Games of Kill Team are based around small but powerful squads of warriors rather than huge armies. Every single model commanded is vitally important to your strategy, and will develop its own personality, history and abilities with each game you play.
Though kill teams may number only a handful of individuals, they are sent to achieve victory where entire armies cannot. Assassination, sabotage, couriering vital messages through active war zones – these and hundreds of similar missions fall to the kill teams.
In the storied history of the Imperium, heroes beyond counting have fallen in its defence, martyred in the name of Mankind. Statuary honouring the deeds of the Imperium’s greatest heroes can be found on worlds throughout the galaxy, and many bear the scars of the battles fought in their shadow.
Long ago lost to the ages, scattered by the roiling tides of the warp, the Fractal Blades nonetheless serve the will of mighty Tzeentch. Led by the Sorcerer Basteq Shen, they continue to wage the Long War against the hated servants of the Imperium, annihilating anything foolish enough to stand in their way.
Gurloch Thrax has fought at the side of Lord Mortarion for centuries, at the forefront of the fallen Primarch’s endless wars. In that time Thrax has become suffused with entropic diseases and warp-spawned plagues, gifts that the Dolorous Strain – his elite kill team – delight in sharing with their foes.
Even amongst the vainglorious ranks of the Flash Gitz, Kaptin Rezgil Toofrippa is renowned for his arrogant posturing. Yet the Ork’s cocksure self-confidence is well earned, because his krew of veteran mercenaries have fought their way across the galaxy, leaving blood and broken bones in their wake.
Amongst the Chapters of Adeptus Astartes, the Space Wolves are renowned for their ferocity in battle and unwavering loyalty. The Fangs of Ulfrich exemplify these warrior ideals, though they fight their wars far from the front lines against those enemies who would hide in the shadows.
As the warp storms that formed the Great Rift first began to rage around Vigilus, hordes of Orks poured out from the cosmic maelstroms. Amongst the manifold mobs that descended upon the Imperial world were those whose violent sprees set them apart – Krogskull’s Boyz are one such mob.
Deathwatch kill teams are made up of veteran battle-brothers drawn from the ranks of numerous Space Marine Chapters. Each brings his own strengths and specialist skills, forging a whole greater than the sum of the kill team’s parts. Kill Team Mordelai is a perfect example of this approach.
The armies of Vior’la Sept are always at the forefront of the T’au’s wars of expansion, overwhelming enemies of the Greater Good with blistering fusillades of pulse fire. Advance Team Starpulse is comprised of veterans from these bloody campaigns, bonded by hardship and sacrifice.
Nemesor Ankra of the Novokh Dynasty never forgives a slight. Over the aeons the Necron Overlord has ordered the deaths of countless foes who have dared to insult him or stand in the path of his conquering armies. It falls to the feared executioners known as the Exalted Scythe to carry out the Nemesor’s will.
Few amongst the Tempestus Scions can match the exploits of the exemplary Zetic Tigers. Several regiments of these decorated killers have gone to war on the world of Vigilus, forming teams like Drop Force Imperator to respond rapidly to the many threats the Imperium faces there.
Tyranid vanguard organisms are often stealthy, and invariably lethal. When a string of strange disappearances and bloody murders led across the Nachmund Sector towards the planet of Vigilus, it was not long before an Inquisitor of the Ordo Xenos suspected such creatures’ involvement…