Deathwatch: Overkill

Suffer not the alien to live!

Games Workshop continue their run of new boardgames started with Betrayal at Calth and Assassinorum: Execution Force. Straightforward games of miniatures combat on glossy thick boardgame tiles; and they don’t come much more straightforward than this one, which hardly even needs a rules summary it’s so simple.

But then, many people will just buy this game for the miniatures, which are very nice, and it’s great to see the old Genestealer Hybids get a revamp, though the Purestrain Genestealer models are exactly the same as the old figures. The board tiles are attractive (though not interlocking), but corners have been cut with the average quality cards, the cheap dice, and the general paucity of components. Which is frustrating considering the absolutely outrageous price tag. Here’s hoping GW doesn’t get into the habit of penny-pinching on components like Hasbro and its subsidiaries, because if they’re going to charge this much, being stingy is just unacceptable.

Update Log

Rules Summary and Reference

Date Version Changelog
Mar 2016 1 Original release

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