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ShadowSpirit
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PostSubject: Greetings from the shadows   Greetings from the shadows I_icon_minitimeThu Jun 02 2011, 21:55

Lords and Ladies of Commorragh, my Dark Brothers and Sisters, I welcome thee!

I am truly happy that I've stumbled upon this wonderful forum, dedicated to Dark Eldar and Dark Eldar only! I'm a 29-year old guy living in Hungary and started playing 40k a bit more than one year ago. First I went for Tyranids because I really liked the world-consuming swarm feeling (and played Zerg in Starcraft Smile but soon became disappointed with the unreleased models, the horrible balance issues and the fact that Nids have scaling issues under 1500 points. (My local gaming group consisting of 4 people started the game with small armies when I started and we are building up the point levels slowly). Against these facts, I really love my Nids, play them a lot - and paint them a lot, dang, so many models Smile

I felt the need for some change occasionally, where I can use a bit mode tactics, a bit more elite feeling - so, I came upon the Eldar. Since they require a completely different approach then the Nids, I really became fond of the diversity they provide. And painting Eldar, I realised that sometimes I enjoy collecting, painting and assembling models much more than actually playing them. And Eldar have many possibilities to be nicely painted and let me learn new techniques.

Then the new Dark Eldar codex arrived. I read it and fell instantly in love with it. I always considered myself "the good guy in life who always plays the bad guys in every game" so I was really touched by the dark world of Commorragh, the look and feel of the miniatures, the well written fluff behind the army, and the endless possibilities that the codex showed me. It requires finesse, it requires skills, and is a real hard lea rning curve for becoming better and better because of the fragile units it has. But it also makes it possible to unleash my darker side on the table top, and occasionally, play a little evil. And that really seemed awesome Smile

But, I thought that it would really be hard to justify a third army with the previous two still being build, and there are a lot of unreleased models, so no, I will just wait, and we shall see. Then, the Cronos/Talos and the Scourges arrived... and from that moment, there was no turning back. I tried to resist the temptation of the Dark Side, my unpainted models on the desk were telling me "do not leave us!", but with the release of the Battleforce, the temptation became even stronger, so I just surrendered and ordered my first 1000 pts of Dark Eldar army a few days ago.

I really love this codex, the whole world in it; I guess it's the most fluffy and most multidimensional codex currently available. The models are just simply awesome, DE has the best model range available today, so I know that I will spend many happy hours of painting, modeling and playing with them.

I plan to post a worklog on the building of my army, as it makes progress, as well as Army lists, Battle reports and some mathhammer speculations, backed up with proof-of-concepts from actual tabletop experience.

I do not consider myself a pro neither on the tabletop nor in painting and modeling, but an enthusiastic amateur who always seeks new challenges and loves the universe of 40k.

That's about me for now, it was a bit long, I hope you don't mind!

Returning to the Shadows, with respect,
ShadowSpirit
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the shadows   Greetings from the shadows I_icon_minitimeThu Jun 02 2011, 22:19


Welcome. Welcome to the Dark City.
You have chosen, or been chosen, to relocate to our fine forum.
I thought so much of the Dark City that I elected to establish myself here in the forums so thoughtfully provided by our Administrators.
I have been proud to call the Dark City my home. And so, whether you are here to stay, or passing through on your way to parts unknown, welcome to the Dark City.
It's better here.
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the shadows   Greetings from the shadows I_icon_minitimeThu Jun 02 2011, 22:59

From one enthusiastic amateur to another, welcome. I hope you like it here.
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the shadows   Greetings from the shadows I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 03 2011, 04:01

Welcome to Commorragh....

I hope you enjoy your stay.

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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the shadows   Greetings from the shadows I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 03 2011, 10:19

Thank you all for the kind welcome!
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the shadows   Greetings from the shadows I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 04 2011, 19:17

Welcome to the community. I'm glad your exodus brought you to were you should be. And, if you haven't already learned, we will have something like 90% of the models needed by the end of this year, according to the modelling god, Jes Goodwin.
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the shadows   Greetings from the shadows I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 04 2011, 20:33

Thank you for the kind welcome, Xelkireth! I'm really happy that almost all models will be available! Mr. Goodwin really did an awesome work there. As far as I know, only the special characters and the Trueborn / Hekatrix elite will be missing for now. Can't wait for my order to arrive and get started with the awesome models!
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the shadows   Greetings from the shadows I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 04 2011, 20:40

Trueborn and hekatrix will most likely never be done. I don't think there should be any Vetran class models. These should be the epic conversion class models. Like mine. Enter shameless plug.

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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the shadows   Greetings from the shadows I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 04 2011, 21:04

These are awesome! Where are the cloaks from? I love them already!
They look so dark, so badass...
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the shadows   Greetings from the shadows I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 04 2011, 21:18

Those are from the Dark Elf Corsair kit. You can pick up ten cloaks for ten bucks on eBay. Not too shabby dollar wise, in my opinion. You do need to do some conversion work on them though (scrape out the mounting part with your hobby knife).
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the shadows   Greetings from the shadows I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 04 2011, 21:45

Thanks a lot! Can't wait to see yours painted and finished!
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the shadows   Greetings from the shadows I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 04 2011, 22:24

That will be a while in waiting. Wink
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