So its been a few days and its time for another update on my army. My 1000 point list has 2 sets of 5 Dire Avengers and as with anything I do I like to convert, if even small conversions. My army at this time has a high elf feel to it with the White Lion'esk Farseer and Warlocks so wouldnt it be fitting to have Dire Avengers converted to fit the theme also? Well no worries, thats exactly what I did, not sure on a name for them yet but ill get one, eventually, but here is the pics, got 5 done and as a bonus 3 of em are painted!!
From the back
From the front
the 3 that are painted
The idea is to have at least 5 done and painted by this Friday, we'll see!
More updates as I get em, or make em, convert em, whateva!
So after seeing the work being put out by Gauthic and his Dark Eldar I was inspired to get a theme and work my own Eldar, the non dark kind. As was last stated I was thinking about Storm Lions which I still like, but I think as an overall name im going with something along the lines of Tempest Knights, then breaking down the groups such as Storm Lions for my council... yea thats right your reading it right I spelled council correctly... finally. Speaking of my council, transition, my current list has it as a small Farseer and 3 warlock foot crew in a Falcon, with Singing Spears as weps, well, my take on a 2 handed psychically charged throwing wep that wounds on 2's. Without further ado..
Farseer with Axe
I took another 8 pic's or so of other angles of these guys where it shows that each is also sporting a Lion's Cloak, I really am digging how they turned out, Im trying to give my army a high elf feel to em, finally an army with some sort of theme! The idea is that through some geneallogy the leader of the splinter off of Ulthwe found ties that date back thousands of year all the way back to a great high elf warrior that was in charge in some form or another of a squad of White Lions, thus prompting this faction of Eldar to go Exodite, more fluff with a more in depth story line at a later date, anywho, work calls!
Ok ok, so I havent actually got any pic's up of any modeling Ive done but, I did get a couple games in with my 1000pts of Eldar, wanna hear about it? Well you dont get to decide, im gonna talk about it anyway. First lemme mention I am going with a Jetbike councel and baseing the army around that. So I had the councel of 4 locks and a Farseer, 2 Wave Serpents, 1 with Harlies and 1 with 5 Dire Avengers (basicly a scoring taxi). Oh yea and pathfinder's.
So I roll into my local game store with a plan and a 1000pt army list just itching to get my first game in. Good news for me one of the Vets (Lewis) had 1000pts of Templar that he was willing to own me, I mean play me. So he was rolling with 2 rhino's, a Landraider full of termi's with claw's and the emperor's champ waiting to get his hands on some little pointed men. He also had 2 melta bikes for good measure. The game starts and I am up beat, one of my serpents takes out his gun on the raider and the councel moves up to engage! He takes a few shots, makes the 1 serpent sit down, DOWN FIDO! Not the end of the world, my turn I run my councel into the rhino and both his melta bikes, yay I blew up the rhino and didnt kill either bike... let me get the lube touch my toes and brace myself as the termies with furious charge and the Emp Champ licks their lips in anticipation of the coming charge... Sure enough, they charge head long in and to my surprise I only lost 1, maybe 2, pretty sure it was 2 and 1 of em was the enhance, there goes my strike at ini 5 blah. But but but... now its time to get the harlies over and help out this scrum. Oh wait thats right, Lewis manuvered his rhino, used the hatch and melta'd my other serpent, killing 2 harlies and haveing them evacute prematurly. My turn, CHARGE THE RHINO!! Guess what... nada, not a thing, and for my miss miss miss he replied by unloading his marines and rapid fireing my harlies, yay dead clowns lol. It goes from bad to worse, the councel dies cept the farseer, but he's running scared, the termies and champ begin to own the pathfinders, yea, I lost but learned some things fo sho. Like harlies are good but maybe not in the back of a serpent, I learned the councel is very resiliant but against termies and 2 bikes its still gonna lose. Anyway, good time, I got owned but will update game 2 later... needless to say it made this game seem close... Ghosting~
Well here's the dilly, this blog originally started off as a safe home for me to write short battle reports based on my Warhammer Dark Elves. Needless to say, the WHFB at my local gameing store lasted about as long as the 3 battle reports I did. For some reason my local gaming store has ADHD, I dont know how its possible or contagous for that matter but it sure is. I guess it wouldnt be right if I didnt mention that ALSO in between halting WHFB, SQUIRREL!! and our current project, which Ill get to in a hot minute, was the 1850 tourney we had in June/July time frame. Its been that long and Im trying to piece the puzzel together and trust me I have the memory of a four year old so its not easy. Yes I did place in the tourney... what 7th or 8th is a place. It was fun, I learned alot and am excited to get into another tourney.
As if this catch up post couldnt be more disjointed Ill kindly move on to the game shops next endevour which was a really cool game called Malafaux by WYRD. Holy shiznizzle our shop was uber excited to get into this scirmish game. Very cool concept, sweet miniatures, this game rocked. There was a slight hold up on recieving the models and playing cards in the begining due to the high demand from both the distributors and from WYRD itself, just show's how this game exploded onto the scene. But still, the game concept revolves around information cards about each individual model and instead of rolling dice you used playing cards, yes, like playing cards for poker. Matter of fact there were direct conversions so you could use playing cards until you could get your own set of Malafaux cards. I was personally very excited about this game becuase, well lets just say Im not what you would call a strong painter, and the idea of painting individual models is much more appealing then painting squads of models. I even got a few of them painted, which ill post a touch later, then you'll never guess what happened, SQUIRREL!!!
Yea, thats right the ADHD fairy struck again with a new idea, speaking of, the idea came from Shannon and Lewis and I actually have to admit it really is a cool idea, that since a couple of the vet's that play 40k couldnt seem to either A:make up their mind which army to play (Shannon) or B:pick an army and stick with it (Brent) the idea would be to disclude up to 2 armies out of 40k, roll the dice and see what army you are going to play. That being said, all the armies of 40k were reresented by being numbered so that when you rolled the dice you would find out what army you were going to play. Shannon rolled up IG and Brent rolled up Deamons, oh and I got really lucky and some how rolled Eldar, great news for me as I was collecting that army anyway, just never played em. Well its closing in on time to goto work so Ill continue my rambeling later and finish getting caught up, posting some older pics on some of my Tyranid, Malafaux and my current project Eldar, cant decide on a name yet, was thinking Storm Lions for my armies name, either way I think Ill continue to use this blog, if for no other reason to stay in touch with Gauths and Strictly Average's blog.