Ever since the dark eldar were updated, I have wanted a squad of these guys. I love the thought of four armed, snake-men. I like the finecast model, but monopose for a unit of over 2 doesn't work for me. I built these from original metal tyranid ravener bodies. I cut off most of the large tail blade they have. I also trimmed the width of the top of the ravener snakey tail, where I glued the first set of arms, to fit with the width of the dark eldar waists. The metal was nice to work with, because I was able to bend the tails around to give each one some of its own character. You will recognize other bits from dark eldar warriors, shard carbines from the scourge kit, dark elf weapons, harlequin weapons, wyche weapons, hellions and even a sword from the shining spears kit.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
I decided my aberration needed a new scissor hand, and I need to finish the paint job on this squad once and for all.
I used the end of the raider horizontal sail arm, and a vambrace blade off of the dark eldar warrior sprue. I bent the end of the blade to hook down. The hand is from a tyranid warrior, with the thumb cut off.
Friday, July 1, 2016
So for our final battle of the weekend, Aric and I played my Dark Eldar vs his Squatarii war Convocation. We had to proxy some of his models, as most of his admech and squatarii stuff is still new in the box.
My list was:
Sslyth and medusa, venom dual splinter cannons
2x 10 dark eldar warriors, 1 splinter cannon in Raider with splinter racks
6 Reavers 2 Cluster caltrops
2x 5 scourges, 4 haywire blasters
Cronos spirit probe, spirit syphon
Ravager 3 dark lances
Corpse thief claw (yes I used it against my brother, I warned him, and he encouraged me to try it out)
He had the skitarii war convocation.
Knight with Stormspear pod, rapid fire battle cannon, and Chainsword.
His admech force included:
HQ: Tech priest Dominus
3 Breachers (mostly assembled) Heavy arc rifle
3 Destroyers (proxied with my space wolf terminators) with plasma culverin
Kastelan robot maniple, heavy phosphor blaster top, twin linked heavy phosphor blasters
Other proxies - eldar warwalkers as dragoons, tau as skitarii rangers, and tau pathfinders as rustalkers and infiltrators (which we forgot to add until about turn three).
The Dark Eldar won with 9-8 victory points. It was close the whole game, and could have gone either way with a few important rolls of the dice. It was a great game.