So I’m in a hobby and immersion mood lately. As such, I seek ways to play a styled or themed army to fit a storyline that I could fit into my army’s fluff or attempts to expand. And what better place to start than with raiding?
So strap on your boots mateys! Load up that Repeater Crossbow.. or Handbow.. or peg leg gun! We’ve got some pillaging ahead of us! We’ll steal all their treasures, enslave their husbands and consume the wenches. Well, if we’re into that kind of thing.
When I first glanced through the Dark Elf army book, I was quite enthusiastic about the ability to take Witch Elves as a core choice. Combined with Executioners as the special, elite infantry, this would make it possible and perhaps viable to make a Temple of Khaine list. A Cauldron of Blood would be essential to the list and the synergy with the Witch Elves is implied in both rules and model show cases. Looking at other players who used these three building blocks as a corner stone of their army, I learned there is need for another Large target and there is one that works well with the Executioners: a Bloodwrack Shrine. The combination of these two units, each with their “tower” has been given a name: a Two Towers list. This is my take on it.
Dear readers and other unfortunates, this will be a rant post. But it will be a righteous rant!
The new Dark Elf armybook contains a most ridiculous magic lore, a slanted text that is awful beyond reason. It is an insult to italics.
Once upon a time, the very description of Dark Magic spells would strike fear in the hearts of mortals. But no more!
Now the lore can only bring joy and laughter in the hearts of mortals and perhaps only Slaneesh still bothers with the sentiment one experiences over our new spells.
After the infantry, comes the cavalry. The kit I built the past week is the new Warlock kit. I believe many Dark Elf players will join me in a sigh of relief at obtaining a new Dark Rider model. The old kit was fairly simple and to the point, but I wasn’t fond of the kit. The heavy metal rider on a light plastic horse made the model unbalanced. The horses had hard-to-break-but-terrible-to-fix tails… and their poses betray that were secretly stolen from an old Carousel. So I more than welcomed, and eagerly bought, the new model!
The new victims of my construction frenzy are the beloved Executioners. The new model has been recieved with mixed reactions. On one hand, a dual kit for Executioners and Black Guards had been many Dark Elf’s wet dream. When the models arrived, people had opinions… on the skulls… on the blades… on their style. Oddly enough, there’s few pictures of other hobbyists on the model, or how they experienced building and painting the models. So let’s see what the new kit delivers for ourselves!