Every now and then at the LGS we do a Kill Team tournament on our 40K night. It’s perfect in that we can play a 3-4 round tournament in a few hours and nobody is out late on a work night. Plus it just mixes things up a bit so we’re not doing the same thing week in and week out.
Here’s the thing, every time we do this I find that roughly half the players throw down the cheesiest thing possible. Let’s face it, 40K at 200pts with a restricted force org for Kill Team is nowhere near balanced, it just can’t be. It doesn’t ‘need’ to be either as Kill Team is a ‘fun’ off-shot mission meant for fast games. However, when you take a mission/game type designed for fun and throw down as beardy a list as possible then the whole thing just sucks honestly.
Now, you won’t hear me bitch about cheese factor in a normal tournament. I’m a semi-competitive gamer and will not blame my losses as a result of the list my opponent brought. Yet to me there’s something different about running a Kill Team tournament on a 40K night at your LGS. The expectations are different, at least to me. To others it’s a tournament and thus you bring out the biggest guns possible.
I have my opinions yet I don’t blame those who rock a super hard list for Kill Team either. I will, however, finally get around to checking out Big Jim’s Killzone. Based on what I’ve heard about it it’s a must-have if you like Kill Team. The shop has talked about doing it in the past but we’ve just never gotten around to it. I think it’s time though because I’m done with Kill Team and have no interest in doing it again.