40K - Aeldari

The Eldar were my force real force for Warhammer 40K. Sure, I had that very first box of plastic marines (where did they ever end up!?). 40K figures weren't easy to get in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada in the late 80s but I managed to put together a small force of them. Probably only a few squads worth of metal guardians - but they saw a lot of action back in the day. I sold them all for $40 and have regretted the decision ever since. Thank goodness I hung on to my harlequins.

Over the intervening decades I have reacquired a number of the same miniatures - plus a fair few newer ones. Now I have enough amassed to field and entire "Brigade" Detachment of Assuryani (Craftworld Eldar) - If I ever manage to get them all painted.

More recently I've acquired a force of Drukhari for my partner Amanda to play.


Assuryani

 A War Host of Assuryani from the Biel-Tim fleet - an offshoot of the Biel-Tan craftworld.



Almost a squad of Guardians (I finished them up for the Shadow War: Armageddon campaign I ran in February of 2018) I just need to finish up a weapon platform and crew to finish off the first squad. I should have three of these. The uniforms for all my guardians will be (mostly grey armour) with (mostly) Purple helmets - but the helmets might include some patterning or different coloured stripes to differentiate the squads from one another.



One squad of Dire Avengers. I did the plumage/crests differently to more easily identify who was who in Shadow War: Armageddon. I'm not sure how I'm going to do the other two squad differently...? A different contrasting colour on the crests...? I have two more squads like this to finish up.

If I had a couple of HQ elements painted and another Troop I'd have a "Battalion" Detachment - I should do one of the Rangers (as I think they are also "troops") and a couple of Warlocks..


Still To Do...

I have enough prepped and primed Eldar that I could field an entire "Brgade" detachment of them once they're all painted. When it is complete the force will look a little like this:

Headquarters
2x Farseer @ 6 = 12 PL
5x Warlocks (Individuals or in a Conclave) 9-10 PL
1x Baharroth 6 PL
1x Fuegan 8 PL

Troops
3x Guardian Squads (10)  @5 = 15 PL
3x Ranger Squads (5) @ 3  = 9 PL
3x Dire Avenger Squads (5) @ 3 = 9PL

Elites
2x Striking Scorpion Squadss (5) @ 4 = 6PL
1x Howling Banshee Squads (5)  3PL
1x Fire Dragon Squads (5) 6 PL

Fast Attack
2x Warp Spider Squads (5) @5 = 10PL
1x Swooping Hawks (5) 3 PL

Heavy
3x Wraith Lords @8 = 24 PL
1x Dark Reaper Squads (3) 4 PL

That's about 110 miniature adding up to 117 Power Level (should be just over 2000 points)

I also have an old Armorcast Revenant Titan and a Tempest Heavy Grav Tank. Not sure what to field The Tempest as - as there are no longer any tanks like the Tempst in production. There is the Scorpion Heavy grab tank... which has a twin Pulsar cannon which looks a bit like the old tempest... The Scorpion is a Lord of War and armorcast model is a lot smaller, though. If I were to field those I guess they'd have to go in separate Auxiliary Super Heavy Detachments... Unless I got a second Tempest or second Revenant - then they could be fielded together in a regular Super Heavy Detachment!


EPIC Eldar!

I also have a load of Epic Eldar for when the Biel-Tim gets into some really big engagements...



I was originally planning to use these with Future War Commander. Each stand representing a platoon of infantry or vehicles. So this would represent about company sized detachments of Fire Dragons and Striking Scorpions - with their own organic Falcon AIFVs... Some additional Falcons - with no infantry to carry about just yet. a couple platoon-sized groups of jet bikes - likely recognizance elements. And some Warpsiders and allied Harlequins.



A large company-sized force of Striking Scorpions.



Dedicated transport for he above Striking Scorpion aspect warriors - Falcon Grav "tanks". Despite being referred to as "tanks", they do have the capacity to transport infantry, so I think of them more as AIFVs.



A Headquarters Element for the above Striking Scorpions.



Dedicated Transport and HQ element for some Fire Dragon aspect Warriors.




Three Warpsider aspect warrior elements with an HQ Element.



Still To Do...

I have loads and loads of Guardians and Falcon grav tanks to do - as well as a few more aspect warriors and other stuff. I also have THREE Eldar Phantom Titans and two smaller Revenant Scout Titans (though they are not the same style as my larger 28mm Armourcast Revenant Scout Titan).



Harlequins

These are some of the oldest minitures I own with their original paint jobs.



The Original force. I painted these over 20 years ago. Not bad for teenage Tim.



Leading the Troupe is the Troupe Master - armed with a Shuriken Pistol, Power Sword, and Prismatic Grenades. He also has a Flip Belt and a Holo-suit (are are all the Harelquins in this force). Power Level 4 - HQ



Next is the Shadowseer - a powerful psyker - This fellow is supposed to be armed with a Shrunken Pistol, Halucinogen Grenade Launcher, and... a Miststave....? Well... we'll just PRETEND he is! Power Level 7 - HQ



The Solitaire stalks the battlefield alone with his Harlequin's Kiss and Harlequin's Caress... (the figure is actually carrying a Kiss and a Neuro Disruptor... but that apparently isn't allowed with the rules anymore, so we'll just call it a Harlequin's Caress...). Power Level 5 - Elite


Three Death Jesters provide some heavier firepower for the Troupe. These are three separate Character models that rove around the battlefield laying down pain. They are armed with Shrieker Cannons. Power Level 3 per model (9 total) - Elites



Finally the Troupe. Most are armed with a Shrunken Pistol and a Harlequin's Blade. One has a Fusion Pistol and a Harlequin's Kiss, another is sporting a power fist - which aren't allowed anymore so I called it a Harlequin's Embrace as it was close to the power fists stats... Power Level 6 - Troop.

Currently this force could be fielded as a Vanguard Detachment. If I added two more Troupes I could field it as a "Battalion" detachment and get a few more Command Points!

I doubt they will ever be a serious force unto themselves. I could see them showing up as a detachment allied to some other Aeldari. I guess if it were a small game (1000 points or less) I could field them on their own - or certainly they could be fielded as a Kill Team


Still To Do...

I have recently acquired a handful of more harlequins of the same vintage - two more Death Jesters and another Troupe of eight players. The trick will be to match the paint jobs of the older minis... One more player and I could split them up into three Troupes of five...


Drukhari 

The Dark Eldar of the city within the web ways.

In spring of 2018 I saw a complete force of Drukhari posted for a price I just couldn't walk away from and picked them up to put together a force that Amanda could play. So far, I have only managed to finish up a Kill Team worth of them.



Kill Team of the Crimson Wave Wych Cult.

to read more about the Kill Team check out this post:

Drukhari Kill Team


Still To Do...



I figure I have enough to do a Wych Cult "Battlalion" detachment, a Kabal Patrol Detachment, and another Wych Cult "Outrider" Detachment - with a combined Power Level of 97 - probably just shy of 2000 points. It will look a little like this:

Wych Cult "Battalion" Detachment 

Headquarters
2x Succubus @4 = 8 PL

Troops
5x Wyches (10) @4 = 20 PL

Fast Attack
1x Hellions (10) = 7 PL
2x Reavers (6) @6 = 12 PL


Kabal Patrol Detachment

Headquarters
1x Archon = 4 PL

Troops
2x Kabalites (10) @4 = 8 PL

Fast Attack
1x Scourges (5) = 5 PL


Wych Kult Outrider Detachment

Headquarters
1x Succubus = 4 PL

Trasport
1x Venom = 4 PL

Fast Attack
2x Hellions (10) @7 = 14 PL
1x Reavers (9) = 10 PL

The only thing I don't currently have is the Venom transport for the Succubus in the Outrider Detachment. I'm in no rush to pick it up, however, When I get the Battalion detachment done and start thinking about painting MORE Hellions and Reavers... then I'll worry about tracking down a Venom!

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