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Upstate, New York

Sounds like a fun game. In those kind of missions I always debate grabbing VPs early when I can, or conserving forces for the late game. I’ve been on both sides of the massive early lead that turned into a loss due to lack of board presence at the end. One of thse things it’s impossible to make hard and fast rules about. You just need to keep an eye on the ebb and flow of the game and adjust accordingly.

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Fantastic trio of Raiders!

   
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@goblinpaladin: Wyches are certainly hard to use and I agree with many other players that they still need some attention from the rules writing team to balance them out to other similarly costed units I feel they aren't as useless as many players seem to think they are. In a casual environment anyways, I'm sure their usefulness is probably lessened in a competitive game but many other units are as well.

@Nevelon: Playing DE makes that decision easy Nev, DE have power from patience... errr I mean pain and so trying to hold out my paper boats early game against another full force is suicide. My hand is forced into the waiting game and grabbing objectives of opportunity when my forces have their bonuses. I was lucky enough on this map to have just enough cover and deployment space to minimize his early turns effectiveness and rush the raiders out when they were needed most. Interesting point of note here: If I had failed any charge in turn three and he had been allowed to hold even 1 objective for an extra turn then I would have lost on points regardless of the outcome of the fight. His strategy was mostly sounds (his terminators and scouts placement was the only thing I'd have changed) but the dice were certainly in my favour this match.

@aku-chan: Thank you very much aku-chan, I'm glad you like them.

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Bit of catching up to do! Those Raiders are absolutely gorgeous, and great to see them (and the rest of your Cult!) doing some real work on the tabletop

Check out may pan-Eldar projects http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/702683.page

Also my Rogue Trader-esque spaceport factions http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/709686.page

Oh, and I've come up with a semi-expanded Shadow War idea and need some feedback! https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/726439.page

Lastly I contribute to a blog too! http://objectivesecured.blogspot.co.uk/ Check it out! It's not just me  
   
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Ynneadwraith good to see you around again buddy. Glad you like the Raider trio. I hope you'll have some goodies to show us in your plog here soon as well

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It's been a while since my last update but as always I haven't been idle, just... slow. I entered into a painting competition last weekend, didn't place and I'm not surprised about that at all as there was some amazing work on display. Anyways I used the competition as an excuse to finally motivate myself to get my bloody wraithknight finished. It's been a bittersweet project all told now, on the one hand I don't feel it's a true showcase of what I'm capable of, it feels rather plain comparatively to what I'd like to do. It was a first for me however being the largest model I've ever attempted to paint to date. Yup still don't like painting large models, infantry is much more fun for me. It's been an incredibly infuriating and demoralizing model to paint as well and I'm so happy to finally call it "done" (I see a million things I could touch up or improve but I need to just call it here and move on to new projects lest I drive myself mad) and I have a great sense of accomplishment for having completed it. Overall I... don't hate my results, I haven't decided whether I really like him or not but I certainly won't shy away from displaying him.

It also occurs to me I had shelved my craftworld army project before I got my photo booth setup so I'm leaving it set up and over the next little while I will be re-taking the photos of my craftworld force and re-posting them here with some (hopefully) much better quality photos. Hope you guys don't mind.

As always guys thanks for checking out my stuff and your comments and critiques are always greatly appreciated!
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Good to see you still painting. WK looks good. I hear you about larger models. I start all fired up to do them, then the reality and the long war sets in. But the feeling when they finally get off the bench is unique. Combination of pride, accomplishment, and relief.

We are our own worst critics. Every time I look and any of my models I see stuff that bugs me. With large models they are just bigger and easier to see, and a lot more of them!

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Haha only you would be mildly disappointed with that it looks great dude

I'm completely with you on enjoying infantry-scale painting far more than big tanks and walkers though. Hell, I'm putting off painting a conversion with a Corpse Cart because it's not on a 28mm base (32mm is pushing it...)

Check out may pan-Eldar projects http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/702683.page

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Oh, and I've come up with a semi-expanded Shadow War idea and need some feedback! https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/726439.page

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Canberra

No, what? She looks great! You should be really proud of that.

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It is said that it is in the artist's nature to be too hard on oneself.

You're being too hard on yourself. That thing is legit.
   
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I love that wraithknight! There is some real depth to the faceplate especially- I stared too long, crossed my eyes and nearly fell in. And that edge painting must have taken forever, it's everywhere! I think it is a piece to be rightly proud of.

Excellent basing as well.


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We are always our worst critics, but if you really need to get rid of it please send it my way because I love it. .
   
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Thank you guys for all the amazing comments, I'm really glad you all like the Wraithknight. I know I put too much pressure on myself that every model I do has to be an improvement from the last but that's simply not a sustainable goal. Some models will simply work out better than others. The WK is really growing on me and I am very happy to add it to my collection, even excited enough to perhaps try playing craftworld elder in a game again and using him (before the DE dex comes out of course ). In the mean time I've been taking proper photos of my craftworld Eldar to upload and well... let's just say I can see that I've certainly come a long ways since painting that force. Here's the war walkers I did a while back. Once again that you guys for all your comments.
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Super cool. Love that orange.
   
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Thanks youwashock. Here's some more of the photos I got done over the past couple days. Vypers, Rangers and some kit-bashed scorpions that I think I'll use as storm guardians instead should they ever hit the tabletop.
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Loving the vipers and the red lightening style flashes going through them, looks very cool and different.

Not a fan of the giant chainswords on the guardians, it just doesn't fit to me. But then it isn't my army

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Heck yea, those Vypers are ace. The lightning pattern is subtle and distinctive.

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Ooh nice agreed that the lighting strikes are a great touch, and I also don't think I've seen that many War Walkers in one place before!

Props for War Walkers and Vypers though. As far as I'm concerned, those are the iconic Eldar vehicles

Check out may pan-Eldar projects http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/702683.page

Also my Rogue Trader-esque spaceport factions http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/709686.page

Oh, and I've come up with a semi-expanded Shadow War idea and need some feedback! https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/726439.page

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Thanks guys I'm glad you like them. I completely agree with you Thousandeyes, the chainswords are far too big for them. This unit was my first true attempt at a kitbash with some greenstuff work too and it was a massive learning experience. The swords were from the only source I had at the time which was my chaos space marines bitz. If I were to redo them again today I'd definitely make some changes, the swords being one of them. I'm glad you like war walkers and Vypers too Ynneadwraith, I'm a huge fan of them. The initial idea for this force was a "light and mobile scouting force" so small vehicles and rangers were to make up the core. It was fun to play back in 7th as almost nothing in the force deployed normally, it all either had infiltrate, scout, or outflank. Here's another part of the force, one of the earliest additions after the rangers: Jetbikes.

Here's a not-so-fun-fact about these bikes. The newer craftworld jetbikes were released by GW a week after I finished painting these guys. I wanted nothing more than to rage and throw them away and restart with the newer, much sexier, models so bad back then. Still would prefer to have the new models but other than the totally retro riders on these ones I don't mind the bike design too much.
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When I re-booted my eldar in 6th I picked up 3 boxes of those old bikes. I had a vision of replacing the torsos with guardians, but the work was a little finicky for me to do. As you say, the bikes are not bad, but the riders are horribly dated. At the rate I paint, I’ve still got 3 of them waiting for paint, while a squad of the new ones has already zoomed across the bench (and another new squad waits with them).

The big smooth canopies of the Eldar give you a good canvas for work, Love what you’ve done with yours.

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Yup. Those bike canopies are pure awesome. This force must look amazing on the table.
   
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I also considered replacing the torsos with guardian parts Nev but like you I considered the work involved in doing so and shied away. I'm curious if perhaps a head swap for the guardian helmets would be enough to pull away from the super dated look. Those jackets aren't doing them any favours but maybe a better helmet will be enough. One day I may decide to go back and re-visit that idea. Thanks youwashock, glad you like them. One reason I do like this force on the table is that it's nearly impossible to miss a unit and forget it's there so I very rarely forget to move or shoot a unit on my turn. Bright orange on grey and brown tables are a tacticians dream.

On the gaming front I participated in a three-way match last night. Played my Tempestus Scions against a nurgle daemons force and Necron army. The objective was you get VP equal to the power level of any unit you kill, double for monsters, vehicles and characters. I pulled an early lead by killing a necron tomb stalker (9 VP doubled to 18 because he's a monster) and a bike squad (5 vp). It was at this point both other players felt threatened by my lead and decided to gang up on me. I had a great unclean one and Daemon prince with some bloat drones on my left flank and the necron player dropped a couple units of Death stalkers and flayed ones on my right flank (he tried to snipe my Tempestor prime and primaris psyker on the drop, didn't work out). My dice were incredibly swingy all match, I'd go from rolling wonderfully and hitting like a freight train and failing no armour saves to the rolling so terribly I cause 1 unsaved wound on my opponent in a turn of shooting. The finale came in when I had the great unclean one low on wounds. I fired my entire army into it and dropped it to 1 wound left, necron player would have gone next and certainly killed it to get massive VP boost. So I did what any good guardsmen would do... affix bayonets! I charged a taurox prime, 2 units of (5) scions, my tempestor prime and my primaris psyker into that great unclean one. I need 6's to wound it in melee so my odds weren't good but I had to try... everything failed except for my last unit of scions! The tempestor and 3 of the scions swung and failed to wound but one lone scion in the squad managed to wound with his single attack and the Nurgle player now had to make his saves. Armour save... rolls a 1. Disgustingly resilient save... rolls a 2. Great unclean one dies to a slap from a lone scion! Someone's getting a promotion for sure. That's another 36 vp in my pocket added to the 5 I got from killing a unit of flayed ones in overwatch for a total of 64. The other two can't catch up at this point, I'm too far in the lead and there's only 1 turn left in the game, we call it there. Victory for the Scions! Honestly that match could have gone very differently though, I made some clutch rolls, and my opponents failed some clutch rolls as well as failed charges from the flayed ones and that Daemon prince allowing me an extra turn of shooting.

And on the photos front I have my Farseer on Jetbike now who's done his shoot. I still like him (as well as the rest of my Craftworld force) but man I can clearly see the growth I've had as a painter since making this guy. It's a bittersweet feeling.
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Haha awesome! I hope you shouted 'Affix Bayonets!' in your best corporal voice

Bonus points if it was one of the moustachioed Scions who did the final pimp-slapping ooh, or one with a cane.

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Oh, and I've come up with a semi-expanded Shadow War idea and need some feedback! https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/726439.page

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Look, Ma. No hands.

I like the Jetseer.

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Great game, great jetbike. You could always add a space sparkle effect to that cloak if you wanted to update him a bit.

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@Ynneadwraith: Unfortunately none of my Scions are dapper enough for the moustache (soldiers not wearing their helmets is actually a pet-peeve of mine, strangely only for imperium factions though as I don't mind no helmets on my eldar models). I didn't shout affix bayonets at the time but there were certainly threats made to my models of being used as base decorations and slaves for my DE models if they didn't finish off that GUO since my round of shooting for the entire army amounted to causing 1 wound thanks to some terrible dice rolling.

@youwashock: My very limited conversion skills are apparent in this model. I originally tried to get one of the steering arms from the rider to fit but anatomically I couldn't get it to look right with the sleeve. I imagine Eldar are quite god at steering their bikes without hands so it works good enough for me.

@goblinpaladin: That's a great idea for the cloak, it'd definitely update him to a more current level with the rest of my painting. It'll be on the backburner however as my "to do" pile seems to always grow. In fact I have a massive (massive for me at least) project I've been prepping to begin for a bit. I think this weekend will be my first true crack at it.

So here's the last Craftworld Eldar model update for a bit, Illic Nightspear. To this day he's one of the paintjobs I'm most proud of. I tried to mimic his original colour scheme as closely as possible since he is a named character after all. The photos aren't as nice as I'd like as some of the blending isn't showing through as well as it looks in person. Anyways here he is.
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He does look quite good. Especially the camo pattern.
   
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Haha brilliant

Still, Mr Iron Right Arm definitely deserves a medal. If not a promotion and a Power Fist

You've done a cracking job on Illic he's definitely one of my favourite eldar character models. Must read more about his character actually. If he's anything as cool as Yriel I might have another favourite

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Oh, and I've come up with a semi-expanded Shadow War idea and need some feedback! https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/726439.page

Lastly I contribute to a blog too! http://objectivesecured.blogspot.co.uk/ Check it out! It's not just me  
   
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Upstate, New York

Nice work on Illic. I’ve always liked that model, and would have picked one up, but my FLGS messed up my order. Then I started working with other finecast models and told them not to bother to try to get one for me.

So cool looking though...

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Thanks guys, glad you all like him. That`s the last of my craftworld Eldar all properly photographed (barring my Wraithseer but I`d like to finish his weapon options before snapping that shot). So we now move on to new stuff. I`ve spent far too much time (as modelling is not my strength) magnetizing my Taurox Primes. As they stand now I can take all the weapon options for them except I`m short one set of hot-shot volley guns and one battle cannon since I got two of them second-hand. On that note if anyone has or knows of where I can get those pieces I`d be grateful. I`ve checked some bitz sites but so far haven`t found any (in north America at least). The last of the priming for the force is happening now and I`ll update with a full project shot once they`re all dry.
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