Friday, July 31, 2009

Warhammer World!

So about a year ago I was working in Manchester, luckily I was able to get a day off and head over to Nottingham to visit Warhammer World. I was lucky enough to meet Phill Kelly, he signed my 5th ed rule book and I got to see so many fantastic models and games :)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Eldar/Alien Colours?


Trying to think of an alien colour scheme for your Eldar army and not sure where to go? There are so many resources that you can pull from. Cars, miniature websites, blogs, paintings, advertisements and even comforters.

I was sitting in my living room leafing through a catalog and the colours of some comfortors reallt stood out. Here are some interesting examples of colours that I may not have though of using.


Fox's Eldar Army

Hey all, from time to time I take some pics and intend to do a report on my army but I end up stopping half way though. Way back I did a video of the entire army all in pics and damn that was a while ago and took longer then I wanted.

Well folks this time I just made a video and took a few pics but didn't go into as much detail as I did last time. Looks like my army is about 10K in points.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Battle Pics @ Games Workshop Ottawa #1

Two battles at the Games Workshop store in Ottawa. My Eldar are pitted against Marines and Tau on separate days. The Marine battle was a tough fight right to the end, it ended with 2 - 0 objectives for the Marines. The Tau battle went a little better for me, it ended with 2 - 1 objectives for the Eldar.

Thanks An00bis & Gahris for the great battles!
You can visit Gahris' blog at Ottawa Gamer

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sunday, Two 1k Point Battle Reports!

First Battle, Fox's Eldar Vs Crimsonwraith's Imperial Guard.

  • Resulted in an Imperial victory one objective to zero for the guard

Second Battle, Fox's Eldar Vs Bonham's Chaos Marines
"Can you hear the voices?"

  • Resulted in an Eldar victory 3 Kill points to zero for the Eldar

Thanks Greg and Doug for the great Sunday afternoon!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Dark Eldar WIP

Here is a quick video update. I'm working on my Dark Eldar army and finally got around to cleaning up the shelves for my Eldar. Once my final jetbike shipment is in I'll do a run through of my Eldar army.

Army Consists of:
  • Archon
  • Urien Rakarth
  • 20 warriors
  • 3 raiders
  • 1 ravager
  • 5 wych
  • 3 warp beast and master
  • 3 bikes (one on the way with blaster)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Eldar Jet Bikes

What can I say, guardians moving 12 -18" with a 3+ save is priceless. Toss in a Farseer and a Warlock and you have one powerful unit. Some use a seer council but I'm trying to move away from that. The fluff for my Craftworld is that its a scouting group from Ulthew, so they have limited resources and access to aspect and seers. With that said here is how usually set up my army.

I wont go with less then 8 bikes in a squad usually, the idea is with 2 being devoted to cannons you only have 6 bikes to soak up any wounds so numbers help and work. Thats the base of my two troop units, I'll toss in a warlock with enhanced or embolden depending on my point restriction and a farseer with Fortune.

Two bike units supported by a warlock and farseer in each can be really tough to beat and they can hold their own against several opponents. Some weaknesses I've found are its cost and not being able to deal with AV14. Now thats the thing with Eldar players, we usually build our armies so each unit has a specific role and each unit supports the other. I use these units for popping small rhino, mid size battle tanks (the ones with av10 on the rear), multiple objective grabbing and supporting assault units. So this is my core and I add other units to help support, units like swooping hawks, vypers, dire avengers/guardians and several others.

Well there you go, thats just my take on Eldar jet bikes, again I prefer not using a seer council because I have had more luck with this combo so far. That and my council gets targeted and wiped out early. lol


Sunday, July 19, 2009

Scratch Built Eldar Titan

So I came home one day and my wife made me a titan.. WTF, talk about creative..

Some of the items she has used were:
  • Barbie Doll
  • Dollar Store Robot
  • Foam Card
  • Bionical Mask
  • Plastic Card
  • Grey Stuff
  • Dollar Store Gem Stickers
Here are some pics, the final product has a few tweaks.

The final work has a few changes, the jet packs are the biggest mod as well as the pulse lasers used as pulsar proxy :)

Monday, July 13, 2009

Guardians heroes of the Craftworld

Within the Eldar community there is a love hate relationship with guardians. Many love using them others won’t even buy the models. Personally I love the little guys, they way I picture them is having the same armor and weaponry as everyone else except they’re just not as skilled at using them.

It’s like the scene in 300 where the Spartans meet up with their allies from the surrounding provinces. The Spartans allies were farmers, bakers, and candle stick makers, where as the Spartans were bread for war. Both groups had swords, armor and shields but one group knew how to use the weapons better then the other. So that’s how one could account for this idea that Craftworlds give their citizens crappy armor and weapons, it’s really not that, they’re just not as skilled as the aspect warriors. A guardian may not duck, dodge or dive at the right moment as a howling banshee might and a guardian may not know proper breathing techniques as a dire avenger would when shooting long range.

Now some people may mention well they have thousands of years to train and should be better skilled with defense and use of their weapons, true but they are just artisans. My argument would be that they’ve live for so long but what we consider as basic training done in a few weeks an Eldar could take years to complete something they would regard as basic training. Of course these are just thoughts I have and my attempts to explain how I see the guardians.