Had another game of Kill Team at @[email protected]'s place tonight. In news that will surprise nobody, we only got through two rounds, and I lost.
The first round started well, but it all fell apart in the second. I'm pretty sure the only time I've won with the Voidscarred is when I've played a horrendously imbalanced game against one of the not-very-good Compendium teams. 😕
We had another visit from @wobin today for more Warhammer Quest!
We're at the point where we need to fight the first big bad before we can level up to Level 2, and it's a two-part quest. The first, which is what we did today, was similar to our previous one where the map is built as you go and you have to stay ahead of the Suffocating Gravetide, and it represents fighting your way towards the big bad's lair. We did that quite handily this time, and player of the match definitely goes to my dwarf Dagnai Holdenstock who is an absolute close combat BEAST when he inspires. I don't think he missed a single attack roll once he inspired.
We didn't have time to do the second half, so we packed everything away and will do it when @wobin is back from his trip to Japan. It's a "Hunt" journey type, but the map is fixed and so are the specific hostiles you encounter as well. Very keen to see how this goes, especially because your characters keep all of their current statuses when you start the second part (so two of our four champions are inspired, and the other two are only one point away from it).
First night of a planned fortnightly #KillTeam gaming session at @[email protected]'s tonight! There were four of us, one hadn't played before so I played the introductory game with him, sans Tac Ops and equipment. He was playing the Adeptus Mechanicus Hunter Clade, versus my revolting Death Guard. We got part-way through the final turn but called it because I was up 7-4 and he wasn't going to be able to come back from that.
He really enjoyed it though, and I'm keen to start playing more regularly so I can actually properly remember the rules (and also learn how my Corsair Voidscarred play, because the miniatures are SO GOOD but I don't feel like I have a good handle on them yet).
I'm taking a break from Warhammer Quest and Kill Team to get stuck back into some Warhammer Underworlds! I decided to start the goblins of Grinkrak's Looncourt and have done two of the little fellas so far. I'm just doing the box art scheme because it's simple and I like the look of it, keen to get the other five done and get them onto the table.
We had @wobin over for #WarhammerQuest and a barbecue today!
The Warhammer Quest journey type was "Scavenge" so we could get some gear and currency to level up, it was a similar kind of deal to the others where the map is pre-made, but oh my god I don't think I've EVER seen as poor rolling as @wobin had today. At one point he spent all four of his activation dice making attacks without hitting a single thing, and that was rolling the equivalent of a 3+. 😫 I think he made one single attack successfully, and ended up getting wailed upon by a Kosargi Night Guard which mean he had three grevious wound counters and so had to rely on one activation dice and whatever spare Destiny dice we had left. In the previous game we'd upgraded his character with a piece of equipment that let him attempt to recover wounds on a 4+ instead of a 5+, and literally every single role he made for this he failed. We had @yayKM roll two of them, and she made one success and failed the other.
Thankfully, nobody ended up dying and we did actually get a good stash of stuff and have some good upgrades for the next game, but oh man.
There we go, the first half of my Breachers are done and fully varnished! I'm such a fan of that Nihilakh Oxide paint for the verdigris effect on the armour, it looks SO good.
I've got another seven miniatures to go (a full squad is only twelve miniatures but I'm going to be painting all three gunner variants so I can swap them out depending on the mission) and I'm going to ATTEMPT to get them all batched painted in the one go. Usually my limit is five, so this might end up being split up into two lots, but it'd be good to get them smashed out.
I finished the test miniature for my colour scheme for the Navis Breachers tonight, pretty happy with how it looks!
I used that "Nihilakh Oxide" Technical paint for the first time and I love how it makes the armour look all old and worn. I painted the gun straight up Black Legion plus highlights but I think I'll go back to my standard Leadbelcher + coat of something (Nuln Oil or Basilicanum Grey) because it looks far too clean compared to the rest of the miniature now I've applied the Nikilakh Oxide.
Post-work Kill Team in the office again! This time we went back to the Compendium teams, Death Guard versus Adeptus Sororitas with a fireteam of Sisters Repentia. I lost 15-11, but almost entirely due to forgetting about my damn TacOps. 🙄 It likely would have been at least a draw had I remembered them, if not an outright win.
That being said, player of the match definitely goes to my leader who faced down this entire corridor of Sisters and ended up killing ALL of them. He was down to 1 wound left in the very last turn, and was let down by some extremely poor rolling on my part and ended up getting killed contesting an objective.
I needed a bit of a palette cleanser (pun not entirely unintended) after painting 32 of the 60 miniatures in the Warhammer Quest: Cursed City box, so I decided to finally assemble and start painting the Navis Breachers from the Kill Team Into The Dark box! (Actually that's not entirely true as it's not JUST the Breachers from the ITD box: I bought a second set of Breachers from one of the people at work who'd bought, uh, one of the boxes that came with two sets of Breachers in it and he didn't need the second set, so I'm able to field a full team without needing to use the C.A.T Unit and the Gheistskull.)
The miniatures are temporarily superglued onto the wooden dowels for painting rather than going directly onto their bases immediately because I'm using the very cool-looking "Void War" set of pages that Games Workshop sells instead and need to be able to paint them separately to be able to do the bases justice. The plan is to do a wash over them after what you see here and then a few layers of drybrushing, which I can't do if the miniatures are already glued onto the bases.