|Deathwatch | Published 18 May 2011||Rating||23 votes|
“The opportunity that we are offered is far too great to ignore. A brief foray, using the assets of the Calixis Sector, could spread the glory of the God-Emperor to millions who crave his light and return untold wealth and glory to Scintilla."
–Tiber Achilus, in his bid for command of the Crusade into the Jericho Reach
Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce the upcoming release of The Achilus Assault, a sourcebook for Deathwatch! Coming in the third quarter of 2011, The Achilus Assault is a guide to the fires of war raging in the Jericho Reach, from the numberless tides of the Tyranids in Hive Fleet Dagon to the hellish legions of Chaos pouring forth from the Hadex Anomaly and the expansionist aggression of the Tau Empire. The threats presented in this tome provide Game Masters with a surfeit of antagonists and mysteries to confront a Deathwatch Kill-team.
The essence of war, brotherhood, heroism, and duty pervade the setting for Deathwatch. The task of the Achilus Crusade embraces all of these themes, yet it faces great challenges from both without and within. To live up to these ideals is a difficult task, yet it is the fate of the Deathwatch Space Marines in the Jericho Reach to shoulder this duty head-on—they are the first and last line of defence against a myriad of threats to the Crusade of which some commanders are not even aware.
On the front lines
For more on this invaluable resource, we present a few insights from Deathwatch’s lead developer:
The setting for the Deathwatch RPG is a massive war front—the Achilus Crusade—sweeping across the lost worlds of the Jericho Reach. The front lines of this interstellar conflict are a great backdrop for the adventures of the Deathwatch Space Marines battling alongside the Crusade forces, and the Achilus Assault is a brand-new sourcebook that brings all of this into focus for a Deathwatch campaign. The Achilus Assault provides detailed descriptions for some of the Jericho Reach’s most significant planets and warzones to allow players and GMs alike to plan new Deathwatch Missions.
Each of the three major salients of the Achilus Crusade have their own unique themes and deadly enemies. Some foes may be reasoned with, whilst others must be fought to the bitter end. This book describes the major threats to the Crusade’s advance and describes how the efforts of Deathwatch Kill-teams can tip the balance.
With The Achilus Assault, you can bring your Deathwatch campaign into the front lines of the Crusade, and choose which worlds shall be saved, and which shall burn.
Keep checking back for more on The Achilus Assault, and watch for it at your local game store in the third quarter of 2011!
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.
Sweet i got to get this book.
Needs moar hard informations!
Looking forward to this, although I'll probably use it for DH/RT. Still, new planets are always welcome.
That is amazing cover art.
Excellent! We have pre-orders rolling in...
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This will be a wait and see for me, but it looks promising. I'm certainly glad they've started to announce more products for the line.
This looks alot like Edge of the Abyss for Rogue Trader and I liked that book alot so I'll need to pick this up for DW. Cool cover art too, if thats the final picture.