Saturday, 4 June 2011

Dark Eldar for Blog one else was going to!!?

 Hi guys, here is the Blog Wars list for the mighty Venerable Brother... no BroLo, the Blood Hunters are not coming to play, nor are Space Wolves.

There are far too many SW players attending anyway and the Blood Hunters, well...they are ready to roll but with 2 weeks to go, Alex from From the Fang announced that there are no Dark Eldar players going.. even the Sons' very own Kabalite was not going due to being Korea. Military hey, no respect.

I have played around with the Dark Kin somewhat and I thought I could step up to the plate and run them. After all, someone has to!!

Now don't get me wrong, I really like the Dark Eldar and they most certainly give a most refreshing play style, breathing some fresh air into 40k for me anyway...BUT I so feel they are very squishy and have proven to be quite the arse-clencher in test games...every time someone looks at my vehicles I piss a little bit...just a trickle...

So I have pushed through and tried to get the army painted..the above is how they look now, and how they will look on the day. Almost got away with it too, if it hadn't been for those pesky kids...

Couple of issues, well one actually... I ordered new Ravagers, but they have not arrived from a certain online mine will be old Raiders with as many lances as I can fit on them...they WILL look dodgy. Be a sport hey?

But the really good thing is I have planned ahead with this one, the boys and vehicles (which are a little embarrassing) are ready and waiting for the next few steps of painting. Rather than smash out a rush job, I have just painted very simply, allowing for further work to be done easily....another month til Brighton Warlords Singles...which at 55 players will be the largest event I have attended...

 So what is the list?

Haemo - Shattershard
5 Incubi - Venom 2 Cannons, Grisly Trophies
4 Trueborn, 3 Blasters, 1 Cannon - Venom 2 Cannons, Grisly Trophies
3 Wracks - Venom 2 Cannons
5 Wyches, Haywire Grenades, Hekatrix - Agoniser, Venom 2 Cannons
5 Wyches, Haywire Grenades, Hekatrix - Agoniser, Venom 2 Cannons
5 Wyches, Haywire Grenades, Hekatrix - Agoniser, Venom 2 Cannons
20 Hellions 
Ravager - 3 Dark Lances, Flickerfields
Ravager - 3 Dark Lances, Flickerfields
Ravager - 3 Dark Lances, Flickerfields

Changed at the last minute when I realised I'd not got enough Reavers from the old DE range to make up my 6 man/2HL unit so in came the Trueborn to shore up the anti tank that I'd lose from not taking them..

From my previous article on the DE I have gotten in about half the test games that I wanted's been tough every time but I am getting pretty decent with them...

Can't wait to throw down and see what happens at Blog Wars..


  1. Great... I've been running my big mouth and now I'm quite obviously going to get you first round by 'coincidence' and will get lance-weapon-a-plenty to the face.

  2. all likelihood we'll not even play each other! It'll be one of those days!

    There are only 12 lance weapons...not that many, especially rubbish versus Foot BT/marines advancing upfield in cover...

    Poison on the otherhand..I have plenty of..

    You all set and ready to roll Bro?

  3. If only I were in a position of power and could have some influence on that particular "coincidence".

    Seriously though, for all the smack talking I think if you don't play you should stop around after for a game!

  4. I don't think my missus will be up for that... already got a 3hr drive back after and a half 7 start on Monday.

    I'm going to try to make it up to WHW today, but doubt I'll be there much before 6. Not sure I'd want to lose our virginity before Blog Wars though.

    25 Marines painted
    16 Terminators painted
    EC painted
    Grimmy, retinue and Marshal based only... need 3 colours by tomorrow. Well there are 3 colours on the base, but not sure if that will suffice?
    90% aint bad considering how bad/slow a painter I am.


  5. FtF: I'm up for a freak occurance of lady good to bullshit and play around for a couple of hours.

    Bro: Not a WHW myself, so we'd not get to pop our cherry together anyway Neil... as for 3 colour minimum and preperation? ....well:

    Haemonculus being painted this afternoon, no miniatures based at all...going to try and smash that this avo... All others have 3 colours, but becuase of the last minute change to DE in order to represent...well, they are mind-blowingly basic!! Ready to be worked on for more..

    And as for a game afterwards...We've got a 2-2&1/2 hr drive back too so that's a no go from me...sorry... x

  6. Who's Neil? ;)

    Yeah, I'll have to pop 3 colours on Grimmy and the Retinue in the hotel tonight.

    Well, see you on the morrow.

  7. That game against dark angels was quality today!

  8. It was amazing. One of the best games I think. I am still exhausted from it! lol.