I've pitched an idea to get a return to some evening gaming - Kill Team being perfect for this with fewer models required, and quicker games. With a total of four players (only half with experience of KT) I'm aiming for something smaller scale to get a taster of the game, and the continuous element compared to pick up games. As such I'll probably ditch a few things to get us started like the pre-battle scouting stuff, and I'm not planning on having too many games. The idea is to get a taste and some experience of roster play after all, and we can assess and make plans once we're done with this
It'd be nice to have everyone play each other (6 games total), I'd also like to have escalation in points as people get more experienced teams and learn the game but I don't think these will go together without making the campaign longer than I want. So I've come up with the following ideas:
Everyone plays each other once at 100pts. A final fourth four way game at increased points once everyone has learnt the game? This last game would allow for some more toys, as well as playing with levelling up models.
Three games, against randomised opponent each time with increasing point values (e.g. 100, 125, 150) before throwing all final lists in to a four player battle. This way lists can expand and experiment with Elite options as a more interconnected set of games.
For winning that might be a bit more complicated. Seems simple enough to grant a Victory Point for every win. I like the idea of final game which is a four player grand battle, end on a spectacle as well as get a multiplayer game in. Perhaps this could be worth 2 VPs? That way it gives an option for the top spot to be unseated, but without rendering previous results moot.
How do they sound? Are there any ideas from others who have done something similar or ran small KT events? What about tips for managing rosters for these game approaches (I've only played one off KT games so far)? I think I'm leaning towards the round robin for the first stint, keep things a bit simpler to get the ball rolling. Any suggestions and tips very welcome
In case anyone is interested, lists will involve some Grey Knights, Tyranids and Blood Angels I imagine. There's possibility for others though, not least in that I've not decided what I might take yet I really enjoyed my TSons team, but I'm finishing up some more Stormies now and have those Skitarii sitting around...