Join the BoLS Crew as we take a good look at the sprues and assembled 360s for the KillTeam Cassius from Deathwatch Overkill!
Welcome to Deathwatch: Overkill Week here on BoLS! Over the next few days we will be going over every aspect of the new game, from the rules to to the minis, to the game itself and everything in between. Check back in every day for everything you wanted to know about the biggest product GW has produced this year.
BigRed and I sat down and took a good look at the sprues for the Deathwatch Marines from the new boxed boardgame Deathwatch Overkill from Games Workshop. We were very impressed!
The models are all really unique and loaded with awesome extras and characterful equipment. The Salamander Terminator (who also happens to be the first Deathwatch Terminator Miniature EVER) has scales all over his armor. He also packs the heat – literally – with both a heavy flamer and an underslung Meltagun. Where is it underslung? His Power Fist! We haven’t see Power Fist attached weapons in a long time but those Deathwatch boys get all the cool toys. And that was just ONE model. Every single model has something cool and unique to their chapter. The Ravenguard Assault Marine has some really great chapter specific iconography on the top of his Jump Pack. The Ironhands Marine has Bionic Limbs. But one of my favorite models is the Imperial Fist “Brother Grytt” with his Frag Cannon. I could go on, but I think I’ve made my point: The Deathwatch Kill Team Miniatures are amazing!
We also (feverishly) built the models to show them off in their full 360º glory:
Building the models was pretty simple. They aren’t ‘snap fit’ easy – but they are single pose (for the most part) so it would be really difficult to screw these up. BigRed and I highly recommend using plastic glue with a needle applicator like the Model Master line from Testers. This will not only make assembly a breeze but the plastic glue will leave you with a super strong bond. Plus, it also helps fill those seam lines – which are already hard to spot thanks to the masterful cutting-up of these models on the sprue. Whoever is at GW that does the model cuts/sprue layouts – if it’s a team or a single person – but, who ever you are, you are amazing at your job. Keep it up! Seriously – if you watched the video you can see just how much stuff they managed to cram on those sprues. And when you build them they go together so ridiculously well.
I hope you enjoyed the videos and that you get a chance to take a look at these models and decide for yourself. So go check out Deathwatch Overkill today!