Disaster Strikes!

The squad of marines, fearless heroes all, moved among the crumbling walls and dilapidated mausolea of the hive cemetery. The only sounds were whispered battle chatter across the vox lines and the clank of boots on the metal pathways of what had once been a thriving Imperial city.

According to reports, strange warp activity had been detected in this area.  Chaos?  They were taking no chances.

Then, as if from nowhere, the enemy were among them, swinging cruel blades and discharging blasts of freezing flame.  As the Astartes fanned out to create a defensive net, the blur of dark and horrible shapes engulfed them.

It’s time for another Kill Team battle report. Past time! Sorry for the wait.

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But imagine how I feel. I preordered Elites, and didn’t play a game with the new rules until tonight!

You can imagine how excited I was to get some of the new units I’d painted on the board, bold Space Marines as yet unblooded on field of battle… Continue reading “Disaster Strikes!”

Grim Reaper

Slowly I’m still adding to my Warhammer 40k Kill Team options. Here’s progress on an Intercessor Sergeant with a chainsword.

I kind of avoid painting these guys until after the wash stage. From that point on it’s fun, but the blocking in of colors is pretty mindless.

If you’re interested in the process, check out this tutorial to learn more.

Playing the Flame Game

Sorry it’s been slow in ToadChapel lately. My schedule has been hectic. Things have cleared up now, though, and I plan to be productive in the weeks ahead.

Here’s a little combi-flamer toting veteran who’s coming together step by step. It’s been a while since I’ve played a game of Kill Team, so I can’t wait to get him & his mates onto the battlefield!

The Vanguard Cometh

I’ve put together a pair of Infiltrators to frustrate my opponents’ plans.

With these single pose models I usually just add a bit or a bob to give it some character, swap the head, and call it a day.

I figured these Infiltrators were a good place to start from the Shadowspear box. I’ll probably build some of all the Vanguard models, but the high cost of the Suppressors and the low strength of the Eliminators’ bolt sniper rifles put them farther down the list of priorities. The omni-scramblers, however, seem useful and the concealed positions rule seems fun & potentially effective for grabbing valuable real estate.

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Congratulations on Your Promotion, Soldier!

This former Tactical Gunner was granted Veteran status overnight.

I figured I ought to do what made the most sense for gameplay purposes, even if the fuel canister looks kinda dumb sticking up like that.

Now he’ll have some game outside of 8″. Moreover, the combi-flamer is the best weapon to fire both profiles with, as the bolter shots are essentially free, since the flamer automatically hits. Bully!