Castrobel’s Reclamation - Briefing

Castrobel’s Reclaimation
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Mission Briefing

The briefing is given to you in person by Watch Captain Brand, his one eye scarred over and his mouth in a perpetual defiant sneer against the enemies of man. A Deathwatch Sentry Guard annouces his arrival, “TEN-HUT!”

“At Ease Brothers,” He begins.
“The Emperor’s Tarot was indeed effective, your kill-team exceeded our already-high expectations at command. You have been given the designation Final Scourge in the Deathwatch rosters. Wear it well, as we have high hopes and expectations of you. None outside this hall will know your glory but those who do will know of epic tales of glory for the Emperor at the hands of the Final Scourge." Watch Captain Brand shakes everyone’s hand before settling in for the mission breifing.

“Lets get down to it. We’ve noted that your morale during debriefing was so high that you’ve commented about retaking the whole damn planet. We agree. Tantalus, however, is only a colony-moon of the Hive World Castrobel, where the real prize and the real fighting is to be had. I won’t lie to my battle brothers, the Imperial Army and Navy are slowly losing ground to the Tyranid horde there. However, the data core you retrieved revealed that while Tyranids are immune to fear, they may not be immune to over-confidence, and we have pin-pointed a weakness in their anti-air acid towers that we can exploit with precision bombing to create a suitable drop zone for your kill team. Our hope is that with the Acid Towers destroyed and enemies behind the front lines troops on the ground can rally as the anvil to your hammer and we shall break the Xenos menace” Grim looks of determination are traded. Watch Captain Brand can see he has the right men for the job.

“Your mission is to drop deep behind enemy lines, near what remains of Castrum (Fort) Higgs, take out key bio-masses and restore some of our key structures. This will let us create, drop pod, air lift or teleport in reinforcements. With that force you should be able to destroy what the filthy Xenos use as command and control. The biologis call these a ‘brain bank’ bio-mass and a Tyranid Planetary Class Hive Tyrant. Deathwatch has approved a short term boost in your requisition allotment for this mission, as we expect you will need every advantage you can get.”

“If you succeed, the Imperial Army will be able to break through their lines during the confusion caused by your strike and we can retake the planet. With Castrobal secure Tantalus will not be a problem and we can avoid extracting exterminatis on that moon. If you fail, billions will die."

He gives the kill team a moment of silence for it to sink in, for the vast, vast bulk of the Imperium deeds like these are fantasy, fiction, books, holo-reels, myths, legends.

For you, it is a Tuesday.

After the moment, he walks out, leaving Final Scourge to contemplate their fate.

Primary Objectives

Purge the Hive Tyrant
Purify Brain Bank

Secondary Objectives

Purify Acid Towers
Purify Toxin Globules
Purify Brain Nodes
Purge Major Synapse Creatures
Purify Spawning Grounds
Purify Tyranid Capillaries
Purify Main Digestion Pools
Purge Minor Synapse Creatures and Units

Tertiary Objectives

Liberate Shrine of the Emperor
Liberate Central Command Structure
Destroy Southern Prometheum Factory
Destroy / Secure Outlying Prometheum Factories
Secure Assault Bikes
Secure Vehicle Hanger
Bring Cyclopes Laz Tower online
Enable Sentry Gun Control
Enable AA Banks
Restore Power Grid
Restore Cogitator Grid
Enable Battle Servitor Factory


Normal 1: 153
In Reserve 2: 150

1. You can requisition up to 3 items of Distinguished Renown.
2. Reserve requisition can be spent on Distinguished Imperial Navy, Imperial Army, and Astartes Tactical Fire Support units (when they can arrive / be used “safely”). (Details in Rites of Battle.)


As the team approaches the Armoury of the Watchstation Zienicks comments, “What do you think they meant by expanded requisition?” The doors slide open and his question is answered. Bolters of the best craftsmanship line one wall, with Melta Guns, Plasma Guns, and even an Astartes Las Cannon opposite. On the back wall are Force Sheilds hung next to an impressive array of Power Weapons. A center island has the tools of the Space Marines trade reserved for the most distinguished brothers. Astartes Targeters, Signium Links, and even a Psychic Hood for The Librarian. Zienieks picks up a Storm Bolter, locks and loads, and says, “Tuesday is going to be a bad day for the Tyranids.”


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