Showing posts from January, 2011

Progress with Dark Eldar and CSM's

So, I'm into round 2 of a small 40k competition at my local gaming club (Kirkcaldy Gaming Club), where scoring involves kill points for destroying units, as well as three objectives (1 major objective in the the centre and two other minor objectives). I have two battles in this round - Chaos v Orks and Chaos v Imperial Guard.
Last week (23rd Jan), my Chaos Space Marines had a very hard fought battle that started off very well for the Orks but the CSM's resisted, held up in close combat and turned the tables. Lots of casualties were suffered on both sides. The final result was a Chaos win (14pts to 6pts). Within the next two weeks, I'll get to fight the Imperial Guard and see who gets in to the final.
On the painting side, I am about to start re-painting one unit of Plague Marines in the Kings of Chaos colour scheme - burnished gold armour with green trim (to signify Nurgle). Also, the last unit of Dark Eldar that I have at the moment - Incubi are almost finished.

Construction almost complete (Dark Eldar)

So, I'm getting nearer to the end of building/ painting the Dark Eldar models that I've got to start off.
The second unit of Kabalites is making progress (with splinter cannon & shredder), as are the Hellions and I've finally got the new Archon model. I did like the fact that the arms on this new model are not attached to the body, meaning that you can stick arms from other sets instead. So, I decided to fit arms for a blaster and agoniser (combining the agoniser and soul-trap seemed rather pointless, as the agoniser is not a poisoned weapon). The Archon has just a few finishing touches to go.
Once I've got everything in the current set built, I can maybe think about putting these guys out onto the battlefield.

Progress on Dark Eldar (continued)

So, I've got more of the Dark Eldar done now. The following models are done:

Drazhar, Master of Blades
Kabalite Warriors unit 1 - dark lance, blaster & sybarite with blast pistol and agoniser
Wyches unit - hydra gauntlets, shardnet/ impaler & sybarite with blast pistol, agoniser and grenade launcher

I've just started on the last 3 sets, the 2nd Kabalite Warrior unit, Reavers and the Hellions.
I also discovered a slight compatibility between plastic Dark Eldar and Eldar guardian models, as I had some spare Dark Eldar torsos (probably from the Raider and Ravager kits) and spare legs from Eldar guardians and the end result is three more Kabalite Warriors (so one unit will be 13, the other 10).
Another possibility I'm considering is whether or not to go with a Harlequin unit that can be shared between Eldar and Dark Eldar (and maybe allowing Maugan Ra to count as a Death Jester).
I'm still looking for my old metal Archon model from many moons …