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Kill Team Rogue Trader arrived… there are some nasty character models in there…
Very easy to assemble as most are 2-3 pieces.
Edit: Just been skimming the rules on Commanders and noticed a mention of a forthcoming expansion… Kill Team Commanders… which presumably allows the other kill teams to employ commanders too.
Yet another of the KS I backed is dragging its feet and delayed by another six months probably.
I know ks is prone to delays, but sick of it now.
Because many KS fail to hit deadlines it has become the accepted norm… it shouldn’t be the case.
If one company regularly failed to deliver on time you wouldn’t use them…
I don’t have space for a storage cupboard like that and need to keep my miniature games portable, so prefer to use the original box if possible.
Recent GW box sets like Kill Team, Soul Wars and Battle of Pelennor Fields have large boxes to hold the sprues and in the case of Soul Wars a separate box for the sprues.
So… a visit to a local cheapo store provided me with some magnetic white boards (£2.49 for two magnetic sheets a bit smaller than A4) that I dismantled to recover the sheets which are thin and light. These will be attached to the inside of the ‘sprue box’ which will hold those ‘oh so brittle’ haunt miniatures.
For the large miniatures I will cut the metal into strips and attach to the sides… or I may use a bit of foam board to section off an area for rule books, dice etc and store all miniatures vertically… I’ll ponder than one when I’ve got everything painted and tried a few alternatives.
It won’t take a lot of jostling to shake them free, so they need to be handled carefully in transit, but it will keep the figures safer than storing in foam.
For decades I avoided GW because of the price and their obsession with spikes miniatures.
This year they have released so many products at reasonable prices… Kill Team, Soul Wars, Necromunda, Battle of Pelennor Fields… and that’s just the ones I bought.
And the list goes on…
Underworlds: Nightvault looks more interesting than Shadespire with the addition of the Haunt and spells.
Warhammer Quest: Blackstone Fortress takes the quest game to the 40K universe, which looks interesting.
And the fact that their products arrive within a few months, or even weeks of announcement makes them a lot more appealing that KS, as sometimes I’m so tired of waiting for delayed KS to arrive that I have lost interest in them entirely.
Will I avoid KS completely? Probably not… but the endless delays and impending brexit cockup with potential import fees make it a lot less appealing.
I just did the maths on the LotR miniatures I already have using the current GW pricing.
Those old minis would cost about £350 to buy.
Makes that ‘Armies of Lord of the Rings’ book and the extra bases I need to rebase them seem a bargain…
I did type something cynical and potentially offensive here…
But to save a pointless argument I deleted it.
Given GW release schedule this year and the quality of products, I haven’t the spare cash…
And when GW announce something I don’t have to wait a year for product.
KS is just preorder system, no matter what they say, and I’d rather wait weeks than months, or even years, assuming the product even turns up… which is never certain with KS.
Hellboy was my last pledge (other than the free stat clips for Mythic Battles).
And I’m sick of the ‘KS only products’ that the likes of Mythic are pumping out.
Yes… plastic miniatures are nice, but if you can’t sell your game without resorting to extorting money from backers with the words ‘KS exclusive’ then maybe your game is not worth making.
I’m already old… even older than UH.
I also bought Soul Wars but there’s no way I’m spending 27 hours on just the Haunt…
I have Necromunda to finish, Kill Team in progress and have just ordered Battle of Pelennor Fields…
If I spend 7 hours painting Soul Wars I’ll be surprised… my paint job won’t be great, but I just don’t have that much spare time on my hands…
Of late my board gaming time has been in short supply.
If you base it on what I do play, then it must be Elder Sign Omens, the tablet version of Elder Sign which I own everything for, but it’s more convenient to play on tablet than set up on the table.
Don’t have time for 5 hour games and doesn’t look that interesting to me.
Star Trek does tend to be a bit tedious, TV and movies included. Even the rebooted Trek was slow in the last movie.
Had my first couple of games of Kill Team last night.
The quick start 2 vs 2 was very dull, but taught us the basics.
After that we did a 5 vs 5 to try out the heavier weapons, but opted for a death match as we had limited time and skipped the tactics cards.
I know that’s not playing the full rules, but it did feel a bit lacking.
Terrain is great though.