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I love the white / blue color combination and im painting my army as such. Now what im wondering is; is there any known craftworld that uses that color sceme, or do i have to make one up myself? If that is the case i would love some ideas on fluff / name / history of my would-be craftworld =)
Last edited by Strawberryberry; May 12th, 2010 at 20:03.
That sounds like a nice crisp scheme. Any chance of pics?
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The Iybraesil craftworld uses a hawk turquoise and skull white scheme. Examples can be found on the GW site and pg77 in the dex.
I have a really similar (practically the same) color scheme BLue-White with red details. Dire avengers fit right in. And everything else can be changed accordingly (my scorpions are blue and banshees are white instead of bleached bone)
I dont have much pics here but here is 3 of them
Fluff and namewise i am in the same situation. My tyranids have a name (still no fluff) but my eldar lacks both. I need to work on that as well. I guess greek and egyptian mythology would be a good place to start for a name, maybe even norse. But i dont think it should be an exact name/word that we "humans" know. Mythology can help with letter combination and give you ideas.
Alaitoc could be done with white instead of the yellow.
Eldar isn't like Space Marines though, you can just as easily just make up your own, or paint them however you want and just say they are a specialised strike force from an existing craftworld with their own scheme for strategic or camo reasons.
If someone has a problem with this, tell them its that or Dark Eldar in which case your going to torture them to death, and take their ears as trophies.
I'm new to the game and am also painting my army in non-traditional craftworld colors. I have a WIP thread here http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...-army-wip.html. Just wondering if fluff really matters. I mean is someone going to refuse to play me because I don't have a story to go with my army? Do tournaments require fluff?
I dont think it is required. Maybe in some special cases it might be. I just think its mainly for the fun. Isnt fun's what hobby is all about anyways?
Of the original 5 craftworlds detailed in fluff, 2 names are variations of Celtic holydays.
Biel-tan> Bealtaine and Saim-hann> Samhain. The anglisised pronunciation of these festivals is basically the same as the craftworld.
Of the later ones Lugganath is a bit like Lughnasadh and Yme-Loc a little like Imbolc, making up the 4 main Celtic holidays in Gaelic.
So Celtic sounding ones seem to have a bit of a precedent.
The Welsh equivalent of Samhain is Calan Gaeaf, the Manx is Hop-tu-Naa (which also sounds a little Egyptian)
The Welsh version of Imbolc is Gŵyl y Canhwyllau,
The Welsh Lughnasadh is Calan Awst,
and the Welsh Bealtaine is Calan Mai.*
Anything there grab you?
*edit; I think, I'm not actually Welsh so I might have mixed them up or misspelt them. Apologies to any Cymri out there for any mistakes...
Last edited by Gallowglacht; May 13th, 2010 at 12:32.
Wow thats some really nice info Gallowglacht.