News for March 2013
Tempered by Battle, Bound by Brotherhood
Announcing The Emperor's Chosen, an Upcoming Supplement for Deathwatch
Deathwatch | Published 05 March 2013

 

“Remain ever stalwart and let none escape judgment. A single man’s failings may wreak havoc on the galaxy.”
     –Inquisitor Ghent

Only the most exceptional Battle-Brothers are seconded to the Deathwatch. Of those, only a rare few earn the right to be called Deathwatch veterans. Are you worthy enough to take your place among them?

Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce the upcoming release of The Emperor’s Chosen, a supplement for Deathwatch! A veritable who’s who of the Deathwatch’s most legendary heroes, The Emperor’s Chosen is dedicated to those rare Deathwatch Space Marines who ascend to the status of veteran.

This detailed tome lets players delve into the history of the Jericho Deathwatch and honor the heroic veteran Battle Brothers that have come before them. As part of a veteran Kill-team, Player Characters can assume a Heroic Legacy and combat their foes with tactical precision and martial excellence. Then, the included adventure invites Kill-teams to follow in the footsteps of their predecessors and complete the mission that laid them low!

Veterans of a Thousand Conflicts

The length and breadth of the galaxy, the Imperium of Man stands on the brink of devastation. Facing threats from within, without, and beyond, the men and women of the Imperium toil tirelessly and without end to safeguard the million worlds they call home. Towering over these soldiers of Mankind are the Space Marines of the Adeptus Astartes, their gene-enhanced bodies making evident to the eye the superiority that their warrior spirits make manifest on the battlefield.

The Space Marines, the Emperor’s Angels of Death, are the finest soldiers the Imperium of Man has ever created. But among them are those who stand above their brethren, those whose resolve marks them out as survivors of battles and campaigns the likes of which would shatter the very sanity of mere mortals. Veterans of a thousand conflicts, these Battle-Brothers are paragons of their Chapters’ ideals and traditions, and they stand as exemplars for their brethren.

A Word from the Developer

For more on The Emperor’s Chosen, here’s a word from developer Tim Flanders:

It is hard to define the greatest strength of the Battle-Brothers of the Adeptus Astartes. Each Battle-Brother is the Emperor’s wrath made manifest, bringing to bear the might of entire armies and possessing an adamantine will. However, I’ve always felt that the true strength of the Space Marines is the bond of brotherhood formed from decades of service in the name of the Emperor. In the Deathwatch this bond is possibly even more important than it is among other Space Marine Chapters, as a Kill-team must overcome the inherent differences between the individual Battle-Brothers to become a highly effective fighting force unto itself.

It was this notion of history and brotherhood that informed the development of The Emperor’s Chosen. The newest supplement for Deathwatch presents players with the opportunity to play Deathwatch Space Marines at their finest, with the experience of history guiding their actions and their trust in the Battle-Brother next to them driving them onward. This book provides players and GM’s with the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of those legendary Kill-teams whose names are recorded in the histories of Watch Fortress Erioch and with the tools to take their place beside the most famous Space Marines of the Jericho Reach.

Thanks Tim! Check back for more on The Emperor’s Chosen in the coming weeks, then look for it on store shelves late in the second quarter of 2013. Prepare to pen your name in the history of the Jericho Reach!

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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