Wednesday, 28 January 2015

First unit done!!

Well it's been quite a lot of hard work but the first unit is finished!
I now have a month to do the rest of the army......................Uh oh!
Here are a few pictures of my first Harlequin Troupe and my White seer (see previous posts).
Hope you like!
Full unit

3 Standard Harlies

Troupe Master Front

Troupe Master Rear

Death Jester



White Seer

Wraithlord (Marionette)
Well the basis of the army is there, got a fair bit more to paint and build but it's starting to come together!
Now it's confirmed that the pre-orders for the new stuff are starting on Friday I will be heading down to GW and order a couple boxes of the new Troupe and a new Solitaire (very pretty model!). More to paint!!

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Sci-fi Horror Film Clowns?

Ok so I have been painting my Harlies over the last couple of days and my plans have changed slightly. I am sticking with the Black and white theme with individual colours (apart from Characters) but it's come out darker and to be honest a lot more sinister than I expected, something I am very happy with!
Here is a WIP of my Troupe Master to give an idea:
Definitely a bit different from how I have planned but so far I am really happy with how they have turned out. Definitely has a bit of a Sinister Horror Film Clown vibe to him!

Another update!

So the Codex rumours have got to the point now where it seems inevitable so it's all guns blazing now!
Went up to GW this morning and picked up a couple of Venoms and a Razorwing. I have built both Venoms today so now my Wyches have something to ride in.
Here is how the army is looking so far:
So far this consists of:
5x Wyches with Venom
5x Wyches with Venom
Wraithlord with EML and Brightlance
5x Rangers
10x Harlequins- Troupe master, Shadowseer, Death Jester and two fusion guns
Archon/Solitaire conversion.

I think I may go to using my White Seer as an Eldrad stand in for the games coming up, I have a couple of playtesting games planned for the end of this week.

Monday, 12 January 2015

A bit of progress!

Well things have been going well to start.
I have a Wraithlord and two units of Wyches fully painted up and ready for the table. In addition I have a unit of harlequins built and primed. Though I think they are going to take a while to get painted up to the standard that I want!
Here is a photo of the first couple of units, almost enough to get them into some games!

Saturday, 3 January 2015

So lets get started!

So while lying in bed trying to sleep last night I was having a good think about how I am going to construct the army. I want a force that will be fluffy but hopefully won't get crushed every time they hit the table, with that in mind I came up with a few self-imposed restrictions on what I am allowed to take. They are:
  1. No Vehicles bigger than a Hornet, this is supposed to be a quick strike force attacking through the webway so no Falcons/Wave Serpents etc.
  2. No Wraithknights, although there is fluff backing up the use of Wraith constructs the Wraithknight is just too big.
  3. No non Eldar/Dark Eldar allies.
  4. Up to one unit of Wraithguard for each Wraithlord taken.
  5. Only allowed Aspect Warriors that fit the fluff (Dark Reapers, Warp Spiders, Shadow Spectres)
  6. No Avatar
  7. All models must be painted with the Correct colour scheme
The last point is more for my motivation more than anything, all too often I cheat and end up using units that aren't painted or are painted in an old colour scheme. There is something just much more impressive about a whole coherent painted army. Just looks that much better.
If you can think of any others then don't be afraid to suggest them.