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We will ride into battle! – The new Taurox

Painting my four Humvee-inspired Taurox transports (converted using Zinge Industries’ military wheels)

I really like the size of these (Land Raider shown for scale) and I think they fit perfectly with the classic Kasrkin models

Now to charge headlong into the enemies of the Emperor and deliver swift retribution!

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Bit of an impulse purchase

I was lucky enough to pick up 35 classic Imperial Guard Karskin models at a recent toy fair in Milton Keynes for a bargain price

Ever since the Taurox was released, and inspired by the TV series Generation Kill, I wanted to convert one into a Humvee-looking transport using Zinge Industries’ military wheels 

assaulthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oodTuhaLYpU 

35 Kasrkin with special weapons, mounted in four Taurox and led by a Commissar comes in at exactly 1000 points – and is also a pretty neat formation (ok, in game they suck, but they look great!)

After painting a test model, I took the troopers on holiday with me. I was especially pleased with converted sergeant

“What’s the matter, the CIA got you pushing too many pencils?!”

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Kill Team uses the standard 40k rules but with some variations and restrictions on what you can take

Teams are just 200 points, with limited units that can be taken, but the rules allow for personalisation with skills – the idea being you create an elite special forces team to complete a series of fluffy missions

We used these rules for our trial run – Kill_Team (1)

Our biggest learning point; don’t booze BEFORE a gaming day (during is fine… encouraged even… but never before)

We played a series of games all of which were great fun! There were some surprises at how effective/ineffective some units were in this environment – the Taurox for example was phenomenal (a bit too overpowered, almost guaranteeing on killing whatever it targets), yet combat troops (including Genestealers!) all seemed to struggle in hand to hand

The lads are hooked and we’ll be playing this again – in fact, it’s got us all looking at starting new 200 points collections of different armies… which I’m sure can only end well, right??

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team 2

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The Kill Team

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Storm (Troopers) in a tea cup

Your army is fully painted

It’s beautifully honed and the roster adds up perfectly to 1000 points

Your scenery is fully painted and you’ve got a matching battle mat

You’ve even gone so far as to develop a cool scenario and your opponent is on board

It’s the stuff dreams are made of

So when you get an absolute drubbing, thankfully, it doesn’t sting as much!

In this battle, 1000 points of Storm Troopers took on 1000 points of Raven Guard…and were taken apart

Still a fantastic battle that looked great. My favourite moment was when a Raven Guard Assault Squad charged a Taurox and blew it up with their Hammer of Wrath attacks! And we had to laugh when I immobilized (and destroyed) another Taurox trying to turbo boost towards an objective right at the end (and that’s after its re-roll!)

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