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I'll be honest, waaay way back in the day I had a thing for the deathwatch. As a xeno player, they just seemed the perfect nemesis for my tyranids and necrons alike, so when some old old issue of White Dwarf (somewhere back in 2007 or something) came out with rules for fielding Deathwatch Kill teams, I was pretty stoked. Naturally it was not easy to amass the parts I needed to convert the bastards, but I managed and cobbled together a squad of ten marines with a captain.

In the years since then, that squad has succumbed to a few of them getting lost, two broken and the rest were tossed in disgust at how horrible my converting and painting skills were at the time.

Imagine how stoked I am now, with an actual codex and kits to play with!

However, as with most things gw these days, the price has hit me. So I devised a most elegant solution. Using some of the spare bits from my brother's purchase of Death Masque (sucker) and my own purchase of a deathwatch captain, I had enough parts to finish a ten man squad by purchasing a tactical squad rather than the actual deathwatch squad kit.

Sure they're basic, but these are the troops anyway! I'll splurge a little more once I get to the important guys. Once I get a hold of a deathwatch terminator squad, there will be even more penny pinching opportunity with a full ten spare deathwatch shoulder guards.

There's not much to show at the moment, but it's a solid start.






I plan to exploit this edition to the fullest (theme wise) by making a full blown Inquisitorial force, with primary detachment of Deathwatch Kill Teams and tacked on Stormtrooper and Inquisition detachments. It's something I've wanted for a long time and it's gonna be sweet.


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Looks like it's off to a great start!

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They are still very recognizable, even without all those fancy new bits! I love the shoulder pads especially, but the whole squad looks gorgeous. I'm excited to see more!

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Progress has been made!







There is still a lot of detail to go on them yet, mostly weapon details and a few highlights but the gist of the colour scheme is there now.

I also have some new additions.



My real ulterior motive for getting the Deathwatch terminator kit was because it comes with three upgrade sprues. That's enough shoulder guards to cover three more tactical squads and forgo the more expensive route of five man squads.

The terminators themselves will probably be fielded as one off units unless I can get a hold of more special weapons, in which case they might be upped to units of two or three. Or I may say thanks for the sprues and just not use them at all.


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Quick update, the remaining three terminators have been assembled as a three strong squad of Assault Terminators. I used the lightning claws left over from the Vanguard vet kit that came with my brother's Death Masque kit.



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Squad the Second is arrived.



There has been some painting one on these, but I will wait until I have a bit more done to post a more substantial update on that front.


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