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I was re-reading Dune and had an epiphany! Why not make an eldar army revolving around a desert planet such as dune? Rangers would be a must as scouts and they would have other hit and run units, but they wouldn't be able to use grav tanks...well they might, because of the worms. How do you guys think it would work as an army and what units to use?
Also i just had a good idea to make scenery for my desert world with a carnivore lair represented by worms! oh man, sorry it just felt really cool to think of that.
hey yeh that sounds like a great idea and could make for an awesome army theme. for units to include you would obviously have war walkers. maybe some striking scorpions and swooping hawks in there. Would be cool to also include some jetbikes and maybe a vyper.
can't wait to hear more from this army
That would be a good idea. Also I was thinking color scheme. Their eyes would defiantly be light almost ghostly blue, due to the reliance on spice if they're living out in the desert. Also all the troops would have some form of cloak, representing the stillsuits used by the freemen. But what colors would work for armor types? I was thinking Midnight blue as a main, and orange for highlights, but how would one make the eyes for focal point of the model?
Also I was looking again through the book and I think they can use grav tanks though I think the vibrations might cause worms to "flock" to that location.
I thought the Dune TV series did some great physical interpretations of the Fremen and you might consider giving your units camouflage cloaks. Also, Blue Table Painting features an Iyanden army that is painted with desert yellow/bone instead of bright yellow which blends into the desert. Do not forget if you are playing Apocalypse that Flyers would be a fluffier heavy support (in Dune Fremen had both Worms, Flyers, and Nukes).
You said that you were looking at war walkers to use, this would not be a good idea, becuase the vibrations caused by the walkers would attract the worms. So i would suggest a completely mech army, with everything in either a tank or jet bikes. Also, the war walkers would need some sand shoes in order to stand XD
As for the color scheme i like the dull yellow with like the bright blue.
Thanks for the suggestions! I'll go look them up after my midterms today. And walkers with booties, like on a dog...if only someone would make a randomly funny army...