Monday, 22 May 2017

Shadow War: Armageddon - Completed Kill Team


This Wednesday evening sees the start of my gaming group's Shadow War: Armageddon campaign. With that in mind I've finished the 9 models required for my starting Kill Team, with an additional Guardsmen to bring me up to full strength. And a right dirty-looking crew of scumbags they are too!
 

Kill Team Quinspirios Alpha - the 'Ripperjacks'
 
The Necromundan 5th regiment, may not be as famous as the Lucky 7's (7th) or the 'Spiders' (8th), but they have a solid reputation for urban and guerrilla warfare. The Necromundan 5th traditionally recruit from the Quinspirus hive cluster on Necromunda, from which they derive their swashbuckling nickname of 'Quinspirios'.
 
Led by Veteran Sergeant Mylnar, Kill Team Quinspirios Alpha is made up of veterans from one of the three scout companies of the Necromundan 5th. Subject to brutal levels of casualties during the Ult-Gar uprising, the survivors of all three companies were formed into hardened veteran squads - each Guardsman with a motley selection of scavenged and favoured equipment. Quinspirios Alpha is a specialist infiltration unit, often operating behind enemy lines on assassination or sabotage missions. They have named themselves after the ripperjacks of their homeworld - ambush predators who can disable and despatch a victim in a matter of minutes.

 

The final pair of recruits to the Kill Team are in the form of my flamer specialist and a veteran guardsman. Specialist Bey is made from an old Confrontation Tech ganger, with the addition of Death Korps of Krieg arms from Forgeworld. I confess that I attempted to reference the excellent Ogryn Chompers by cheetor when I was painting Specialist Bey's sunglasses (I didn't quite pull off the look, but it's passable!).


The final addition to the Kill Team is an unmodified Rogue Trader space pirate. I wasn't sure how well he'd blend in with his exotic haircut, bionics and stubby weapon, but I think with once he was painted to match, he looks pretty much the part. In game terms I plan to count his weapon as a shotgun rather than a lasgun. I figure it looks odd enough that it could be anything in game terms!

The Ripperjacks stealthily infiltrate a manufactorum basement.
 
 
So that's the Kill Team finished. I need to paint up some special operatives just in case. Hopefully they'll make the Emperor proud!

34 comments:

  1. Great looking team, the couple of hairy guys in there add some pleasant oddball-ness to the group. You can already hear them arguing in the mess hall.

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    1. Hairy guys reek of warzone veterans for whom parade-ground discipline has long since faded away I think. I'm pleased to have them, whacky hair and all!

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  2. Great job, they look sweet alltogether!

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    1. Thanks! My main worry was that they'd look a mess given all the different styles and sources.

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  3. Thats a good looking team and the latest additions just round it out very nicely!

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    1. Thanks Blue! Irrespective of how much we actually get into SW, I can't deny that it's been great motivation to get these painted.

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  4. This unit is superb mate, from fluff to grizzled execution - I absolutely love it!

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    1. Cheetor is responsible for pushing me into the fluff - he showed me the Hardened Veterans Codex entry from the 3rd ed Codex. And that was that!

      Glad you like them!

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  5. Great looking group. Some of those old models take me back to my Rogue Trader days...

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    1. It's fun to still use the old figures I think :)

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  6. What a bunch of angry men (and 1/2 of one). The word "grizzled" comes to mind when looking at them, which is great. Hope they have great success in their opening battle.

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    1. Grizzled is exactly what I was aiming for! Thanks :)

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  7. Would love to give your guys a proper mincing one day, Ax! ^^

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    1. Oof! There's a challenge! I reckon they could hold their own ;)

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  8. Blimey they are down and dirty. They will blend right in to the underhive!

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    1. They could almost pass for citizens ;)

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  9. Great lookin gang Axiom! Better get a wriggle on with mine hey :)

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    1. You'd better had! Got a team planned?

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    2. Yeah, Eldar space pirates. I'm just finishing up their bases and they'll be done. Still gotta figure out the composition of the force though.

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    3. Excellent! I do love Eldar pirates :)

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  10. A cool and coherent band. Absoluely delightful.

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  11. Great stuff!
    I was looking through my unpainted lead the other night with this in mind- will likely end up doing a Space Marine 'gang' since my RT Adventurers and IG collection isn't as extensive.

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    1. A Space Marine gang using RT marines would be great. You could paint them up in variously coloured armour like the power armoured mercenaries at the bar in the RT illustration!

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    2. Oh, I'd probably do them up in my usual Aurora Chapter scheme!
      Though after a recent haul, the allure of a Bob Olley Genestealer Cult gang is high.

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    3. You'll struggle to resist the lure of the cult once they get their claws into you :)

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  12. Magnificent looking work squire - you'd almost put a fellow in mind of buying some new GW stuff.

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    1. There's some good new stuff these days. I'm happy to mix my old stuff with it!

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  13. Great additions to an already awesome looking squad!

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    1. Thanks! Typically in their first game they performed awfully! A power armoured Inquisitor beat them up a little ;)

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  14. SO much more character than the horrible current Cadian/Catachan plastics GW offers now. Really like these, great work mate.

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    1. Massed ranks of uniformly equipped soldiers have their place, but for small-scale skirmishing, characterful individuals are a must! How else do you actually care when Trooper Brillig falls to his death? It's not quite the same if it's nameless Cadian #43!

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