Its been a few weeks since I last rolled dice in anger but at that time the game I was playing was Shadow War Armageddon. My Arbites didn't do particularly well (curse you Space Orks!) but one of the other 'forces' I had wanted to try was one of the one-man-army options.
Basically in Shadow War there are a number of special operatives who can go it alone against an entire kill-team of enemies. Each race has one or more options but a dig into the way-back machine brought me to the year 2000 and a character I had always imagined using to great effect in 40K even though it never quite worked out that way, Sly Marbo.
As I've mentioned before when talking about a lot of different games I enjoy a bit of humour in my games and a tongue-in-cheek character like Sly is perfect for me. Any action movie fan of my generation would recognise the art and background of the character as being Rambo 38,000 years in the future, while also looking at the figure and immediately being able to hear Arnie yelling "GET TO DA CHOPPA!"
That's just glorious.
I'm not sure when Sly will see his first game, but win or lose I'm 100% sure he'll draw first blood.....