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Time for Dark Elves

posted Oct 15, 2013 15:19:28 by CalebEdwards
I was suckered in by the new models, so am going to put together an army of new plastics (and a few Dark Eldar models where necessary to fill any gaps).

Here's the current paint scheme I'm working towards:




And a closer shot (I think the weapons will be silver, like the left-hand models, rather than red).



Some more guys ready to be painted:


And some counts-as shades waiting to be primed:

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CalebEdwards said Oct 16, 2013 14:34:38
I've been working on the Cold One Knights and the dreadlord on peg.






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CalebEdwards said Oct 17, 2013 14:28:11
I got a bit more done, and have been experimenting with "crystal" red weapons. Any comments/suggestions are appreciated.








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JonathanVanase said Dec 09, 2013 13:19:00
Caleb has been blowing up twitter as he madly paints this Dark Elf army. You should post some more of the pics up here! It's coming along really nicely.
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MichaelJordal said Dec 26, 2013 03:35:21
It is a pretty cool color scheme.
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Greg2thePerson said Jan 21, 2014 02:40:09
Loving the color scheme on these Dark Elves, Caleb! I don't know if I like the Screamer counting as a Pegasus... a little too Chaos-y for my tastes, perhaps. What else are you going to include in the list?
The slightly less beautiful host.
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CalebEdwards said Jan 21, 2014 15:00:47
Yeah -- i think that, standing alone, the screamers don't look too chaos-y, they just look weird. And I figure it kind of works for an army that also rides dinosaurs and rabbit-horses.

Right now, the list is looking like 2x5 warlocks (of course ;)). 2x5 dark riders, a block of witch elves with the cauldron, and executioners (not sure if I want a horde). Otherwise, I've been moving all the other bits about -- not entirely sure what I want to take.
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Greg2thePerson said Jan 24, 2014 02:13:22
Caleb Edwards = Cheesy Git!

How about character set-up? The freedom in magic lore for the Dark Elves is really excellent...
The slightly less beautiful host.
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CalebEdwards said Feb 19, 2014 02:57:13
Ha. Sorry it took me forever to reply. I've run a lord on dragon with some success. Same for peg heroes. I've tried shadow and metal. I think both are good. And I've generally done a L4 on foot or on horse (horse is annoying because of no models). I've always run the cauldron-sitter, if I have one, with the no armor save sword.
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JonathanVanase said Feb 19, 2014 12:56:45
She's pretty good with the Obsidian Blade (that's no armor saves right?). For 5 points more you could do Ogre Blade though and just make her S6. That might be better all around.
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CalebEdwards said Feb 19, 2014 16:44:05
I had thought about that, but my thinking was this. What would I send against a witch-block? Preferably, something with a 1+ save. S6 means that the 1+ save becomes a 4+ save, which isn't actually that great. I'd rather have the chance to do 2-3 wounds with NO saves.

S6 would be good against higher toughness, but I think the poison and reroll to wound already helps with that.

OTOH, the special character with the s10 would certainly be fun to run :D.
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