Games Workshop - Warhammer 40,000 - Combat Patrol: Deathwatch
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Deathwatch get a selection of stratagems suited to their role as alien hunters, plus a few more generalist ones which assist them with things like making use of their special issue ammunition. Note that sometimes when discussing faction-specific stratagems in other articles we’ll give it two scores, one for its use-case and one for when it’s irrelevant; we’ll not bother here and you can simply assume for yourselves that a stratagem is bad if it targets AELDARI and you’re playing against Chaos Knights or something. Battle Tactics In the 10 th edition of Warhammer 40K that was published in 2023, the Combat Patrol boxed sets also became their own format, allowing for a more balanced and accessible 500-point game in a major rebalancing shift initiated by Games Workshop. Is a Combat Patrol box in Warhammer 40K worth it?
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What I would be intrigued to find out, and what I will probably do in a future article, is figure out the points value of each Combat Patrol box to see which are really the cheapest armies as far as getting into the game. For example, the Adeptus Custodes are approximately 515 points for their 16 models, but the Genestealer Cults are about 484 points for their 30 models. This seems to indicate that Games Workshop is trying to keep the points cost relatively balanced. ( But I will do more research into this.) Making a cameo appearance from the Ultramarines codex is Chaplain Cassius, here thanks to the Kill Team Overdrive box (or whatever it was called) and the self-titled Kill Team Cassius. He gets a Deathwatch bolt pistol instead of a regular one, a slightly fancier crozius, Fiery Conviction which gives him +1 to litany rolls without being a Master of Sanctity/Wise Orator, and really nothing else special except for a designer’s note which says you kind of shouldn’t use him with Primaris models for fluff reasons. That’s fine, because you’re not gonna use him at all. Codicier Natorian Deathwatch have access to four unique secondary objectives, one in each of Purge the Enemy, Battlefield Supremacy, Shadow Operations, and No Mercy, No Respite. The objectives are:VanVet/biker kill team halves provide efficient, mobile bundles of wounds to shield off the dread bubble.
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Crank up those rookie numbers. Kill Teams let you bypass the three model cap that normally exists for Eliminators and Outriders.The additional embellishments are simple enough, with the left pauldron needing a couple of metallic paints to cover and then the ever-important Nuln Oil to finish and unify the paintjob. The right pauldron will require a a couple of paints from each Space Marine chapter, but, once again, this is an enjoyable task and will allow you to have fun decide which chapter each soldier once belonged to.