RUMORS – New Deathwatch Boxed Game

By Rob Baer | November 30th, 2015 | Categories: Miniature Wargaming News & Rumors

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It looks like the Deathwatch will be back in 2016 as an expansion box set. Come see WHO they’ll be fighting!


A source who spoke to BoLS on condition of anonymity, says:

  • Opposition force for the Deathwatch in the Boardgame is Tyranids.
  • Look for Genestealers, Warriors, Lictors.
  • There is a “box only” Lictor Character.
  • As with Betrayal at Calth – these are standard 40K models fully usable outside the boardgame.
  • There is chatter of potential Deathwatch op-for xenos expansions for the boardgame (Orks, etc…)

Recall that the earlier set of info on the boxed game was:


  • Look for the Deathwatch to arrive in the Grimdark in 2016.
  • They will make their initial appearance in a boxed boardgame like Execution Force / Betrayal at Calth.
  • The Deathwatch models are based around a new Deathwatch upgrade sprue.
  • The sprue will contain items such the distinctive shoulderpads, and specialist equipment and weapons of the Deathwatch.
  • The Deathwatch sprue will be bundled atop the Sternguard base kit in the boardgame.
  • The game will allow for you to equip your Killteam’s weapons and equipment in a variety of ways with rules to support them all.
  • As with Betrayal at Calth – these are standard 40K models fully usable outside the boardgame.
  • There will be an opposing force the Deathwatch is pitted against with their own models in the box.


Opposing Viewpoints:

If you recall, across 2015, there have been intermittent voices saying that Genestealer Cult was coming.  So the big question doing the rounds now is whether not the opposition force will be generic Tyranids, or if GW will turn the volume all the way up to 11 and do Genestealer Cult as multiple rumormongers this past year have said…

G512 - Rogue Trader Genestealer Patriarch on Throne '89 11-08-30

~Will we see TWO expansions a year starting in 2016?

About the Author: Rob Baer

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