Sunday, August 28, 2016

Kill Team


KILL TEAM RULES

GW has announced revised Kill Team rules for Warhammer 40K.  What is Kill Team?  It is a skirmish level version of Warhammer 40K, using small squads of individually moved models to create a more "cinematic" feel to the action.  It's perfect for beginners to the game or people starting a new army!

Kill Team is characterized by the following restrictions:

1.  Maximum of 200 points per side.

2. Side can only consist of 0-2 Troops units, 0-1 Elites unit, and/or 0-1 Fast Attack Unit.

3. No models with 3+ wounds or hull points, no vehicles with more than 33 combined hull points, no flyers, no models with 2+ armor save.

4. At least four non vehicle models.  One of these will be your leader.  The other three will be your specialists, each with special rules to give them flavor.

5. Each model acts as its own unit.

I decided to give it a try.



KILL TEAM: MAGENTA

The name of my kill team is Kill Team: Magenta.  For sake of versatility, I used the WH 40K 7th edition Space Marine codex with Ultramarines rules, although the theme will be Emperor's Children and using 30K forge world models.  Here are the members of the team:



 “Sergeant Narsus”

Description: Sergeant with Power Sword
Equipment: Power Sword, Bolt Pistol, Frag / Krak Grenades




 “Corporal Berowne”

Description:  Second in Command with Combi-plasma
Specialist Rule:  Preferred enemy all
Equipment:  Combi-plasma, Bolt Pistol, Frag / Krak Grenades


“Longaville”

Description:  Missile Launcher Specialist
Specialist Rule: Rending
Equipment:  Missile Launcher, Bolt Pistol, Frag / Krak Grenades


“Dumaine”

Description:  Lascannon Specialist
Specialist Ability: Master-crafted
Equipment:  Lascannon, Bolt Pistol, Frag / Krak Grenades


“D’Arcy”

Description: Space Marine.  Model has no helmet and long hair.
Equipment: Bolt Gun, Bolt Pistol, Frag / Krak Grenades


“Kendall”

Description: Space Marine.  Model has no helmet and short hair.
Equipment: Bolt Gun, Bolt Pistol, Frag / Krak Grenades



“Clarendon”

Description: Space Marine.  Model has no helmet and beard.
Equipment: Bolt Gun, Bolt Pistol, Frag / Krak Grenades


“Cabot”

Description: Space Marine.  Model has helmet with eye piece.
Equipment: Bolt Gun, Bolt Pistol, Frag / Krak Grenades

“Alcibiades”

Description: Space Marine.  Model has helmet with vertical vents.
Equipment: Bolt Gun, Bolt Pistol, Frag / Krak Grenades



“Charmides”

Description: Space Marine.  Model has helmet with horizontal vents.
Equipment: Bolt Gun, Bolt Pistol, Frag / Krak Grenades



FORCE ORG FOR KILL TEAM: MAGENTA

Tactical Squad
Sergeant with power sword
Four space marines 
One with missile launcher

Tactical squad
Sergeant with combi-plasma
Four space marines
One with Lascannon

TOTAL POINTS: 200

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Tarot



Episode 66 of The Eye of Horus podcast recently compared the primarchs of the Horus Heresy with major arcana cards of the tarot.  The card compared with Fulgrim was the Empress

It does seem a good match for Fulgrim, all things considered.  While it's highly doubtful to me that the similarities are intentional, it certainly might be plausible that the primarchs represent certain indelible archetypes, which the tarot is also likely to tap into.

The Empress is described as sitting on a throne wearing a starry crown, holding a scepter in one hand.  She has the emblem of Venus, a starry crown, a throne in the middle of a field of grain, and a waterfall.

The Empress is a symbol of fertility, growth from the natural world, and what one knows from the heart.  She represents the concepts of:

mothering


  • giving birth
  • nourishing life
  • nurturing and caring for others
  • cherishing the world
  • expressing tenderness
  • working with children

welcoming abundance
  • enjoying extravagance
  • receiving lavish reward
  • luxuriating in plenty
  • having more than enough
  • feeling rich

experiencing the senses
  • giving and receiving pleasure
  • focusing on the body
  • appreciating beauty
  • feeling vibrantly healthy
  • being earthy
  • doing physical activity

responding to Nature
  • relating to plants and animals
  • embracing the natural
  • feeling connected to the Earth
  • going outdoors
  • harmonizing with natural rhythms

Friday, August 19, 2016

Thursday, August 18, 2016

28th Expedition

In the 203rd year of the Great Crusade, War Council logs indicated that there were:
  • 4,287 expedition fleets engaged in active exploration
  • 372 expedition fleets engaged in refit and repair
  • 60,000 (approx.) detached compliance groups involved in occupation and colonization
The 28th Expedition Fleet was commanded by Fulgrim. 


The name of the imperial army regiment accompanying the Emperor's Children were the Archite Palatines.  Their uniform consisted of red tunics and silver breastplate.


The Commander of the Archite Palatines was Thaddeus Fayle.  He was a stern man with a horribly scarred face, augmented with a steel plate that obscured the side of his head.  He was a skilled general, a blunt speaker and a ruthless, unforgiving soldier.


Presumably during the heresy the Palatines remained aligned with the Emperor's Children, eventually morphing with their remembrancers into their supporting masses of unaugmented human worshippers of Slaanesh.



Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Wolf and Sister


Wolf and Sister motion comic!  40K Space Wolves and Sisters of Battle vs. Emperor's Children.