Deathwatch Space Marines Codex Review

On this week's show of the Competitive Warhammer 40K Podcast brought to you by Vanguard Tactics,

Jack Downing and Myself (Stephen Box) talk about all thing Deathwatch with the release of their new Warhammer 9th edition Space Marine codex supplement. We talk new units, new rules, combos and strategies. 

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Steve's Deathwatch Army List 


++ Battalion (Imperium - Adeptus Astartes - Deathwatch) [116 PL, 2,000pts, -7CP] ++

+ Configuration +


Battle Size: 3. Strike Force (101-200 Total PL / 1001-2000 Points) 


Detachment 12CP


+ HQ [20 PL, 400pts, -3CP] +


Captain on Bike [6 PL, 120pts, -1CP]: Warlord Trait: Optimised Priority (Aura) & Vigilance Incarnate, RELIC: Dominus Aegis, Power fist [10pts], Storm shield [10pts], win boltgun, Stratagem: A Vigil Unmatched [-1CP] Warlord


Librarian [7 PL, 140pts, -1CP]: Powers: 1. Premorphic Resonance, 2. Fortified With Contempt, 5. Mantle of Shadow, Warlord Trait: Psychic Mastery,  Chief Librarian  [1 PL, 25pts], Force sword, Jump Pack [1 PL, 25pts], Stratagem: Hero of the Chapter [-1CP], RELIC: The Tome of Ectoclades


Primaris Chaplain on Bike [7 PL, 140pts, -1CP]: Linaties: Litany of Faith (Aura), Canticle of Hate (Aura), Absolver Bolt Pistol, Chapter Command:  Master of Sanctity [1 PL, 25pts], Crozius arcanum, Frag & Krak grenades, Litany of Hate, Stratagem: Hero of the Chapter [-1CP], RELIC: The Beacon Angelis, Twin Bolt rifle, Warlord Trait: Wise Orator


+ Troops [90 PL, 1,504pts] +

Fortis Kill Team [16 PL, 325pts]

1x Intercessor Sergeant [20pts]: Astartes Chainsword, Bolt rifle

4x Intercessor w/ Bolt rifle [4 PL, 80pts]: 4x Bolt rifle

5x Outrider [10 PL, 225pts]: 5x Astartes Chainsword, 5x Twin Bolt rifle


Indomitor Kill Team [19 PL, 292pts]

1x Heavy Intercessor Sergeant [28pts]: Heavy Bolt Rifle

8x Heavy Intercessor w/ Heavy Bolt RIfle [16 PL, 224pts]: 8x Heavy Bolt Rifle

1x Inceptor w/ Assault Bolters [2 PL, 40pts]: 2x Assault Bolters


Proteus Kill Team [18 PL, 327pts]: Jump Packs [1 PL, 4pts]

1x Watch Sergeant [33pts]: Frag & Krak grenades, Power fist [8pts], Storm shield [5pts]

4x Deathwatch Veteran [1 PL, 33pts]: Power fist [8pts], Storm shield [5pts]

2x Vanguard Veteran [2 PL, 34pts]: Heavy Thunder Hammer [15pts]

3x Veteran Biker [2 PL, 30pts]: Astartes Chainsword, Twin boltgun


Proteus Kill Team [18 PL, 265pts]: Jump Packs [1 PL, 10pts]

1x Watch Sergeant [25pts]: Frag & Krak grenades, Stalker-pattern boltgun [5pts]

4x Deathwatch Veteran [1 PL, 25pts]: Frag & Krak grenades, Stalker-pattern boltgun [5pts]

5x Vanguard Veteran [2 PL, 26pts]: Lightning Claw [3pts], Storm shield [4pts]


Spectrus Kill Team [19 PL, 295pts]: Purgatus [1 PL, 25pts]

1x Infiltrator Sergeant [24pts]: Marksman bolt carbine

4x Infiltrator [4 PL, 96pts]: 4x Marksman bolt carbine

5x Eliminator w/ Bolt Sniper [10 PL, 150pts]: 5x Bolt pistol, 5x Bolt sniper rifle, 5x Camo cloak, 5x Frag & Krak grenades


+ Elites [6 PL, 96pts] +

Company Veterans [3 PL, 48pts]

1x Space Marine Veteran [24pts]: Boltgun, Storm shield [4pts]

1x Veteran Sergeant [24pts]: Boltgun, Storm shield [4pts]


Company Veterans [3 PL, 48pts]

1x Space Marine Veteran [24pts]: Boltgun, Storm shield [4pts]

1x Veteran Sergeant [24pts]: Boltgun, Storm shield [4pts]


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