[WH40K] Kitbashing an Iron Warriors KillTeam

After a nice KillTeam match with my friends, I got the idea of creating a unique team of old battle forged veterans. Luckily, nobody bought my chaos chosen from Ebay. So I decided to start with them. They look really good, very unique and characterful.

I started with the guy wearing the cool Bolter. I removed the Bolter and gave him a Plasmagun. I realized earlier, that this weapon is good in KillTeam games. He also got an Iron Warriors shoulder pad from Forgeworld to show his affiliation to the legion.
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The second man should be armed with an Autocannon. He would play the role of a sniper, maybe with the special ability to shoot at two models. Due to the lack of an Autocannon I made my own from a Heavy Bolter and a Machinegun, but it looked too massive. I shorted the barrel after some time of thinking.
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The third man was a normal guy with a chainsword, a Bolter and a Boltpistol.
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After him I thought of getting another Plasmagun carrier and I wanted to go further with the modding of those chosen. This one was challenging, because I fully changed his pose and I like the result.
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A leader was missing and this one should look great! And should, like a real Iron Warrior, wear a Servoarm. Although, there are no rules for that tool.
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The last member took some time to think about. I also had the 200 points maximum in my head, because I also want to add 10 cultists to my team. And that’s why I could not take another Plasmagun with me. So a Flamer should do it. I call him the crazy Pyro and gave him the backpack of the old chaos rocket guy to give him a lot of explosive stuff.
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I’m looking forward to play a game with them 🙂
KillTeam is really inspiring and I’m already thinking of building teams for other armies as well. You don’t need to collect a huge army to have nice games. Just a small group of trained veteran characters with a lot of personality. It is helpful to have a huge bitzbox 😉
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[WH40K] Powering up the Haemotrope Reactors!

Fuelled with the blood of martyrs…

I totally fell in love with those reactors in the first place, so I ordered a box. The intention was to combine them with my Promethium Relay Pipes. GW said they would be perfectly compatible and I wanted to see, if that is the truth 🙂

After one night of cutting out plastic pieces out of their frames and having no plastic glue at hand (shame on me). I got another night assembling my new stuff. I also had a box of 40K containers and there is a lot of stuff included!!

The size of the reactors
Before I got my hands on the reactors I searched the web and nobody said something about the size of those reactors! That’s why I will provide some images to give you an idea of how big they are.
A reactor is about 4.5 inches (11cm) tall and nearly 4,5 inches (11cm) wide and 2 inches (5cm) thick. I also took some pictures with miniatures. I think they will do great on the field!

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The compatibility with the Promethium Relay Pipelines
In the first place I thought… uhh, this won’t fit! But then I saw it. They fit perfectly. A reactor has three possible conection points for a pipe and it looks great!
In the pictures you can see the difference between the two in the color. My reactors have a dark grey plastic color and the pipes are in light grey.

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The REactors fit perfectly to the relay pipelines!


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Current state of work
Until now I have one generator finished for painting. The other pieces are still unfinished. Here are some impressions.

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My current state of work.


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[WH40K] Promethium Relay Pipelines and Containers

The reason I’m not posting any news is, that I’ve become a father and my little son takes a lot of time 🙂

But for my birthday I got some new stuff and that pushed a bit. And I’m willing to do some hobby stuff in the next weeks.
I got a pack of promethium relay pipelines and also some Warhammer 40.000 containers!! 😀

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Warhammer 40.000 Containers

Warhammer 40.000 Containers from source


Promethium Relay Pipelines

Promethium Relay Pipelines from source


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I could not resist and ordered a box of the Haemotrope Reactors, which should fit together with the pipelines and would give great pieces of terrain.

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Haemotrope Reactors

Haemotrope Reactors from source

Haemotrope Reactors from source


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I’ll post updates soon.

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My Haemotrope Reactors have arrived 🙂


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[DZC] PHR vs Scourge vs Resistance – Search

We played a pretty nice game of Dropzone Commander. We wanted to try the 2+ player missions and decided to play search. In this mission you place over 30 markers on the field and not only into buildings. Almost every unit except flyers can expose those markers. Under those markers are 5 mission objectives. The goal is to find those objectives and bring them back to your table corner. That’s right you start in a corner in this mission.

My 870 points skirmish list looked like this:

Breaching Drills [50 pts]
Breaching Drill: Model 109 Breaching Drill [50 pts]

Vehicle Detachment [173 pts]
Gun Wagons: 3x Gun Wagon, NT-1 Kraken [113 pts]
Rocket Technicals: 6x Rocket Technical [60 pts]

Resistance Band [244 pts]
Fighters: 2x Resistance Fighters, AT-77 Lifthawk, 3x MT-90 Jackson [148 pts]
^ Sharing ^ Fighters: 2x Resistance Fighters [48 pts]
^ Sharing ^ Fighters: 2x Resistance Fighters [48 pts]

Resistance Band [264 pts]
Veterans: 2x Occupation Veterans, NT-1 Kraken, 2x Battle Bus(+Rocket Launcher Battery) [168 pts]
^ Sharing ^ Fighters: 4x Resistance Fighters [96 pts]

Rusted Fist [135 pts]
Hannibals: 2x M9 Hannibal, AT-77 Lifthawk [135 pts]

Actually I had to prox the Occupation Veterans and the additional Fighters. I hadn’t painted them at that moment. That’s why you see these unpainted bases with marks V1,2 and F1,..,4. Sorry for that 😉

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The game started pretty slowly. Everyone except our PHR player made very careful and defensive moves.
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My first aggressive move was to place the drill behind the Scourge players lines. I wanted to surprise him a little bit. I had my Technicals ready to capture a marker right in front of him. And I got lucky and picked one! But I quickly realized that Technicals aren’t that tough. He wiped them out and I lost the objective.
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Later on the Scourge and PHR got into a massive fire fight about… pretty much nothing, but they realized that too late 😀 In the meantime I found another objective and secured it with my Occupation Veterans. And I secured the afore mentioned objective with my Hannibals. But the PHR player also found two objectives and was able to secure them.
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Within the last round the last objective was discovered by the Scourge and we all had to switch our tactics rapidly. Everyone tried to get that last objective, to win the game or just to save his honor 🙂
Actually nobody managed to take it from the Scourge, so the final result was:

PHR: 4 points, but more winning points
Res: 4 points
Scourge: 2 points

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Final Thougts
Technicals are nice, but they are not that tough. So the drill should be placed in cover and the Technicals should also have cover all the time. I hadn’t that much contact to the enemy and did not gain so much experience. So I can’t tell anything about the close combat abilities of the Occupation Veterans or about the busses. I need to play more games for that.
But the 3 player mission is really cool. Since our group includes just three players, we can always have a nice game. Also this specific mission is really nice, but more than 5 objectives could bring more fun and tension to the game.

[DZC] Scatter Terrain

Here is my finished scatter terrain. I’m using also these cheap n scale cars from Amazon and some awesome copys from the resistance vehicles, which are made by a friend of mine. These “plates” are plastic game cards and the base US made of blank ID cards, also from Amazon. I hope you like it. 

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[DZC] Resistance vs. PHR 20.09.15

Due to the lack of time, my battle report for this game is really short. 😉

Today we had two nice games of Dropzone Commander. Both missions included the intelligent objective markers. We played again with the starter armys. The first match was decided by me.

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In the second match we used all buildings we have and this made it really interesting. We also took about 90 points extra and I took some Fire Wagons in a Kraken transporter with me.

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