Posted by Jawaballs at 11:42 AM
So, the question has been asked many times. "Jawaballs, I love your models, how do I start a Blood Angels army?" Rather then answer that great question every day, I have decided to start a post here and continue to update it. Feel free to add to this for those newcomers that I will be directing to this thread.
If you have found yourself here, you are either a regular reader, or I directed you to my blog from Youtube. Either way, thanks for stopping in! First of all, if you want to know where to start with a Blood Angels army. Watch the video attached to this post. To begin, go out and get yourself this list of items:
Space Marine Battle Force
Assault on Black Reach
Box set of Death Company
That ought to cover you for models. The AoBR has the rule book.
Now, get yourself the Blood Angels codex, which is found under the Downloads tab on the GW website. Linking to it does not work for some reason. Search the site, or call GW to help you find it. It is a free download. Print it out. Many thanks to Master Darksol who showed me that the links to the GW website do infact work. By the way, if you have not checked out his blog, do so. The Emperor Commands. I had tried to link that codex before to no avail. Here is the Blood Angels Codex.
Also, get the following hobby items:
GW Super Glue
Baal Red Wash
Badab Black Wash
Reaper Kolinsky 10/0 brush
Citadel small and large drybrush
GW Black and White spray primer.
(or a substitute)
My set of "How to Paint space Marines" Blood Angels available HERE.
That should get you well under way.
Now, put together a 500 point army, and start painting. If you are a beginner at Blood Angels, my videos are a must have. Without tooting my own horn, they have helped hundreds of guys learn to paint, and will answer every question you have.
I suggest Mechanized Blood Angels. Read every word on my blog, check the archives, and learn my list and tactics.
Get Corbulo, a tactical squad, your death company, and an assault squad, and get them all in Rhinos. Corbs can ride with the DC. There you go! That is a quick start to your new world dominance. More to come.