|Know the Man, Know the Mission
A preview of The Achilus Assault, the upcoming Deathwatch supplement
|Deathwatch | Published 20 July 2011|
“All great deeds are the work of great men. Ours is a galaxy shaped by the will of those with the courage to keep the light of humanity burning and the God-Emperor’s divine dream alive; a dream of unification, faith, and Mankind’s domination over our galaxy, now and forever.”
–Inscription on the wall of Achilus’ Cenotaph
Greetings, Deathwatch players!
Warmaster Tiber Achilus, the first Lord Militant of the Crusade, pioneered the Imperium’s initial efforts in the Jericho Reach. Although this legendary figure remains an inspiration to the Deathwatch, his mysterious demise after only nine years of service has left disturbing questions. Today, we’re pleased to present a look at the meteoric rise and untimely fall of Tiber Achilus.
The Achilus Assault Chapter II preview (pdf, 10.1 MB)
The Achilus Assault Chapter II preview, web-quality (pdf, 752 KB)
Service in His Memory
The Achilus Assault is an exciting upcoming supplement for Deathwatch! This guide to the fires of war raging in the Jericho Reach, from the numberless tides of the Tyranids in Hive Fleet Dagon to the hellish legions of Chaos pouring forth from the Hadex Anomaly, provides Game Masters with a surfeit of antagonists and mysteries to confront a Deathwatch Kill-team.
Keep checking back for more, and look for The Achilus Assault on store shelves later this quarter!
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.
On the tiny head issue - isn't it just a case of Full (artificer?) power armour being worn by a normal human rather than a marine? Surely it *should* look out of scale?
@ Hubris - Agreed
@ tiny head illustration - Full bionic reconstruction giving him a massive body? That's all I can think of.
OK, great... Can we have the rest of the Space Marine Chapters now?!
Was/is Achilius a SM? I don't think so...
I passed on MotX (maybe when I can have it at substantial discount though) but I have my sights set on this. I like the preview and the illustration - yeah, it's odd, no biggie though.
Does anyone else get a "Commander Sinclair/Babylon 5" vibe from Achilus? Eldar = Minbari and he's been spirited away to the past/future to fight in another war? Perhaps he went back to the past and created the Omega Vault?
What is it with dumb ass space marine pictures these days? The heads just keep getting smaller! Where exactly do his arms and legs fit? His feet would be at the armour's knees practically, and who knows where his hands are meant to be. It all ready stretches credibility that a space marine could even move in power armour (assisted with servos or not). You'd have to walk like Tina Turner to stop your ceramite flares clacking together and hold your arms out Planet of the Apes style. Try reaching for a grenade and fight to get your arm close enough to your side. Anyway, rant over. Better pictures please. Or at least vaguely anatomically plausible.
with such a tiny head achilus is clearly a mutant.