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First list. 2k Deathwatch. Halp.


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TheLongWatch

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Hi all, long time lurker here, decided to take the plunge and start interacting!

 

Deathwatch was the first army I started collecting and I was pretty much only fussed about building and painting, so as a result I've played maybe 3 small games at my local GW.

 

Anyway, I'm desperate to get some proper games in and I'm sitting on quite a sizeable force so I figured I'd put a list together and let you all tell me what's what!

 

HQ

Watch master 

Trait Lord of hidden knowledge

Relic Tome of Ectoclades

 

Watch captain

- Jump pack, combi plasma, thunder hammer

Relic Beacon angelis

 

Troops

Intercessors x 10

 - 10 x Bolt rifle, bolt pistol

 

Veterans x 10

- 4 x Frag cannons

- 6 x Storm bolter/Storm shield

 

Veterans x 5

- Combi melta/Xenophase blade

- Meltagun

- Combi melta

- Meltagun/Power axe

- Combi melta

 

Veterans x 6

-4 x Stalker pattern boltgun

-2 x Missile launcher

 

Elites

Venerable dreadnought

- Twin lascannon/Missile launcher

 

Venerable dreadnought

- Twin lascannon/Missile launcher

 

Flyers

Corvus Blackstar

- Twin assault cannon, blackstar rocket launchers, hurricane bolter, infernum halo launcher/auspex array (foe dependent!)

 

Heavy support

Relic Leviathan dreadnought

- 2 x Storm cannon array, 2 x heavy flamer

 

This works out to be around 2000 points. I could drop the leviathan for another corvus and get a couple more vets in, but probs not :L

 

Rough plan

- Frag team in the corvus with the watch master, moves up to something blobby

- Ven dreads, intercessors and stalker team chill out back for a turn shooting at screens/anti flyer things

- Melta team, leviathan and jump captain sit in deepstrike

- Turn 2, (hopefully) disembark my frag team/watch master, drop in the leviathan and melta/jump captain combo wherever required, beacon the intercessors up

- Cause as much damage as possible, go from there!

 

Probably obvious from my list, but I'm not trying to be competitive, just want to have a bit of fun and roll as many dice as possible!



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I'm a bit of a beginner myself so I'm not the best at judging lists, but as far as I can tell It looks pretty solid! Maybe throw in a heavy bolter with the stalker veterans for the Hellfire Shells strategem? I also think you must include another heavy support choice to be able to take the Leviathan?



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I’m not sold on heavy bolters really... excluding the stratagem, they just seem pretty expensive for what is essentially a 3 shot stalker pattern boltgun! Maybe that’s my inexperience showing though! Bugger, I forgot about that rule :L I guess I could swap out a Ven dread for some helblasters, or try and wrangle a dual kheres contemptor in there somehow!

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I see what you mean, I don't think the heavy bolter is that appealing apart from the stratagem either. And since you don't plan on having a character for rerolls with your firebase I guess the stratagem is kinda risky – a third of the time it misses and does nothing.

 

For heavy support you could also try to fit a Mortis Dreadnought in there, they look like pretty solid gun platforms with 2x twin autocannons for only 135pts. Could also arm it with lascannons but hitting on 3+ without rerolls I'm not sure how efficient it would be. 






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