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    James Gunn fired for old paedo jokes

    Yeah, I just saw they've got 3 marvel movies scheduled per year for the next 3 or 4 years, so it'll just be a set of diminishing returns over time. They're basically animated movies now so I expect they keep the costs pretty low. Disney are not in any danger of running out of cash though. Their theme parks make them way too much for that to happen.
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    James Gunn fired for old paedo jokes

    They just need to slow down a bit. There have been, what, 20 MCU movies in 10 years? Eight of those have been released in the past 2 years. Churning out Solo, a movie that was met with a collective sigh minutes after it was announced, was released 4 months after the previous main series entry. That Solo was released just a month after IW is also strange scheduling. The only reason it's all getting too saturated is because they're milking it too hard. For MCU; one big bastard tent pole release per year (Iron Man/Avengers/Spiderman) and one smaller character piece (Thor/Strange/whatever) should be more than enough. For Star Wars; steady the main series output, don't try to do an MCU with the extended universe stuff just yet.
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    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    I think the be options with the base set are relatively limited. Can definitely see me picking up some more units to mix it up a bit.
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    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    *head explodes* Reading the rules you can have two Alphas (one Ranger, one Vanguard) but I lying one would take the leader specialism in a battleforged kill team. Edit: and looking at it I've put the arc rifle on the ranger, not the plasma thing, so the rangers are only 49 points. I'm a doofus. Edit edit: - ranger Alpha with phosphor blast pistol and taser goad (11) - ranger gunner with arc rifle (10) - ranger with omnispex (10) - 2x standard rangers (18) - vanguard gunner with plasma (13) - vanguard gunner with arquebus (15) - vanguard with tether (14) - vanguard (9) 100 points. Then I'll build the remaining figure as either a Vanguard Alpha or a Vanguard with omnispex.
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    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    So, so far I've built out the rangers: - Alpha with phosphor blast pistol and taser goad (11) - ranger gunner with plasma caliver (13) - ranger with omnispex (10) - 2x big standard rangers (18) Which only leaves 48 points for the rest. I need to work through the Vanguard now and figure out what I'm doing ;(
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    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    That's...a really good point. I've been building to 100 points with Max units but it's probably not the way to go. I've built my Rangers so will think on that with the vanguard!
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    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    If an Alpha is a leader then the rule I read this morning means you can only have one if you go battleforged, because I was planning to do the same. I need to check when I get home though.
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    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    Top of page 185 of the Killteam book has the relevant rule for adding purestrain Genestealer to your cult Killteam. Page 62 covers makeup for battleforged teams: - must have more than 3 but less than 20 models - must include only one leader - can include up to 3 other specialists - must adhere to datasheet limits for numbers of unit types - must share faction keyword (hence importance of Genestealer rule) - 100 point limit
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    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    Yeah, it's Killteam. It's in the rulebook, above the tactics page for the Genestealer Cult.
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    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    You specifically can add Genestealers, and give them the Genestealer Cult keyword instead of Tyranid if you do so. That said, if you're doing battleforged then you're limited to 100 points anyway aren't you? (And/Or X number of minis, can't remember now)
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    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    Well, in fairness, the 40k starter box is the best value entry into 40k. Killteam just released a week ago and uses a similar, but faster ruleset.
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    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    Get a move on! The Skitarii are bloody fiddly, mind. We had a practice game and then a 50 point game yesterday. The latter took us 90 minutes from getting the box out to wrapping up on turn 4 - but that included me looking lots of stuff and completely stuffing some of the modifier rules as we played it. The latter would have does it up lots. The key and critical difference with this is how little downtime you have as a player. It just feels like stuff is happening all the time and even without us charging, it meant the longest we were waiting to do something was a few minutes. Compared to the turns on 40k it's a revelation when trying to keep a child's interest. My lad still loves his Ork army, but mainly from a painting side of things. He was nervous about Killteam because I think he was really out off by 40k but he proclaimed how much he loved it multiple times.
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    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    Get into Killteam. Me and my 10 year old played it over the weekend and it's so much more accessible.
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    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    I've only read the rules, but the Killteam approach seems scalable. The key sticking point is mixed gun types in units I guess but it'd be manageable.
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    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    I've watched a couple of Blood Bowl games and they look...uhhh...fiddly so yeah, I was with you on Blitz Bowl. Give me a streamlined, accessible version! This doesn't look like that. Oh well *Returns to gluing Killteam scenery together*
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