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The Keeper of Secrets
07-11-2007, 08:46
Welcome to the planet Chrudiis (shru-dis),

A world brought into compliance by imperial guard tank comapnies during the aftermath of the horus heresy (M32.300). Now held by the armoured behemoths in the defence of constant onslaughts from the neighbouring dark city of Commoragh. Now, the lord Kvaalasi (var-las-ee) of the eldar pirates plans a campaign of daring raids to finnaly collapse all resistance by destroying the structure of the tank comapny's defence, ready for the final assualt of the fortess of Derturminus Hurdon, aournd which the imperial tanks are anchored.

Thus the stage is set.....



Most of you should know how a tale of X gamers works, but if you dont, it involves collecting an army along with X number of people by buying a bit each month and having it painted by the end of each month. Here are the rules, to better explain:


Before the commencement of this each of us must have and have read the codex sepcific to our army, and both written a 1500pnt army list

Each of us shall recieve 50 for the first month, and 40 for the remainig months.

By the end of the corresponding month, each of us MUST be up to date paintingwise. Games will be held at the end of each month.

Only painted models can be used in games.

The campaign will be tree diagram based as opposed to map based, and a short story will accompany each game (battle reports included).

You may carry money over to the next month, but something must be bought each month (to prevent boredom).


Hopefully this thread will prosper. We humbly ask you to leave comments to keep it near page 1.

The Keeper of Secrets: Dark eldar

Del-Patch - Armoured company.

Expect an update tonight.

07-11-2007, 10:18
Another DE army on the Project Logs? It must be a sign. I will definitely add it to the list of armoes from which I must choose my next project.

I look forward to seeing how this goes and will check in especially for the Bat Reps - remember to take pics!


The Keeper of Secrets
07-11-2007, 12:54
Another DE army on the Project Logs? It must be a sign. I will definitely add it to the list of armoes from which I must choose my next project.

I look forward to seeing how this goes and will check in especially for the Bat Reps - remember to take pics!


Bat Reps??

07-11-2007, 13:54
Battle Reports :)

The Keeper of Secrets
07-11-2007, 16:49
Yes, there will be plenty.

With my first 50 I bought the batteforce. Nice, easy amount of models and already 350-400pnts. A nice round force for my first combat patrol. Howver, that's a long time away....

As for now, here's a WIP of my first raider. I am going to ad guardsman to as many models as possible to demoralise Patch. Har har har!

Here it is, with slave snares. I still needs spiking up a bit:





The Keeper of Secrets
07-11-2007, 16:50


08-11-2007, 03:44
guardsmen hanging from a hook = sexy. lets see some paint.

The Keeper of Secrets
09-11-2007, 13:21
Should paint the raider today. However, first up is Kvaalasi himself. He's an archon with punsher, skyboard, terrorfex (which is mounted on skyboard), and drugs. And maybe some other stuff as well.

Here he is:





Enjoy, Patch will be updating at the weekend.

09-11-2007, 16:27
damn! sorry I'm late folks!

Alright, I'm the Tank company player...

So far, my spending spree is this Saturday, so I'm sorry!

Rather odd to start a thread that way, and I see the keeper has some nice conversions/painting skill, and I hope I can keep up!

On a side note, for a test of my skills, I made a marine who got in the way of a russ...

see you tomorrow....

The Laughing God
09-11-2007, 21:12
Awesome DE! They look really good when painted and modeled well. Gruesome conversions.
Awesome dead marine. The best kind;)

Also a question for anyone to answer. Does anybody know why GW put those holes in the back of the warriors armour?

The Keeper of Secrets
09-11-2007, 21:14
Soley to put tuuuuubes in!!
Seriously though, no idea, no idea at all.

Pat, have you come up with a paint scheme yet?

10-11-2007, 17:05
Mordian based I think....

The Laughing God
10-11-2007, 17:16

If you want to make that raider really gruesome you could glue a bunch of heads on the front armour plates. Are you going to add more hanging bodies?

del-patch, is your army going to be completly tanks, or are you going to add mordian infantry?

The Keeper of Secrets
11-11-2007, 09:33

If you want to make that raider really gruesome you could glue a bunch of heads on the front armour plates. Are you going to add more hanging bodies?

Ah yes. The lords's raiders will have heads, but not slave snares.

You may have guessed I'm redoing my plan. I will have two deepstriking lords with sybarites (and squads), in raiders. That's four webway portals.:evilgrin:
The rest of the army will be held in reserve (except 3 ravagers, to do some damage in turn 1). The lord-who-now-is-not-a-lord is now a hellion succubus.

Har har har!

11-11-2007, 12:59
Ok, bought my tanks, and I was given a kind donation of 12 Steel Legion guardsmen by MR X, so I'm going to do a steel legion based list (grenadiers etc)

The scheme is a dirty white, with bone boots/gloves:

and this morning I made a Russ...

I have plans to make a demolisher out of the upgrade sprue, so its going to be 2 russes and a demolisher, 2 squads of 6 (7 if I can find special weps) stormtroopers in chimeras, some commissars, command and what ever else I can fit in, so next month will be commisars and h.q I think...

11-11-2007, 18:56
What did I do this afternoon? waiting for a REPLY! well I painted, firstly:
Its called Mortis, and it has killed my paintbrushes, the kill markings are number of new brushes I need to buy!

Also, I changed the colors on the steelies, they are much grimy and a darker gray than the last guy (he will be saying the same...) as this picture demonstrates:


Please reply....

12-11-2007, 15:19
both looking good, great conversion on the raider, and the steel legion look great

The Laughing God
12-11-2007, 15:54
The Russ looks good, nice paintjob.

The SL pics are a bit dark but what I can see they look pretty good.

-The Laughing God-

Your Evil Twin
12-11-2007, 19:24
Ah nice work guys! not to shabby at all...loving the detail on the side of the russ patch and the ST are looking nice, is the grey done with a wash over the original white? if so id just add one final very subtle highlight to it just to bring out some more of the detail!

Also it would be nice to see your lists so we can strategically rip them to pieces :D

Keep up the good work tho!

Your Evil Twin

13-11-2007, 20:24
ah cheers, I have got some more images, mainly of the work on the converted demolisher, I've sculpted an end to the barrel and smoothed it out a bit...

The paint scheme is rather pathetic really, black basecoat, with codex grey dry brush, then skull white brush, bone is bestial brown with a druybrush of bleached bone...

yes the photos are rather dark, sorry about that guys.
on the subject of photos, I got hold of 2 grenade launcher guys, but one had no gun, so I converted 'im:

Keeper of Secrets, get posting!!!!

The Keeper of Secrets
13-11-2007, 20:37
I would if I had any updates!!! I've been chockablock with concerts and that.

I'll have the raider and some men done by sunday evening though.

13-11-2007, 20:48
Sunday.... hmmmm.... lol, how many have you done so far?

Your Evil Twin
13-11-2007, 22:17
Thats a nice demolisher but may i recommend down sizing the side pistons, at the moment they draw to much attention from the main gun and clutter up the turret a bit. Iv got some plastic tubing you can have that would make great piston mounted on either side of the barrel like the real model.

Other than that it looks good!

Your Evil Twin

14-11-2007, 14:53
thanks, but no thanks, the finished product is fine for me, no photos sorry, I've got to go buy about quarter to five, and I need to eat and shower (school trip...) any ideas for a commander, my idea is using a senior commissar as the leader, I like Gaunt...

18-11-2007, 09:04
ahem, I've been a bad boy, and spent some of next months monies on 2 chimeras and 4 blokes off an associate.

one chimera had a sort of griffon tank look, so I'm saying its a mini gorgon transport, using the same profile as a chimera, the four guys make the command squad for Gaunt,

this means I have spent 10 pounds already...

and yeah, the pictures are dark, darn morning photo takings...

Your Evil Twin
18-11-2007, 12:53
Cool! kind of defeats the point of tale of gamers but oh well...is that 2 converted plasma guns I see?
For the chimera i would use the rules for a Trojan command vehicle (i think thats the name) from forge world.
oh and dont forget to base those steal legion before you move on! to more tanks!

Keeper, wheres your update?? Were all eagerly awaiting more dark eldar!

Keep up the good work
Your Evil Twin

18-11-2007, 18:16
the plasma gunners where already painted, I know how to base, and the rest are half way through being painted.... yes, where are those eldar,

my computer is being wiped tomorrow, so my posts may be few and far between.

The Keeper of Secrets
18-11-2007, 18:24
Ah, here it is, the long awaited UPDATE:

First my raider, now painted:




Then a jetbike:



The Keeper of Secrets
18-11-2007, 18:25


And three men, should have a full squad by wed/thur:



Dark Lance:



18-11-2007, 19:53
:D yey! updates! nice raider, I can't wait to battle cannon it out of the sky!

The Keeper of Secrets
19-11-2007, 10:07
You mean lasgun it out of the sky:p

19-11-2007, 16:38
cough! 3 russes cough!

The Keeper of Secrets
27-11-2007, 16:20
Ok, a small update:

Some men:


And the army as a whole:


Next month will start on Monday (first week of the new month) and we will have 40 quid to spend. However, due to patch being a bad boy, he will have a 5 deduction as well as the ten he has already spent. So, he has only 25 to spend.

Your Evil Twin
27-11-2007, 19:48
Nice, I like the mottled blood effect, looks really nice with the white...not so sure about the green though head stuff and bases but the painting is good!!

I see they have landed on carpetus prime...you should really put white paper under them as well it makes the pics better!

Your Evil Twin

02-12-2007, 16:53
IM ALIVE! and I still need too make 2 tanks... 'gasp!'

darn russes...

I have finished one squad, and are on detail level with another, I would be finished entierly today, but I have GCSE coursework that needs finishing for TOMMOROW! ok, and I feel that takes more prority, so If I'm not finished by Monday, I'm sorry, but I'd rather pass...

on a better note, I plan to buy Mr Gaunt tommorow anyway...

The Keeper of Secrets
02-12-2007, 20:43
Irritating boy!

Anyway, my As Level work aside I have fulfilled my quota and have finished my battleforce! First up the jetbikes:




Next up, some men (the cat got one-there ore now only 9):



The Keeper of Secrets
02-12-2007, 20:47
Some more men:


And a couple of pics of the whole thing:



Next Month's purchases will be:

The 10 wych box set - 20
2x Mandrake Blisters (Which my store does for 5 each!) - 10
1 Hellion - 5
1 Sybarite - 5

Total - 40


04-12-2007, 18:01
looking great KOS!

I did finish my work, and I painted my way through the 2 squads, and based them, and I have fiished making the demolisher (pictures of all to follow, cameras too sleepy at the moment....)


The Keeper of Secrets
04-12-2007, 18:06
Good good!

Should have a game on sunday (patch talk to you on sat)

21-12-2007, 20:54
Hey guys, we are both sorry about the disapearance! If you think I'm out of this, I'm not, but I have been through a busy patch, with my grandfathers death, houseplay rehearsals, band practices, (first, and good) gig christmas and work, I have been putting it off, but my new years resolution is to ensure my army is completed to 1000pts, and to begin this early, I a-have painted: 2 whole squads of 7 men, 1 lemen russ, 1 chrimea, adn I have built- demolisher (minus tracks)

IM SORRY Keeper too, please forgive my negligence, and let us continue...

25-12-2007, 19:39
750 points made (and mostly painted!) http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e383/Vession/Chazzy005.jpg

h.q needs buying/painting, demolisher, and missing chrimea need painting.

models: http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e383/Vession/Chazzy001.jpg squad (not in combat poses)

combat ready squad http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e383/Vession/Chazzy004.jpg

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e383/Vession/Chazzy002.jpg spear of sparta...