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Death Korps of Krieg Battle Ork Kommandos in Next Edition Of Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team

Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team

Games Workshop have released a new trailer teasing what is to come in the next edition of Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team.

Originally released in 2018, Kill Team is a smaller scale, trimmed down skirmish game set in the 40k universe. Instead of controlling vast armies of multiple units, vehicles, and heroes; Kill Team focuses on smaller special operations-style missions between no more than about a dozen models.

The game reused models from the larger 40k system, and could easily be bought into by picking up a single box of  Space Marines, Genestealers, Skitarii Rangers, Fire Warriors; or whatever other flavor of infantry you desired.

9th Edition has been out for around a year now, and it looks like its time for Kill Team to get a new edition as well. The trailer featured a cinematic CG battle between a squad of Death Korps of Krieg and Ork Kommandos, teasing what will presumably make up the new two-player starter box. You can find the cinematic trailer below.

The Death Korps of Krieg are one of the most popular of the countless regiments that make up the Imperial Guard. A nearly 500-year long war where Krieg attempted to secede from the Imperium has molded them into some of the best siege and trench warfare specialists in the Guard.

Despite their popularity among the fandom (due in no small part because of their Imperial German motif consisting of gas masks and greatcoats), the Death Korps of Krieg have always been regulated to a line of extremely expensive resin kits on Forge World.

The addition of a new plastic kit will go a long way towards making them more affordable, though you’ll no doubt still have to throw down $150 USD per tank to grow them into a full collection.

Meanwhile, the Ork Kommandos are a popular but old unit in the greenskin arsenal. They are basically what you’d expect from a unit of elite Orks decked out to look like rugged special forces action heroes from an old ’80s movie.

Thus far they have remained a monopose resin kit with nothing in the way of options or customization. The trailer seems to imply that their plastic kit will come with a few weapon options, including bomb squigs, burnas, and shootas.

More information about the new edition of Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team will be released tomorrow as part of the Octarius Mission Briefing preview livestream. The stream will cover the Kill Team boxed set and new edition, the rest of the new Ork kits accompanying the upcoming codex, and presumably a peak at the previously teased Thousand Sons vs Grey Knights boxed set that will release alongside their codices.

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