August 20, 2016 by brennon
The world of Warhammer 40,000 gets even more reinforcements for the Deathwatch as Games Workshop show off new units and more for the army. We kick things off with the swooping form of the Corvus Blackstar…
So what’s the background of this flyer?
“Far, far more advanced than the other Imperial craft which it resembles, the Corvus Blackstar is truly worthy of ferrying a Deathwatch Kill Team to their brutal mission. Optimised for alien hunting, surprisingly agile, its heavy weapons scream death from the skies as it descends toward its mission-critical targets.
Halo-launchers fan out and blur the Corvus Blackstar’s outline as the twin hatches slam open, pouring out its cargo of specialist Deathwatch from within to charge directly into the fray.”
So there you have it. It sounds like a rather dangerous piece of technology. It looks a little bit like a flying brick but I guess with the Space Marines nothing was ever going to look slick.
Deathwatch Forces Grow
Additionally there are plenty of other unit kits being put together like the Deathwatch Terminators…
As with most of the kits that you’re seeing here from Games Workshop these are existing units that have had upgrade sprues added to them so you get that Deathwatch spin to proceedings.
We also have these rather awesome looking Deathwatch Vanguard Veterans.
One of the things that is an immediate draw for the Deathwatch, at least from a painting perspective, is that you have a very simple scheme to work with which can then be augmented and tweaked with additional detail due to the Inter-Chapter of them as a fighting force.
You’d have plenty of interesting things to do once you’d got bored of painting Ultramarine insignia.
Lastly for the units, although you can dive into all sorts on their webstore we have the Kill Team themselves.
Once again these are a great looking squad and I like that they’re actually embracing some of the weapons of their enemies against the oncoming horde. Necron-style blade anyone?
Of course with all of these new troops you’re going to need someone to lead them into the fighting. You could start things off with the Deathwatch Librarian in Terminator Armour…
Maybe you want to stay away from the lure of psychic power. It can be a double-edged sword after all. See what you make of the Watch Master here too.
We wrap things up on the character front with the Deathwatch Chaplain. I really like what they’ve been doing for the other characters but this one just doesn’t seem to cut the mustard.
I like the shoulder armour and the overall look – Chaplains are very cool – but the helmet just doesn’t look right. Something about the design of it seems a little comical.
Either way I reckon you’ve got some good miniatures to start building a Deathwatch army now.
Will you be giving this army a go?
"...you have a very simple scheme to work with which can then be augmented and tweaked with additional detail due to the Inter-Chapter of them as a fighting force"