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PostSubject: Re: Void Scorpions   Tue Jun 05 2012, 17:14

First 10 wyches finished! Here they go:



I still cannot decide whether or not I like them like this... Anyway, returning to former stages means bad luck...

Bought 3 reavers today, I hope they will offer more clarity painted in the same fashion.

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PostSubject: Re: Void Scorpions   Tue Jun 05 2012, 17:22

Still dont get the red in your scheme, for hornets dont have red...but its your army. And the wyches look so nice...love the Hekatrix

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PostSubject: Re: Void Scorpions   Tue Jun 05 2012, 17:34

'Hornets' may be becoming 'scorpions', or whatever, but in any case, I think the name matters little...

Thanks!

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PostSubject: Re: Void Scorpions   Tue Jun 05 2012, 17:36

sorry, almost posted something that was past time already. So i'll just say your welcome...scorpions are usually sand yellow and brown Twisted Evil
just bein' a hardars Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Void Scorpions   Tue Jun 05 2012, 17:39

Tiresias wrote:
@Cavash wrote:
@Enfernux wrote:

The concept is good, but that color theme is just...iduno...wrong?
Personally, I think it is a nice change to see something other than the standard black with *insert colour here* highlights.

Good work with your Void Hornets this far. Very Happy

Perhaps... I have my doubts too. In any case, you gotta pick your poison...

And you DO have white or light blue Dark Eldar armies out there!


This guy did the coolest DE army I could ever envision (let alone reach...): http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/378881.page

... in light blue drunken
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PostSubject: Re: Void Scorpions   Tue Jun 05 2012, 19:41

Nice Wyches. The posing is cool and personally I love the red.

Have you thought of some fluff as to why they could be named Hornets so the name does not have to be changed, because I quite like it regardless of colour.
Seeing as the word 'Vespid' in Vespid Stingwing comes from the word 'Vespidae', the family name for Wasps and Hornets, and they are a blue/green colour, I don't think that the name needs changing just on a colour basis.

Also, just to back up my point that yellow/red hornets are cool: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vespa_orientalis


That light blue army is magnificent. It works in a really weird way. I think the fact that it is more pastel blue that a bright blue makes it grittier somehow.

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PostSubject: Re: Void Scorpions   Tue Jun 05 2012, 20:37

Ditto, no point in changing the name just to match the colour scheme, the name's cool, so is the colour scheme.

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PostSubject: Re: Void Scorpions   Wed Jun 06 2012, 10:01

First Reaver coming up! My god, I love this sleek killing machine...


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PostSubject: Re: Void Scorpions   Wed Jun 06 2012, 10:24

Looking good!

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PostSubject: Re: Void Scorpions   Wed Jun 06 2012, 10:51

Spendid. Yellow reavers should be cool to see. Good luck with them. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Void Scorpions   Wed Jun 06 2012, 11:35

@Cavash wrote:
Spendid. Yellow reavers should be cool to see. Good luck with them. Very Happy

Forgive me the enthousiasm, but this is by far the coolest model I have ever painted cheers

(I must admit to be a speed freak, and after my Kislev horse archers and goblin wolf cavalry, my Imperial Guard is found somewhat wanting in this department...)
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PostSubject: Re: Void Scorpions   Wed Jun 06 2012, 11:47

Now THAT is a hornet! It looks legen - wait for it.....







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PostSubject: Re: Void Scorpions   Wed Jun 06 2012, 11:53

@Enfernux wrote:
Now THAT is a hornet! It looks legen - wait for it.....





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Inadvertantly, Enfernux has made a good point.
I do not think that anybdy has done bright yellow Reavers, so they shall be Legendary!

Anyway, weirdness over... your entusiasm is forgiven. I have no Reavers as of yet and I can't wait to purchase some. If you get some Scourges I am certain that you shall be excited. They are fun to model and great to paint.
Are the Reavers easy to put together, or are they fiddly and fragile?

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PostSubject: Re: Void Scorpions   Wed Jun 06 2012, 12:06

You gotta forgive me the red flames on the model right and left :-)

Ah and yes, the reavers are easy to put together BUT fragile as hell... Dropped one, minus one tail fin.

This must be the first army I ever laid my hands on which actually manages to capture the low toughness and armour save in physical sturdiness... Haven't even moved or played the army yet, but I already count about 4 points of damage...

EDIT: ah, and nope, it is not unique - see http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/331285.page
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PostSubject: Re: Void Scorpions   Wed Jun 06 2012, 12:09

Tiresias wrote:
This must be the first army I ever laid my hands on which actually manages to capture the low toughness and armour save in physical sturdiness... Haven't even moved or played the army yet, but I already count about 4 points of damage...

My Raider appears to be trying to get a pain token from me as it keeps stabbing me with all the sharp pointy bits.

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PostSubject: Re: Void Scorpions   Wed Jun 06 2012, 17:44

Slowly getting there! Reaver nearing detail painting...

Little sun today so the lighting is off...

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PostSubject: Re: Void Scorpions   Wed Jun 06 2012, 18:01

Sad looks good and A+ on the painting, but stil Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Void Scorpions   Wed Jun 06 2012, 18:07

@Enfernux wrote:
Sad looks good and A+ on the painting, but stil Sad

Well I like it - let's each just concentrate on our own taste of aesthetics / depravity, shall we? What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Void Scorpions   Wed Jun 06 2012, 18:10

Nicee reaver! Shocked with some markings it will look lethal and ready to rock

Can't wait to see the squad done

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PostSubject: Re: Void Scorpions   Wed Jun 06 2012, 18:16

Tiresias wrote:

Well I like it - let's each just concentrate on our own taste of aesthetics / depravity, shall we? What a Face
Seconded!


That yellow is seriously awesome, and I imagine an entire swarm of them would look scary as hell on tabletop. Smile
How many Reavers are you planning to have?


Once I dropped my metal Archon on my foot and his huskblade drew blood. I'm amazed that I am resistant to that arcane weapon's powers. Crying or Very sad It hurt. A lot.

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PostSubject: Re: Void Scorpions   Wed Jun 06 2012, 18:40

Cavas, you must have 2 wounds...you lost one and didnt get ID'd...eternal warrior maybe?

dont get me wrong, it is awesome, way better than i could do, but the yellow - lamp version - was a better lookin imho...i said imho Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Void Scorpions   Wed Jun 06 2012, 19:13

@Enfernux: It is just about the same, with a very light white drybrush on top, just bad lighting... It was day when I took the first picture, evening the second.

@Cavash: in my book - about as many reavers as I can handle, since I just love the model. Sadly, I am building a 1000 point army and only have space for 5... I don't dare to dream of more at this point.

You know what, I think the Dark Eldar have made a tactical mistake on those Reavers. It is saddening that you can only take one blaster or heatlance for every three Reavers. If they fought for victory instead of sports, I would gather: make them pure tank hunters, bladevane-turbo-strike over the enemy infantry, zipping behind armour, hitting rear armour and/or forcing their tanks to redeploy... I would immediately take heatlances on all of them if I could. If not for the destructive effect, I would do it for the psychological impact. 3 splinter rifles don't scare me... So even if the models are cool, I don't gather them to be game winners.
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PostSubject: Re: Void Scorpions   Wed Jun 06 2012, 20:40

The reaver looks awesome, I love the models too, got nine of them tucked away waiting to be based up, enjoy yourself painting them but I'll give you a hint, don't try to do too many layers of highlights, I did three on mine - took forever!

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PostSubject: Re: Void Scorpions   Wed Jun 06 2012, 21:24

I just reformed my army list...

HQ

- archoness with 2 venom blades, combat drugs and shadow field, in a venom with 2 splinter cannons and a flickerfield, 175 points

TROOPS

- 9 wyches with haywire grenades, plus a hekatrix with agonizer, in a raider with dark lance and flickerfield, 220 points
- 9 wyches with haywire grenades, plus a hekatrix with agonizer, in a raider with dark lance and flickerfield, 220 points

FAST ATTACK

- 2 standard reavers plus a reaver with a heatlance, 78 points
- 2 standard reavers plus a reaver with a heatlance, 78 points

HEAVY SUPPORT

- ravager with 3 dark lances and a flickerfield, 115 points
- ravager with 3 dark lances and a flickerfield, 115 points

TOTAL

1001 points

Now, how to rationalize? I used to run a succubus, at it is the most correct for a wych cult. But I lacked the points to add tank busting capacity to the reavers, which I wanted. So, I searched for points, coming to the succubus which I did not really need. So I dumped by bloodbrides and I just paid for an archoness with 10 points for 2 venom blades. I REALLY like the shadowfield, as it just zips my leader out of existence, so there go the extra 30 points... The last 10 points, needed also to take the Venom, are spend on a 'Lhamaean priestess', for 10 points.

I sure hope this is doable...







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PostSubject: Re: Void Scorpions   Wed Jun 06 2012, 21:32

why did you go for two venom blades? you still get the benefits on the extra attack even if you just take a normal close combat weapon, you could take a blast pistol and still get +1 attack wounding on 2+ in close combat but you also get a chance to do some damage in the shooting phase if need be

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