News for November 2010
Your Future Lies With The Chapter 22
Announcing Rites of Battle, an upcoming supplement for Deathwatch
Deathwatch | Published 17 November 2010

“Your future lies with the Chapter. The past is dust. Build upon that foundation and you shall stand tall amongst your Battle-Brothers.”
      –Chaplain Gotthold of the Black Templars

The Deathwatch stands vigil over some of the most dangerous regions in the galaxy, sentinels against the vile forces of hostile alien races and ancient tombs best left undisturbed. The Imperium has endured for ten thousand years thanks in no small part to the secret victories of the Deathwatch over the foes that would see the Emperor’s realm cast down and destroyed. The Space Marines of the Deathwatch cherish each such hard-won victory, for the galaxy is a vast and dangerous place, with numerous aliens, heretics, and daemons clamouring to take the place of each defeated enemy. To stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the Deathwatch is to hold back serried tides of inhuman foes time and again, struggling to survive against the galaxy’s most deadly of threats. It is an honour that each and every Deathwatch Space Marine bears with pride.

Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Rites of Battle, a supplement for Deathwatch! First previewed in Litany of War, Rites of Battle provides a host of additional options for players and GMs alike. This book expands on many of the ideas, themes, and systems present in the Deathwatch rulebook and offers means to enrich and add detail to the adventures of a Kill- team in the Jericho Reach.

The Space Marines of the Deathwatch safeguard the Jericho Reach against the galaxy’s deadliest foes. Do not falter: arm yourselves with the best wargear and abilities the Deathwatch has to offer!

A host of new character options allow for increased personalization with thorough “Create Your Own Chapter” and “Alternate Specialities” rules. Plus, play a member of the Imperial Fists Chapter or one of the Successor Chapters that send Space Marines to the Deathwatch.

Vehicle rules add a new dimension to gameplay and expand possibilities for adventure. Battle alien tanks with your Land Raider or prowl behind enemy lines with a Land Speeder Storm. Gain access to an extensive new armoury of weapons, armour, and relics from the armouries of Watch Fortress Erioch, or earn new special honours and distinctions to reflect your Space Marine’s glorious victories.

A valuable handbook for Space Marines of the Deathwatch, Rites of Battle contains everything needed to prepare a Deathwatch Kill-team for any mission. Keep checking our website for more, and watch for it later this winter!

Deathwatch is a roleplaying game in which players take on the roles of the bio-engineered super-soldiers known as Space Marines. United with their battle-brothers, players will complete extraordinary missions involving some of the greatest heroes and deadliest opponents the Warhammer 40,000 universe has to offer.

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Published: 11/17/2010 7:25:57 PM

I've been told that RITES OF BATTLE will include all pertinent information on my favorite chapter, the CRIMSON FISTS!

I want that book so bad I can TASTE it!

Published: 11/17/2010 6:03:43 PM

i can almost smell that book. cant wait :)

Published: 11/17/2010 5:23:59 PM

I really doubt that we will see rules for Chaplains here.

Maybe never... 

Published: 11/17/2010 4:11:55 PM

Salamanders! Salamanders!

Published: 11/17/2010 3:32:05 PM


Do you guys think we'll see rules for chaplain?

I always like those "Character guides" books...

Published: 11/17/2010 2:48:35 PM

Bring on some Salamanders.

Published: 11/17/2010 1:04:38 PM




Liu Jen Hao
Published: 11/17/2010 12:18:10 PM

Is that a Deathwatch Dreadnaught I see there?

Are there rules for Dreadnaughts in this book, or...

DROOL.... Rules for playing Dreadnaught Characters in this book?

If Yes to either (or better yet, both), Righteous Dude!!

Published: 11/17/2010 12:02:24 PM

Excellent. The rules to create custom chapters will be used extensively I think. Most players have their own favorites, or would like to design new and exotic chapters.

Published: 11/17/2010 12:01:38 PM

Imperial Fists and Successors? I hoped for at least Salamanders...

But I will be happy with the Crimson Fists, Flesh Tearers and some Unforgiven successors.


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