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Baranovich08 Oct 2018 10:30 p.m. PST

In making my initial army lists for Kill Team I realized that a unit of 10 Cadian troopers would not make it to the 100 point requirement total. I needed to make some Tempestus Scions to round out the points.

A unit of 5 would be sufficient but I didn't want to go and spend another $40 USD or $50 USD on another brand new boxed set.

I had plenty of Primaris marine spare bits from the Dark Imperium boxed set as well as left over bits from the Cadian boxed set. I also had some additional Kromlech/Bits of War gear left over.

I was concerned that the Primaris heads and helmets might look wonky on Cadian bodies, but to my surprise they actually work fairly well. They kind of ended up looking like Imperial Stormtroopers but with a cloth uniform with military skirts. The bare-headed Primaris marine heads also worked pretty well.

The backpacks are Kromlech/Bits of War. I also had a bunch of spare bits from the Star Wars Legion core boxed set. I took one of the spare flamers that was originally meant to go on the rebel AT-RT walker. But since you get several weapons choices I had plenty of extra stuff.

I cut off the vehicle mounting parts of the flamer to make it look more like a hand-held infantry heavy weapon. I glued it to the back of one of the models as if he had it slung over his shoulder.

I primed the squad in GW's Chaos Black spray. I'm going to do dark gray highlights on them and make them into troopers that have a similar color scheme as Inferno Squad in the PC/console game Star Wars Battlefront II.

Overall I'm pretty pleased with them and happy that I created an entire squad with a variety of totally leftover bits!

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Frederick Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2018 4:36 a.m. PST

Great work! It is surprising how adaptable the Cadian bodies and bits are to conversion – I used them a lot with the old Wargames Factory Greatcoat Shock Troop infantry

Baranovich09 Oct 2018 4:42 a.m. PST

Thanks for the feedback!

Oh yeah, those Wargames Factory greatcoat troops are great for that kind of conversion as well!

Dentatus Fezian09 Oct 2018 12:45 p.m. PST

Those work. Nice kit-bashing. How are you liking Kill Team?

Baranovich09 Oct 2018 3:01 p.m. PST

Thanks.

I really like Kill Team a lot. I've been playing it on a 4 x 4 board which gives a little more room for scenarios and maneuvering, etc. I think the 22" x 30" is a bit cramped but it is a convenient size for tables.

The rules play pretty well and I like the low model count. Makes the game fun to not have to worry about moving a huge army around like in bigger, rank and flank games.

It's a refreshing change to be able to make an army list of just 100 points that's only 10 or 15 models.

My Astra Militarum Kill Team is 15 models: 10 Cadians and 5 Tempestus Scions that I posted the pics. of. My orks are about 15 models with some gretchins thrown in in alternate lists.

My Primaris Kill Team is all Intercessors with some of the more elite ones thrown in, I forget what they're called off the top of my head

Lion in the Stars09 Oct 2018 6:01 p.m. PST

Primaris heads (and shoulder pads) are the same size as standard Marine heads (and shoulder pads).

I have a Tau list that is 5 Pathfinders, 2 Fire Warriors, 2 Breachers, Recon Drone, and 2 Gun drones. All the dakka.

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