Eldar Vehicles

The factory line has finished. With the exception of the Wave Serpents, I am done with all the vehicles (and some small stuff thrown in for variety). I am stuck on the wave serpents because I don’t know how to paint all the little details on the top surfaces. The models are a radical departure from the normally sleek Eldar style so my simple two colour scheme kind of breaks down.

Anyhow, this will be it for April as I am traveling until mid May. Pretty decent start on ToEG if I may say so myself. In total, this clocks in at about 5,500 points painted this month (plus assemblying/basing the entire army). Next month is full of travel but I will try to finish the wave serpents and jet bikes at least. That would leave the titans and aspect warriors (another 5,500 all together – though a lot less models since the 4 titan models make up almost half that).

I opened the Eldar page here: https://wargamingworkshop.wordpress.com/games-armies/epic-armageddon/eldar/

There are a lot more pics on that page.

Eldar Tales of Epic Gamers

Spring is upon us and with it the time for the next round of Tales of Epic Gamers on the Tactical Commands forum. After the somewhat harrowing experience of completing the Squats, I will embark on a quest to finish my Eldar force during this ToEG. Unlike the Squats, these models are nice, new and varied in colour scheme. Should be a lot easier.

I will paint the army in the colour scheme that I already used for my Battlefleet Gothic Eldar fleet which was in turn inspired by my 2004 Warhammer 40k tournament army (see quick snapshot below – click to embiggen but they are dusty and old…).

Like all my Epic forces, the Eldar have all units in the official army list at decent quantities. Below is the starting point:

Clockwise from top left: Rangers, objectives, Guardians (5 formations including support and heavy weapon platforms), Wraithguard

Clockwise from top left: Aspect Warriors (8 of all types incl. 2 Exarch each), Warwalker, Jetbikes, Shining Spears

Clockwise from top left: Engines of Vaul, Revenant Titans, Air Force (Vampires, Phoenix, Nightwings), Firestorms, Fireprisms, Nightspinner, Wave Serpents, Falcons, Vypers & Avatar in the middle.

Missing from the pictures are a Phantom and Warlock Titan.

So it begins. Wish me luck (and painting enthusiasm.

Epic Eldar Muster

My Epic Eldar army is ready for painting except some undercoating. I am still undecided on paint scheme. My instinct is to go with the purple and bone scheme that I used for my 40k Eldar (and BFG fleet). I can’t find a good way to highlight purple at an Epic scale though. For BFG I just drybrush and the 40k models were large enough for manual highlighting. I would rather not do that on a 6mm scale. We will see if inspiration strikes me.

The core of the army are the Guardians with five formations including 8 support weapons. All models are new style Games Workshop. I scraped together 7 Wraithguard bases, 6 Vibro Cannon support platforms and 12 Ranger bases. On the top right are the Wraithgate and a painted objective (a statue though it looks a bit flat from this angle).

The Aspect Warriors are next. This basically a full 8 base unit for each Aspect in existance (Howling Banshee, Striking Scorpion, Dark Reaper, Warp Spider, Dire Avenger, Fire Dragons, Shining Spears, Swooping Hawks). Each formation has two Exarchs and there is a separate Autarch as well. On the right side are (from the top) 12 Warwalker, 3 Wraithlords and three squadrons of 6 Jetbikes each.

Finally the toys. Top left are the Engines of Vaul with two Scorpions, two Cobras, two Storm Serpents and a lonely Void Spinner. Then two Revenant Titans (a Phantom and Warlock Titan aren’t pictured). On the right top are the flyers: 2 Vampires, 3 Phoenix and 3 Nightwings. A few Vypers and the Avatar are in the middle.

Bottom row are Falcons, Wave Serpents and the specialist tanks on the right (Doom Weaver, Fire Prisms and Firestorms).

All in this comes to about 10,500 points and should have all units at reasonable quantities for a 3k-5k game.

BFG planes

A small diversion, I finished up some Forge World models for Battlefleet Gothic. Just some Ork Fighta-Bommerz and Eldar fighters & bombers. This finalizes my Battlefleet Gothic collection, at least until I get inspired by another fleet (notably, BFG is now the second 100% painted game system – DBA being the other). Now if only I could shift the “big” systems to that status too…