News for January 2011
Enemies of the Emperor be Warned 14
Rites of Battle, a Deathwatch supplement, is now available
Deathwatch | Published 28 January 2011

“Your future lies with the Chapter. The past is dust. Build upon that foundation and you shall stand tall amongst your Battle-Brothers.”
     –Chaplain Gotthold of the Black Templars

The Deathwatch stands vigil over some of the most dangerous regions in the galaxy, sentinels against the vile forces of hostile alien races and ancient tombs best left undisturbed. The Imperium has endured for ten thousand years thanks in no small part to the secret victories of the Deathwatch over the foes that would see the Emperor’s realm cast down and destroyed. The Space Marines of the Deathwatch cherish each such hard-won victory, for the galaxy is a vast and dangerous place, with numerous aliens, heretics, and daemons clamouring to take the place of each defeated enemy. To stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the Deathwatch is to hold back serried tides of inhuman foes time and again, struggling to survive against the galaxy’s most deadly of threats. It is an honour that each and every Deathwatch Space Marine bears with pride.

Rites of Battle, a supplement for Deathwatch, is now on sale at your local retailer and on our webstore! This indispensable tome provides a host of additional options for players and GMs alike, expanding on many of the ideas, themes, and systems present in the Deathwatch rulebook while offering means to enrich and add detail to the adventures of a Kill-team in the Jericho Reach.

Arm Yourself

The Space Marines of the Deathwatch safeguard the Jericho Reach against the galaxy’s deadliest foes. Do not falter: arm yourselves with the best wargear and abilities the Deathwatch has to offer!

A host of new character options allow for increased personalization with thorough “Create Your Own Chapter” and “Alternate Specialities” rules. Plus, play a member of the Imperial Fists Chapter or one of the Successor Chapters that send Space Marines to the Deathwatch.

Vehicle rules add a new dimension to gameplay and expand possibilities for adventure. Battle alien tanks with your Land Raider or prowl behind enemy lines with a Land Speeder Storm. Gain access to an extensive new armoury of weapons, armour, and relics from the armouries of Watch Fortress Erioch, or earn new special honours and distinctions to reflect your Space Marine’s glorious victories.

A valuable handbook for Space Marines of the Deathwatch, Rites of Battle contains everything needed to prepare a Deathwatch Kill-team for any mission. Check out our previews: A Matter of Honour, Many Rites, Many Battles, and In the Wan Light of a Half Dead Star. Then, head to your local retailer and grab your copy!

Deathwatch is a roleplaying game in which players take on the roles of the bio-engineered super-soldiers known as Space Marines. United with their battle-brothers, players will complete extraordinary missions involving some of the greatest heroes and deadliest opponents the Warhammer 40,000 universe has to offer.

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Jolly Roger
Published: 2/17/2011 2:59:33 PM

 Yeah amazon says mine will ship feb 18 instead of the listed april 12.  Can't wait to get mine.

Magos Seqvirin
Published: 2/4/2011 4:43:31 AM

 Imperial Fists! I'm sold! And the book will be sold to me!

Published: 2/3/2011 4:25:35 PM

Hey Bro's If you live in the Dener metrol area, There are lots of hobbie stores that have this book out already.

Service to the Imperium,

Service to the Emperor....

Published: 2/2/2011 12:19:40 PM

@Jolly Roger:

Don't worry mate, Amazon will sure update that ridiculous April 12 date to some earlier date. My guess is they will start shipping by the end of February the latest. (At least this is what happened for Blood of Martyrs anyway: the book was released at the end of December and Amazon shipped in the middle of January. They are usually 2-4 weeks behind the actual FFG release date.)

Published: 2/2/2011 8:13:23 AM

For UK players, i would highly recommend as site to purchase FFG products from. They recieve supply straight from the UK supplier of FFG stuff (Esdevium for those interested), and i always use their site as a yardstick for ACTUAL release dates here in the UK. They are also cheaper than Amazon and sell 'damaged' items at a significant increase, with the damage often being as minimal as slight denting on a corner of the cover.

Amazon is a pile of twaddle when it comes to FFG as Amazon use an automated system that means FFG's 'lax' release dates don't work well.

Direct link to the Gameslore entry for Rites of Battle is here though they have no info a date of release yet.

Sorry for the product placement there, but it's all in the name of getting FFG product sold so they shouldn't have a problem with it and i can't bear the thought of my fellow UK RPers being left out in the cold, figuratively speaking.

Jolly Roger
Published: 2/2/2011 8:08:03 AM

 Amazon says the release date they have is April 12.  Holy crap is that a lag time.  I may have to cancel my order and get it elsewhere.

Alpharius Omegon
Published: 2/1/2011 7:24:43 PM

Got my copy yesterday and like all of the other FFG products, it was worth the wait!

Sgt Hack
Published: 2/1/2011 12:36:52 PM

When is it being released in the UK ?

Published: 1/30/2011 3:28:03 PM

Hopefully it'll be in the UK soon - really can't wait for this one

Ignace Zane
Published: 1/29/2011 12:01:12 PM

 Can't wait to buy my copy!!


Published: 1/29/2011 6:29:10 AM

Long story short, ... I CAN'T WAIT!!!! 

Published: 1/28/2011 4:51:17 PM

Hopefully they will again bring out a pdf version. Thus I can purchase the pdf document until the book arrives my local dealer in germany! :)

The emperor protects.

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