This week's battle report sees my Deathwatch take on Dean's T'au in the Contact Lost maelstrom of war mission.
I've been quite enjoying having my Deathwatch back on the table in 8th edition, thanks to the recently released codex giving them a new lease of life on the tabletop.
My army consisted of:
Watch Master- Guardian Spear, Lord of Hidden Knowledge warlord trait (WM)
Watch Captain- Jump Pack, Power Sword, Bolt Pistol, Tome of Ectoclades Relic (WC1)
Kill Team 1- 9 Veterans and 1 Terminator, Storm Bolters, Chainswords, Power Fist on Terminator (KT1)
Kill Team 2- 10 Veterans, Storm Bolters, Chainswords, 2 Combi-meltas (KT2)
Kill Team 3- 5 Veterans with 5 Stalker Pattern Bolters (KT3)
Redemptor Dreadnought- Heavy Onslaught Gatling Cannon, Heavy Flamer, 2 Fragstorm Grenade Launchers, Redemptor Fist (RD)
5 Bikers- Twin Bolters (B)
Watch Captain- Power Sword, MC Bolter (WC2)
Librarian- Jump Pack, Force Sword, Bolt Pistol, Might of Heroes, Veil of Time (L)
Kill Team 4- 5 Veterans, 2 Missile Launchers, Bolters, Chainswords (KT4)
Kill Team 5- 5 Veterans, 2 Missile Launchers, Bolters, Chainswords (KT5)
Kill Team 6- 5 Veterans, 5 Shotguns, Storm Shield (KT6)
Kill Team 7- 5 Veterans, 2 Frag Cannons, Bolters, Chainswords (KT7)
Rhino- 2 Storm Bolters (R1)
Rhino- 2 Storm Bolters (R2)
I went for a good mix of Veteran Kill Teams, as well as a borrowed Redemptor Dreadnought from my Dark Angels army. I think two Battalions is the way to go with Deathwatch. They need a good number of command points to use their stratagems, and they have solid troops choices to make going for lots of Troops options more than worthwhile.