This is my fourth project log on warseer. I have been neglecting my Vampires this Christmas. all I need to do is take some photos... but I have been distracted. My mate and I have been playing a LOT of Gorkamorka (a little remembered game of Orks and driving from 1990s); Mike has decided, for the first time in years, to collect a 40k army - the Orks.
This means, obviously , that I need a new army, honest.
It struck me that I always go for vanilla armies... Dark Angels for years, Chaos mortals and Vampire counts.
I've always wanted to do something a bit rarer and more evil than the DA or my Guard...
Dark Eldar then are the perfect choice!
EDIT// 22/12/2010: To save you looking for the new Dark Eldar stuff its from pp10, check out pp8 too for an extra cool Archon on Jetbike
Enough Rambling you want pictures I'm sure:
well... that took ages to figure out as photbucket won't let me copy and paste IMG links for some reason.
Anyway back OT. Mike traded me some Ork Boyz for some Dark Eldar warriors he had lying around from 3rd Edition and I picked up some more in Sheffield today from Wargames Emporium (2nd hand place), unfortunately they didn't have any BFG (which is what I went in for - sorry MajorTom) but there we are!
I bought the 2nd Ed codex too.
On my desk currently are 31 Dark Eldar Warriors, all assembled half kind of undercoated and based. The warrior above with the splinter cannon took 2 hours to paint, I don't think the picture really does him justice tbh. there is a lot of blending and contrast IRL. especially on the purple and the ammo hopper on the gun.
Also the base is less flatly coloured IRL. might give it a Badab black wash however to make it pop. I will add static grass when I get back to uni at the weekend... stupid 260 miles and lack of GS etc.
A lot of the minis have heads from High Elves, Dark Elves, Eldar and Wood Elves to mix it up a bit and I am using spiky bitz and knives from the Kroot Carnivore box in some places too.
Basically I'm hoping to do a 2500 point army with lots of head and weapon swap conversions to hopefully conteract the age of the minis. I will be using some WHFB Dark Elf bitz from the new range and maybe even use alternative models such as Kroot as Wyches or something as I don't like the models...
any thoughts? what is tactically good in a Dark Eldar army? I have no idea having just picked up the models and a rather old 'dex.
suggestions for conversions?
C&C welcomed as ever