First game with Traitor Legions supplement: Death Guard

So this game happened a while back, in fact it was the weekend the Traitor Legions supplement came out. I, like many of my Chaos Space Marine-playing brethren, was chomping at the bit to get this supplement. The promise of new rules and formations to give us a proximate rendering on the table top of the original nine was something a lot of us had been awaiting. For me, especially exciting was the ability to run a Death Guard force. With the new book in hand (and a little bit of pre-release intel), I now needed to try it out.

 

My first victim… err… opponent was a young gentleman at the local Games Workshop store. He was interested in running his 30K Alpha Legion army, to which I agreed. I’d never seen a 30K army in action, so I figured, why not? I even took some not-so-great pictures, which are below the fold. Continue reading “First game with Traitor Legions supplement: Death Guard”

Played my first game of Kill Team; Crimson Fists make their debut

Well, you had to know I’d eventually remember I have a wargaming blog, right? The holidays were busy, of course, with shopping for gifts for immediate and extended family and trips to see out-of-state family. But I also managed time to do some hobby-related work, as well as get in a couple of games. I’ll try to get to all of it in the coming days. To start things off, I played my first game of Kill Team at a local shop. I call it ‘The Battle of Christmas Town.’

Kill Team, opening turn
“I told you to get behind the tree!”

My opponent played a Harlequin troupe, though she had to use some Dark Angel proxies as she hadn’t brought her Eldar models. That was all fine and good with me. I’d not had a chance to play Kill Team yet, or really even look at the rules for it, so I was mainly interested in just getting my feet wet. I’m all for the heuristic gaming approach!

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Looking forward to the Black Legion update

Revised Black Legion supplement
“Alas, Brother-Captain Yorricus, I knew him….”

A quick post about the imminent release of the revised Black Legion supplement. I’m definitely getting it. It looks like the pre-order is sold out in the Games Workshop online store as of today, but I understand my local Games Workshop store will have some copies. So, yeah, it’s happening.

I’ve read the leaks online, and while the revision seems to be basically just the former supplement with new formations, I think it will be worth it. I like the formations for the most part, though I wish they’d done one with Obliterators as an option. But, right off, I can use several of the formations together with the models I already have painted. It’s not everything Chaos Space Marines should have, but it’s a step in the right direction with no countervailing backwards steps. I’m enthused.

I actually just sold my previous version to help fund the buy (which should be break-even; yay!). Yes, the revised version isn’t hardback with a dust cover, but then, I’m not a collector of the books. I’m also excited about some other things I’m hearing rumors about, but I’ll wait on that for another post.

Against the heirs of Sanguinius

Well, I was able to get in a game yesterday at the local Games Workshop store. It was a pick-up game at 1,500 points, with my Khorne Daemonkin against Blood Angels. This was the first time I’d faced Blood Angels since they got the new codex. It was a fun game.

"Maybe he won't find me here...."
“Maybe he won’t find me here….”

I was able to run a Bloodhost Detatchment, with a Gorepack, Soul Grinder (War Engine), and a Slaughtercult, with an attached basic Bloodthirster. The Slaughtercult was made up of a Lord on a Juggernaut, a squad of Berzerkers, a squad of Bloodletters, a squad of Chaos Space Marines with a Rhino, and a squad of Possessed. My opponent ran a couple of assault squads with jump packs, a Death Company squad with jump packs with an attached chaplain, a Sanguinary Guard squad, in which a Sanguinary Priest was attached, a couple full tactical squads in drop pods, and a Furioso Dreadnought in a drop pod.

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