Deathwatch vs Genestealer Cults 2000pts | Warhammer 40,000 Battle Report

Avatar The Beard March 12, 202258  47 58 Likes

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Chef & Beard have crafted another Maelstrom of war masterpiece today, and on top of that, its a classic match up!! Gorm Oddmundson leads the charge with his Deathwatch Kill Teams to hunt the insidious Genestealer Cults and their dread Patriarch!

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The Lists:

DEATHWATCH:

++ Army of Renown – Kill Team Strike Force Battalion Detachment ++

+ HQ +

Captain in Terminator Armour: Warlord Trait – Vigilance Incarnate, Relic – Dominus Aegis, Thunder hammer

Primaris Chaplain on Bike: Master of Sanctity, Relic – The Blackweave Shroud, Absolver Bolt pistol, Twin Bolt Rifle, Crozius arcanum, Castellan of the Black Vault: Master-Crafted Weapon

+ Troops +

Fortis Kill Team: Furor
5x Hellblaster w/ Assault plasma incinerator
5x Intercessors w/ Auto Bolt Rifle

Fortis Kill Team: Furor
5x Intercessors w/ Bolt Rifles
5x Outrider

Indomitor Kill Team: Malleus
Aggressor w/ Flamestorm Gauntlets
3x Eradicator w/ Heavy Melta Rifle
5x Heavy Intercessors, w/4 Heavy Bolt Rifles, 1 Executor Heavy Bolter
Inceptor w/ Assault Bolters: 2x Assault Bolters

Indomitor Kill Team: Dominatus
Aggressor w/ Flamestorm Gauntlets
3x Eradicator w/ Heavy Melta Rifle
5x Heavy Intercessors, w/4 Heavy Bolt Rifles, 1 Executor Heavy Bolter
Inceptor w/ Assault Bolters: 2x Assault Bolters

++ Total: 1,750pts ++

 

Genestealer Cults:

++ Pending ++



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Jason Hoy
Jason Hoy
2 months ago

I’m way behind on the batreps, but I’d be totally fine if every non league game was a maelstrom game. Love the format and how close the games are. Also really enjoying the post op you all have done after the matches lately talking about what worked, what didn’t and how things could have otherwise gone.

Praise the four armed emperor.

DC
DC
3 months ago

Love Maelstrom!
Should do one every month, Maelstrom 3rd Thursdays.

Could you guys post your Maelstrom rules in the app documents section?

Bjornen
Bjornen
3 months ago

I fully support your take on No rerolls Chef! 1: It’s more exiting to play! (and watch!) 2: A reroll can still be failed, making the CP wasted. Many strats has a guranteed effect when spending the CP, and going from a given percentage of chance to covert a CP into something successful to a 100% conversion rate by cutting out the risk of failure sounds exactly like you! In the long game, that should pay off!

_ewar_
_ewar_
3 months ago

More maelstrom please! Keep it coming chaps, makes a really nice change from the matched play stuff. I’ve always had a blast playing it – could you write up your version of the rules and put it on the site? I’d really like to convince my gaming group to give it a try.

Justin Prato
Justin Prato
3 months ago

Great game. I agree, I love the Malestorm card games, why more interesting for causal games than the constant tournament missions. Definitely would like to see more of these.

james beaumont
james beaumont
3 months ago

I was wondering about beards comment about if KT specialisms are worth the points? I know you played full re rolls, but what is TTT’s opinion on when they only give re roll of 1? As a new player to the game and Deathwatch I’m still experimenting with lists, although if it looks cool it tends to go in anyway!

Martin Kirby
Martin Kirby
3 months ago

Absolutely love your guys version of Maelstrom. On top of the games are exciting, they’re worth it just to see you guys having such a blast. Same with your narrative reports, if you lot are having fun it’ll be a fun watch! I’d definitely be happy to see you keeping them in a regular / semi-regular rotation

Last edited 3 months ago by Martin Kirby
Maeglin
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Maeglin
3 months ago

Great fun game. Makes me want to break out the cards!

Justus Hölscher
Justus Hölscher
3 months ago

Considering they are Xenos hunters, Deathwatch seem ridiculously badly equipped to fight genestealer cults.

Greg Sholtz
Greg Sholtz
3 months ago

Absolutely love watching Maelstrom games. You lit always deliver an amazing game.

Daniel Stanush
Daniel Stanush
3 months ago

Chef please name a GSC character Jamiroquai so he can go “deeper underground” lol!

manuel grohs
manuel grohs
3 months ago

do more mealstrom

Steele Tarkus
Steele Tarkus
3 months ago

Beard, your hair is looking choice

Ciaran O'Loughlin
Ciaran O'Loughlin
3 months ago

What a great game. Love Maelstrom it’s so much fun to watch.

James_ellams
James_ellams
3 months ago

Love, love LOVE maelstrom..the best way to play 40k IMHO

Thijs Schrijnemakers
Thijs Schrijnemakers
3 months ago

Yes, maelstrom is great and I would love to see more. I’d say
[narrative games] > [maelstrom] > [league + normal games].
The sudden switches that come with the objectives were great. For the Four Armed Emperor!

Cassteel
Cassteel
3 months ago

Do you know what I miss? I miss when the servo skull used to narrate the action and add drama and comments. I was watching some of the older episodes and I realized that the person filming used to be a part of the game and it made it more fun for everyone it seemed. Spider being the narrator was always so much fun!

John Wainscott
John Wainscott
3 months ago

Felt you guys channeling some of the old Bone magic in this game

Paul Flory
Paul Flory
3 months ago

Are these cards and adapted rules rules available to download any where from you gents would love to give them a try

Paul Rigby
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Paul Rigby
3 months ago

Keep doing the maelstrom games. They are so much more enjoyable to watch. Throw in a multi ball once too if you are feeling spicy!

Kal Spriggs
Kal Spriggs
3 months ago

Really enjoyed the Maelstrom game!

Adam Zaschke
Adam Zaschke
3 months ago

Not a criticism, more a question. As I read it in the codex, the specialism upgrades give you the reroll 1, if you have a specific specialism stacked with your Chapter tactic, then it is reroll all dice. So have I read it wrong or are the guys doing it wrong? Either way great report, really enjoyable to watch.

Azaiel
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Azaiel
3 months ago

So happy to see the Deathwatch make an appearance again! And Beards dice roll never fails. 🙂

Huw Tindall
Huw Tindall
3 months ago

Just use the Open War cards already guys! So much random fun!

Last edited 3 months ago by Huw Tindall
Jonathan Haynes
Jonathan Haynes
3 months ago

Nice game

Aaron Randall
Aaron Randall
3 months ago

More maelstrom plox ❤

Benjamin Chia
Benjamin Chia
3 months ago

Purge the xenos!!!!

Brett Pettitt
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Brett Pettitt
3 months ago

I just hate to see these magic momentsgo to waste – Gorm become Gorm-less. No one ever uses it.
And you can call the patriarch Lagom because he really wasn’t going for the 6’s at all. (It’s swedish)

Stefano
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Stefano
3 months ago

I KNEW IT! Let’s burn Chef in the name of the Empra!!!!!!!
I guess that from today on we should call him Magos Chef
EDIT: @Beard: I don’t think you can have the Executor Heavy bolter with the rapid fire Heavy bolt rifles, it’s limited to squads with the heavy version only. You can put a normal heavy bolter though.

Last edited 3 months ago by Stefano
Steven Douglas
Steven Douglas
3 months ago

That was soooo much fun! I enjoy when you do 1750pts, think it is nice seeing the altered lists for the lower points. How much do you think reducing to 1500pts would change it?

SlipperyWeasel
SlipperyWeasel
3 months ago

Yesssssss!!!!! Maelstrom!!! Put that in your pipe and smoke it!

Simon Cooper
Simon Cooper
3 months ago

Be still my beating hart the DW are back and this time the Beard has brought a fantastic list !
However…… needs more proteus kill teams 😉

Robert Strachan
Robert Strachan
3 months ago

My favorite match up!