I made these datasheets in google docs for portability and ease of editing on the desktop. I’m incredibly scatterbrained so I need all my profiles, weapons, abilities and tactics in front of me while I play (and even then I still forget to use tactics most of the time.)
There’s a quarter page card for each specialist, a half-page roster for each Fire Team, and a half-to-one page list of Tactics and special abilities. It also includes the mini-campaign system from my earlier post.
This saved me a lot of time flipping back and forth between the different sections.
I was able to ring bind my whole set for under 20 pounds. I asked the printer to cut as close to the binding as possible, leaving the covers attached to the first and last pages at the edge, but preserving plenty of margin.
Wound Marker Dice
These dice act as trackers for both Wounds on multi-wound models and Flesh Wounds.
I purchased some stock HUD elements and printed them on OHP film as 4″ diameter circles. They lay underneath terrain, and you can place any objective marker you’re using in the center.
Objective control is measured 2″ from the center of the objective, so this makes it real simple – if any part of your base is on the template, you’re contesting the objective.
A recent game against an Eldar Kill Team made me realise, Eldar are fun now! When I was in school I bought the original 1987 Eldar models off a local player from an ad in the paper, and painted them lovingly; but when I came to try them on the table it seemed that Guardians and Dire Avengers were pretty useless; back then everyone else played Marines, marines always got the initiative, and I’d get one ineffectual round of shuriken catapult shooting off before becoming embroiled in close combat.
But in Kill Team both seem effective and fun to play, and the available squads match up nicely with these 80s sculpts, so I can make the Eldar warband I always wanted to make. I’ve re-purchased them, now I just need to find time to assemble and paint them.
I’m thinking Alaitoc Pirates, to explain the archaic and varied gear? And some of them are just going to be a challenge to fit to the stats – Belgae and Irbic I’ll have to call Rangers, treat their lascannons as rifles and their power armour as the Eldar equivalent of stealth suits.
Not to be confused with doughy and smol – that’s hobbits.
Looking through the 2E bestiary, one of the distinguishing features of the Norse Dwarfs was the presence of shield maidens. They’re a fun character type that I’ve run a few times in MMOs over the years:
So here’s a roundup of non-GW models I could use in an all-female dwarf warband:
03413: Nalila Goldhammer, Female Dwarf Paladin
I have a vivid memory of being eight years old, tucked into bed by my grandmother in her guest room. The room seemed very grand to me, with its huge bed and decorative wallpaper, and its balcony overlooked the river where boats lay on silver sand, with names like The Lady Kay, which made me think of Arthurian tales and far-off places. The view was in the eyes of adults marred by a junkyard on the far shore, but to my eyes the mountains of twisted metal and looming dinosaurian cranes were equally fantastical. I’d wake to the distant sound of crashing metal and draw the curtain and look across the water and watch the great claw endlessly lifting and dropping piles of scrap.
But it was bedtime, and my grandmother was tucking me in, and I asked her if I could read to her a little before I went to sleep. I wanted to read to her from the Battle Bestiary, and I wanted to find in it something she could relate to. I knew that in the study nearby were old hardcover books of Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass, with beautiful John Tenniel illustrations, so I read the entry on the Jabberwock.