February 27, 2016 by brennon
Games Workshop have, as the leaks all suggested, now bought Deathwatch: Overkill for Warhammer 40,000 to the tabletop with pre-orders opening today. With that in mind lets take a look inside and if you’re interested there is a gameplay video above where they give the rules a go…
So what do actually get inside the set?
Overkill sees the Deathwatch dealing with an infestation of Genestealers…
“Something deeply strange is going on at Ghosar Quintus. The mining planetoid’s population has developed odd habits and unsettling iconography. A suspicious transmission from Inquisitor Chaergryn, sent to investigate, has given the Imperium cause for alarm – ordinarily a man of absolute conviction, outside influences appear to have changed his mind.
Kill Team Excis, tasked with investigating the Inquisitor’s behaviour, has gone silent, and references to a ‘four-armed Emperor’ have been detected.”
“Cassius has sworn to cleanse Ghosar Quintus of whatever mysterious alien threat has swallowed Kill Team Excis, and stop this challenge to the Emperor of Mankind before it can even begin. Whether he will be successful is unknown, but one thing is certain – Kill Team Cassius will descend upon Ghosar Quintus like a great mailed fist, and the battle will be spectacular…”
This looks like a really good set of miniatures and the boards look great too. I think rules-wise this might be quite fun as well from what I’ve watched of the video above. I really do like the look of the models they’ve put together in this set too with each of the characters looking packed with awesomeness.
The different characters all have something of their chapter about them which I like. While I haven’t included him here I really like the Space Wolf model. You can go and check out the rest of the team on their webstore link.
The Genestealer Cult also looks great and you have some fantastic miniatures to work with in this set including the Primus above. One of the aspects of this set that people really liked in the leaks was that there were different generations of Genestealer at your disposal.
Will you be getting this?
"One of the aspects of this set that people really liked in the leaks was that there were different generations of Genestealer at your disposal..."