Hello everyone so I wanted to bring this back from the dead and talk more Azrael honestly him and Ezekiel are my favorite character in the DA, table top and fluff wise, while I do not have their models I have proxied them before.
Ezekiel I have had great success with putting him as either an offensive character or defensive character, he has a lot of flexibility to him especially with the new Angels of Death powers, heck I even had him 1v1 a certain ultra marines chief librarian and mopped the floor with him.
But this topic is about the big man himself not Ezekiel so lets get right back into it then. As far as my success with Azrael it has not been great honestly more often then not I do not have a good squad for him to be in and normally end up throwing him into a 10 man tac blob with a plasma and combi plasma. This has given me mixed results but would like to know a good unit that he is very compatible with (fluffy or not as much as I like fluff and try to stay true to it I am willing to sacrifice it for efficiency sometimes) once again I go back to my original idea of a command squad, this to me seems like to most effective and fluffy choice and if I were to take him in one the only upgrades I would give them is the apothecary, chapter banner and maybe the champion in a razorback. Alternatively if I am feeling the Deathwing mood I would put him in a knight squad riding around in a crusader.
The only thing I always run into as a barrier is what is the optimal point level to take him at, I normally play 1500-1000 point games because that is where my army is the most effective and I look at Azrael and say to myself 1850...
So please let me know am I out of my mind? On the right train of thought? Or maybe hit the nail right on the head (which I doubt)? Or hell is Azrael just not a good pick at all?