Buying a whole new army was not an option though as I only had a £20 gift voucher. What to do?
At the time my local GW was running a 200 point Killteam campaign so I decided to treat myself to 'just' 200 points worth of these evil little elves!
I bought one Wych box and one Kabalite Warrior box (the Wychs were sold out round London - I had to cycle to three different stores) and came up with the following, small, list:
10 Kabalite Warriors with Blaster and Splinter Cannon
6 Wychs including Hekatrix with Venom Blade and one Wych with Hydra Gauntlets
A nice round 200 points.
Fluff wise I love the idea of a few 'stragglers' from a typical Dark Eldar raid being left behind then just terrorizing an underhive or such like until finally running into some resistance (be it an Imperial purge squad or a Genestealer nest).
The Hekatrix would assume charge by killing the Warriors' Syrabite - gaining their respect and obedience (for now). To represent the Hekatrix I couldn't resist an excuse to buy the super cool Lilith model. I epuipped her with the Impaler option to represent the Venom Blade and added a couple of resin skulls to the base:
This model is such a fine sculpt that I didn't actually have a small enough drill bit to pin the back arm. No dropping this girl or there'll be tears!
The rest of the Wych squad is already undercoated which meant they're a pain to photograph with the current camera I'm using. two of them were very camera shy and I couldn't get a decent picture. The others are here :
|The left Wych is the only boy in the squad so I gave him the coolest|
weapon so he didn't feel too left out.
|Plus D6 attacks every turn? Yes please.|
For the Warriors it was a pretty straight forward as, with the Splinter Rifles, their pose options are limited. The fist model at the top of this post has one of the Wych knifes I had spare and I'm really happy with his pose. Here's a couple of pictures of some of the other ladies and gents:
|Blaster and Splinter Cannon|
|Warrior on the right uses the Wych trophy back pack|
Lastly, another new thing I'm trying out for these chaps, Vallejo paints. I know I'll be using a fair bit of black but I wanted some nice bright colours for hair and all that jazz. I decided on pinky-purpley-bluey colours and very pale skin:
So, there you have it. These guys are next on the painting table when I finally finish on the Angels Sanguine Vanguard I've been chipping away at. I'm really looking forward to painting something which a) isn't red and b) isn't a marine.
Hopefully there'll be an update sooner than usual!