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In my way of getting back into fantasy and gaming in general I plan to start a themed army. After toying with the ideas of Ogres and Warriors of Chaos, I thought I should consider Dark Elves as well, and have a couple of things that I'd like some more opinions on.
1) Khanite Army - Led by Crone Hellebron, mainly consisting of Witch elves and executioners plus a few more 'meat' units. If I did this I'd have to convert Witch elves, possibly out of some of the new Dark Eldar models but I'm open to suggestions regarding that.
2) Cult of Slaanesh - A reignition of the Cult of Slaanesh! The original rules are a little out of date but I'd be up for trying to modernise them, or failing that just using a themed Dark elf army and adding some other models for display.
3) A Vampiric Dark Elf horde - This one is a long shot and those stooped in Fantasy fluff will probably take me down a peg here about the viability of an Elf being bestowed with Vampirism. However from a purely modelling perspective this could be gold-dust.
Personally I love the idea of a Cult of Slaanesh army so I'm leaning that way at the moment. Also I'm not too worried about this army being ultra competitive as I probably won't play that much, I prefer the modelling side of the hobby.
If you just don't like the look of the games workshop wyches, try these: Raging Heroes | Blood Vestals same price, but prettier models.
As far as converting Wyches is concerned: Started on a test model for my wych cult last night using those dark eldar wyches you mentioned. I'll keep you posted if you want.
The Dark Eldar range has quite few really good models for use as Dark Elves. I have currently the Archon as Malekith on foot, Lelith Hesparex as Hellebron, the Succubus model as a Dreadlord (*Dreadlady), and 10 Wyches as Witch Elves (to go with the 49 metal Witch Elves I already own).
A pure Khainite army is always good for a laugh, especially at 1500pts.
Any good guides to converting witches from Wytches?
"There is only do, or do not. There is no try." - Yoda
I have 10 made from Wyches (along with 49 metal ones) and the Wyche ones blend in quite well with the others. I built them purely from the Wyches sprues with the addition of Corsair swords to replace the gun arms. The male bodies aren't actually a problem if you use the female heads on them.
Additonially the Lelith model fits pretty much perfectly with the metal Witch Elves; she's different enough that she stands out but not so different she looks out of place.