Friday, July 29, 2011


So, life has finally calmed down a bit and the wave of visitors for the new born have subsided so I figured it was time to get back into the painting saddle and finish up my 1850pts army.

Since I last posted I have made some minor changes here and there and now have the whole army 100% built, primed and based (bases built I mean). With the change out I made sure I kept 6 troop choices, (4 warriors, 2 wyches), and threw in a pack of Beastmasters for visual interest as I love how my unit is looking so far. The army has a great balance of anti troop shooting, anti armor shooting, a unit with haywire grenades for a last ditch anti armor and some really decent counter attack units. I have to say this is probably the happiest I have been with an all comers army...well...ever actually.

This unit actually came together quite quickly as there are only 5 models. I did buy 2 units of 5. This unit has 2 haywire blasters and the other has 2 Heatlances. Just because of how amazing these models are both in looks, options and how easy they are to put together, I am even considering buying another box of 5 just to make 4 splinter cannons for a 10 man squad (if they stay stationary they get 42 splinter shots a turn!). I decided to paint the wings black for the feathers and the bat wings the same colour as the Haemonculus' skin, just to help tie things together. While the elites have white helmets, I figured I would give these guys gold ones.

Next Up: Beastmasters!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Haemonculi Finished!

I managed to get in a bunch of work last week and I finished off my new finecast Haemonculus and Urien. I didn't get a chance to really post anything till this weekend as I have been busy with baby prep all week with the wife. This article is going to be a two part. First I am going to post the army list that I have been working towards in regards to what I want my "conventional" 1850pts list to be then I will get to the good of the new figs :)

Dark Eldar Final "Conventional" 1850pts:

Succubus - Agonizer
Haemonculi - Venom Blade, Liquifier, Casket of Flensing

Blood Brids (9) - Hydra Gauntlets x 3, Syren w/ Agonizer, Raider w/ Night Shields (Succubus goes here)

Warriors (5) - Blaster, Venom w/ Extra Splinter Cannon
Warriors (5) - Blaster, Venom w/ Extra Splinter Cannon
Warriors (10) - Blaster, Dark Lance
Warriors (10) - Shredder, Splinter Cannon, Sybarite w/ Venom Blade, Raider w/ Night Shields
Wyches (9) - Shardnet, Hekatrix w/ Agonizer, Raider w/ Night Shields (Haemonculus goes here)

Fast Attack
Reavers (6) - Heat Lances x 2
Scourges (5) - Haywire Blasters x 2

Heavy Support
Ravager - Flicker Fields
Ravager - Flicker Fields
Razorwing Fighter - 4 x Monoscythe Missiles, Flicker Fields


Basically, all Raiders/Ravagers/Razorwings all are armed with Dark Lances. I feel this list gives me a lot of versatility in that it has decent long range anti troop, anti tank and some great options for counter charges in CC. I also like that it has a decent variation in models to help break up the look of the force.

Now for the Haemonculi!