I brought a really simple list. Hell, any list is really simple I guess when you have 200pts and restrictions but that’s a good thing. My list was 5 Chaos Marines with one plasma gun and that plasma gunner had preferred enemy. I also had 5 Raptors with a plasma gun, that one having split fire, and the Aspiring Raptor Champion had rending. If past experience has taught me anything in Kill Team it’s that having bodies and a rounded force is the way to go.
My first game was against Tyranids and he had two Hive Guard (shooty variety), and a bunch of Gaunts. This game did not go well for my opponent. I put my Chaos Marines up front to rapid fire the closing Gaunts and then used my Raptors to counter-attack those that made it through the hail of bolter fire. I came away with 7-0 win in this one.
Next game was against Khorne Inquisitor who had 5 Flamers and the Chariot of Slaanesh. This was the closest game of the night. My opening did nothing and on his turn he dropped a few Marines. My return fire leveled the field a bit and then my assault put me ahead by a small margin. At this point I was ahead by 2-3pts and could have played it safe but what’s the fun in that? I charged my Raptor Champion at his Chariot hoping to at least tie it up. I had to break free my Leader, the Chaos Marine Champion who was in another combat. If things went well I might give up another kill point against the Chariot but save myself from giving up three if my Leader died. Things didn’t go well and I lost my Raptor Champion and the Chariot went on to take out my Leader, giving him an 8-7 win. The gamble was worth it though since I was there to have fun, not play keep-away for the sake of points.
Final game was against Eldar with 5 Warp Spiders and 5 Dire Avengers. Damn near everything went poorly in this game but I set myself up for it. I got the leader trait that lets you outflank models so I opted to use it on four Chaos Marines, one the plasma gunner. Early on the Warp Spiders made short work of most of what I had on the table and the trickling of outflankers was my demise. I did manage to net some points though but lost this one 5-2.
Despite going 1-2 I managed third place because we were using cumulative victory points to determine the winner since it was quicker than running a 4th round to find an undefeated player. I had a blast. The new rules are WAY better than what 5th edition put out, which were hardly rules at all. I was hoping to walk away from a game or two with some heroic tale to put into my fluff but unfortunately that did not happen but there’s always next time. I definitely recommend Kill Team if you’re looking for a quick fun game.