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Deathwatch - The Achilus Assault


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Publication Date January 1st, 2011

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The Achilus Assault is an invaluable sourcebook for Deathwatch, and is a 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 and the expansionist aggression of the Tau Empire. The threats presented in this tome provide Game Masters with a surfeit of antagonists and mysteries to confront a Deathwatch Kill-team.

The essence of war, brotherhood, heroism, and duty pervade the setting for Deathwatch. The task of the Achilus Crusade embraces all of these themes, yet it faces great challenges from both without and within. To live up to these ideals is a difficult task, yet it is the fate of the Deathwatch Space Marines in the Jericho Reach to shoulder this duty head-on—they are the first and last line of defence against a myriad of threats to the Crusade of which some commanders are not even aware.

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Table of Contents

004 | Introduction
004 | What’s in this book?
006 | Chapter I: The Jericho Gate
006 | The Enigma of The Warp Gate
012 | Chapter II: The Crusade Begins
012 | The Most Glorious Achilus Crusade
014 | A History of Conquest and Carnage
014 | A Dream of Glory
015 | Into the Breach
019 | Total War
021 | Warmaster Tiber Achilus
021 | A Rise to Glory
024 | Commanders of the Crusade
024 | Imperial Guard
025 | Adeptus Arbites
025 | Imperial Navy
025 | Adeptus Ministorum
026 | Adeptus Administratum
026 | Adeptus Mechanicus
026 | Adeptus Astartes, Inquisition and Deathwatch
029 | Soldiers of the Crusade
029 | Landrian “Drusus’s Own” Militia
030 | Castobel Vengeance Company
030 | Storm’s Warning
032 | Deathwatch Involvement
032 | Deployment and Relations
033 | Recruitment in the Field
033 | The Omega Vault
035 | A Dark Web of Worlds
035 | A Pattern of Death
036 | Using the Dark Pattern
037 | Crusade Campaigns
037 | Military Involvement
041 | Chapter III: The Orpheus Salient
041 | The First Successes
043 | Command of the Orpheus Salient
044 | Themes of the Orpheus Salient
045 | Hive Fleet Dagon
056 | The Slinnar Drift
061 | The Mortis Thule
061 | A Lineage of Doom
063 | The Dead Hulls
063 | The Dwellers Within
069 | Chapter IV: The Acheros Salient
069 | The Stigmartus
075 | The Charon Stars
080 | The Hadex Anomaly
080 | Recorded History
081 | The Wreck of the Limitless Grasp
083 | Kokabiel’s Drop
087 | Daemon Worlds of the Hadex Anomaly
089 | The Fallen Forge world of Samech
090 | The Fall
091 | The Way of the Iron Pit
093 | Agents of the Furnace Lord
095 | Daemon Prince Mephidast the Plaguereaver
101 | Chapter V: The Canis Salient
102 | Lord Commander Sebiascor Ebongrave
104 | The Madness of Lord Commander Ebongrave
107 | The Main Advance
110 | The Velk’han Sept
112 | The Way of War
114 | Tau Space Travel
118 | The Mal’caor Shi Fleet
119 | Contact with the Tau
123 | Relations with the Tau
124 | A History of Confl ict
125 | Truces and Traitors
127 | For The Greater Good
127 | Imperial Diplomacy and Trade
129 | The Black Reef
129 | Gravity Storm
129 | The Black Heart
132 | Chapter VI: Heroes of the Crusade
132 | Friend or Foe
132 | Villains
133 | Lord Militant Solomon Tetrarchus
134 | Brother-Captain Kynar Half-Hand
135 | Lord General Magratha Orphel von Karlack
135 | Enter Magratha
135 | Return and Ascension
136 | The von Karlack Conspiracies
137 | Lord Captain Gravis Terrozant
138 | Plenipotentiary-Designate Urwin Sire
139 | Lord Castellan Ortarna Lokk of Castobel
140 | Commodore Thalion Vycorious
141 | Syndilian Shanyr the Traveller
142 | Lord Commissar Vance Theren
142 | General Derian Arkelius
142 | Lord Admiral Anastasia Arkelius


Lead Developer
Ross Watson

Written And Developed By
Owen Barnes, John Dunn, Andrew Fischer, Andy Hoare, Tim Huckelbery, Kevin Rubitsky, and William Thrasher

Graham Davey

Matt Eustace

Graphic Design
Kevin Childress and Chris Beck

Cover Art
Michael Phillippi

Interior Art
Even Mehl Amundsen, Jacob Atienza, Ryan Barger, Ted Beargeon, Alberto Bontempi, Matt Bradbury, Dmitry Burmak, Daarken, Zach Graves, Nikolaus Ingeneri, Jason Juta, Karl Kopinski, Adam Lane, Clint Langley, Damien Mammoliti, Daniel McGowan, David Nash, Ameen Naksewee, Brad Rigney, Adrian Smith, Mark Smith, David Sondered, Frank Walls, and Andrea Uderzo

Managing Art Director
Andrew Navaro

Art Direction
Kyle Hough

Production Manager
Eric Knight

Licensing And Development Coordinator
Deb Beck

Executive Game Designer
Corey Konieczka

Executive Producer
Michael Hurley

Christian T. Petersen

Games Workshop

Licensing Manager
Owen Rees

Head Of Licensing
Andy Jones

Head Of Intellectual Property
Alan Merrett

Special Thanks To Our Playtesters
“The Bolter and Chainsword Playtest Group” Ryan Powell with Matt Bogart, Jon Cox, Max Hardenbrook, Matt Hunt, Steve Koelzer, Anders Lang, and Richard Sanders, “No Guts, No Glory” Sean Connor with Adam Lloyd, Aaron MacManus-Wood, Stephen Pitson, Mark Smith, and Simon Tierney, “The Librarians” Pim Mauve with Keesjan Kleef, Jan-Cees Voogd, Joris Voogd, and Gerlof Woudstra, “Roll Perils” Matt Eustace with Sean Kelly, Rob Lord, Stuart Lord, and Mike Madani, “Veterans of a Psychic War” Benn Williams with Chris Lancaster, Scott Philips, John Ross, Rebecca Williams, and Eric Young.



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