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.
Kill Team tonight, my Voidscarred versus the Elucidian Starstriders. I lost yet again, 13-10, though in my defence I'd never actually played against the Starstriders before so didn't have a handle on what they were like and boy do they have some unpleasant tricks. I also keep underestimating just how far stuff can move in a given turn and so fucked up the positioning of my troops on more than one occasion, and as per usual I completely forgot about all their equipment.
And after work, an introductory game of Kill Team for one of my co-workers! He'd never played before so we only got through two turns since I was explaining the rules as we went. Play of the match went to Adrenra Firewinter, my Starstorm Duellist, who ran into the teeth of the enemy and melted the enemy Sister with the meltagun and took the other one down to two wounds remaining. (She in turn was melted by the Sister Superior's combi-melta, but ah well.)
Next time I definitely need to remember to bring one of my own Compendium teams for introductory games though. Might be a good opportunity to break out the ol' Death Guard again.
Three player Kill Team today!
...it did not go well for me and wasn't even close. We only got through two turns and I only scored one single victory point right at the end of the second turn. I killed stuff, but my initial positioning was poor and tried to do too much at once, especially since I had only nine miniatures compared to the fourteen of the other two teams. By the end of the second turn I was down to only three miniatures left, the friend in second was down to I think four, and the friend in first still had ten out of his fourteen starting.
First game of Kill Team with my Voidscarred tonight! It was against the Sisters of Battle, I won 18-13. Really enjoyed this layout from the new Critical Tac-Ops, it required a lot of strategising about where to go and which hatches to open when.
The Voidscarred are so much fun to play, they've got lots of things they can do and the free Dash action every turn is brilliant, it makes them incredibly fast to move around. Good LORD the Sisters' "Divine Intervention" tactical ploy that lets them ignore the damage from a single attack dice was a pain though. It would have been four or five times I was about to kill a miniature and my opponent was able to pull that off to save them!
Favourite moment was absolutely melting one unit with my Starstorm Duellist's dual fusion pistol, shooting another with her shuriken pistol, and then using the Way Seeker's Warp Fold psychic power to swap positions with the Duellist and proceed to beat down on another unit that was next to the one I'd just melted. I ended up sweeping up and around the top to claim six objectives, while my forces at the bottom ended up getting annihilated and not accomplishing a whole lot, though it DID end up with a bunch of my opponent's forces down there without being able to get to anywhere useful so it worked out well enough in the end.