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    ninjilly
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    I am starting a new project for work to try and introduce miniatures gaming to the teenage youth group. As I discussed in this thread here, anything we’re going to play with I’m going to have to gather myself. The plan is to make terrain from recycled materials and try to get Kill Teams together as cheaply as possible whilst also giving them a great introduction to the universe. These are not likely to be lifelong gamers, they aren’t likely to go buy armies or join the community. This is just about giving them another distraction, a fun challenge and something extra to look forward to in their week.

    I’ll probably start up a project for it but I wanted the interactive nature of a thread for old times sake.

    To begin, I picked up the First Strike box and a box of the easy to build Plague Marines. This gives me two complete Kill Teams for under £28. In total, I’ve got 4 intercessors (Goblin Gaming included a bonus sprue with the order) and 3 reivers for the Primaris and 6 plague marines and 6 pox walkers for the Death Guard which is more than the 100 points I’m looking for per side. The easy to build kits might not have the options of a traditional kit but they do what it says on the tin – this entire lot were put together watching last week’s XLBS (ignore the pox walker lying on his back, First Strike was short a base and I just haven’t dug one out of the hobby horde yet)

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    So to the first part of community interaction:

    What chapter should the Space Marines be? I have my own feelings if I was painting for me but the point is what are best for introducing the idea of Space Marines to people who know nothing about it?

    #1358343

    mage
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    Great project! Cant wait to see more and kudos for the good deed.

     

    It irks the sweet miserable fudge out of me but… do Ultramarines. They are the most recognisable… Goodness I feel dirty…

    #1358401

    limburger
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    Does it have to be an official chapter ?

    Why not have the kids invent one themselves ?
    That has the advantage of making them feel responsible for the little men.

    They might surprise you yet.

     

    #1358422

    kiranamida
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    If you have the stuff on hand and want to introduce the kids to a wider range if the universe you could do an Unnumbered Sons squad and pick a different chapter for each marine (or maybe pick a few chapters and do a couple in that scheme).

    #1358482

    avernos
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    To be honest if they have no experience of wargaming… and I’m going to hate myself for saying this, paint them that raven thing chapter from the computer games. They’re more likely to have come across that and be able to make a connection, or Smurfs because they’re plastered across every bit of GWs own promotional material.

    #1358580

    kiranamida
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    837xp

    @avernos: The Blood Ravens from the Dawn of War series?

    #1358581

    avernos
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    yes that sounds like them, red with white shoulders

    #1358743

    ninjilly
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    1991xp

    @limburger – I thought about that but we’ll only be dipping in every two weeks for 90 mins or so. The kit that is coming from GW has paints and models which I think I’ll use for if anyone takes a deeper interest. The Kill Teams I’m working on now are, in effect, demo kits to draw them in with “wow, that looks cool, I want to play as these guys”.  Hopefully they will then want to get into the world more and then coming up with their own would be really fun. At the moment though my biggest goal is to break through the veneer of disinterest that a group of 15-17 year olds like to hide behind.

    @mage and @avernos smurfs was my gut feeling too. The more I thought about the chapters I like best, what I like about them is the way they aren’t Ultramarines. For an introduction to the universe though, the Blue Bores, as @warzan was saying the Points of View last week, have that easy to identify “good guys” vibe. Keep it simple, right? Not heard of the Blood Ravens though so might give them a wee look

    @kiranamida I thought about that when I was looking into the lore of the Primaris. I’ll keep it in mind for the future but for this first round of teams I think I’m going to keep it simple.

     

     

    #1358810

    limburger
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    Spacewolves are kind of cool too, but they sort of require their own variant minis to make them shine.
    You can introduce them as ‘Space Vikings’ (and who doesn’t like vikings ? )

    IIRC the decals for Ultramarines are always in the boxed sets that GW sell so they do tend to be the easiest to get up and gunning.

    #1358879

    mage
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    Widely recognised, strong branding and clearly good. Unfortunately

    #1359390

    ninjilly
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    @limburger I definitely considered Wolves. I think I’ll make a separate team of them (for myself!!), I really like the sculpts for the Primaris Wolves that have come out.

    Got a little time tonight to start on base colours after priming grey. 20190310_163223

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