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    Themed Army

    I want to make a theme army. I am short on doe. I just need to get that out there. My VC, I think, is going to be uniformed with a purple/blue/green colour scheme, and make them dark elves from the dead. I'm even making a little background of them,"The Cowards of Kolstice". They retreated from an oncoming dwarf army, and as such, all the zombies have axes and arrows through them. Lots of fun. But anyway, I just wanted some suggestions. I think, if this is possible, Kolstice (Kohl-Stis) is a northern city, and my Vampire Generals will be Strigoi, supported by three or so necromancers. I'll keep skeletons in the minimal, as I absolutley adore making zombies, and skellies don't let you put stuff through them. I also would like to admit I'm very mediocre with my modelling. Well, just a few things I needed to say. Now the questions:

    Should I just buy a box of zombies and DE soldiers every time I want to make a regiment? I think that is the cheapest way, but it only comes out to 36 models, because my store doesn't carry square bases, I have to make due with what comes in the box.

    How should I paint them, following the colour scheme

    And do Strigoi have Southeast Eurpoean names?

    Thanks.


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    sounds like a neat idea you have there. In fact I'm attempting to make a GG unit from DE warriors, just not very good at it, but I am learning. Here are some things I thought of.

    Colors: DE's from what I have seen use black, dark red and purple (generic, not every DE army). Maybe use bright colors then wash it down with black ink and try to do holes and rust on it. Elves are normally light skinned so to make the flesh deffrent maybe use green. I wouldn't worry about drybrushing the flesh because DE's have very little flesh exposed.

    Bases, you can either but some direct from GW or remember that single charicters you buy (except cav) normally come with 4 bases, so you get 1 for the char and three extra. Also other people might have spare bases.

    On the pics section of this site I saw some Dark Knights done in blue that came out great, in fact I think they are the best I have seen, even better than GW did theirs in my opinion.

    I know skelies come with extra pieces, so maybe zombie boxes do as well, you might only have to buy buy one box of zombies to ever two boxes of DE's.

    Just some opinions.

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    Kk, Thanks. So, paint them extravagent highlights over black and chainmail, then ink it. Such like that. However, anyone got fluff issues, or know if Stigoi use South European names? Again, Thank you.

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    I have no clue if they do, but you can usually work the fluff as you see fit. It does sound like a cool army. You probably already know this, but keep an eye on ebay auctions. I've landed some great bargains a few times.
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    well i should think a true themed strigoi army would be based around strigani not dark elves but meh , i think ya should rethink strigoi they are nothing more than vampire ghouls they have no names little memory and only the base desire to feed (hmmm anyone else getting a resident evil flashback?)

    i can't see a reason a strigoi would be anywhere near naggaroth or why he would raise dark elves that had died so lamely (i mean comone even he has a lil scrap of pride) strigoi are nothing more than animals now ya know survival of the fittest kinda predator thing they rasie tough warriors not weak lookin guys and favour more animalistic creatures like themselves ie; ghouls, bats and wolves
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plague_00
    well i should think a true themed strigoi army would be based around strigani not dark elves but meh , i think ya should rethink strigoi they are nothing more than vampire ghouls they have no names little memory and only the base desire to feed (hmmm anyone else getting a resident evil flashback?)

    i can't see a reason a strigoi would be anywhere near naggaroth or why he would raise dark elves that had died so lamely (i mean comone even he has a lil scrap of pride) strigoi are nothing more than animals now ya know survival of the fittest kinda predator thing they rasie tough warriors not weak lookin guys and favour more animalistic creatures like themselves ie; ghouls, bats and wolves
    Unfortunately, I've been thinking as well. I want a character with depth. Lots of depth. And after reading up about Strigoi again, and reading what you posted, you're right. I wanted the strongest combat I could get, and anything that wanted to kill looked good. Would a Blood Dragon work?

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    no blood dragons wouldn't raise elves theres no way besides most live closer to the north where all the good fighting is i think your stuck with nechrach or carstein as they are found more to the south and don't have any standards when it comes to raising (they take what they can get no pride at all)

    before i go on however i should state that any vampire even nechrach can totally depants other heroes and most lords

    if ya really wanted to use blood dragon or lahmian then ya could convert yourself an elven vampire you would need to come up with fluff as to why he is a vamp (such as teaching magic in altdorf and got ambushed on his way home?-only work with a high elf vamp) you would think that he would raise his own kind so it would solve your fluff issues
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plague_00
    no blood dragons wouldn't raise elves theres no way besides most live closer to the north where all the good fighting is i think your stuck with nechrach or carstein as they are found more to the south and don't have any standards when it comes to raising (they take what they can get no pride at all)

    before i go on however i should state that any vampire even nechrach can totally depants other heroes and most lords

    if ya really wanted to use blood dragon or lahmian then ya could convert yourself an elven vampire you would need to come up with fluff as to why he is a vamp (such as teaching magic in altdorf and got ambushed on his way home?-only work with a high elf vamp) you would think that he would raise his own kind so it would solve your fluff issues
    Blood Dragon too prideful to raise coward elves from the dead? It's not like they're going to fight like they would while living.

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