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X vs Y: Eldar Wraithguard vs Fire Dragons

X vs Y: Eldar Wraithguard vs Fire Dragons

I have been looking at Wraithguard in the new Eldar codex and really fancy using them. Fire Dragons offer almost the same thing for a fair bit cheaper. Choices choices.. Wraithguard Wraithguard come in a unit of 5 and cost 160 points. For that you get a Space Marine profile but with S5 and T6. Wraithguard do not get the Eldar army rule of battle focus, which means they will bail out and will have to walk into cover or stand in the open. They are also bulky so taking double the amount of room in a Wave Serpent. They do get fearless which means they are not running away if needed to take morale tests for any reason. They also have the ancient doom rule too. The T6 will keep them protected from small arms fire, though anti tank weapons will be punching holes through them, however if anti tank weapons are firing at your Wraithguard (who have hopefully already done their job) then your vehicles are not being shot at

June 21st, 2013 | Posted in Blog Network | Read More »

Eldar Codex Review: Heavy Support

Eldar Codex Review: Heavy Support

The Eldar codex review is slowly coming to end. This post will be covering the heavy support units, the last bit of the FoC. Special characters will round up the review. If you missed the last part here is the link:

June 19th, 2013 | Posted in Blog Network | Read More »

Eldar Codex Review: Elites

Eldar Codex Review: Elites

The Eldar codex review continues with the elites. Last part was

June 14th, 2013 | Posted in Blog Network | Read More »

Eldar – Striking Scorpions in progress

Eldar – Striking Scorpions in progress

It’s been reasonably temperate of late which has meant it’s not a sauna up in the hobby loft and I’ve been taking advantage – managed to get a little more work done laying in the base colors for the Striking Scorpions! I have to say it’s been really fun to work on small units like this as opposed to my usual 20-or-30-at-a-time batch painting madness – especially since, although the models are all from the same unit, they’re all much more unique sculpt-wise than the bog-standard imperial guardsman. I’m going with more of a traditional color scheme with the scorpions, though much like the fire dragons I’m going with the lighter colored bodysuit and darker armor plates, all in shades of green this time. Started off with a Biel-Tan green wash over white primer, then I picked out the various armor plates in Snot Green, followed by a further green wash over just the armor plates. I also started adding in the yellow stripes on the various armor bits, the facemasks and the Exarch’s power claw. I’m thinking that gold-plated weapons for these guys should set off against the green pretty well, though I’m open to suggestions. These models also have a lot more going on than the fire dragons as far as extra kit goes, there are quite a few pouches, grenades and suchlike on each model so there will be room to add in some other spot colors here and there. So far, so good!

May 31st, 2013 | Posted in Blog Network | Read More »

Eldar – Fire Dragons painted

Eldar – Fire Dragons painted

Had a quiet evening for a change and pressed on with the Fire Dragons. The final results are interesting, but definitely have a significantly different ‘feel’ compared to my usual methods. Not saying I dislike how they turned out, it’s just that the use of so many washes (instead of drybrushing) ends up with rather different results than what I’m used to. I think the ‘washes over white’ works quite for the Eldar sculpts, but may not necessarily translate over to the guard models. Regardless, they definitely are bright and colorful! Pretty pleased with the yellow and orangeish/red combo, they’re definitely more yellow than the ‘standard’ scheme as presented in the codex. I went with the purple tassels and helmet crest similar to what IDICBeer did on his Fire Dragons , and on a lark added in a further blue spot color for the various power tubing. The yellow is definitely prevalent on the rear of the models, and I’m quite happy with that! It was fun to bang out a quick small unit like this, always nice to be able to dabble with some other paint schemes when you get tired of the same old, same old!

May 30th, 2013 | Posted in Blog Network | Read More »

Eldar Info Part I – Rules, Sculptors

Eldar Info Part I – Rules, Sculptors

The Eldar notes continue to flow from people seeing he codex.

May 28th, 2013 | Posted in Blog Network | Read More »

I show you how to tint paint tranparent cockpit canopy

I show you how to tint paint tranparent cockpit canopy

In my earlier miniature painting service project Eldar Fire Prism , there was the challenge of tinting transparent plastic parts for the Fire Prism cockpit and crystals. I wanted to create a yellow tint base on my colour design for the Fire Prism. After much research and experiment, I am going to show you how to tint transparent plastic cockpit canopy. I used Tamiya Enamel Paint, clear yellow paint. To dilute the Enamel paint, Enamel thinner is needed. The more dilute the Enamel paint is diluted, the lighted the tint will be. Mix the Enamel paint and thinner accordingly to the level of lightness needed. Test and practice it on some transparent sprue section first before starting on the actual transparent parts. To start, paint the Enamel paint in quick strokes in a consistent same direction. Do not go over the painted section again, as this will create more brush strokes texture as the Enamel paint is drying up.

May 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Blog Network | Read More »

Horus Heresy – Honor to the Dead Audiobook Released

Horus Heresy – Honor to the Dead Audiobook Released

The latest Black Library Horus Heresy entry is a battle of Titans. From The Black Library: As Calth burns, the Battle Titans of the Fire Masters legion take to the streets of the city of Ithraca, ready to massacre the fleeing civilian population in the name of their new, dark masters. But the remaining loyalist engines of the Legio Praesagius – the True Messengers – still stand ready to defend the Imperium, even in the face of almost certain death. With the nearby Ultramarines forces scattered and lost, the people of Ithraca must fend for themselves as gigantic war machines unleash apocalyptic weaponry across the ravaged skyline… A Horus Heresy audio drama by Gav Thorpe. Produced by Black Library and Heavy Entertainment. Performed by Gareth Armstrong, Jane Collingwood, Jonathan Keeble and Luke Thompson. Narrated by David Timson. Music specifically composed by Simon Slater. Running time approximately 75 minutes

May 5th, 2013 | Posted in Blog Network | Read More »

A Guide to the City: The Peasants

A Guide to the City: The Peasants

The Guide to the City series of articles describes the background for the Gierburg game setting. In this first installment we take a loof at the lowest of the low: the average citizen of the Free City. Born in Gierburg. Die in Gierburg. Born in the gutter, die in the gutter. Everythin’ else issa step-up. Gutter-scum, peasant, citizen, down-trodden, poor, starving, bedraggled, stinking, continue as you will along the same vein, the average life of a Gierburg peasant is two-score and ten years of misery. You get born to parents who can barely feed you, survive till you get old enough to earn money to eat, settle down with someone to start a family and continue the cycle, dying at some point from malnutrition, sickness, an accident, murder or age. A peasant is a peasant is a peasant is a peasant and nothing tends to change that

May 4th, 2013 | Posted in Blog Network | Read More »

New Tau Codex Unit Reviews – HQ Special Characters

New Tau Codex Unit Reviews – HQ Special Characters

In a similar fashion to EYIG over at Apostates Anonymous , I’m going to look at the Tau HQ section in two chunks. Firstly the Special Characters and then the standard options on Monday. The most notable thing here is that none of the HQs modify the FOC choices in any significant way. This came as something of a disappointment to the community but personally I’m not bothered. Commander Farsight He’s always been a bit of a strange one. The new version of the codex has done away with the FOC limitations that he used to impose but otherwise he’s pretty similar. His Warlord Trait is key for his role as it gives him a scatter-free deep strike. This is a pretty big deal when you consider the options that his bodyguard could take e.g. fusion for taking down tanks.

April 20th, 2013 | Posted in Blog Network | Read More »