Deathwatch: GW’s Hilarious New Trailer


The Deathwatch loves it when a plan comes together!

You can’t say GW doesn’t have a sense of humor these days.

Now kids, sit back and let the nostalgia roll over you…


I’ll leave the creation of IC rules for all the Deathwatch A-Team members to you. We will be needing rules for:

  • Hannibal (Watchmaster)
  • Faceman (Clearly Infiltrate)
  • Howling Mad Murdoch (Remember, he’s a pilot)
  • B.A. Baracus (Feel No Pain, It Will Not Die for sure)

Luckily they already have a grimdark ride.


If anyone shows up at a tabletop with that, I’d even let it disembark out of Corvus Blackstar (with matching paintscheme).

~Get rules-writing!

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  • Kritarion

    What other classic 80s TV shows could have WH equivalents…
    Alf maybe? Does the concept of the Greater Good exxist on Melmac?

    • Emprah

      They call it the “All you cat eat festival.”

  • Countdiscount

    Lol Love it!

    GW is on the right track with all this marketing

  • Kevin Maloney

    Brother Baracus’ special rule would be to pity the enemy army. It has no special in game effect other than to fill the opponent with a sense of shame.

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    • chip6793

      Wouldn’t that affect their moral bonus roll then? 😉

    • JamesD

      He can only deep strike while unconscious. If deploying from a air vehicle he will become a berserker and search for that fool Murdock.

  • Ben


  • Insert_nickname_here

    I don’t know how effective they would be in game, due to Brother Baracus preventing them from taking a dedicated transport that is also a flyer…..

    I’ll see myself out.

    • lorieth

      Shut up and drink your milk BA.

    • SupraGenius

      They have thunderhammers. Concussive will get him on the chopper!

  • I ain’t gettin’ on no Corvus Blackstar fool ….. that just cries out for an A-Team DW kill team to be made.

  • Horus84cmd

    If DW are the A-Team. What 80’s pop TV culture reference does that make the Grey Knights? Airwolf? Knight Rider?

    • Cergorach


      • Horus84cmd

        Ooo good thinking. I was too limiting with just TV.

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    • Gustav

      Grey Knight Rider…interesting concept…

  • david

    streethawk was a bike show with fancy gadgets and weapons

  • david

    Come to think of it ,the Blackstar is also similar to another tv star, the one and only Thunderbird two. The Blackstar even has two pods,forward swept wings and has vtol

    • MPSwift

      I knew it looked familiar!! Couldn’t place it, thank you haha

    • lorieth

      Revealed! The secret headquarters of the Ordo Xenos: Tracy Island.

  • Iconoc1ast

    It is confirmed.

    Rogue Trader 2 is 8th edition!


  • Admiral Raptor

    Whelp, I need a 28mm Mr. T head now 🙂

    Maybe some of this new found humor can work its way back into 40k. That’d be a nice change from the constant grim derp.

  • D. B.

    HILARIOUS. Though I cannot believe they forwent the opportunity to say “maybe you can deploy… the KILL TEAM!!!”

  • Darth Bumbles

    I rather like this return to the balance of grimdark with humour, like the old 2000AD megazines. Something quintessentially British about going “here’s something utterly terrible… And now here’s a pun”.

    • euansmith

      The self referential humour has been MIA for a few years. I think that this is an issue where the original writers relied on the audience picking up on how totally ridiculous the whole situation was (“And the Space Nazis are the GOOD guys!”), but the later employees maybe took the setting at face value.

      Its a bit like when John Nathan Turner took over as producer on Dr Who back in the 1980’s. He was a huge fan of the series, but appeared to be totally clueless about what actually made the setting cool and fun.

  • Viktor Julian

    Hahahahaha – Thumbs up for GW for making this add.

  • Shawn

    I didn’t think that was funny at all. It looked to be a real serious take reminiscent of the stop motion animation of old. I thought it was pretty cool actually.

  • euansmith

    Bravo, GW for maybe finding its funny bone again. For me, 40k should be like “Bat Out of Hell”; completely daft and totally awesome at the same time.

  • Richard Mitchell

    I like that, it brought me back to the 80s

  • Richard Mitchell

    now we just need Magnum PI, SMs in tropical print shrts for the win