**NEW BOARDING ACTION** Space Marines vs Deathguard | Warhammer 40,000 Boarding Action Battle Report

Avatar The Beard January 7, 2023151  187 151 Likes

YouTube video

Boarding Action is here and we’re so excited to be releasing this game for you bosses today!!  Lawrence leads the Obsidian Dragons to battle, breaching the hull of a Void Craft to purge the zombies within, but Beard and the Death Guard will stand in his way with Grandfather’s blessings!

We hope you like this new show!  Boarding Action offers a unique way to play with much shorter games, all new missions and a balanced rule set…and even better is that you only need 500 points to play.  Use your favourite units or use this as an opportunity to build up a new faction!

**ATTENTION – This Report was filmed before the Mustering Rules, Balance Dataslate and Munitorum Field Manual PDFs were released**

🎥 Want even more Tabletop Tactics videos? Check out our website and sign up for On Demand! 

🏆 Make sure to follow along with the League Rankings at  ➡️ https://tabletoptactics.tv/league-rankings/

(Spoiler Warning! The Rankings are updated with every release so don’t read it until you’ve watched the game!)

📖 Learn the ways of war with our in depth Tactical Guides!

🎲 Like to roll in style? Tabletop Tactics Merchandise 

🛒 For all your hobby and gaming needs, visit Tabletop Tactics’ sponsors Element Games

🗺 Game Mats provided by gamemat.eu 

🎨 For professional miniature painting commissions see Siege Studios

🎵 All music is licensed with artists credited at the end of the video

📝 Be sure to watch the video for the player’s Army Lists



Subscribe
Notify of
187 Comments
Newest
Oldest Most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Daniel Sandsjö
Lifetime Member
Daniel Sandsjö
12 hours ago

Loved this! 🙂

Flying_Basset
Flying_Basset
2 days ago

Loved the game fellas! I started back in 3rd edition, fell away for a bit and returned recently, so this was very nostalgic, but also true to the warhammer that I fell in love with (and love a little more tbh haha) 😊

Jon Donoghue
Jon Donoghue
12 days ago

Watching beard make 6 inv saves.

Spending a CP and stylishly passing the last, just to assert his dominance.

I know he’s playing DG, but that was gross.

I love it 💚

Matthew Warren
Matthew Warren
14 days ago

Great content as always, big up TT. I get to play my first BA game on Tuesday. Question for the rules master (chef) I wanted to run Eisenhorn with some cadian shock troops, some crusaders and a priest. Haven’t used crusaders in ages, are they obsolete now for the gaurd?

And can I run Eisenhorn with Astra in Boarding Actions?

I think we will probably homebrew the rules anyway but was wandering what the official line would be

Cheers and thanks again for all the great videos

Brian Sterling
Brian Sterling
15 days ago

Loved this one! You guys are so entertaining to watch, huge <expletive> eating grin on my face while you guys were swinging around chain swords and daemon flails! Keep it up!

Imperial Grunt
Lodge Member
Imperial Grunt
15 days ago

This was really great! I heard the heavy footsteps and bolter shots from the Astartes series in the back of my mind as I watched the batrep. Really looking towards more and it’s great to see the Obsidian Dragons back in action!

GeekAbaddon
Lodge Member
GeekAbaddon
16 days ago

Really interested in BA, quickfire games, great for introducing to the hobby as opposed to Kill Team which is bit more unique and different with its ruleset, imagine if KT had been more like BA people! Also, slight niggle, Putrescent Vitality gives +1S and +1T its value isnt different whether over or under, might be confusing with Gift of Contagion which reduces S & A depending on value.

james beaumont
james beaumont
16 days ago

I mean, how freaking good does this look!! Amazing report guys, does anyone know how the rules would impact deathwatch kill teams? Like I’m guessing that despite bikes getting the troops key word when in a kill team, they couldn’t be run!

Khi
Lodge Member
Khi
17 days ago

Holly smokes it does look good doesn’t it and I was looking for an excuse to build a 500 point Charcharodon SM force.

Falkus Kibre
Lodge Member
Falkus Kibre
17 days ago

Would definitely want to see more of this! Can’t wait to see what else you release for this.

Douglas Aguirre
Douglas Aguirre
17 days ago

Just too good. So glorious.
Great game

DablHelix
DablHelix
17 days ago

Would love to see more Boarding actions on the channel. Really fun to watch!

Tim O'Neill
Lodge Member
Tim O'Neill
17 days ago

Haha, Loved it. Top battle & jokes, & I’d deffo like to see more of these bat reps! Looking forward to playing some games in this format too. Looks quality!

dneuhoff87
Lifetime Member
dneuhoff87
17 days ago

Boarding actions seem quite fun. More!
Also, assault intercessors appear quite good for boarding actions. Nice to see some units you don’t normally see get some love.

Last edited 17 days ago by dneuhoff87
Dean Brereton
Dean Brereton
17 days ago

Great battle and top banter, not sure this game is for me, seems a little restricted but can see the appeal 👍

William Easton
William Easton
17 days ago

Fantastic batrep! Has the reroll 1s to wound for plague weapons gone now or just in boarding actions?

Stefano
Lodge Warrior Member
Stefano
17 days ago

I was quite enthusiastic about Boarding Action, and it looks fun and interesting. Unfortunately, it seems you need the dedicated terrain, or at least the one I own (and it’s a lot) doesn’t seem to work… and the cost of 170 euros just for it is too high. A real shame!

Dale Johnson
Dale Johnson
17 days ago

Could be a new favorite medium of 40k 💪

Inkkubus
Inkkubus
17 days ago

I just had an epiphany: I personally think the auras being affected by terrain should be implemented in 10th as well as the LOS rules in general. May this be POC on a big scale?

Adrián Perez Martínez
Lodge Member
Adrián Perez Martínez
17 days ago

This was amazing!! More of this!!

It would be cool to see once a sort of narrative game where a bunch of surviving heroes enter a space hulk and keep discovering new threats… ouh

Kieran
Kieran
18 days ago

I think Boarding Action is my new favourite, nice and compact and a little simpler. Excellent work guys, the character fight was epic!

Shane McGrath
Lodge Member
Shane McGrath
18 days ago

Absolutely more of this guys! great work!

Jason Hoy
Lodge Member
Jason Hoy
18 days ago

PLEASE play more of these. The fast pace and the small board format are fantastic. I was on the fence about buying this set, but now I’m all in.

Vincent Labranche
Vincent Labranche
18 days ago

So nice! Make more boarding action for sure!

Liam Smith
Liam Smith
18 days ago

Thanks to this I’ve just bought a bunch of Salamanders. Great game. Looks really fun!

Terra Luna-Mae
Terra Luna-Mae
18 days ago

I said this on a yt post but here again. This was an amazing batrep and so much fun to watch. You all always bring such amazing energy to the table, but in this batrep it seems that the hype becomes infectious (as I’m sure typhus would agree).

Can’t wait for part 2!

Jon Wilson
Jon Wilson
18 days ago

Thanks chaps, enjoyed that! Any chance of Blood Angels (perhaps with some Terminators) vs Tyranids (perhaps some sort of… genestealer-heavy build?) at some point on the channel? Space Hulk was my favourite game as a kid and I’d love to see it brought back to life in Boarding Action form.

Matthew Kozlowski
Lodge Member
Matthew Kozlowski
18 days ago

I loved everything about this! The board size, the unit comps, the excitement from the players, the seriously cool camera angles and effects. Just talked to my buddies and this game mode is definitely something we are going to work in to our weekly rotation once we get the rules. Great job Spider and Beard, and great camera work Chef!

Guillaume Corbe
Guillaume Corbe
18 days ago

@The Chef
First, don’t apologize! Your content is awesome and I’m glad I can support it.
Second, regarding the CAPS thing: for your branding, titles and credits, I totally understand the consistency. And please don’t change it! CAPS are impactful and you need to be. But for notes, it’s sometimes hard to read… Most people don’t care I guess because they dont read 😅. Or it’s just me 🤔

Bryan
Lodge Warrior Member
Bryan
18 days ago

I’ll put a vote in for more boarding actions, it looks real fun!

Stephen Neal
Stephen Neal
18 days ago

Game looks fun, but I need to know: why do you not tell us the whole rule set and tell us to look at the actual rule book? You explain Tempest games in their entirety, but never regular Nephilhim matches. The only reason I ask now is because the boarding action book is on preorder, so I can reference it. Thanks, it was a great game.

Callum Seymour
Lodge Member
Callum Seymour
18 days ago

This was awesome. Can’t wait for more.

Joseph Swenson
Lifetime Member
Joseph Swenson
18 days ago

NEED MOAR! 🫠💣💯

Neil Birt
Lodge Member
Neil Birt
18 days ago

Brilliant! Loved it. End credit bloopers are ace too.

Robert Henderson
Robert Henderson
18 days ago

This was so great. Engaging, fast and thematic. Really well executed everyone can’t wait to see more!

Jason Beardsley
Jason Beardsley
18 days ago

How wonderful! I’d love to see more of this, maybe with Tyranids or GSC! 😜

Guillaume Corbe
Guillaume Corbe
18 days ago

What a cool game! I agree with the others… MORE Boarding Action please 😀 !

But a bit of advice though regarding the montage : characters in CAPS (UPPERCASE if you prefer) are really hard to read due to the brain ability to recognize word by the way they’re shaped. So it would be awesome for us viewers if you could change the way you type in, and USE ONLY UPPERCASE TO PUT EMPHASIS INTO THE TEXT AND NOT IN GENERAL. PLUS ITS SEEMS LIKE IM SCREAMING AND IM NOT 🙂

Thanks guys, love U !

Christopher Krueger
Lodge Member
Christopher Krueger
18 days ago

So if you could draw LOS between the Intercessors to the Captain, you could charge, as long as you rolled high enough to path around him?

Christopher Krueger
Lodge Member
Christopher Krueger
18 days ago

So would 2×30 Hormagaunts be broken into 12×5? Or is there a max unit size of 10?

Christopher Krueger
Lodge Member
Christopher Krueger
18 days ago

Does Lawrence have to spend an action on Secure Site? Don’t all SM make objectives sticky now?

Christopher Krueger
Lodge Member
Christopher Krueger
18 days ago

The way GW could really make this game pop is by forgetting about abstract objective markers and kill tallies and have actual Missions, like reach the bridge in 5 rounds, or hold off the hordes of Chaos cultists as the Techmarine rigs the reactor to blow, etc. this game is practically made for Deathwatch and Custodes scenarios.

Christopher Krueger
Lodge Member
Christopher Krueger
18 days ago

Zombie Space Pirates, now that’s just silly…if by “silly” you mean THE BEST THING EVAR!

Now Fletch needs to paint up some Necron Flayed Ones so Chef can run some Zombie Robot Space Pirates, and get Stig in there to run some Ninja Robot Space Pirates!

Gary Duncanson
Gary Duncanson
18 days ago

Looks like the old zone mortalis which was awesome

Ben Whitburn
Ben Whitburn
18 days ago

This…..is…….AWESOME!

Alex Martyniuk
Alex Martyniuk
18 days ago

Yes please! More of this!

Jaakob
Jaakob
18 days ago

I really enjoyed this and would love to see more if it.

Sebastian Vazquez-Carson
Sebastian Vazquez-Carson
18 days ago

What a fun game mode! I want to thank Table Top Tactics for helping me get into 40K – your enthusiasm, the joy you have for playing, and how you explain the strategy has been a massive influence on getting me to play. Now I have a full army of templars and I have embarked on my eternal crusade! Glory to the Emperor! Death to the Heretic!

Jay Jones
Jay Jones
18 days ago

I must say, truly incredible battle report. I haven’t been this hyped watching an hour of 40K in a long time and that’s including the battle reports across other channels. Truly experts at your craft, delivering an unbelievably fun narrative and execution. I’m here for every future boarding action video and I hope it becomes a staple in your rotation!!! More please!!!

dirgpiper
dirgpiper
19 days ago

MORE! seems like a really fun game type

judgernaut
judgernaut
19 days ago

Really been looking forward to this! Great stuff guys!