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Kill Team - Space Wolves

Once again, Games Workshop has me in its greedy clutches. I saw this coming when they announced the "relaunch" of the Lord of the Rings SBG but to my surprise I got hooked on the new edition of Kill Team... So here we are... After resisting the call of the 40k verse since its 2nd edition, I finally surrendered. I got my brushes out again last weekend and painted my first Kill Team: Glorious Space Wolves in Mark III armor. These guys have been trapped in the Warp since the Burning of Prospero and have just been spit out now with the coming of the Great Rift.You all know this feeling, right? You're happily butchering your way through some heretic sorcerers and suddenly there's a bright blue light. Before you know it, you're somewhere completely different, your company is nowhere to be found, your Primarch is MIA, your phone is dead and the Emperor looks changed too... This is what happened to these guys and this is why they look so angry.This Kill Team is at 98 points now. I had a first game with them and

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Things that keep me blogging...

First, things that keep me from blogging:DofE ExpeditionsReport WritingHouse Drama rehearsalsSchool inspections during House DramaBut the things that keep me blogging?"Reivers... they're like Space Marine ninjas."Jus' gonna sneak up on dis git 'ere...Ork snipers...We'z got da 'igh ground! Dat meanz our dakka 'urtz more! WAAAGGGHHH!!!Vicious fire fightsSniper rifles were meant for assault range...The inexorable approach of The Law... and Kau'yon ambushes.Hope you've got a permit for those pulse rifles, mate.And finally... the Light of the EmperorCue the orchestral musicKill Team has been a fantastic thing for the school club, and I really hope to share all the stories falling out of it soon. Sorry for the lack of regular updates.Until next time.Thanks for reading.If you liked what you saw, and you want to help out, please leave a comment. Sharing this with your friends, and following me on Twitter, Facebook or Google+ would also be hugely appreciated.If you have anything you want me to look at, let me know in

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ToonCon 2018

This past weekend I attended ToonCon with the kids (Amanda would have been there but she was busy dodging hurricanes and alligators in Florida and learning about nap yoga). This is, I think the 8th year the convention has been running, and I've been to... most of them...?Friday EveningAs is our tradition, The Girl and I played 7 wonders. We got in two, seven-player games.The first I was Babylon and did... okay-ish... I didn't really concentrate on any one thing. I think I came in second with 50 or so points.The second game I played Rhodes and went all military and blue buildings, two things I seem to rarely do... and totally crushed it... Maybe I'll have to take this strategy more often in the future!The Girl did pretty good - both time coming in just after me (3rd and 2nd, respectively). I's funny, because everyone remembers her as "That little girl that won 7 wonders a last year" (although it was actually two years ago).While we were playing 7 wonder, Finnegan was playing Roll for the Galaxy. I don't know h

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Emperor's Children vs Death Guard Kill Team Battle Report

My second ever game of Kill Team, and my second game against Death Guard, albeit another opponent then Nemesis, in the form of Kristof, someone I never played before.Those disgusting feckers sure are popular it seems, and that would mean another game of going up against T5, ignore flesh wound marines.Now, on the part of my list I went for a very fluffy but experimental army list.  A lone Aspiring Champion who infiltrated the area and has corrupted the local workforce in a cult dedicated to exstacy.  As a result, I had a Heavy Stubber with the Heavy specialism, a flamer, and 17 basic cultists with either autogun or pistol and close combat weapon.  All drawn from my various cultist units to look more raggety taggety... and still had some points left over as you can have a max of 20 figures in a force.  but it would give me a good idea for the future on how mass forces work in the game.Opposing me:5 Death Guard Marines including a flail wielder, a blight launcher and a plasmagunner, supported

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Kill Team - Heretic Astartes - Half-Dozen Second Cousins of Chaos

I've played a few games of the new Warhammer 40K Kill Team game of late, enough to convince me that it's worth me painting up a team or three.My mate Pete kindly gave me a bunch of old plastic Chaos Marines he had scored off fleaBay a while back. They were in a pretty poor state paint-wise and a couple needed some repair and re-positioning of arms and weapons but they were certainly serviceable and most welcome. Last night and on and off today I have been speed painting five of them as Slaanesh to form the core of my team, somewhat tongue-in-cheek named the Half-Dozen Second Cousins of Chaos.These guys were once members of other chapters but their particular perversions were simply to out there for them to be tolerated by proper wrong-thinking Slaaneshi so they were exiled, left to drift through space and time until they found each other.From left to right we have Brother Click Bait, Brother Big Brother, Brother Dutch Oven, Brother Crocs (hence the horrid green feet) and Brother Coldplay.I have a bunch o

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Let’s Play! – Warhammer 40k: Kill Team Commanders

Kill Team Commanders goes up for Pre-Order today and the Community team was nice enough to send along a copy of this expansion for me to check out! Add HQs to your Kill Team Battlefield in specially tailored missions that feature these Heroes and Villains.  

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Mechanicus Kill Team

Last night I finished up the last of the stuff I was planning to bring to the Kill Team game I am running at ToonCon this weekend.Adeptus Mechanicus Kill TeamOriginally I thought I might paint them the same as the ones I painted for John, but then I kind of liked the look of the way they painted them in the book, so I went with something similar to that. I had also considered doing them as Skitarii Vanguard (since John's left his Rangers here and I could make use of them anytime...), but then I decided to build them all just like the ones in the book - that have premade data cards and stuff...With the exception of the Sicarian Infiltrator lurking in the back, these all came in the Kill Team Coe Box.Dorox-0.4343 - Skitarii Vanguard Alpha - the Leader of the Kill TeamSek-XXVII Skitarii - Vanguard Gunner/Zealot Specialist (With Plasma Caliver), Kappic-Schoelendt-18.1 - Skitarii Ranger/Comms Specialist, and AR-99 Skitarii Vanguard/Scout Specialist.Mu-575 and Actus-1111 - Skitarii VanguardGryphonne-Reductus-089, D

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Long Weekend Games

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

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Heretic Astartes Kill Team

Another Kill Team ready for action - A band of Heretic Astartes and Chaos Cultists.Kill Team XanthalengKill Team Xanthaleng (all models are from Games Workshop)The team are worshippers of Slaanesh - These warriors exist to experience - and inflict - the most extreme physical and mental stimuli through the medium of spectacular violence. They are searching for an Arcane Prize - Despatched by their powerful master, this kill team must acquire and eldritch artefact for their master or die trying! They are also utterly insane - Whether guided by ineffable prophecy, or finally pushed past the final boundary of rational though, the deeds of tehi skill team seem like madness to their foes.Xanthaleng, Aspiring Champion, flanked by his two specialists Arngbaal and ZothirasXanthaleng, Aspiring Champion - Leader Specialist - Bolter, Bolt Pistol, Frag and Krack Grenades - 13 points. Xanthaleng is a True Believer; his faith in Slaanesh is unquestioning, his devotion absolute.Arngbaal, Chaos Space Marines - Veter

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Kill Team: Drukhari versus Astra Militarum

Wow... Despite all the painting going on, it's been a MONTH since anyone played Kill Team around here. (And two weeks since anyone played ANY other games... so the Game-A-Day Challenge ended up a totally failure...).This evening, however, Amanda and I sat down and played through a game. We actually first sat down in the afternoon, but it took some time going over all the rules and she ended up having to talk The Girl out to a dance lesson... but after they got back and we'd had supper, we finally got to play a game!I didn't come up with much of a narrative for this one. I also didn't even take any notes or very many pictures - because the game took pretty long as it was because I was explaining so many things...SCENARIOWe rolled on the table in the back of the main rulebook and got Terror Tactics. Both sides were trying to break through the others lines - 2VP for every model exited off the opponents base edge, 1 for each opponent taken out of action - UNLESS a turn ends with one team being broken, then the ga

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Genestealer Kill Teams (and Other Bits)

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

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MORE Moon Base Klaisus - STC -Ryza Pattern Ruins

I finished up the STC-Ryza Pattern Ruins that came with the Moon Base Klaisus box set. These are all the wall bits that came with the boxed set. The was also a crate with the  Inquisition symbol on it (who knows what they could be storing in there) and trapdoor/access hatch (which, I have just realized, I haven't yet painted... so this isn't TOTALLY done!?)I tried to do them in buildings sets with separate colours - for a little variety.As I was setting this out on the kitchen table to take pics (too big to set up outside in the better light...) Finnegan noted that there probably ought to be rubble as there weren't many weapons that would destroy walls, but leave no detritus behind... I agreed, but pointed out GW was probably trying to find a balance between "realism" and "playability" (and cost!).I figure this represents the remaining terrain that matters in the game - the stuff that gives real cover (although, arguably, piles of rubble could also give cover) but to model all that would make the set ver

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Kill Team Guide: The disappointing truth of Genestealer Cults Tactics

With one gem amongst the other situational and niche Tactics, the Genestealer Cults are going to be more reliant on the general and Specialist tactics. With the School League ruling that only 5 Tactics per force are allowed, I can’t see these seeing much use.With that said, they do provide some interesting reactions to situations, and so have their place in less restrictive Matched, Open and Narrative play.General TacticsTactic: Unnatural SensesUse when a model is declared as the target of a chargeThe model may fire Overwatch even if the model isn’t visible The model counts as obscuredCost: 1CPWe’re not starting off with a great one, being as amazingly niche as it is. The model being obscured only counts in terms of Injury rolls, Overwatch needed natural 6s to Hit in any case. In anything but the school’s league this is a nifty tactic to bring out as a surprise to the enemy. However, if you’re ever limited in the number of tactics you can bring feel free to skip this one.Tactic: Density Analysis LensesUs

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The Chastened Warrior

The enemy warriors broke into a run, slight figures swathed in shadow flitting from building to building. Blaze waited, his hand gripping the haft of Sanguine Judgement, its null-field glowing a dull red around the runes etched into the blade. He carried no ranged weapons, the halberd held confidently in one hand whilst in his other he carried Angel’s Wing, a storm shield crafted to resemble its namesake. All he could do was wait for the enemy to close the distance, if he revealed his presence too early then he risked them falling back into the shadows away from the fight.Read more »

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Drukhari Kill Team

I took a bit of a break from painting terrain to finish up this Drukhari kill team Amanda wanted me to paint for her. I'd hoped to post these Sunday, but when I went to help her write out the list Saturday evening and come up with names and stuff and write this post, I realized I'd only painted up 88 points worth of stuff!? So, that night I quickly assembled and yesterday painted up a couple more to bring it over 100 points (and give her some extras she could put on her roster and swap out for... something...?). At some point I should probably paint up a few more kabalite warriors to give her more shooty options, but for the time being this should get her going and most of our games, so far, have denigrated into mid-zone melees, which the Wyches should excel at!(We have a whole ARMY of Drukhari that Amanda's expecting me to paint up for her at some point!? Yikes! Hope she's happy with these for the time being!)Kill Team Crimson WaveKill Team Crimson Wave are Ascendant Murderers; having risen from the gan

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