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Friday, December 19, 2014

Farseer

I picked up the new Farseer when it came out with the Codex. It took me a long time to get around to painting it. He certainly blows away my old metal Farseers away in terms of sculpt.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Wraithknight




Sithanan and Kimoril were twin brothers born on Craftworld Sinn Achai. Both chose the Path of the Warrior, adopting Aspects that appealed to their nature. Sithanan, quick-witted and mercurial, took up the mantle of the Swooping Hawk, while Kimoril, straight-forward and brooding, found himself among the Fire Dragons. Both brothers excelled in their chosen path, and eventually found themselves elevated to Exarchs. The Autarchs commonly deployed their temples together, where their squads operated with almost perfect coordination. Sithanan's squad would identify armored targets and eliminate the defending infantry, allowing Kimoril's squad to destroy their targets without reprisal.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Thoughts on Eldar After a Few Games

I'm still trying to get the hang of my Eldar. While they definitely have a lot of hitting power and speed, it is the lack of durability that I have to get used to. The Eldar Warhost isn't the auto win army that the internet believes it is. I've got a few thoughts on the units I've used, so you can consider these updates to the Tactica I wrote.



1) Wave Serpents are either gunboats or transports, but not both. If you use them as a transport, you need to Jink to keep them alive, which basically removes them as a shooting threat. If they're a gunboat, then they can't afford to Jink to add to their survivability. Therefore, a gunboat should take a shuriken cannon while a transport should take holofields and perhaps a ghostwalk matrix. Unfortunately, I built all of my Wave Serpents with shuriken cannons, and I run mine primarily as transports. As it goes, I guess a 10 point tax on the Wave Serpents I use as a transports isn't bad. The extra firepower does come in handy if I get to fire an opening salvo before delivering the troops or if the Wave Serpents survive after dropping them off.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Blood Angels Rumors

I don't usually write about rumors. They tend to be very unreliable and most bloggers get really bent out of shape about things that never come to pass. However, the Blood Angels Codex is about to come out, and some very reliable sounding rumors have been posted, along with a picture of the poster holding a copy of the codex. More importantly, I'm just really excited to be able to write about Blood Angels again, so I'm going to drop my normal practice and address these rumors.

You can find the complete leaks here. I'm not going to go through them in detail, but rather just discuss those that I think will have a big effect on the army.



First, only Tactical squads and Scout Squads will be Troops. Assault squads are going back to Fast Attack and Death Company and Death Company Dreadnoughts will be Elites. This is in keeping with other 7th Edition codices, and really isn't much of a surprise. I am a bit miffed because I have four Assault squads, so I won't get to use all of them most of the time, but that's not too big a deal. I do have 60 Tactical Marines, but I'll probably pick up some more. First, most of my old squads aren't up to my current painting standards. The new Blood Angels Tacticals look so great that I'd rather paint them than repaint my old models (many of which are 15 years old). Second, Blood Angels Tactical squads are able to take heavy flamers now, which is amazing for a mobile Tactical squad. Of course, my old squads don't have heavy flamers, so I'd want to get some of the new Tacticals anyway.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Swooping Hawks



Here is my next addition to my Eldar army from my mass of unpainted models. It's a squad of Swooping Hawks, meaning I officially have too many Fast Attack choices to field in a CAD. This is the first FOC slot that I've over-filled with my Eldar.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Background: Craftworld Sinn Achai



 Here's the background I'm working on for my Eldar army. Please feel free to let me know what you think and how you think it could be fleshed out.


The Craftworld Sinn Achai was one of the last to flee the Eldar Empire that actually survived the birth of She Who Thirsts. As a result, its occupants were some of the least puritanical of the survivors. Due to their late departure, they were ensconced in the privilege and luxury that was so common on the late Eldar Empire. Once their initial supplies ran out, the occupants of Sinn Achai quickly realized that they lacked the skills to survive without the infrastructure to which they were accustomed.

Initially, the Sinn Achai Eldar reached out to other Craftworlds for help. Unfortunately, their late departure meant that the more puritanical Craftworlds believed them to be tainted by the hedonism that had caused the Fall. The lack of skilled individuals on Sinn Achai only supported this assertion.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Fuegan, the Burning Lance



Here is my last Phoenix Lord, Fuegan, the Burning Lance. As the founder of the Fire Dragons, I wanted a very warm color scheme, so I went for deep reds and golds. To set these colors off, I painted all of the dragon skulls and scales in bone. This brightened the model a bit, as well as visually tying him to Karandras. I'm going to have to use more bone on my Eldar.

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