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Has anyone used a Deathwatch kill team in 5th, or in conjunction with the new codex?
I was wondering how the Librarian Powers work; do you select a new power from the old codex and pay for it, or use a new codex power for free? It would be a good way to get Fear of the Darkness back on the table.
I am not quite certain that you can use DW kill teams in the new rules set
Slaanesh, god of the beer goggles
I thought the concensus was that Sternguard veterans make excellent use of Deathwatch minis.
"Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men." - Jean Rostand
Indeed they do - but rules wise kill teams have thier advantages - assault 3 heavy bolters, not taking up elite slots, and possible access to fear of darkness - the ultimate deep striking psychic power.
I can't remember the wording on the Deathwatch Librarian.
Does it say he may take powers from the Codex at the usual cost? If it is along those lines, I would just give him 2 of the new powers and pay 100 points for him (probably have to add a few extra points for true grit and deep strike etc.
Arch Overfiend & Grand Despot
I currently play:
Doom Eagle Space Marines
Hive Fleet Omega Tyranids
Goff Ork Boyz(dead)
Tau of O'me
Inquisitorial Xeno Hunters
and my attempted foray into fantasy
'Dark Angel Green' Dark Elves in need of fluff
He's a 40pt upgrade for the squad, replacing the 60pt commander - you get the standard librarian war gear.
"He may use the psychic power storm of the emperor's wrath. He may replace this power with an alternative power at the points cost listed on p. 21 of Codex: Space Marines. He may select “Librarian only” items from the Space Marine Armory."
He's outdated, as is the entire squad, and personally I'd recommend trying to come up with your own rules for him. Since the Space Marines codex no longer includes an armoury nor does it have Storm of the Emperor's Wrath, or any of those other powers besides those explicitly placed into the codex, then there's not really a way to use him with the new rules. Since the squad was never technically legal except with opponents' permissions anyway, I don't see why you couldn't get away with making some of your own balanced rules for him using the new codex.
I don't recommend trying to get outdated and nonexistant psychic powers back into the game, though.