+ inload: Kill the False Primarch – Killteam event +

 + Kill the False Primarch! +

+ Kill Team +

+ The new edition of Kill Team is out! And it's fun! Owning what's teetering on the notorious 'too much' terrain, and with a to-do pile longer than my principal servo-arm, I opted to pick up the books rather than the big box, but I got my first game in yesterday and it's a treat. +

+ My friend and I played what amounted to a mirror match to learn the rules, with five of my Silver Stars marines raiding a Red Talons base (not owning any Red Talons, their part was sportingly played by some surprisingly well-behaved Word Bearers, accompanied by an agent of the Ordo Astartes' Vigilants – Brother Olybrius of the Patriarchs of Ulixis Chapter. +

+ A quick, smooth and enjoyable game followed, and I'm very keen to play more.  I'm aiming to do a battle report or two, and a review of the mechanics from the point of view of a narrative/open play gamer. Keep those occulobes peeled! +


+ Event – Kill the False Primarch +

+ So enthused, in fact, am I about Kill Team that I thought it'd give me a great chance to encourage people to build a paint a few new figures. I've posted repeatedly here about the fun to be had in painting for painting's sake; rather than with an end in mind, and how a little bit of lore can offer inspiration [+noosphericinloadlink embedded+] if you want to paint but don't know where to start. +

+ Those who've been following this blog for a while will likely know that I've been running a sister blog + Some Things Are Best Left Forgotten +, which is themed around the War of the False Primarch. That's been ticking over very nicely – and if it's not on your radar yet, I thoroughly recommend it; it's full of wonderfully imaginative and grimly gothic models, lore and ideas from hobbyists of all stripes. +

+ I wanted to tie these ideas together, and invite you (yes, you) to create a Kill Team themed around The War of the False Primarch. There's a lot to take in – so if you want a quick summary, here's the skinny: The War occurs in the thirty-fourth Millennium. Five Chapters (the Pentarchy of Blood) are sent by the High Lords of Terra to destroy a being claiming to be a Primarch and the eleven Chapters (the Partisans) that followed him. Shenanigans ensue. +

+ Despite the marine-centric nature of the top level War, the background that's been developed on this Imperial civil war has huge depth, breadth and complexity, allowing you to explore the  hidden side of the Imperium from Inquisitors to the Ecclesiarchy, and the Adeptus Mechanicus to the Imperial Guard. (There are even lots of minor xenos, should you have an aversion to squishy hu-mans.) +


+ Okay, I'm in; what next? Guidelines +

+ 'Marines do the glory work; the Guard clear up their [+SCRAPSHUNTERRORABORT+]'. +

  • Create a Kill Team for the new edition of the Kill Team game, themed around the Sorrowful Years of The War of the False Primarch:
    • 'With the Chapters of the Pentarchy of Blood turned inwards, primary defence of the region fell to the Extinction Armada and the forces of individual planets. While garrison forces of the Pentarchy continued to resist the gradual advance of the Partisans, a low-grade war of small probing advances, espionage, strike and counter-strike began between small groups of Marines and special forces erupted across both sectors as each side sought to undermine the other's efforts to rebuild.'
  • You can build and paint your Kill team as any Partisan or Pentarchy Chapter, or one of the many, many other forces present, such as a Killteam of Vigilants, Maniple of Marines Mendicant, Squad of Imperial Guard (Orthodox or Partisan), Ecclesiarchy, Skitarii, Inquisition, Annulus Umbra Chapter etc. If it's present in the war, it's fair game.
  • Creativity is king! While I encourage you to make your Kill Team game-legal, don't compromise your vision for it. A bit of counts-as is perfectly acceptable.
  • Post a picture of – and any lore you've written for – your finished Kill Team to:
  • Yes, you can use existing models.
  • The challenge begins on the 1st September at 11:02am GMT, and ends on 11th October at 02:11pm GMT.
  • I'll feature any Kill Teams that are created on the +Some Things Are Best Left Forgotten+ blog in a special Warzone article; and there will probably be a couple of prizes for the ones I think best fit the theme.

+ A bit of inspiration +

+ Dennis K (Instagram: @the_iron_within) has made these awesome Carcharadon Destroyer Kill Team – proving that just because you're the 'goodies', it doesn't mean you don't get to play with the fun toys. +

[Pict credit: dennis k/@the_iron_within]

+ ...and on the Partisan side (that is, followers of the definitely-a-genuine-Primarch), we get a sneaky preview ahead of their Index Astartes article, of the Wormwood Sons of Nick T (Instagram: @kordhal). +

+ These atmoic-soured bad-asses are just one of the wonderfully varied and developed 'homebrew' Chapters that you're invited to build and paint examples of. +

[pict credit: Nick T/@k0rdhal]

+ And since I've always thought if you're encouraging other people to give something a go, you should be prepared to do it yourself, here's a Kill Team of my own Silver Stars – the Pacific region-themed curious pseudolegion that the False(?) Primarch himself leads. +

[pict credit: er... me – Edd R/@death_of_a_rubricist]

+ There's also no reason that you have to do it alone – as Killteam Starfall ably demonstrates [+noosphericexloadlink embedded+]. If you feel that you've only got one model in you, that why not get some mates to join in and create a collaborative force? +


+ GOTO: 10 +

+ Okay, it's over to you! I hope that you join in, that you find it fun and that the event results in you having a kick-ass and highly thematic Kill Team to explore the War of the False Primarch with us. +

+ Good luck – whether you’re fighting for the Orthodoxy or in the name of the Last True Son. +

+ Please do comment below of on the Facebook groups if you’ve any questions; (or just want to enthuse) and please do share as widely as you feel appropriate – everyone is welcome! +

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