Though few realise it, the weight of Mankind’s hopes against the alien apocalypse are borne upon the broad shoulders of the Deathwatch. These warriors form the Shield that Slays, a noble brotherhood of paragons whose might is sufficient to hurl back a hundred alien invasions and still not seek rest. They are the vigilant few, the watchmen in the void, whose star-borne fortresses stand guard against terrors unimaginable.
Though the Deathwatch have always worn sombre black and silver, splashes of colour appear amongst their ranks, for they keep their original chapter’s livery upon their pauldrons. Arrayed for battle with mighty war engines in support, they are an inspiring sight for their allies, and doom given flesh for the xenos armies they fight across the galaxy.