Signals # 463: Metabusting Monday: Codex Deathwatch

In this episode of Signals Jason and PeteyPab go over some tactics for the new Deathwatch codex, talk about som CSM rumors, and more! Don’t forget to follow along with our live stream on Twitch at 11am PST

Show Notes



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  • Coming up for pre-order is the return of Warhammer 40,000 Kill Team.  The boxed set consists of two kill teams (Space Marines and Tau) as well as the Kill Team Rulebook and the small formated game ruleset.  Will be released on 9/3.
  • We released our first Age of Sigmar narrative battle report and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. We will continue this series with two a month. Shout out to Mariana who made this all happen and local hunk Larry who provided the voice over work.  Check it out on our Youtube channel.
  • The Lord Inquisitor movie prologue dropped over the weekend. It looks awesome! You can watch the video here. Created and Directed by Erasmus Brosdau. It was created entirely in spare time without any budget.
  • Our very own Geoff “Incontrol” Robinson won Wargamescon this past weekend with his War Convocation list. He went 5-0, won best overall, and even got best sportsman. Go Geoff!
  • White Dwarf returns to its large, monthly format in September.  It will be similar to the format before the weekly marketing issues that have been going for the past couple of year.
  • Grombrindal, The White Dwarf finally got his own rules in the “White Dwarf” September Issue.

Upcoming ITC Events

Rumors: The Rumor Section is gathered from the web and is not in any way information we receive from  any manufacturer nor is it necessarily accurate. This section of the podcast is intended for entertainment purposes only.

  • A new Chaos Space Marine Book is rumored to come out entitled “Traitor’s Hate”
  • Kharn will get a new datasheet, but will mostly stay the same except for one change.
  • There will new formations, and possibly a formation-based detachment
  • The heretics get their own Psychic disciplines similar to the Space Marine ones in Angels of Death.
  • Possible names are Ectomancy, Geomortis, Sinisturm, Heretech
  • Also one rumored power is set to be in the Heretech discipline and gives one units shooting attacks AP 3, with the Gets Hot! USR


Rant Session

Tactics Corner: Metabusting Monday, Deathwatch

  • How to make the most out of the Black Spear Detachment
  • The bikes are one of the best units in the codex.
  • How to deal with Deathwatch Frag Cannon spam.
  • The best way to splash Deathwatch models in your army.

Rules Lawyer

Completed Commissions

Necromunda Gang Tabletop Plus


List for Review: Deathwatch Deep Strike Shenanigans

Combined Arms Detachment

-Watch Captain, Bike, Artificer, Xenos Blade, Storm Shield
-Veterans 4x Frag Cannons, Pod
-Veterans 4x Frag Cannons, Pod
-Single Bike, DW Homer, Power Weapon
-Single Bike, DW Homer, Power Weapon
-Single Bike, DW Homer, Power Weapon

Black Spear Detachment

– Librarian, Lv. 2, Bike
– Corvus Blackstar, “The Works”
– Corvus Blackstar, “The Works”

– Aquila Kill Team w/ Veterans, Lv. 2 Librarian w/Jumppack
– Aquila Kill Team w/ Veterans, Lv. 2 Librarian w/Jumppack
– Veterans
– Veterans

Ordos Xenos Inquisitor, Level 1, Servo Skulls


About Petey Pab

Aspiring 40k analyst, tournament reporter and Ultramarines enthusiast, Petey Pab only seeks to gather more knowledge about the game of 40k and share it with as many people as he can in order to unite both hobbyists and gamers. We are, after all, two sides of the same coin.

15 Responses to “Signals # 463: Metabusting Monday: Codex Deathwatch”

  1. John August 29, 2016 11:33 am #

    Watch Captains and Librarians don’t have the option to take a bike, unless its available in the digital codex. It isn’t listed in the special issue war gear.

    The Captain can take a jump pack, but the librarian doesn’t have that option.

  2. Peteypab August 29, 2016 3:17 pm #

    Well shucks, I could have sworn they did have the option to.

  3. Adam (TheDiceAbide & RUMBL) August 29, 2016 3:19 pm #

    Great review guys! One thing I’m wondering though, is do you think that the army has what it takes to be run as an interesting solo force, or is it another one-trick pony with Deep Striking frag cannons?

    • Adam (TheDiceAbide & RUMBL) August 29, 2016 3:20 pm #

      inb4 Codex: Frag Cannon

      • AngryPanda August 29, 2016 3:39 pm #

        The Frag Cannon seems well balanced. As in, it is perfect for anything you may need it for.
        That’s how balance works right?

        • abusepuppy August 29, 2016 4:28 pm #

          Speaking as a Tau player, I love to see people spend 250pts on a five-man squad of basic Marines. Seems perfectly fine to me.

          • LordDrakon August 29, 2016 5:43 pm

            This, it may seem cool than you run into one interceptor heavy list……

          • Heldericht August 29, 2016 6:39 pm

            That is a risk you take with any deepstriking army.

          • CWDub August 29, 2016 7:36 pm

            Glad I just picked up Coteaz to ally with my War Convocation.

  4. CWDub August 29, 2016 7:37 pm #

    FYI FLG crew, I’d chip in $5 for you guys to start your own ISP side business on Kickstarter.


  5. DK6 August 30, 2016 3:08 am #

    Post from NOVA Open about LVO kegnight

    Raffle drawing for free giveaways at the LVO Convention Keg Night, Friday (2 September 2016) in the NOVA Open Charitable Foundation lounge

    Las Vegas Open is hosting the Friday Night Keg Night in the NOVA Open Charity Lounge, room 1850 from 7:30pm to 11pm. For every drink you purchase you get one raffle ticket. LVO reps will be pulling raffle tickets throughout the night for great giveaways and even a convention access pass or two to LVO, The Embry Group, local DC band, will be playing in Lounge from 9-11pm

  6. Michael Corr August 30, 2016 3:33 am #

    Great show guys, been enjoying your run on Signals. Also, I quite like the monument to Reece joke. I may be alone, but I like it!

    Also, the Deathwatch bikers have Skilled Rider, but do not have Hit and Run.

  7. Cephalobeard August 30, 2016 8:04 am #

    Pablo ya big goober. The emperors finest warriors for xenos hunting are allowed to have bikes, because reasons.

    Might want to redact that list, haha.

  8. hillshire August 30, 2016 12:21 pm #

    I’m looking at Deathwatch allies to help with Daemons in an all comers list. You’d think I’d go with Grey Knights but without drop pods to get them right where you want them Turn 1 (Nemesis Strike Force T1 Deep Striking isn’t as accurate and reserve rolls are risky, particularly if a tournament is using Death from the Skies and you have no flyers) and no storm shields to help keep them alive when they get there, they’re just too specific for an all comers list. I’m hoping Fenris II will help with this.

    What do you guys think? How would Deathwatch match up vs Daemons?

  9. jesper77 August 31, 2016 9:30 am #

    List looking fun but to few models and all of em more or less “just” marine save. Heavy shooting list will be one of the problems you will have.

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