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Wiseman
26-03-2009, 11:53
Ok I'm just about 100% set on a Dark Eldar army, but as many agree, the models aren't the prettiest in the range, so I'm thinking of using Dark Elf Corsairs and then adding splinter rifles to them as my Warriors, but what else can I convert up to use in the army, I've got the rank and file troops sorted, but trying to work out the rest, I'm still not sure.

Bregalad
26-03-2009, 12:05
I wouldn't plan and convert too much at the moment, as the new Codex is around the corner (well, kind of) and will change the look, background and everything of the army. And comes with new Jes Goodwin sculpts you don't want to miss.

the1stpip
26-03-2009, 12:37
When we say around the corner, it could be the end of next year, we really don't know other than it is being worked on.

Personally, I like the Wych models, and I have satrted modelling my Warriors using Corsairs.

Other than those and Raiders, probably best off waiting, as the rest of the list is not much cop.

Max_Killfactor
26-03-2009, 12:41
I wouldn't plan and convert too much at the moment, as the new Codex is around the corner (well, kind of) and will change the look, background and everything of the army. And comes with new Jes Goodwin sculpts you don't want to miss.

I feel like we've been hearing that the new DE codex is around the corner for about 4 years now...

Although this time I really believe it. :cool:

If you want to start them and you have cash to blow, then go for it. Most rumors are putting DE towards the beginning of 2010, although there appears to be an outside shot of late 2009.

Wiseman
26-03-2009, 13:03
I'm not so concerned about waiting for the new models, I'd like to start the army ASAP, I find the rules are fineas they are, could do with some tweeking, but overall, they work well from my limited experience.

Latro_
26-03-2009, 13:27
You could always mix and match boxes.
You should be able to do something with the normal eldar guardians, dark eldar warriors and prob another box.

Depends what kidna theme you want to go with i guess, I woudlent theme it too much though as with the new codex there may be whole units/themes that may be got rid of.

I'd defo include some halequins, i'm not sure what unit you could use to proxy them thou.

Bregalad
26-03-2009, 18:26
The rules are fine. And there are some nice Dark Eldar conversion projects on warseer:

http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=157098
http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26295 (big pics!)
http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=100975 (ask Thirdeye for the lost pics)

Also have a look at Exodite threads and the Eldar kill team for inspiration.
There are also non-GW alternatives like Rackham Dirz, Dark Age or Rezolution ( http://store.aberrantgames.com/dravani.html ).

Wiseman
26-03-2009, 23:35
Cheers Bregalad, Doghouse's army is very close to the look I was hoping for, time to steal some ideas me thinks.