Last time, I mentioned that my Sunday positively oozed SO: Killzone and AdeptiCon table prep. Here’s the band of unfortunates that I brought to playtesting:
Nobz (x2): ‘eavy Armor, Big Choppa, (x1) Master Crafted
Ork ‘arboyz (x5): ‘eavy Armor, (x2) Big Shootas
Some notes: I intend to model the Big Choppas appropriately once the order arrives (bitz for the bitz god), but I’m not entirely sold on their efficacy. This is what happens, I suppose, when theory meets practice. As such, I intend to limit them significantly from what we see above. I do, however, want to model a unique Gutgrope model and perhaps one Nob per Warband that employs the Big Choppa with decent measures of ambition and violence.
For the sake of sport itself, I also assembled a second Warband (I don’t believe that Orks should refer to themselves as Special Operations Groups –too ooomie) from what was left kicking about the bookshelves. By playing through two Teams, we were able to test several of the more expansive aspects of the table, which was really quite entertaining.
Almost inevitably as the playtesting evolved, and as the narrative of each Warband progressed, several personalities began to develop; the Meganob, for example, emerged as a particularly compelling figure –enough to merit a proper name, Dr. Dakkasteef, and to merit an upstart Warband of his own.
Stay tuned for more good news on this nascent personality and his merry Warband in my small corner of the 40K universe... Dr. Dakkasteef and The Teeftotallers.