View Full Version : death from above! pompeylad's elysian project!

10-05-2006, 23:22
well first things first, i love 40k, been addicted since space crusade...

started with blood angels after seeing captain tychos 3rd compnay in wd and "waagh the ork" era evil sunz orks, then eldar, chaos, bloodangels again, VALHALLANS, CADIANS and PRAETORIANs, version 3, bloodangels (yep 3rd army), speed freaks, necrons, NEW CADIANS, whitescars, deathguard, ultramarines, nids, black templars and finally tau!

phew, having sold all except necrons, new cadians, deathguard, ultras, black templars and tau..... i want to go back to the reason i collect armies, to have a cool looking force that hopefully stands out for certain reasons....

always loved the elysians since chapter approved army list and background for armageddon campaign, FW models are inmo some of the best looking models around, but incredibly expensive (1500 point force will be 450 to 600) i cant afford this, but selling off armies and painted models will help here, (anyone want a necron army :) )

worked out a few playtest lists using D99 and normal elysian lists, post soon...

1500 will be no flyers, but 2000 will be flyers

pics to follow.

11-05-2006, 00:17
What sort of Necron Army?:chrome:

11-05-2006, 09:38
40 warriors, 4 pariahs converted, 6 immortals, 6 destroyers, 3 wraiths, 2 tomb spyders, monolith, 15 scarab swarms, both ctan and limited edition necron lord

all new models, sent you a email if intrested

11-05-2006, 12:16
pompeyladbfp, whats you elysian list going to include? could you post an army list and also maybe a shopping list that you've got? I have a couple of elysian packs that I've no need of and may be able to get shot of.


11-05-2006, 12:38
Elysian drop troops army 1500 points

Command with carapace/powerfist/plasmagun
Spec weapon squad 2 flamers/dc
Fire support squad
Fire support squad
Anti tank squad

Vet squad x 8 3 mguns, pfist
Vet squad x 8, 3 plasmaguns
10 stormtroopers, 2 plasmaguns, power weapon

Drop sent mmelta, imp comms

Command squad with power weapon, meltabomb, meltagun
Command squad with power weapon, meltabomb, meltagun
Squad with vet aux glauncher, grenade launcher, demo charge
Squad with vet aux glauncher, grenade launcher, demo charge
Squad with vet aux glauncher, grenade launcher, demo charge
Squad with vet aux glauncher, grenade launcher, demo charge

Tarantula x 3 45
Tarantula x 3 with lascannons 75


Nice themed force, yet still quite nasty. Fair amount of anti tank one mmelta, 3 bs4 mguns, 2 bs3 mguns and the lascannons tlinked at bs2. But only some fire support, main drawback is low level firepower and weak to counter assault
(autocannons/hbolter etc and also small numbers of troops)


2 x com hq 40 own one
1 x com 20
1 x flamer squad 20
2 x hbolter squads 60
1 x missile squad 27
4 x basic squads 140
1 x mgun squad 20
2 x vet squads 40 own one
1 x sent 18
1 x weapon pack 12
Total: 397 and stormtoopers in metal
6 x tarantulas at 84? Might have a look at spare weapons etc from bits boxes, left over tanks for these though… model on like they have landed?

11-05-2006, 16:30
nice, another elysian army. I'm gonna start an elysian army in 5/6 weeks, when I don't have school for about 3 months. Any suggestions on which book to choose (IA3 or IA4)? I'm looking forward to seeing some of your stuff.


11-05-2006, 16:57
depends at worst if your not into background of books, buy read it and sell it on ebay, you wont lose much. taros book is prob best bet if you want a larger more versatile force, D99 list is quite specialised (all vet squads with up to 2 sw and 1 hw per unit as troops) and due to high points you need less models, but not to sure if you will win any games? but would llok really cool if you went whole hog, had a inq as hq, 2nd hq a deathwatch team, an assassin as elite etc....
d99's tarantulas and sent's in units of 2 or more have to deepstrike though, which can cause some fire suppoert problems, me im pretty sure it will be plain elysians but done so i can pick and choose army lists (not sure how yet)
i can still have 3 vet squads :)

11-05-2006, 17:20
ok thanks, I'm not into gaming that much ( played 2 games of fantasy, 0 40k in +2 years.) I'm more into painting and it will be a sort of show army.

12-05-2006, 10:18
then go with d99 if you want hard bitten vet looking (converted) troops, with inq allies maybe deathwatch....would look very cool

and basic elysians if you want more bodies, larger selection of varied stuff, also cool....

hmmm... still cant choose myself, just waiting for new vallejo paints before deciding on colour scheme....

im thinking: taros colours, so i can relive my Gulf war days, cityfight style, maybe spetnatz special forces urban camo or khaki/green jungle/agri world style

12-05-2006, 12:08
ok, I need to think about such things, but I think I'm gonna include Inq Lok (not as himself) and a grey knight retinue. I've already chosen a theme for my army: special forces around the world :p

Still learning
13-05-2006, 05:27
i have some elysians that are spare maybe you would like to buy them?? cheaper than forgeworld (most are not painted and not even assembled)

old guard
13-05-2006, 10:49
Pompey Dear boy, like the idea of this sounds good, a couple of suggestions.

As a firm believer in 'mmm FW model looks nice, wonder if I could create something that good without spending all that money', ok lets be plain here. I'm tight! the thought occurs: a box of Tau, a box of Cadians and some elysian headsand create your own unique looking elysians.

Whether idea one floats your boat :D (I crack myself up at times:eyebrows: ) or not you just have to go with this one. Include the Portsmouth shield/logo into your army and build your regimental fluf around the city (I've done something along those lines for my Cadians) Hey here's a thought how about Para/commandoes that way you coud have the option of amphibious vehicles instead of Vultures and Valkyries (theres a nice little conversion you can do to turn a chimera into a landing craft)

Feel free to take full advantage of the above or dismiss as the isane ravings of a Southampton sC....NO I'm not going to say it!

13-05-2006, 16:45
good ideas, but loving the elysian background far too much, i will scrimp on the tarantalu's using predator sponsons converted, but already have some elysians so will go with these, also elysians are very realistically sized (no oversize arms/weapons) so heads look slightly small on cadians. they look really great up against marines/nids etc due to smaller more fragile yet still stick a combat knife in your face look.

really depends on my test schemes what army background/campaign i will make up. anyway my tau are painted up as my second favourite city :)

13-05-2006, 23:09

3 guys, just awaiting on a few new paints, then test colours will be up.

desert guy, jungle guy, something else...

Still learning
14-05-2006, 05:11
nice looking

15-05-2006, 12:43
well still waiting on my new vallejo colours from oracle games... been 10 days now :(

want to paint my new toys....

suppose my tau could do with some construction/painting till then.

hopefully next up date soon.

15-05-2006, 18:00
Urban theme for the third guy? Night world?

27-06-2006, 16:00
yeah well quick update.... dont use oraclegames... they said it had been posted 3 times... ********!

ordered through DWHS and just waiting again, ordered most of army which has arrived with exception of 3 command hqs (for plasmaguns and powerfists)

and a later order of heavybolters/mortars/missiles

stuck a few more squads and based them using slate/rubble/barb wire, might be cityfight but more likely ruined battlefield/urban/ash waste

27-06-2006, 17:59
aye dwhs is much much better than oracle..

your eliysians are cool, i wish i could afford.

03-07-2006, 22:32
well first test subject: this guy is in catachan green fatigues and standard issue coal grey plastic armour. not great pic but here he is minus any highlighting (green will be a little brighter but remain darkish to give off real world feel) base is representing ruins/battlefield/urban/cityfight etc

quite similiar to d99 colour scheme in imp armour 4

also some cool minor coversions on 2 guys for my vet shooty squad.:

04-07-2006, 00:39
Looks good!

One thing, *I* would enlongate the base on the converted trooper, it looks odd with the feet hanging off. It would help the look a lot.

but still, like the colourscheme! Are they all going to be city-based?

old guard
04-07-2006, 08:31
Looking good keep going, I like the lyng down conversions.

06-07-2006, 15:05
ok just done 2 more colour schemes, the cityfight doesnt look right, but deserty camo (aka taros style) looks really good too (very modern black hawk down esque)....
I will paint up him up to finished standard too and post pic, then it will be deciding time..... daddy or chips? (camo or desert)

Still learning
07-07-2006, 01:14
yes desert camo looks the best on elysians.



07-07-2006, 07:31
Looking good pompeylad, however on the prone plasmagunner, *I* reccomend that the leg leg have its foot rotated through 180 degrees, the last time I saw someone with a foot like that was on casualty.

07-07-2006, 08:08
Looks good, but could we get a bit better pics, they're not very clear and the trooper deserves better pics :) .


07-07-2006, 08:39
looking good pompey, i don't think there's a problem with the plasma gunners foot i see people getting into firing positions like that all the time, it's just what's comfortable for you.
keep it up and get some better pics.


07-07-2006, 23:13
ok after speaking to a friend he said do a 5 man squad of greenies and 5 man squad of deserties...

therefore im proud to introduce the elysian 23rd taros campaign survivors (easy company) first 5 man squad.


im very taken with look of these guys, not too time consuming to do,bases are pretty simple and i think look damn tasty.... plus i have matching camo at home and can relive my iraq days on the tabletop (though i dont think the operation Telic medal gives me the stats of a senior officer lol) though my greenies are still tempting, maybe i could do a elysian 23rd and a seperate D99 green army (joke!!!!)

Still learning
08-07-2006, 01:34
hey they look like mine, tell me what undercoat did you use -white or Black?

i really like the stones. overal the models look fabulous.

08-07-2006, 09:02
black, one coat of vallejjo desert over that, inkwash then highliht up desert, desert/khaki all vallejjo

Still learning
08-07-2006, 09:28
yep thats like what i use but i throw some Bleached bone and skull white as a highlight. It's easier to do them over white i think becuase it's easier to shade them and highlight them rather then build the colour up to a creamy appearance.

08-07-2006, 16:45
nah with vallejo its so easy and my boots/guns/armour is dark grey or black.

anyway clearer pic:

08-07-2006, 17:04
Those look very good. The visor is also very very good, it really looks like glass. Is it painted with shadow grey?


08-07-2006, 17:13
no its a simple trick.... basically paint what the reflection you would see on that planet, so due to being on abright desert world i thought it would be a bright blue sky. also concentrate on one side (similar to painting gems in a way)

painted on regal blue, then ultrablue on left side and lines of ultra on raised edges on right side, then 2 more highlights concentrating on left side and final highlights on raised edges on left side, if you get me? look at 2 kneeling guys you can probably see what i mean?


Still learning
09-07-2006, 02:09
try putting a wash of scorched brown (or a dark brown from vajjelo in the deepest folds of the model.

Nice trick with the visor.

12-07-2006, 16:17

12-07-2006, 16:18
a 6 man special weapon squad, one of the guys has a nasty surprise tucked behind his gravchute... a demo charge (1 of 6 in my 1500 point army)

12-07-2006, 19:08
@Pompeylad Looking good, I like that 6 man unit.


13-07-2006, 09:51
cheers, my 3 command hqs turned up today so can finally stick together my vet squad.

26-07-2006, 19:47
ok all stuck together, awaiting on heavybolters, weapon set and a valkyrie.

hopefully post some pics tonight.

squads painted are: command platoon, 10 man squad, 6 man special weapon squad, 8 man veteran squad.

26-07-2006, 23:32
first off some work in progress:

veteran fire support unit


close ups, have used command units spare pouches to make them more tooled up


the whole unit will generally deploy infiltrated, therefore all in sneaky poses

26-07-2006, 23:35
ok painted guys:

5th company,red platoon command section

5th company,red platoon squad 1

5th company, special weapon squad

5th company, veteran squad 1 (the nasty deepstrikers from hell)

so what you think guys?

27-07-2006, 02:45
Look great, love the colors, very nice army so far keep up the good work man!

Still learning
27-07-2006, 11:05
ouch 3 melta's. that will teach tank whores a lesson

27-07-2006, 12:02
yep and a powerfist for the counter charge.... my termy/oblit/tank killers

31-07-2006, 14:49
valkyrie arrived today, will finish off red platoon then get down to it... wish me luck i think i will need it....

01-08-2006, 20:44
nearly all pieces cleaned for valkyrie.. damn its big

02-08-2006, 09:46
Tis that, sir. Keep up the good work monkey boy!!!

Actualy, I have a couple of minor points on the painting. Have you considered a Cammo scheme? Rather than flat sand fatigues. Also, for the extra U.S. Rangers look, try painting the torso armour green/black/brown cammo. I mean, its your army and all, but I just think they'd look even cooler and more realistic.

Dave out.

02-08-2006, 10:10
I love this thread!
Keep up the very good work mate!

dave is the best
02-08-2006, 11:00
where did you get the plasma pistol from ???????

02-08-2006, 11:08
[QUOTE=highmarshaldave]Keep up the good work monkey boy!!!


anyway, no will be staying as they are (taros campaign), erm should try and get pics of the valkyrie cleaned up today...

the plasma pistol is a marine one (assault squad), and due to having oversized special weapons doesnt look out of place.

05-08-2006, 18:36
ok valkyrie is assembled/cleaned/sprayed up, painted insides too...



Still learning
06-08-2006, 01:50
every one seems to be painting vultures or valkyries now days.

06-08-2006, 11:42
cause we have saved all the money by not buying overpriced gw rubbish... and spending it on forgeworld overpriced goodness...

edit: that is of course till eldar are out, damn jes goodwin!

06-08-2006, 13:03
nice pompeyladbfp. you're right about saving the money for the FW goodies. Instead of spending 100 euros a month I saved 75 euros a month and had saved a FW army in 6 months. Keep up the good work and get the Valkyrie finished


06-08-2006, 15:37
quick update: new list will now be a 1750 army.

hq: hso with power weapon, grenade launcher, with commissar with powerfist
heavybolter squad
sw squad, 2 meltaguns, democharge
sw squad, 2 flamers, democharge

elite: 8 vets with powerfist, 3 meltaguns
8 vets with powerfist, 3 plasmaguns
10 vets with trademark item(bolter) 3 plasmaguns

command squad, plasmapistol, meltagun
command squad, plasmapistol, meltagun
embarked in valkyrie with missile pods, chaff launchers
squad with meltagun/democharge
squad with meltagun/democharge
squad with grenade launcher/democharge
squad with grenade launcher/democharge

fast attack: sent with multimelta, improved comms

heavy support: 3 lascannon tarantulas
vulture with twin lascannon, 2 missiles, chaff

just need to buy vulture and sent which are 240 ponts, so without can field 1500 points now!

07-08-2006, 21:34
nearly finished pilots:



computer screen and glass visors urned out cool, still to finish off guys then paint the big bugger

26-08-2006, 18:10
right back from hols just varnished the painted platoon with dull cote (one came out white :( )
back to painting and games testing asap

26-08-2006, 18:13
right back from hols just varnished the painted platoon with dull cote (one came out white :( )
back to painting and games testing asap

That happened to me mate with my Elysians :( ,You learn from your mistakes ,You could try giving it a coat of gloss varnish to see if it gets rid of the white ,Its worked for me before but not all the time ,then a coat of dullcote over the top :)

05-09-2006, 20:00
ok the valkyrie in all its glory......


p.s. i know port side of the gunship has wonky writing, i am tidying up as we speak.....

05-09-2006, 20:04


notice pilots names and eagle nose art

05-09-2006, 20:09
The picture is a little blurry. But, from what I can see, looks very well painted with clean colors.

Is that a brass rod holding up the flier? Any thoughts on it's base?

Edit: Didn't realize that you posted clearer pictures on page #6, sorry 'bout that. The nose art really does make this peice stand out.

06-09-2006, 07:43
very good looking minis, and i'm waiting for the whole army.

and it remember me something: i really want a valkyrie:D

06-09-2006, 14:36
Looking good my friend.
Just had a few points from a gaming perspective. In my experiance a special weapon squad with just a demo charge is pricless its so cheap you don't mind when it all goes horribly wrong (which it will, trust me lol) and then once you have used it people tend to ignore them as the arn't a threat anymore and can grab objectives at the end.
Really like your valk I can't get motivated to finish mine its just so dam big.

06-09-2006, 15:27
i like it mate, would look good with my Vulture we're using similar colours. the pull for the steps looks wicked. love to see a clear photo on the pilot name's, i've tried it myself in the same place as you but i just couldn't get it to look right, always looked a bit pissed.

07-09-2006, 13:28
very nice model!

can you tell us, how you made the eagle on the left and the right side?

07-09-2006, 14:31
painted it on, a copy from taros book....

08-09-2006, 05:24
Very Nice!! I hope my Elysian come out half as nice.


08-09-2006, 20:52
cheers guys will had first game and wow, must get more demo charges lol :)

12-09-2006, 23:03

well some much needed fire support, have my second game tommorow against world eater infantry heavy list, so could be a quick one... :( but the demo charges should come in handy, have no idea how ill take down the tooled up prince though... (meltagun vets?)

13-09-2006, 02:09
you should paint the sides of the bases after the sand to avoid such mistakes

14-09-2006, 10:36

anyway... just converted up my 3 tarantulas, well get some pics of them up on here later, but having another game later today. have also sprayed up my command hq including my colonel with power weapon

14-09-2006, 13:34
ok here they are, all 3 pictured from 3 angles....


they are really simple to make and i think look rally good and a hell of alot cheaper than £14 from forgeworld (about £14 cheaper as i had bits already)

decided to paint them desert colour to match in with army. and mounted on 40mm bases as 60mm bases where too big for them.

15-09-2006, 11:18
if anyone needs to know what he bits are just leave a message, they will cost you about £4-5 for one heavybolter and one lascannon tarantula.

next up will be the command hq with the colonel.

also played 2nd game last night against a iron warrior all foot list, bad luck dogged my shooting phases early on, but with a bit of luck i managed to only lose by 1307 to 1613 as i had a few units left in middle for take and hold, he had 2 units but where unharmed 10 man and 8 man chaos units worth a lot more....
my demos didnt do well, and my plasma squads where useless, meaning i may swap anoth vet to have meltas and stick plasmas in the bs3 units(commands)

anyway was still happy with amount of chaos marines i killed though... 40 or so, 3 oblits(deepstriking vets with meltas and deepstriking tarantulas) and the lord (valkyrie shoot him down before he assaulted my commander... nice)

Inquisitor Konig
15-09-2006, 21:31
Sounds like a battle well fought, even if you did loose. Dont count the vets with plasma out just yet. Ive got a couple in one of my vet squads that infiltrates with a grenade launcher and missle launcher. I dont know how much you plan on moving them but atleast one unit in your army can sit back with some effectency from turn one.

I assume the lascannon emplacments fall from the syk too? The landing gear looks a little small for such a big weapon. If you put them on some mech spider legs or prehaps some retro busters for decent and landing it might fit on the 60mm base better. Just a suggestion. :cool:

15-09-2006, 23:15
there meant to be the rings like in a turret emplacement, yes legs would be better but where more of a effort to make....

yeah ill play a few more games first, as im planning on using the 10 man 3 plasma squad as fire support.


18-09-2006, 17:46
ok quick update, finished off command squad and starting on second spec weapon squad and 10 man vet squad. this will leave me with one vet squad, one platoon and the sentinel when it turns up.

i have yet to buy the vulture and its payload.

19-09-2006, 22:54
well the postman delivered a nice lil pressie today, so the special weapons went on hold.... i present the elysian drop sentinel.

really nice model, (not as nice as a gorgon though :( damn you forgeworld!)

ive given it a rough and ready paint scheme so it looks like pilot had to get it camod ready for battle, and added on some nose art too...

hope you like, also why no comments anymore... everyone bored off elysians already?


19-09-2006, 22:57
I'm not bored. Elysians are the shizzle, yours doubly so. Keep it up.

19-09-2006, 23:22
hope you like, also why no comments anymore... veryone bored off elysians already?

Not at all, pics of valkyries always make me happy so perhaps a group shot with valkyrie in background?

20-09-2006, 00:09
Not at all, pics of valkyries always make me happy so perhaps a group shot with valkyrie in background?

Gotta agree. That would be cool.:cool:

20-09-2006, 04:35
hope you like, also why no comments anymore... veryone bored off elysians already?

Bored, no way! I watch every post here. I have been trying to learn the army builer 3 software, so I could make a proper Elysian List. But there are still a few more bugs in it. You can't have a DC and a special weapon at the same time. Instead I should have been working on my Elysians because now I have fallen quite behind. The Death Krops of Krieg are now out and I can't get any because I still have unfinished Elysian to do.


20-09-2006, 10:34
I have been trying to learn the army builer 3 software, so I could make a proper Elysian List. But there are still a few more bugs in it. You can't have a DC and a special weapon at the same time.


erm im using the official imperial armour 4 army list mate, instead of haing heavy weapons they have demo charges in there guard squads and one vet can have one filling up a spec wpn slot.... dont know what army builder is about

group shot:once i get the vets and specs done and painted will take one, it will be 66 models by then and 2 vehicles.

20-09-2006, 22:46
erm im using the official imperial armour 4 army list mate, instead of haing heavy weapons they have demo charges in there guard squads and one vet can have one filling up a spec wpn slot.... dont know what army builder is about

What I mean is: I am using IA3 rules but I use 3rd party software to make my army lists. The software has a bug in it. The Software "army builder 3" does not let me make a list containing my flamer and DemoCharge in the same infantry Squad which I can because I am using the IA3 rules. So I was trying to use it's built in software to write up an army list from scratch which just seems to hard!

I am thinking of getting IA4 so that I can see the D99 list. I think I have enough Elysians so I could make a good list at 1k maybe 1.5K if I use my Valkyrie and Vulture.

I just hate to buy the IA4 just for the D99 Elysian list. If you get a chance post your army list or PM if you see me, I would like to see it as it stands now.


20-09-2006, 23:13
pm sent...

ah i see bummer, stop using it then and write it on scrap paper! as soon a s i get next squad done (thursday at some point) will take piccy of army and post on here:

Inquisitor Konig
21-09-2006, 03:10
I like the sentiel a lot! The fact that the driver has a seat belt must mean he fell from the sky...

21-09-2006, 21:33

the story so far, sorry about junk on show am in process of moving house....

i have on my right a platoon, in the middle the vehicles, on my left starting from back the firesupport and 2 special weapon squads, and in front the commnad hq and veterans

21-09-2006, 22:08
That army looks really impressive. It just put me that much closer to starting one myself.

21-09-2006, 22:25
wow they look sweet mate ,I like to see them against a darker back ground and some close up please :)

23-09-2006, 14:57
yep *** wasnt great piccy!

next squad should be done maybe tuesday or wed night, so will redo pic then and post....

also my army for 2007 will be death korp 1500 pt all infantry! :) with a eldar army(tourney based) will be done aend of year to early 2007...

but dont worry my elysians will be finishd and played with for a long long time, i am planning on selling my cadian force though about 2500 points or more, so anyone fancy a well painted guard army with loads of converted stuff (cadian roughriders!!)give us a email!

23-09-2006, 16:47
Very Nice Pic!!

It's great to see an Elysian army like that in all its Glory ready for combat!

The Emperor Protects


25-09-2006, 22:57
a few new pics... force so far:http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v321/pompeyladbfp/elysianproject/DSCF0502.jpg

veteran plasma snipers unit:http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v321/pompeyladbfp/elysianproject/DSCF0503.jpg

25-09-2006, 23:24
amazing, the ship looks awesome.

25-09-2006, 23:34
great job!!!

26-09-2006, 18:29
They come out great. Very bright colors will go great on any battlefield.


26-09-2006, 18:37
I hate you for having such a wonderfull army!


the creator
26-09-2006, 18:42
hay pompeylad,

fancy a game? i live in gosport, just over the water from you. fight my custom converted deathguard 1,500 points?

26-09-2006, 19:55
can you get to pompey thursday? my local club is in stamshaw community centre.

http://www.freewebs.com/battleforcepompey/index.htm its open 6 till 10, but ill be down there about 7 due to work this week. dont have a game arranged this week either.

27-09-2006, 02:13
That is one slick looking army pompey! I sure wished I lived around there to have you a game some time. Is that a D-99 army?

BTW, I had a game last weekend using the "sample" D-99 list. What a different army than normal guard. They kept hitting their targets!! I really like meltagun squads and don't know if I would use anything else in the elite spots but those. It was such a blast to play! I didn't know some things but I guessed. Like whether or not these vets can infiltrate as an option or if the sentry battery can be deployed separately (every FW book seems to have different rules haha)

I am definitely building this force, I just don't know if I want to use lightnings or vultures.

Keep up the good work, and if you guys have a game - take some pics and give us the batrep (or at least submit it to firebase warseer mag)

27-09-2006, 10:19
nope normal 23rd elysian list, the d99 list is also fun and you need less models but not as tactically flexible imho, the thing is i have taken 3 vet squads as my doctrine is veterans and they between them have 3 meltaguns and 6 plasmaguns so lots of bs4 death! and across rest of army i have 6 meltaguns, 2 flamers, 2 grenade launchers and 6 demo charges!

the lascannon tarantuals work slightly different in d99 to my list too as they always deepstrike in units of 2 or more.

27-09-2006, 20:37
k my plan is to paint rest of stuff at work, have 25 basic guys and 8 vets to do.... and finally a vulture to buy, this will give me 1750 point force, and will make 2000 with a deathwatch at a later date.
should have army complete end of 2 weeks hopefully (men that is) not sure on vulture, amy wait and spend £250 on forgeworld for free delivery...

(avatar, vulture, death korp and either more deathkorp or a gorgon? :) )

29-09-2006, 10:32
(avatar, vulture, death korp and either more deathkorp or a gorgon? :) )

My vote would be for you to get more Death Korps.

I would like to get some DK heavy support units to help out my Elysians or to use them as Command Squad Support units. If I do that, I may sell my Elysian Mortar Squad and get some DK heavy stubber units and use them "as" Heavy Bolter units and a DK motar unit really rocks, the problem is the price for the DK stuff.


29-09-2006, 10:41
Well done.
Your army looks brilliant and hideously expensive :)

29-09-2006, 10:57
well have only sold old gw stuff to fund it, so no real money went on it (thanks necrons!) am hoping to do similiar to fund my death korp if i decide to do them..i will sell my very big cadian army off as they are a very similiar set up (my cadians are shooty with tanks and rough riders) if i do DKOK they wont be allies for my elysians but a whole 1500 point army i recko nabout £600, but if i sell cadians should get around this split up on ebay.

05-10-2006, 12:31
right o, quick update....

now have one unit of guard and one veteran squad to paint!!
just ordered a vulture too to make the army 1750 points, this will be armed to be a anti infantry unit with heavybombs and missile pods.

after that my army will be complete for the forseeable future (maybe one more sentinel later on)

will post up pics of completed units when these next 2 are done, then pics of vulture when that is done and finally a group shot of army and that will be that, the final nail in the coffin of this thread.

ta da

09-10-2006, 17:03
another update: right one more squad to do!!!! :)

have just sprayed them up today a 8 man vet squad, will start painting it tonight and prob finish at work (i work shifts and if on a quiet area at night or on break i can get some stuff done)

does anyone want to help me fund my death korp?



09-10-2006, 19:13
pompeylad will you be using these on thursday night at your club? it'd be good to have a look at them as i aint really seen these guys close up.

me and lav will be down to play each other. i'll have one of my mates there aswell if any of your guys need a game?


09-10-2006, 19:21
darn, will be working im afraid, ill stick out a email to my mates and see if i can arrange a game....whats his name and what army will he have?

1500 is the norm for pick up games

there doing ok actually and on a 3/0/1 ratio so far...even if i survive game with about 15 models out of 100! life sucks being a drop trooper

09-10-2006, 19:24
he gets called chunk and he'll have BT's, yeah 1500 will be fine.


10-10-2006, 11:00
ok here we go, new pics:

5th company, red platoon first




10-10-2006, 11:02
blue platoon:



10-10-2006, 11:04
the command hq, the fire support squad and 2 special weapon squads





10-10-2006, 11:11
the support:
veterans x 2, tarantulas(converted) and the sentinel





and guess what turned up in post today.... the vulture!!
so hopefully all done in 2 weeks...

so what do people think of the new shiny pics?

10-10-2006, 11:23
They look sweet mate ,Pictures a lot better I can see all the detail :),And I can now see the visors ;)

10-10-2006, 13:09
whoa, i love that army, it looks brillaint, also, the plasma gunners lying down on the converted bases, it shows mobility without them coming over the edge, it's brilliant!
what colour is the clothing?
i'm going to start an Elysian army, with cat green armour, and graveyard earht-kommando fatigues so this is excellent motivation.

and also, how do you paint your flesh tones? i have a way but i'm often looking for new ideas?


10-10-2006, 14:07
The Tarantulas (are they still called that?) look a bit clean compared to the rest. Especially next to that great Sentinel!

10-10-2006, 14:35
IJW:yes i will have to damage them up (they do stick out), maybe after a few battles....

schoolcormorant: should look cool if u go to my photobucket i have a greeny elysian test colour scheme....
flesh is very simple for these guys as they are only nose and cheeks really, i paint on dwarf flesh (vallejo) then inkwash of brown watered down or another lighter ink, highlight with 4parts flesh/1part white.... ta da then pick out teeth and on a few models give scars.

look very good as only on small part of model, id normallu highlight up skin more but you dont need too on these guys.

10-10-2006, 15:40
thanks mate - i'm trawling your photobucket now :D


10-10-2006, 19:19
ooohhhh missus..... well vulture has 2 of the same wing and 2 of same canopy... fw are getting annoying now, i dont mind the fact that they clear up there mistakes but every order i have done has had something wrong!

10-10-2006, 19:36
ooohhhh missus..... well vulture has 2 of the same wing and 2 of same canopy... fw are getting annoying now, i dont mind the fact that they clear up there mistakes but every order i have done has had something wrong!

that's a shame, maybe you could risk buying another one and see if you get two sides of the opposite side!
bit pointless really, i've not had a lot of problems with them but then i've not spent an awful lot of them before.

what weapon options you putting on it?


10-10-2006, 22:08
well there all magnetised, im thinking of using the valkyrie as a tank killer secondary role anti inf so armed with lascannon, 2 heavybolters and 2 hellstrike missiles...and once used it will drop of a command squad.

the vulture will be purely anti infantry with heavybomb racks (6 str6 ap4 ordnance shots!) heavybolter and missile pods(4 str4 ap5 blast weapons) i may go for twin lascannons and hellstrikes on this though and give the missile pods to valkyrie at a later date.

i phoned up fw and they are sending out replacements.... lets hope they hurry up! vulture is a piece of **** to put together and quite a bit smaller than valkyrie, about 2/3 of the resin used for valkyrie... a bit overpriced compared to valkyrie tbh, but heh im a sucker for FW! now do i get another unit of tarantulas or just got a lightning or thunderbolt! :)

play a few games first

10-10-2006, 22:19
Oo, nice. your army is very ... unified. I'm not all too keen on the colours but they look alright. I like the sentinel and your lengthened bases though.

11-10-2006, 09:44
erm thanks? lol

11-10-2006, 13:39
i say lightning or thunderbolt, if you can have flyers get flyers, part of me says 'Elysians are famed for aircraft and stuff' and you might miss tanks from an IG army, so go flyer.
i know what you mean about the vulture. if i had enough for a vulture i'd just spend a bit more for valkyrie +door gunners.
i've just ordered some stuff from FW so i hope both our orders come quickly.


Captain Brown
12-10-2006, 18:48
ooohhhh missus..... well vulture has 2 of the same wing and 2 of same canopy... fw are getting annoying now, i dont mind the fact that they clear up there mistakes but every order i have done has had something wrong!

So far they have been really good to me about replacing bits missing/damaged bits. My Valkyrie was missing one of the side mounts and the rear canopy came rather flat, they shipped them out express postage about a week later. I believe every order is hand packed, so there are bound to be mistakes when you have tons of small very similar bits.

On your use of the Valkyrie and Vulture, I personally, reversed the uses of the Valkyrie and Vulture in my own army. The Valkyrie has the Multi-laser and two Heavy Bolters and Rocket Pods (or fuel tanks for the Tarantula Drop), while the Vulture has the twin-Lascannon and a whole raft of Hunter-Killer Missiles, the Heavy Bolter is an after-thought for when the Hunter-Killers are depleted.

Since I face a lot of Tau and Necrons, flyers tend to have short life spans when they cross over enemy formations, too many basic weapons that can harm me, even with the 6 to-hit rule. So my Vulture tends to stay to the fringes for the first few strafing runs, focusing on eliminating enemy heavy armour from extreme range with the Hunter-Killer missiles (at least then only Railgun shots get fired at me).

Captain Brown

13-10-2006, 11:50
ya originally i thought that too, but have found with tooled up val i never wont to drop off my troops... and the vultures bombs are awesome!

dave is the best
21-10-2006, 16:45
Verry nice!
I'm starting a army of elysians soon can you give me some pointers of what to buy.


21-10-2006, 17:30
first decide if you want a elite based army/inq support, or a more airborne larger more standard guard. d99=elite and cheaper, 23rd=more models and flyer more expensive.

if you want to invest in a 1500 point army your talking about £500 uk. for the d99 you can probably do it around £250 of fw stuff. you can cut corners by getting allies in both armies ie deathwatch etc.

id start with getting a platoon and a veteran meltagun squad. this will set you back £110.

play test with other models till you get a army that works but i find more demo charges the better.

21-10-2006, 18:36
hey pompeylad,

are you going to buy any more elysians?

i just got mine, they rock but are a hellbitch to put together.

21-10-2006, 22:22
i have 7 spare legs, 1 body and cadian mortars in plastic so may use green stuff moulded bodies to make a mortar squad (useful against mass harlequins i feel may be appearing soon), i need to stick together a commissar too. i dont plan on buying anymore, just one more sentinel to finish of army and 3 more tarantulas in plastic using the predator sprue.

hellbitch to stick together? they are a bitch to clean up, but i found assembly pretty straight forward.

21-10-2006, 23:23
i meant that, cleaning, sorry i didn't make myself clear :) sorry.

i've got to be honest, the best thing about Elysian mortars is the sort of revolver action of it the worst thing is the £27 price tag and although actually they aren't all taht much more expensive than typical cadians really i supose you feel you're getting a better deal in some way.

sorry for that rather cynical post. thanks for answering mate.

22-10-2006, 11:18
well as in i already have loads of spare mortars from my cadians left over and loads of elysian head/arms and enough legs for them (just missing bodies). i will only use them in 2000 point games (my army is currently 1750) and the mortars/comm with pfist, sent with hbolt/imp comms and 3 tarant hbolts is extra 250.

23-10-2006, 11:20
bombs away chaps...


ok wip of the vulture, need to touch up some bits, varnish and then attach windows in canopy and attach canopy....


and side shot close up...

once the bases are fabricated by my local forgeworld, ill do another pic of them both in action....

23-10-2006, 11:30
i love the eagle on the side, and the names underneath the window. really cool!
am i right in thinking you'e taken the rocket pods off the Vulture and swapped them with the valkrie's fuel pods?
it's a good idea. i thnk the valkyries is worth a couple of decent weapons because it is sort of a disguised battleflyer.
i like the stripes on the tail, it needs them to break up an otherwise long flat plain surface.
good job. when you get the bases maybe you could set all the Elytsians and flyers out and take a full army shot? - that would look amazing!

23-10-2006, 11:32
It looks cool mate ,The cock pits look sweet but the Joker wasnt the Icemans co pilot ,Im sure it was the Wolfman ;)

23-10-2006, 13:11
weapon fit will depend on playesting to be honest but bombs seem such a bargain.

the valk is fitted with pods now so it has 6 str 5 ap 4, 4 str4 blast and lascannon
vulture has twin linked las, hbolt and either 6 heavybombs or hellstrike missiles

names are just names ;) my other pilot/co-pilot are stormy and bullseye

dave is the best
23-10-2006, 20:18
i am going to do a normal elysain list.
Are all the rules i need in IA3


23-10-2006, 20:35
yep, only thing thats in the army list that are not in the rules are tarantulas, but dont worry they have a very simple rules set to remember.

and for anyone wanting to know, ia4 contains the full rules and list for D99 so you dont need both books (but id recommend them)

also, finished vulture today, and glued together my eveil xenos pychic construct....


24-10-2006, 04:21
I would like to say Congratz, that is a great job on those. I have set aside my Vulture and Val, because a lot of the parts did not fit just right.

Did you have that same problem? I am having to use alot of green stuff to fill in the gaps, when I get back to them I hope they end up looking half as good as your flyers. Then I would be happy.


24-10-2006, 17:38

dakka dakka dakka!!!!!!

found these bases for 99 pence in local craft shop, only 2 left though :(

about size of a russ too, which means in games with no fw i could stand them in for leman russ or something?

used a metal rod, glued into base and sprayed black. was going to paint base and sand it, terrain it.. but i quite like plain black!

see how it goes?


24-10-2006, 17:45
great bases mate, i bet if FW released stands for teh flyers they'd be about £10, so nice improv.

dave is the best
24-10-2006, 19:55
verry nice bases.
do the vulture and vlkyrie already have holes in the underside or do you have to drill them?


24-10-2006, 21:59
drilled them mate, on vulture in front of big lumpy thing (youll know what i mean if you have one) and on valk about 1cm in front of back skid.

quite solid and will take a effort to knock them over.....

just need to keep a one metre cordon around my games table at my local club now....

so both bases cost me about £3 in material, well happy... just hope they get some more in for my future purchases.....

(thunderbolt or lightning for dedicated tank killing)

but thats a long way off... first its :


and the other 1860 points to go with him... :) scchhwwweeet!

25-10-2006, 10:28
perhaps you ought to start another project log for Eldar?
looks really cool set though.
are GW releasing a new Avatar or just FW?


25-10-2006, 13:10
i may do, but probably not.... gonna have less time to post on here, once i move...

still trying to work out paint scheme for my eldar, not a big fan of the craftworlds around at the mo, except ulthwe, its going to be a aspect heavy force with guardian war walker support

25-10-2006, 13:14
Nice to see even more eldar. Looking forward to see the big one painted. I'm also doing a aspect heavy force. Those new dire avengers are really cool don't you think?


25-10-2006, 16:22
ahh that they be, decided on my craftworld colours and how im matching them in with my aspects (took about 2 hours and lots of scribbled out doodles) my 1500 force will be farseer, banshees in wave, dragons in falcon, scorpions sneaking, avengers shooting, snipers sniping, guardians tankhunting, wraihlord and walkers x 3 with shurikens

29-10-2006, 16:21
ok not elysians but:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v321/pompeyladbfp/DSCF0533.jpg first test colour scheme, i quite like it

Inquisitor lorr
29-10-2006, 18:02
They're great,that scheme suits them really well.how did you paint them?

dave is the best
29-10-2006, 19:46
woah! Verry nice i really like how you have oainted them.


30-10-2006, 06:10
sprayed black, scorched brown on coat and any webbing. khaki on gas mask, legging bandage thingies, brown ink on all these, (watered down on khaki bits)
highlight coat with scorched brown, pick out webbing in cobra leather, back pack in beasty brown. paint gasmask bone white. goggles ultramarine blue. trousers are ghostly grey, with black inkwash. bases are earth colour and coat/trosers shoes have light earth drybrush for dirt.
armour plates are dark green with catachan green highlight. used chainmail for silver damage and guns (which have now been inkwashed)

all 10 now done :)

31-10-2006, 13:33
p.s. used a mox of vallejo/gw

05-11-2006, 15:31
AWESOME, ALL OF IT IS AWESOME!!!!!! the scheme for the elysians is nice and simple and gives a great effect when the whole army is arranged. The flyers are lovely, i really need to get round to putting my vulture together and painting it. Was the valk easy to put together as i think i need to get my self one...
the DKOK are really nice, best scheme ive seen for them yet, i believe that they look better in browns and bone colours than the grey and black, i really need to get some of those as well. Damn FW and their awesome minis! good work and i will be watching this thread

05-11-2006, 15:45
cheers, valk imho was more of a problem to assemble than the vult due to body being in 2 parts and engines seperate. but not too bad if you have right tools etc
moving this week, so some more photos soon.
used them against marines, chaos marines, bloodangels and tyranids twice so far and its 3-1-1

26-02-2007, 22:17
well have the final thing for the army at last... another drop sentinel,just stuck him together. my fw avater is crying to be painbted but might have to give this fella a apint job first

p.s for any elysian wannabees, sentinels with improved comms are a god send if using flyers.... saved my bacon in every game!

Captain Brown
02-03-2007, 21:28
You just couldn't resist the new FW army ;).

Nice to see despite that fact the 23rd continues and that it still is growing model by model.

Which hobby store did you find the bases for the flyers? Were they wood or a plastic part?

Captain Brown

07-04-2007, 17:01
there wood, with metal pole.... i bough them in a local hooby centre inside a gardening store... they have not had them back in stock, otherwise id go to a trophy shop and buy the wooden mountings (probably more expensive)

p.s. still not painted my second sentinel, just have to finish my eldar for tournament then back on the death korp/red scorpion/finish 23rd front :)

07-04-2007, 18:53
I really liked all the elysian stuff then I came on to that Krieg squad and I really like how they came out. On a side note...icky eldars....:p

Tsen Out

08-04-2007, 11:09
yes im going to paint a sqyuad up as ww1 french too (see film a long engagement for lots of ideas) in light blue and see if i prefer these, as if there going to be fighting and based in brown might look a bit more striking, yet still real world feel

29-04-2007, 15:59
ok ta da... i present to you the finished army:
(is there such a thing?)
it can be fielded as 1750 to 1850 points, and will be 2000 with the addition of another flyer in the future (thunderbolt?)
and the second sentinel i never got round to posting:
looks a bit rough on the pic, but not that bad honest:

the future for these boys?

like i said i will add another flyer at some point but could be a year away (maybe apocalpyse release?)
also after playtesting, i will probably take grenade launchers out of squads and replace with flamers, and covert the 10 man vet squad to be a stormtrooper squad using some plasticard on legs arms.(so there are only 2 vet units and i dont get butted on comp scores)
also will have a slight swap round so plasmaguns are in both command squads (due to medic being able to cancel out overheats)

to anyone getting elysian the best squad ive found to be is a special weapon squad with flamers/dc and sentinel with improved comms, the valk is also very useful at tank busting and killing indy characters on there own.

Blood Raven
04-05-2007, 22:13
Love them!

04-05-2007, 22:38
where did you get those bunker things from, I've seen them at a couple stores but havent seen them anywhere but terrain closets/shelves?

I have to say, those Elysians look very impressive assembled together like that with the flyers overhead.

04-05-2007, 22:44
where did you get those bunker things from, I've seen them at a couple stores but havent seen them anywhere but terrain closets/shelves?
Old GW card and Necromunda plastic bulkhead bunkers. They're long out of production but they show up on ebay from time to time.

05-05-2007, 02:33
Old GW card and Necromunda plastic bulkhead bunkers. They're long out of production but they show up on ebay from time to time.



07-05-2007, 18:28
yeah actually pretty good bits of scenery as there so tall and big, great for hiding tanks etc. i must bas them at some point

27-10-2007, 07:26
I love them! Awesome painting pompeyladbfp. I never thought of doing a desert scheme for my ones. I went greenies.

Keep it up.

17-11-2007, 17:58
I have been following your work for quite some time, and I have to say very nice work.

My Elysians are almost complete as well. (I have been adding to my Tau force all this time so it has slowed my progress)

Hopefully you can help me out. How did you mount the flyer and what kind of base is it?


15-04-2008, 15:03
hi guys... just to say i have to sell this army asd need money... whats the best way.. units or army on ebay?

16-04-2008, 16:26
on ebay now: http://search.ebay.co.uk/_W0QQsassZpompeyladbfp