Gul Tekar Posted December 16, 2012 Share Posted December 16, 2012 Greetings. So, like many of you, I am eagerly awaiting my chance to spend more than my disposable income can afford on shiny new models. In the meantime, I am wondering who I could justify taking as allies considering the Dark Angels' institutionalized paranoia. I am doing this more because I want to diversify my army than because I think we need something to patch up weaknesses, especially with a new codex (hopefully) less than a month away. Because I don't have the time or money to start a whole new army, I want to make a small allied detachment to take with my Deathwing. Further, because I really like the theme and fluff of the Dark Angels, I don't want any allies that don't match the fluff (which, unfortunately disqualifies my second favorite army: the Tau). I also don't really want to use any other space marine army because if I did that, I might as well have stuck with Dark Angels for the whole force. With this in mind, I was thinking that Imperial Guard would be the best choice, but even then it would be strained by the Dark Angels' inherent distrust of anyone not of their own. Then someone pointed out to me that the Death Korps of Krieg have a nearly Dark Angelic passion for redemption. To quote the Forgeworld description, "For almost ten thousand years, manpower has been Krieg’s tithe to the Imperium; regiments of Death Korps who willingly march into the very worst environments and deploy into the most forlorn attacks, forever seeking to atone for the treachery of their ancient forbears with their flesh and blood." While I don't think the Dark Angels would particularly care about the hopes of mere guardsmen, it seems reasonable that the Unforgiven might be more willing to work with regiments that have this attitude of fanatical obedience to authority. The troopers of Krieg seem like the perfect support for the hunters of the fallen because they wouldn't ask why they were there and no one would be surprised if none of them returned. So, that is my reasoning for wanting to use a few units of Death Korps of Krieg as allies. I'm hoping that my brothers might remark on the likely hood of the Dark Angels having this sort of attitude towards the soldiers of Krieg. Its also possible that I have missed some important fluff regarding the Death Korps, if so, I crave enlightenment. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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