Had my first game last night against Dark eldar, I took a mixed list of basically whatever I had built at the time (far from optimal)
I was using melee terminators, terminator librarian, 3x 5 veterans, rhino, dreadnought (TL lascannon)
The terminators were poor, too slow and expensive and didn't get anywhere close to getting their points back in kills. The dreadnought got wrecked on turn 2 and that left me very short on anti armour, which I can see as being a problem in a pure deathwatch list.
I have had a think about what I'd like to build towards and have come up with the following list. The fluff/idea behind the list is that the new primaris additions have recently proved themselves and have been trialed into the deathwatch, under the supervision of a sceptical watch captain.
Watch captain, relic blade
5 veterans, 2x lightning claws, 2 power swords, 1 stormshield, 1 blackshield, power fist (in rhino with captain)
5 veterans, 2 frag-cannon, power sword
6 veterans, 2 frag-cannon, power sword
3 aggressors, flamestorm gauntlets
3 bikes, 2 power axe, 1 power maul
The plan is for the aggressors to stay backfield with the librarian to deal with deep striking units. Rhino pushes up with the melee unit charging out. Bikers flank to attack weaker units with twin bolters, charging, fallback and charge shenanigans.
The list lacks some anti armour still, perhaps I should switch the aggressors for hellblasters? I need to find 60 points to do this though and I am not sure where to get that from?
Thanks for reading and all feedback and suggestions are welcome!