This is an older battle report of mine, but with the pending release of the new Flames of War D-Day books, I figured it would be appropriate! I played this game with my father many moons ago- he ran the US and I ran the staunch defenders. Lets get to it.
Hello fellow hobbyists, iPaint here with a quick tutorial on how I'm painting my Dark Eldar Kabalite Warriors. With Dark Eldar fever running rampant around my local gaming scene - and I'm sure everywhere else too - I thought it fitting to whip up a quick guide so you guys can get cracking at painting your shiny new minis.
Today is the last day to get your entries in for the Venom challenge ending on November 29th! Its time to wrap up those last details, and get those photos shot. We have already recieved some fantastic entries, so get those models wrapped up today folks!
Over the weekend we had a rules question come up that divided the BoLS writers in half even though everyone thought they were following Rules As Written (R.A.W.). After a spirited debate we decided to put it to the internet to see what the community thinks.
Goatboy here today talking about the things I am thankful for. I know some of you are thinking that I am probably thankful for the mean old Space Wolf codex - and yes I am thankful for that, but there is so much more. So without further ado a look back at the year and the things that made this Goat happy as a Pig in Poopie.
Who says we never listen? Hey guys Psyberwolfe here with a follow up video post. Based on your comments I've taken pictures from my painting archive and put together a slide show showing how I paint up Dark Angels.
There you go guys Dark Angels painted up. As always your comments are welcome.
When I committed myself to starting a Minions army there was no way I was going to limit myself to just one pact. Especially when the new Blindwater Congregation has so thoroughly captured my imagination.
I've never been the kind of guy to play a flavor of the month net list, or paint my army like the codex tells me to. My Space Wolves are green, and I don't run any vehicles in my list. My upcoming Dark Eldar will be... unconventional, to say the least. The army I want to talk about today is one I made for the Las Vegas GT a few years ago; my Hrud. Now I know GW has updated their fluff, and I know they're supposed to look like swamp things/compost demons with hundred-jointed arms like this guy,
But I always loved the funny little cloaked, rat-tailed "Nocturnal Warrior of Hrud" from the third edition rule book (see top image), and that is the look I decided to go for with this army. The obvious choice for modelling was to use fantasy Skaven figures, and after a quick perusal of the line, I decided that Plague Monks would make a nice, simple-looking base for my Hrud. I didn't want to make the gaming faux pas of just putting a Skaven army on round bases, so I looked through my bits box, and finally decided that Kroot arms would give the models a lanky, creepy look, and their guns would make nice Hrud Fusils (their traditional weapon, according to the Inquisitor rulebook). Add a few rocks on the base and a coat of paint, and viola! My Hrud Fusiliers (counts as Eldar Pathfinders) were born.
After making about 40 of them, enough to be the meaty center of my army, I broke away from the established (if outdated) fluff guidelines and started making the rest of my forces. I wanted something fast moving, that used dangerous scavenged technology, So I looked through GW's online Bitz catalogue (yeah, remember when that existed?) and settled on a Skaven Warlock backpack to be a warp tunneling device. I used various bitz to craft creepy helmets reminiscent of the Necromonger Lensers from that crappy Chronicles of Riddick movie, and gave them smaller guns with large clips. Enter the Hrud Warp Tunnelers (counts as Warp Spiders).
Now my force was looking set for infantry, So I moved onto vehicles. These stumped me for a while, because I wanted something that looked shoddily constructed out of scavenged crap, but that would also match the approximate footprint of an Eldar skimmer. I ended up using plasticard and bits to make large cross shapes with various tubes and whatnot, and used a warp lightning cannon as the main gun. I was a bit strapped for time when making these, so I didn't get to spend as much time as I would have liked constructing or painting them, but I think they came out all right. I give you my first Warp Plasma Launcher (counts as Fire Prism).
Now the force was really coming together, and didn't need much else other than a leader to tie them together, and look good doing it. This is by far my favorite model in the army. I was looking online for ideas, and found a link to a Hrud army someone else had built that had a disgusting fat floating rat leader, and I just had to steal the idea. It's a pretty straight forward conversion with a little bit of green stuff, but I love the way it came out. Here he is in all his horrible glory, Lord Rattus (counts as Farseer on Jetbike).
This army was the first that I had set out to finish before a looming tournament deadline and actually completed on time, and I think they came out well. They had the 11th best appearance score at the GT I took them to, which I was proud of, as I painted them before GW came out with their liquid skill line of products. Here is a shot of the completed army with their display board (which was not well constructed, and is falling apart now), let me know what you think of them in the comments.
Enjoy folks, and comments are welcome. The Girl will return to her regular schedule next week!
Hello again, time for the news round-up. This week with news from Mantic, Spartan and Corvus Belli as well as Raging Heroes. As always, click on the links in the text to see full story of what I'm talking about.
Boys and girls, Unicorns and children of all ages, my name is Brent... (this is where you say, "Hi, Brent!")... and I may well be an evil genius. This is my confession, and I'll let you judge it on its merit, because I've brought Porky Poster out to play!
Ork GoBots - robots that don't have good disguises and seem kinda cheap. But still they can kick some butt. Or blow up real good. Depending on the type of player you are :). Lets look at Goatboy's theme list of the week.
Goatboy here again starting my Dark Eldar model review this time around. Today I plan on talking about the Incubi, Dark Eldar Warriors, and the brand new Archon. As usual I plan on talking about the minis Value, Look/Form, and Paintability. So lets start on the dark ride down a spike filled alleyway.
The BoLS video battlereports continue. This week we bring you CrazyRedPretorian's Space Wolves army attempting to reclaim an Imperial outpost from the thrice damned Eldar under the command of Splug. Will the xenos scum hold their prize, or will the Sons of Russ show them the error of their ways?
We've been running tons of mathhammer on the new Dark Eldar Codex, but what really matters on the tabletop is taking and holding objectives. Here's ten ideas to effectively use Dark Eldar to pull that off.
Hivefleet Chupacabra began attacking from above the galactic plane in an area focused mainly on the Segmentum Pacificus very late in the 40th millenia. Many worlds on the far fringes were consumed by the Chupas. But it seems their advance is inexorably advancing towards Terra. The Hivefleet has a very unusual mutation of Genestealer, which are the namesake of the Hivefleet.
So I wanted to make some unique looking Ygmarls that really justified the name Chupacabra. For those who don't know, find out more about the Chupacabra here. I was inspired by the heads of carrion birds for these models, I imagined that they would use their tiny voracious heads to gorge on their prey. I also thought giving them rending claws for all four arms would make them look more menacing. With the Dormant rule, they are almost as sneaky as the real Chupacabra!
I painted them slightly different than the rest of the army. I did them like this:
Boys and girls, Unicorns and children of all ages, today I stir from my home at Strictly Average to bring you a scenario to ponder. The Mob Must Speak, and judge a fairly common mistake in a tournament game.
The new Dark Eldar are out with some shiny new plastic kits, a new codex and a lot of new unit options, many of which don't have models. I’ve always loved the conversion aspect of the hobby and have been cooking up fiendish ideas to fill in the gaps in the codex and customise my models.