Saturday, 26 April 2014

finally painting!!!!!!!!!!

so its bin a few months since I painted anything and I got the paints I need for my dark eldar and eldar army. so over the next few posts ill be showing off what iv bin doing.

for the armour im using:

zandri dust as a base
then karak stone as a dry brush over the top
then highlight with ubshanti bone
then washing it all with sepia

the eyes lenses are 
caliban green base
and warpstone glow over the top

the cloth is
naggaroth night

the splinter weapons are
gehannas gold
washed with sepia

the odd vials and chains etc are
rune fang steel
washed with nuln oil

the skin will be
ulthaun grey
eyes will be chaos black

after that ill have the bases 2 do below are some pics of what iv done so far  the armour helms with eyes done :)

top pic is the duke 

then snippet of warriors and wyches

the lynx effect!!

so at 1500 I struggled to create the perfect all comers list but I think iv found something to level the playing field D style!!

the eldar lynx 2 shot 5" d weapon at 60" range will take down most death stars!!!

so  lets have a look at the lynx for those that don't know its FW elder super heavy tank  its 320points has 6 hull points and is 12/12/11 (I think)  so its not much better armour wise than the normal skimmers but its got a few tricks up its sleeve!!!!

so wat are the tricks  firstly points its 320 for a D weapon!! guard pay 500ish for theirs ok heri better armoured and more hull points but their much larger as well
the lynx is quite low to the ground like most elder skimmers which means u can hide easier then move out and strike at the enemy :)
also as its not as strong as other super heavies if the goin gets tough and the enemy turns up the heat u can turn into a flyer and shoot off the board then come back in next turn with ongoing reserves :D

the down sides are its low armour if its played to aggressive  anything over str6 will be a pain and 6 hullpoints wont last long either 1pen wil take off 4 hullpoints at best which means it wont last longit will also give away extra points as its a super heavy its worth 3 points 4 if u can take it out str8 away for first blood

how will I use this ??

my dark eldar at the minute has the answer to most lists that the average player can bring lots of lance poison  atleast 3 troops for capturing objectives  a wraithknight a flyer

but no anti deathstar so its main role will be to generally get my first blood and be a annoying killing the top priority units like escalation or formations

next il try and repost what iv painted as it playing up at the moment  and then ill go thru my 4 top list ideas for the throne of skulls in november

Sunday, 6 April 2014

nid list mmmmmmm n other general stuff iv not bin talking bout

so iv wrestled with great devourer many times thru out my time playing 40k it was the first army I ever played against and one id love to do so this year im taking the plunge and doing list iv never done before I started with eldar which I love n when their painted to match the dark eldar they'll be awesome

this months purchases will be foam for my dark eldar case I put the 3 flyers in and haven't used them now I have the crimson hunter so ill be taking out the 3 sets of foam that iv butchered and ill re pluck them so that my raiders all fit in 1 section interspersed with venoms n then ill have 2 slots left for other stuff this will be where I end up putting my eldar for when I have the hackering to ally :D

neway back to nids iv read the codex from cover to cover  watch battle reps and decided that all new comp lists will need a data slate old lists such as eldar/dark eldar will be amended shortly

so on to the list, im unsure about where formations go so ill write that bit up separately

Formation: skyblight swarm
flyrant with double devs
harpies x2
gargoyles x10 x3 units

this is a lot of points but its well worth it !!

flyrant with double devs

venomthropes x2

gaunts x30



fortification: aegis

so the idea is that the aegis will sit on the halfway point around the objectives.  T.fex, tervigon,guants and venomthropes and gargoyles will run up to the aegis and set up shop their.

then the flyers will come on

after turn 3 ill pump out more gaunts

the guants and gargoyles will then spread out for objective grabbing while the MC harass and tie up the enemy army.

and that's it