Coming next week, the first big all-new expansion for Kill Team is coming, Rogue Trader is here.
Come join the Elucidian Starstriders next week, and step into the realm of Rogue Traders and amazingly cool looking Guards (but not Imperial Guards). Plus come meet the best boy in all of the galaxy.
via Warhammer Community
Kill Team has been an incredible opportunity for our designers and game writers to explore iconic corners of the 41st Millennium that have never been brought to the tabletop before.
The Rogue Trader boxed set is an expansion which has something for every kind of Kill Team player, a deep exploration of just what the game can do for you. From a fully fledged campaign to two new factions and Killzones, you can play the set as a self-contained expansion or combine it with any of your existing Kill Team goodies.
We’ve seen the new teams, the Rogue Trader Elucidia Vhane and her retinue of Voidsmen and their little dog too.
And then there’s the Nurgle-blighted Gellerpox Infected who bring to the table a bunch of the lower breed of Nurgle horrors–your shambling infected who represent the crew of a ship, hideously warped by Chaos in the Warp. Make no mistake, this is why the Warp is a threat.
Seriously, one of them looks like three crewmen fused together. But not only that–you’ll get two new Killzones for Rogue Trader as well. Take a look below:
This is all about fighting in ultra-confined spaces. No more camping the high ground and hoping for the best, this one is a bunch of pieces that resemble the Necromunda Bulkheads more than anything else–so I wouldn’t be surprised if the game was taking a cue from that.
But perhaps the biggest thing of all, the two factions presented here come with their own mini-codexes, making the Elucidian Starstriders and the Gellerpox Infected two new factions for 40K. They’re each little mini armies that you can take as allies for your main army, each with their own brand of Stratagems and abilities.
This is the biggest one to me, folks. This represents a cool new direction for 40K–maybe we’ll see both of these factions included in another, larger Codex down the line. Or maybe this is all there is–but–as previously mentioned here on BoLS, this does kind of mark the first step for Kill Team as a way to test out mini-factions. See what works and what doesn’t. It’s a great way to add more to the game without having to do a whole new army line.
Get your copy of Rogue Trader pre-ordered next week!