Contrary to the variant presented in FFG sources, this campaign aims more closely at the Deathwatch as presented in the original Games Workshop material. Therefore, the following changes apply:

  • The Deathwatch is more closely tied to the Inquisition, with each kill-team commanded by either a Deathwatch Captain, a Deathwatch Librarian or an Ordo Xenos Inquisitor, and consisting of 5-10 veteran Space Marines of the various Chapters.
  • All support elements such as tanks, spaceships and transport craft are not part of the Deathwatch itself, but rather attached to or requisitioned by the Ordo Xenos. If necessary, the Inquisition will provide additional support as required for the current mission, or the kill-team, as a proxy of the Ordo Xenos, is itself authorised to requisition gear and personnel from forces present in the theatre of operations.
  • "Banned" vehicles from the DW Armoury: Dreadnought
  • "Banned" weapons from the DW Armoury: Assault Cannon, Autogun, Autopistol, Conversion Beamer, Digital Weapons, Lasgun, Laspistol, Sniper Rifle, Stalker Boltgun, Stalker Bolt Pistol
  • "Banned" armour from the DW Armoury: Scout Armour, Terminator armour
  • The Stalker-pattern bolt weapons have been replaced by allowing the silencer to be attached to normal bolt pistols and boltguns

Online fluff sources:
White Dwarf #249 - Index Astartes : The Deathwatch
White Dwarf #258 - Deathwatch Kill-Teams
Inquisitor RPG - Thorian Sourcebook
Inquisitor RPG Rulebook, part 1
Inquisitor RPG Rulebook, part 2