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Kill Team revealed

The rumours have come to a crashing halt with the reveal of Games Workshop’s latest squad-based game set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe – Kill team.

This YouTube video provides a short introduction:

 

The real detail of the game can be found on the Warhammer-Community website, with an article that goes into some depth about the game and the factions, along with the new releases for the game.

After Shadow War and Necromunda, gamers can be forgiven for felling tired and/or jaded at yet another squad level game for Warhammer 40,000. Games Workshop are quick to claim this game will enjoy long term support, but we’ll see.

The boxed set is not necessary to purchase, as rule books and terrain can all be picked up separately if you wish, which is a nice touch. The gangs being released for Kill Team come packaged with terrain, so will cost more than the same troops by themselves.

I must admit I’m feeling cynical about this. If it’s still being supported in 6 months time, I’ll take a look. For now, I’ll save my pennies for Adeptus Titanicus.

 

7 comments on “Kill Team revealed

  1. Azazel
    July 8, 2018

    They’ve made a big fuss about its ongoing support plan, including Rogue Trader. This is also written by the Shadowspire team, and as such the Studio Proper as opposed to Forge World who are behind Blood Bowl and Necro. I’m actually really excited about this. Looks like a great 40k gateway game.

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    • davekay
      July 8, 2018

      It would be nice, but I’m happy to wait and see while I paint what I have.

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      • Azazel
        July 8, 2018

        Certainly a sensible approach. Unfortunately, I’m probably not going to be that sensible, myself… 🙂

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  2. Thomas
    July 8, 2018

    I’m a hundred percent certain that they will support this game. They said that they would support Necromunda, Blood Bowl and Shadespire and they do. There is quite frankly too much risk claiming that they’d support something for years to come and then do nothing.

    The first big box expansion is already announced in Kill Team: Rogue Trader. It looks easy enough for them to support and maintain too, a faction box is nothing more than a few existing models and terrain with some cards on top. Hopefully will get some more cool esoteric stuff, like Rogue Traders, in the future.

    This is a good way of getting you to start a new army – start of with a single box, then some specialists from another box or two. Hey, look add an HQ and you got yourself a patrol detachment.

    I’m super stoked about this, the new terrain looks amazing, you play on a small surface and there is basically no cost getting started. Everyone got the models and tons of terrain already.

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    • davekay
      July 8, 2018

      I’ll wait for now, but you’re right, the boxed set looks great

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    • Azazel
      July 8, 2018

      This is a pretty good description of how I feel about the whole thing right now.

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  3. Wudugast
    July 9, 2018

    Yeah, I’m joining the ranks of those who’re excited about this. Shadow War: Armageddon always felt like a bit of a stop-gap one-off to me whereas they’ve been emphasising that this is more of a long term addition to the range. Not that that really matters to me one way or another, I’ve always been a bit more off-piste with my hobby, I’m just looking for something to inspire a few crazy modelling projects and perhaps even some casual dice-rolling with a few mates and this looks like it’ll do the business nicely. If nothing else it’ll encourage me to dip into a few of the races that interest me and perhaps get a game or two out of them, without worrying about building whole armies.

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