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Death Guard (Loyalist) – Kill Team Project – Update #1

Afternoon,

After my post last month (where does time go?), time for a small update.

So I picked up from FW (at the Open Day 2014) some Scouts, a set of Mark III (Iron) Marines (x2 for 10) (with Phobos bolters and Shoulderpads) and a Death Guard legion Contemptor Dreadnought (plus more for my 40k in 40mins army later in the year) but these are the ones I think I will work on.

Now going back to the post here, we have 200 points and must pick the following:

0 – 1 Elite
0 – 2 Troops
0 – 1 Fast Attack

You also need to make sure you have minimum unit numbers, ie 5 marines, plus if your codex states you need more than 1 unit and so on.  It’s worth reading the rules because not all models can be taken (wound limits).

With that in mind, here’s list one:

5 x Scouts (with Sniper rifles and Camo Cloaks), maybe with a Heavy Bolter – around 70-83 points)

1 x Comtemptor Dreadnought (with Twin-Linked Heavy Bolters/Heavy Flamer and Twin-Linked Autocannon – kill of those Orcs/Nids – 20 points)

Pro’s:

Scouts can be placed last and in cover so with the Rifles should be able to take out Elites

Dreadnought should be able to cope with large troop numbers such as Orcs/Nids

Cons:

Low figure count.  Orcs/Nids could finish killing just 5 scouts quickly with numbers.

List two:

5 x Scouts (with Sniper rifles and Camo Cloaks), maybe with a Heavy Bolter – around 70-83 points)

6 x Marines (with Missile Launcher and Sergeant will have a Power Sword/Axe – 70 points plus 15 for the ML and 15 for the Power Weapon – 114 points)

Pros:

Higher figure count

Lots of firepower with the ML and Heavy Bolter.

Cons:

No mass killing as the ML has just 1 shot and the strength of the Frag missiles and AP rating won’t be killing many Marines.

List three:

Same as List two except, swap Power Sword for Jump packs on the Marines (18 points for these)

200 points is hard though to get in any decent SM army list.  These lists won’t win but they’re forming the 400 point army for later.   This is a start though, and I hope to get some painted soon (the scouts/marines are built – just need painting).

I have though got more Death Guard, more of that in the first 400 in 40 mins post coming later in the week.

Cheers
MBM

 

 

Death Guard (Loyalist) – Kill Team Project

Good Morning!

It’s been about time I looked at what team I wanted for the Kill Team Challenge.  Yes I know it was to be finished before Feb but I’ve been busy, very busy.

This time next week I shall be getting ready to go to the Forge World Open Day held in GW’s Warhammer World.  I’ve been for the last 2 years and I’m hoping that it will be a good day.

So my plan then is to pick up want I need for my 200 point kill team from the GW shop or from FW themselves depending on what exactly I need.

First off I had to pick which codex I wanted to use.

Looking at which armies that I like and have the codex for this was my list:

  • Tyranids
  • Tau
  • Space Marines
  • Eldar

I do have the older codex for Imperial Guards and thus I did think about that, however I wanted to use my Death Korps of Krieg but the rules state that you can’t use any Forgeworld lists which means the DKK wouldn’t really be DKK and thus I removed them (for the moment).

So with a bit of a umm, and errr and ummm and errr again, I decided that I’ll play some Space Marines.

Now as far as they go I had to choose from

  • Black Templars
  • Mantis Warriors
  • Death Guard (Horus Heresy era)

It didn’t take long for me to choose the Death Guard.  Recently I’ve been listening to the Black Library’s Horus Heresy Audiobooks whilst I’ve been working away so of course the Death Guard are in my mind (think the audio books are advertising…).  I also happen to like the very basic colour scheme, shouldn’t take too long to paint up… (he says).

I should of course have chosen the Black Templars, but I have enough of them built already so it wouldn’t really be a project.

As I prefer the Loyalist (non Chaos) version I’ve chosen to base my Kill Team list on the vanilla Space Marine codex.

Current thinking is for a unit of Tactical marines and some scouts.  Not sure yet on equipment but I believe this is a nice base to build up from.  I know I could look at using bikes/land speeder/razorback but for the moment I’ll stick to infantry.

So here are the scouts I’ll pick up:

Legion MKIV Recon Squad

For the tactical squad, some Legion Mk III Iron Amour with Death Guard shoulder pads.

Legion Mk III Iron Armour

Now FW aren’t cheap, but unlike Orcs/Nids, you don’t need that many to fill 200 points.  Of course these 200 points are going to be the basis of my 40k in 40 minutes force later in the year, but let’s start small…

As for painting them, I found this on the net, from FW.

So ‘lifting’ from that document, here’s the colour scheme (this may change a little) that I plan to use.

Death GuardArmour:

  1. Undercoat with Skull White spray
  2. Wash with 50/50 mix of Seraphim Sepia and Lahmian Medium
  3. Highlight with White Scar mixed with Lahmian Medium

Green

  1. Basecoat with Castellan Green
  2. Highlight with 50/50 mix of Castellan Green and Elysian Green
  3. Highlight with Elysian Green

Brass

  1. Basecoat with Warlock Bronze
  2. Highlight with Runelord Brass

Right, time to clean the kitchen…. Cheers
MBM