Contemplating the extrapolation of current events into near future modern conflicts for my new micro armour to engage in got a little to dreary for me - so I thought I'd cheer myself up by painting things for a brighter future - the grim, dark future of the 42st millennium...
A squad of bog-standard Cadian Infantry. The figures are old metal castings from Citadel Miniatures/Games Workshop.
I currently don't have any plans to put together an entire force of these for 40K. I'll have two regular squads and a veteran squad and two or three officers (each with a command squad)... Seems a bit excessive to have three officer and three command squads for a force of three infantry squads... alas, that is what I have... I also have a Chimera IFV I painted up for the old plastic Cadians I had (but then traded away). I really just wanted to use these with Role-playing games (Wrath & Glory, etc) or low-level skirmish engagements with 40L or Kill Team!
I have to say I'm pretty excited about Kill Team - which is available for pre-order and goes on sale this Saturday. Shadow War; Armageddon was a lot of fun, but I picked it up AFTER I picked up 8th edition 40K and felt it really could have waited and used some of the changes that were introduced in 8th edition. Well Kill Team is looking like it's pretty much now going to be that game I wished I had.
I'll be over at my FLGS (Dragon's Den Games in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada) bright and early on Saturday to pick up my copy... and the Sector Mechanicus Kill Zone... and some Data Cards... and Probably the Fangs of Ulrich - I don't really care for the Primaris Reavers... but I'm sure I'll make use of them. I do have a few other Space Marines in a box somewhere - including a few Space Wolves - that a friend found at a garage sale some time ago. I though I might knock a few off to have an extra Kill Team for someone else to play with. Also the kill team boxed sets are pretty good deals - costing less than the miniatures and terrain would cost when bought separately.
I think Finnegan's planing to pick up the Space Ork Kill Team as well and is going to trade me the Galvanic Servohaulers for the Genestealer Cultists in the base set - to add to the growing force of Genestealer cultists he started with Deathwatch: Overkill.
It seems likely that I'll be running this as a Demo at ToonCon and probably as the campaign for the Winter Wargaming Weekend in February.
Coming Soon to Tim's Miniature Wargaming Blog:
I played a game of 40K with the family - a simple introductory game so Amanda could FINALLY try out here Sisters of Battle! I should have an report of that action sometime later today or tomorrow.
Speaking of Sisters of Battle and Kill Team - on thing I'm a little disappointed about with the new game is the notable absence of the Sisters as a playable faction!? What is up with that!? I'm sure they'll add them in at some point (I imagine they'll have a bunch of expansions like the Gang War books for Necromunda that) at the very latest next year when they release the NEW PLASTIC Sisters. One bonus of the new Kill Team is that it essentially uses the same stat line as regular 40K so despite there being limited troops that are available as options in the game (for Matched Play, at least). If you were running a game and really wanted to throw a chaos Sorcerer up against a Kill Team you probably could without too much muss and fuss... or if you really, REALLY wanted to play a Sisters of Battle Kill Team - you probably could figure out something for that as well - at least to play among friends that are okay with them being added in as a house rule...