this appear out of the blue.
6th Edition 40K, Dark Angels and Allies
Added to the +TECH REPORTS [7/7/2012]
Time to digest the implications of 6th addition 40K, first in terms of allies, upon the Dark Angels. Of all the changes wrought by 6th Edition (how they impact on the Unforgiven will be examined in more detail in subsequent articles), the use of allies has for me been the most dramatic.
July's White Dwarf spine and rulebook cover detail
Added to the +TECH REPORTS [25/6/2012]
Really only of academic interest now that we have seen the full image previewed in leaks from July's White Dwarf... but even so this guy is shaping up nicely. More exciting is a detail from the rulebook's front cover.
Solved: Mystery of White Dwarfs' spine
Added to the +TECH REPORTS [21/6/2012]
With leaks from July's White Dwarf due to understandable interest in the 6th Edition details it contains, a by-product is the disclosure of the complete WD spine image. Also on display are the DAs on the cover of the rulebook.
Lion El'Jonson by Sherbertking
Added to the +ORATORIUM [2/6/2012]
It's not everyday you get to see a Primarch painted — let alone a complete set! Yet this is project undertaken (and completed) by Sherbertking. Here is his DA Primarch.
The Dark Fortress wishes Her Majesty the Queen a very happy Diamond Jubilee
June's White Dwarf spine
Added to the +TECH REPORTS [28/5/2012]
So we now have a face. This is becoming frustrating and good fun in equal measure: the 'guess who this is game'.
Updated: 5th Edition 'Codex Fever': rumours, leaks and downright lies!
Added to the +TECH REPORTS [23/5/2012]
Yes this is possible inclusion of Belial as the HQ in the 6th Edition starter box.
May's White Dwarf spine
Added to the +TECH REPORTS [21/5/2012]
Nothing much by the way of new DA rumours so far this month, a fact that is slightly disquieting … or is it?. What does it all mean? GW stop toying with us.
Added to the +HQ [18/5/2012]
Privacy and cookie update notice
Added to the +HQ [7/5/2012]
How The Dark Fortress intends to comply with the EU Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive ('Cookie Law') that becomes mandatory on 26th May 2012.
5th Edition 'Codex Fever': rumours, leaks and downright lies!
Added to the +TECH REPORTS [24/4/2012]
An ungoing mash-up of the Good, the Bad and the Ugly DA rumours that are circulating. Updated regularly.
New DA Codex in May/June!
Added to the +TECH REPORTS [10/4/2012]
Well so say the latest batch of unsubstantiated rumours anyway... so maybe don't get too excited about it yet. But still...
Happy Easter to those who celebrate it, from The Dark Fortress.
White Dwarf spine, 6th Edition models and latest DA Codex rumours
Added to the +TECH REPORTS [7/4/2012]
A few snippets of interest regarding the Dark Angels have emerged over the last few days so they're all merged into this update.
Company Masters Banners
Added to the +LIBRARIUM [6/4/2012]
Banners for Company Masters of the Dark Angels available to download.
Ravenwing biker by Michael
Added to the +ORATORIUM [4/4/2012]
Bringing a new slant to the visual manifestation of 40K subjects, Michael turns his hand (and eye) to the Ravenwing. And what we get is a refreshingly 'between missions' view of one of our second Company.
Deathwing Mortis Contemptor Dreadnought by Dezartfox
Added to the +ORATORIUM [27/3/2012]
Contemptors are unique in that unlike other 40K models they don't have a lot of surface detail for their size which means they can look quite plain. But Dezartfox has just the style for this model.
6th Edition DA models?
Added to the +TECH REPORTS [25/3/2012]
The new starter paint set released this week by Games Workshop features Dark Angels on the front. Is this the first sight of the 6th Edition starter set DA push-fit models?
DA pre-heresy decal sheet — now in black
Added to the +LIBRARIUM [23/3/2012]
As requested by a visitor to this site, the DA pre-heresy Legion symbols have now been produced in black. They are available as a pdf dowmload.
The Purging of Kadillus: A review
Added to the +TECH REPORTS [19/3/2012]
It's taken a time to get around to it and it may no longer be relevent. But here's my thoughts on this Space Marine Battles book by Gav Thorpe.
The ultimate DA build?
Added to the +TECH REPORTS [16/3/2012]
Anyone heavily involved with the serious business of 40K gaming will get to see a lot of army lists and a lot of talk as to what works best and why. It's quite interesting to see certain builds coming to light and working well competitively.
Belial by Michael
Added to the +ORATORIUM [9/3/2012]
Now, he must be tactically capable if he's considered good enough by Azrael to lead the First company. But visually what does he look like? Well here's one answer. Games Workshop please take note, make us a model something like the Belial depicted in this illustration and we'll all be very happy.
Updated: The Book of Names
Added to the +LIBRARIUM [4/3/2012]
Several pages from the Book of Names have been added to, giving you more names to choose from when naming your Unforgiven characters and vehicles etc. New names entered to pages A, C, D, H, K, L, M, N, O, P, R, S, T, U, V, and Z.Go...
The end of Google Friend Connect
Added to the +HQ [27/2/2012]
January 2011 the Google Friend Connect panel (seen at bottom of the right-hand navigation column) was added to this site. And approximtaely 13 months later Google are turning it off!
Cypher by Rezial
Added to the +ORATORIUM [20/2/2012]
Out of the swirling mists of the battlefield a shadowy figure materialises. He wields two pistols with a marksman's finesse and carries a large sword on his back. The Unforgiven hunt him, the Fallen follow him, and collectors love to paint the characterful model.
DA 3rd Company Strikeforce by Stobz
Added to the +ORATORIUM [14/2/2012]
You might have seen stobz's cool Belial conversion and his painted Deathwing squad elsewhere on this site. This power-armoured 3rd Company mechanised strikeforce supported by Dreadnoughts and Whirlwinds builds on that same level of excellence.
6th Edition box set and DA Codex rumours…
Added to the +TECH REPORTS [11/2/2012]
Interesting development on GW's website. Someone was fooling around with urls in GWs site and came across a new page entitled 'Dark Angels'. This new page is in the style and format of the introduction pages to the Blood Anglels and Space Wolves (and many others).
Cypher and Fallen by Broken Paintbrush
Added to the +ORATORIUM [2/2/2012]
With no current game rules to use it's unusual to see Cypher, let alone an accompanying warband, being fielded and an army. Nevertheless they remain intriguing subjects for painters.
5th Edition DA Codex rumours…
Added to the +TECH REPORTS [30/1/2012]
There have been many rumours floating about for the last year concerning the possible/maybe release date for the 5th Edition Dark Angels codex. I'm not too hot on peddling rumours around, but things seem to be galvanising.
Black Reach Dark Angels by Mars
Added to the +ORATORIUM [29/1/2012]
Company Master Remiel brought to life from a Black Reach Captain with supporting Deathwing squad Leonis. Who said snap-together models wouldn't cut it?
Updated: DA Advantages and Divergences
Added to the +TECH REPORTS [25/1/2012]
Changes made in the light of the recent Official Upgrade V1.2 FAQ.
Updated: 20+ years of Dark Angels wargaming
Added to the +TECH REPORTS [24/1/2012]
Additions made in the light of the recent Official Upgrade V1.2 FAQ.
DA 2012 FAQ review
Added to the +TECH REPORTS [20/1/2012]
In a low key launch from GW reminiscent to that of January 2011, a raft of Official Updates were recently released for most 40K codeces and the main rule book too. The Dark Angels', now at v1.2, was part of that release. So what's in it for us?
Sell your Ravenwing? DA 2012 FAQ
Added to the +TECH REPORTS [16/1/2012]
So the hot and unexpected news this January is that pretty much every 40K Codex got some kind of an official rules update, as did the core rule book. But all I'm going to concern myself with here is the possible gnashing of teeth from just about everyone with a full Ravenwing Attack Squadron.
Atlas Infernal: A review
Added to the +TECH REPORTS [7/1/2012]
Welcome to the insane world of High Inquisitor Czevak. I've not read much 40K Black Library material recently other then the Horus Heresy books, so I was a bit skeptical when first starting this (a Christmas 2011 gift) as my 40K reading palate had become a bit jaded. But Atlas Infernal proved a real tonic.
Disciples of Caliban 'Belial' by Jay
Added to the +ORATORIUM [18/12/11]
A fully magnetised 'Belial', kitted for every situation with twin claws, Heavenfall blade and storm bolter and you really have to see his storm shield and thunder hammer pose. Very skillfully converted and painted.
Combined Arms. A bone, black and green Dark Angels tactica
Added to the +TACTICA REPORTS [10/12/11]
Thoughts and insights in to what you can do when designing a Dark Angels army list without going too far down any of the specialised routes that Beliel or Sammael allow.
Ezekiel and Deathwing
Added to the +TECH REPORTS [8/12/11]
DA Librarians with their unlimited range psychic hood offer a real advantage over the current crop of psychic-centered SM armies and are undoubtedly useful against an ever widening band of 40K armies out there many of which now wield impressive arrays of psychic ability. In order to meet that challenge are the Space Marine Librarians. And the Dark Angels' only and best Ld10 Librarian is Ezekiel.
Ravenwing standard bearer and escort by Zubr
Added to the +ORATORIUM [5/12/11]
Anyone wanting a reason to spend the points on a large cinematic billowing Ravenwing standard, look no further. A brilliant example of freehanding and creativity displayed here by Zubr.
Updated: The Book of Names
Added to the +LIBRARIUM [1/12/11]
Several pages from the Book of Names have been added to, giving you more names to choose from when naming your Unforgiven characters and vehicles etc. New names entered to pages A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, L, M, N, O, P, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, and Z.
Consecrators by EPK
Added to the +ORATORIUM [18/11/11]
The Consecrators Successor Chapter have provided fertile ground for gamers and modellers who like their pre-Heresy style. Here is the start of a collection by EPK — so far consisting of a few models but promising much by way of conversions and painting.
Apologies for lack of new content this month
For various reasons October is a very busy month for me in real life — building up after several months of planning to a Fireworks event (to mark Guy Fawkes night) that I and a small team organise annually. This year will take place on Saturday 5th November and money raised goes to the three schools in my town. Once that is over I'll have more free time and my brain will be less frazzled.
Design the 'Rock'
Added to the +TECH REPORTS [15/10/11]
Some while back on The Bolter and Chainsword someone posted a sketch of his thoughts on the design of the Rock. Finding it again recently got me thinking about what more could be done to bring this enigmatic item of our backstory to life.
Dark Angels in the field... by ellis_esquire
Added to the +ORATORIUM [15/10/11]
ellis_esquire's superb DA depicted deployed on the tabeltop and looking, well, stunning and a bit angry.
Updated: 'Fury from the Skies' — deep strike shock special rules
Added to the +TECH REPORTS [7/10/11]
These supplementary rules could force your opponent to test for morale when you deploy by deep strike.
So, the DA and Deathwing make it into the Wobbly Model Syndrome…
Anyone not found this delightfully tongue-in-cheek 40K comic — well you're missing out! You might like to see how the DA fare in comic #35...
Deathwing strikeforce by Lil Loser
Added to the +ORATORIUM [16/9/11]
Metal termies like you've never seen them before. It's been a long time since we've featured a 'new' army built from the classic old metal terminator models, so it's a pleasure to showcase these two squads by Lil Loser.
Advertising opportunities on The Dark Fortress
Added to the +HQ [15/9/11]
This is stepping into unknown territory for us but let's see how it works out. Nevertheless, one must move with the times and more importantly look to the future. And no, we're not selling our souls to the devil!
Mortarion's Flesh Tearers gain a Librarian Furioso Dreadnought
Added to the +ORATORIUM [8/9/11]
So I'm a big fan of Mortarion's FTs, so I'm pleased to add a nicely battered Libby Furioso Dread with a superb freehand banner to one of his four gallery pages here on The Dark Fortress.
Iron Templar Contemptor Dreadnought by sword brethren
Added to the +ORATORIUM [2/9/11]
Forge World's Contemptor Pattern Dreadnought is a model loved by some and loathed by others. I like it and I like this version put together by sword brethren for his homemade chapter the Iron Templars.
Deathwing squad and Land Raider by stobz
Added to the +ORATORIUM [28/8/11]
You might have seen stobz's cool Belial conversion elsewhere on this site — this Deathwing squad with accompanying Land Raider builds on that theme.
ellis_esquire's DA strikeforce gains a Deathwing Standard Bearer
Added to the +ORATORIUM [24/8/11]
Nicely put together using the popular (tailor-made as a basis for DW conversions) plastic winged skeleton standard from the Warhammer Empire General's sprue — and painted in ellis' signature style.
Mortarion's bloodied Flesh Tearers army gains a Land Raider
Added to the +ORATORIUM [23/8/11]
The inspirational Flesh Tearers of Mortarion just keep growing. Land Raider is the latest addition, complete with freehand mural.
Dismounting Bikers special rules
Added to the +TECH REPORTS [2/8/11]
These supplementary rules allows riders of bikes, attack bikes and jetbikes to dismount and fight as infantry.
Updated: Teleporting Out special rules
Added to the +TECH REPORTS [29/7/11]
These supplementary rules allow for Terminators and other teleport-capable units to teleport out of the battle zone and to re-enter later from reserves.
Ravenwing strikeforce by bevulf
Added to the +TECH REPORTS [23/7/11]
Ok so DA gamer bevulf has already applied his hand to turn out some excellent Greenwing, Deathwing and Sammael. So here's a good example of what can be done with the Ravenwing.
Death-dealing Deathwing 'Hammernator' Lists
Added to the +TECH REPORTS [22/7/11]
Typhoons, Devs, Preds and Dreads. Building a DW list in pure from for optimum performance is always a challenge so the lists below add non-DW elements to help improve destructiveness.
The Prophet's Word Bearers gain a Land Raider or two
Added to the +ORATORIUM [12/7/11]
Finally got around to adding two great Land Raiders to The Prophet's Oratorium page. Triple lascannon sponsons no less.
Supporting Heroes of Armageddon
Added to the +HQ [24/6/11]
We are happy to suppport the Heroes of the Armageddon in their quest to build and sell 40K armies to raise money for a very worthwhile cause.
A Dark Angels Strikeforce by Brother Michael
Added to the +ORATORIUM [11/6/11]
One comes across really well painted Deathwing armies and one comes across really well painted greenwing armies, but, a combination of both in one army is unusual.
New additions to the Dark Angels strikeforce by ellis_esquire
Added to the +ORATORIUM [8/6/11]
Additions to this ever increasing and dramatic collection of highly animated models includes a second Dreadnought, a drop pod and a Land Speeder Tyhoon.
A Fallen horde by Widowmaker
Added to the +ORATORIUM [7/6/11]
If any army gives scope for outlandish creativity then Chaos marines fit the bill. Widowmaker's are firmly in the 'all-out-chaos' area.
Belial conversion by stobz
Added to the +ORATORIUM [25/5/11]
So what do you get when you mix Commander Culln with Lugft Huron? A pretty cool Belial is what.
Company Master Helbron by bevulf
Added to the +ORATORIUM [5/5/11]
Thanks to Imperial Armour V The Siege of Vraks (2009), we knew the Dark Angels had a Company Master named 'Helbron'. Here's bevulf's model of him.
Sammael on jetbike by bevulf
Added to the +ORATORIUM [2/5/11]
Sammael is a tricky model to put together well let alone paint well to look the part of being in full flight. Here's how bevulf handled it.
Finally, a proper 'About Us' page
Added to the +HQ [30/4/11]
It's taken seven years, but there is now a proper About Us page on this site. It brings together several previously separate items into one area, adds some new background info and some site FAQs. Hopefully it will prove useful for finding out more about The Dark Fortress.
By Royal appointment
The Dark Fortress wishes to extend its best wishes for the future happiness of HRH Prince William and Catherine Middleton, on the occasion of their wedding today.
Bulletin 19: Sector H24 defile
Added to the +BULLETIN ARCHIVE [28/4/11]
Read the report on this short, sharp action as Sgt Halliza's Ravenwing Attack Squadron patrol encounters a renegade Ash Legion platoon.
Experimental multiwing lists II
Added to the +TECH REPORTS [24/4/11]
In a continued process of re-evaluation in the light of the introduction of the January 2011 faq update I have cast a fresh eye and reconfigured three multiwing lists hopefully adding to their potency, but certainly changing their character.
Drop Pod added to Mortarion's Flesh Tearers
Added to the +ORATORIUM [14/4/11]
Yep a bit more Flesh Tearer eye candy. The addition of a battered Drop Pod adds another transport option to Mortarion's bloodied warriors.
Experimental 'Ramwing' Lists
Added to the +TECH REPORTS [9/4/11]
Forge World's glorious but expensive Space Marine skimmer transport – the Caestus Assault Ram – got my juices flowing at the thought of creating a 'flying' Deathwing at last. So with that in mind I've put these lists together for formation flying fun.
Important: server move next Tuesday 12th April
Added to the +HQ [6/4/11]
Our hosting company, United Hosting, are upgrading their servers. As a result of this The Dark Fortress will be offline next week for approximately 13 hours from 20:00pm Tuesday 12th April until 09:00pm Wednesday 13th April (GMT) as it will be moved onto a brand spanking new (and faster) server. Hopefully things should migrate fairly painlessly, no doubt there will be fun and games if it doesn't.
New additions to the Dark Angels strikeforce by ellis_esquire
Added to the +ORATORIUM [3/4/11]
An ever increasing and ever dramatic collection of highly animated models very creatively painted. Latest additions include a Venerable Dreadnought and some superb Ravenwing bikers.
Prospero Burns: an ongoing review
Added to the +TECH REPORTS [24/3/11]
Marketed somewhat puzzlingly perhaps as being a companion book to Graham McNiell's very entertaining A Thousand Sons, I was really looking forwards to a weekend romping through it. Then I got to page 15.
Updated: Successor Deathwing strikeforce by Littlebitz
Added to the +ORATORIUM [14/3/11]
A growing and impressive looking successor Deathwing army, led by Captain Vindicis (Belial) Master of the First
Company of the Angels of Vindication. Although not painted to everyone's tastes perhaps, as a creative
approach to themed army building it's hard to fault.
Flesh Tearer heroes and assault troops by Mortarion
Added to the +ORATORIUM [10/3/11]
Blood Angel characters and assault troops as you've never seen them before: as Flesh Tearers. Mortarion's
excellent Flesh Tearer models feature elsewhere within the +ORATORIUM — those here are
more recent additions that deserve their own page.
Belial and Deathwing squad by Lord Shaper
Added to the +ORATORIUM [7/3/11]
A very dramatic take on Belial and his accompanying Deathwing squad on patrol seeking
the enemies of the Imperium... battle-worn old campaigners.
The Dark Fortress no longer supports Internet Explorer 6
Added to the +HQ [6/3/11]
It's come to our attention that various design and other additions to this site are simply not working in IE6. And due to both limited expertise and time required to produce hacks that will make it work, it's probably better not to worry about it.
Hector Rex and retinue by Praesor
Added to the +ORATORIUM [5/3/11]
The drive for painting excellence comes in many forms. Sometimes it's just the challenge of trying to complete something for a deadline. Sometimes it's the wish to do justice to a beautiful model. Praesor's Inquisitor and retinue fulfilled both challenges and serve as an inspiration for both perseverance and focus.
More additions to the Dark Angels strikeforce of ellis_esquire
Added to the +ORATORIUM [1/3/11]
And this is just the vanguard of ellis_esquire's army – so plenty more to come. Highlights are two-banner standard bearer and an 'Asmodai' Interrogator-Chaplain. If the rest follow the creative standards of these models then we are in for a real treat.
Gzip compression enabled
Added to the +HQ [27/2/11]
As part of the constant improvements we are making here at The Dark Fortress, a site-wide compression function has been enabled. The result is faster load times and a decrease in bandwidth useage.
Feel No Pain?
Added to the +TECH REPORTS [26/2/11]
The Unforgiven's Apothecary has had to relearn how he attends his casualties. No longer does he save just one wound – instead he works harder for a chance to save all unsaved wounds in his unit per turn. So here's a quick and dirty look at how this 'new' rule for the Unforgiven works.
Site security being tightened
Added to the +HQ [25/2/11]
Over the last month or so peculiar request strings (that is, people trying to get to specific nonexistent pages on this site) has prompted me to carefully evaluate the site's security.
Experimental 'Typhoonwing' lists
Added to the +TECH REPORTS [20/2/11]
With the introduction of the DA Update FAQ of Jan 2011 it was time to look at extending pure Ravenwing lists in an attempt to take advantage of both unit and weapons/wargear changes.
Gremlins in the wires…
Added to the +HQ [9/2/11]
Apologies, gremlins in the wires meant that the left vertical and footer horizontal navigation links disappeared from all the site's pages today (Tuesday). This has now been fixed, but pages with the missing links will need to be refreshed. Obviously our Tech-adepts were caught slipping in their worship of the Machine God, the required oaths and dedications have now been made to ensure things run smoothly.
Experimental 'Cyclonewing' Lists
Added to the +ORATORIUM [7/2/11]
With the introduction of the DA Update FAQ of Jan 2011 I have had to reconfigure some elements within existing pure Deathwing lists to attempt to take advantage of new weapons and wargear. By doing so I hope to have hopefully improved their performance.
Further information will be filed in the near future.
Chronicler Isiah, the 4th Battle Company, Dark Angels.
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