Kill Team

Several years ago I played through the PC game ‘Dawn of War 2’ (2009, Relic Entertainment) and said to my friend at the time that ‘if Warhammer 40,000 was this much fun I’d still be playing it’ as it featured the low level infantry battles rather than the bloated, win at all costs, 100s of troops crammed onto a tiny table mess it became as it moved further away from its ‘Rogue Trader’ days…

Kill team 1

kill team 2

… Roll on a few years and I get back into Necromunda on something of a nostaligia trip and to fulfil my love of skirmish games. GW then go and release ‘Kill Team’ allowing skirmish games to be played in the wider 40,000 universe, Brian bought the starter set and we played a few games. Whilst it share some similarities with Necromunda it is a different game but has delivered on a version of 40k that I want to play.

kill team 3

As a result I’ve assembled a few kill teams and got some scenery together. Given a team is 6-15 models it appeals to the fickle collector in me (I currently have 4 different teams in various stages of construction…)

kill team 4

Games are nice and short and have a small footprint allowing them to be easily fitted in an evening, even allowing a couple to be played in an evening. With this in mind I’ve plans for a narrative campaign brewing. The online tool Battle Scribe makes creating and managing your Kill Teams a breeze too.

kill team 5

Better still everyone seems to have been getting involved too- either digging out old models or buying new ones. My girl friend has been collecting some teams too, it has been really nice helping her with her painting. The local to her games shop ran a tournament that we both entered a bit back too.

kill team 6

Next: my tournament kill team.

Cheers,

Pete.

12 comments on “Kill Team

  1. I did consider Kill team, but decided I am more a fantasy player than 40k. Way back I much preferred Mordheim to Necromunda. Good to see that you are getting into it and it is doing what you want it to do. I think I got turned off 40k by the reasons you stated. I loved Death Wing and games like that so maybe you have hit the nail on the head πŸ‘

  2. Nice looking set up! Well-stocked munchies lurking at the end of the table! πŸ™‚

  3. Nice dude, look forward to seeing some of these kill teams πŸ™‚πŸ‘

  4. Azazel says:

    This. This is what I have to get going over summer. Maybe War Cry as well, but this.

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