Friday afternoon I dropped the kids off at a friends place for the afternoon. I thought rather than ride all the way home and ride ride back to pick them up, I could arrange to get in a few games at the Dragon's Den - which isn't very far from their friends place. I put out a request on the Hunters of the Warp group on Facebook and a Friendly fellow named Mark offered to play a few games with me.As Mark was planning to bring Adeptus Mechanicus I brought along my Genestealer and Chaos Kill Teams - along with a couple options for Kill Zones.GAME ONEThe First scenario we played was Take Prisoners in a Sector Mechanicus Kill Zone.It seemed an appropriate place to start - as he was playing Ad Mech. The Take Prisoners scenario was interesting and kind of made sense. A Tyrnaid bio-pod crashed on a Forge World and genestealers were sent out to bring back samples of the locals for breakdown and study of their biological components. The Adeptus Mechanicus, for their part, having noticed the landing on their aspen would
I've been wanting to start a bit of a narrative campaign for Kill Team since it came out. I wanted to get something special ready for the players - a rich background setting of my own devising and a bunch of purpose made scenarios to weave an elegant narrative in the grim dark galaxy of Warhammer 40,000... Well, I'm not quite there. I'm not sure if I'd ever be there... in the words of General George S. Patton; "A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week..." So I just went ahead and started a campaign this past Friday evening with just bit of background and a desire to build the campaign narrative as we go...What follows is a bit of the background I have hammered out so far and reports of the first two actions of the campaign.Campaign on XoxigarPositioned just on the wrong side of the Cicatrix Malledictum, Xoxigar has felt the light of the Emperor diminish in recent times, though not so much as to be completely forgotten. The Xoxigar system has three inhabited planets.
On Sunday, Finnegan set up a game of Space Hulk for us to play while Amanda and The Girl were out. We had another go at Scenario #3: Exterminate. We played this back in August with me playing the Blood Angels Terminators and Finnegan playing the Genestealers. This time we switched things up and I played the Genestealers and he played the Terminators.SCENARIOThis scenario is played in up to fifteen rounds. To win the Genestealers have to kill all the Marines before the end of round fifteen. For the Marines to win, they have to either kill all Genestealers by the end of round fifteen or clear the board and be in position to block genestealers from coming onto the board (if a marine is positioned within 6 spaces of a Genestealer entry point, no Genestealers may be brought on at that point.FORCESThe Genestealers started with two blips on the table and got two per turn until they run out (10 turns - as there are 22 blip tokens).The Marines get one squad of five terminators includingSergeant Gideon (Thunder Ha
This past weekend was the Thanksgiving Day long weekend in Canada. I'd hoped to get a bunch of gaming in - mostly play testing for the games I'm running at ToonCon this next weekend. I did get a few games in, but not nearly as many as I'd hoped. I was pretty tired - all this past week or so I've been feeling like I've been on the cusp of coming down with a cold - sore throat, general tiredness, but it never full developed into one...? Also there was a lot of other stuff going on, not the least of which was Amanda packing and trying to get ready for a trip Monday morning (she had to get up at 3:30am and leave the house at 4am to catch a 6am flight to Toronto for the first leg of her journey!).Kill TeamWe started off the weekend with a four-player game of Kill Team on Friday night. I'd hoped to play Kill Team every evening all weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday) but only ended up getting games in on Friday and Saturday...FRIDAYBruce joined us for the evening and I ran a four-player game for Him, Aman
I may have mentioned I picked up The Writhing Shadow - the Tyranid/Genestealer starter set for Kill Team. I thought it might be a good Kill Team to have as a loaner and use for the ToonCon game - it only comes with Genestealers so it's only ONE troop type to have to worry about and there isn't much variation at all between them - other than the specialist abilities. I know, I know... I could have use the Space Hulk Genestealers... I've actually painted these new ones to match the ones I already painted so they could be used together - including using the same 32mm Necromunda bases. I picked up the box set to get the cards and a little bit more terrain... (I apparently didn't have enough Sector Munitorum Terrain....?)Genestealer Kill Teamthis is actually only 88 points, so I could fit in one more (making it 99) and will likely just borrow one of Finnegan's Space Hulk Genestealers...The figures included COULD be built and assembled to make a team worth 96 points if they were all given Toxin