Monday, 11 January 2016
Aveinus Kaane's 2016 Update
Like most of the bunnies I am just going to do a short post about my goals for this year and what you can expect to see from me in the coming months! As you have probably gathered already there is a different feel to the blog this year as everyone is starting to look at how they can complete their legion projects but also add Xenos armies to the fray. We are making progress with beginning our campaigns soon so we have all been discussing which Xenos armies we would like to start in the coming year. For me its going to be Dark Eldar!
With there only being a few armies that are usable in the great crusade from GW, King Fluff is doing some amazing work on other Xenos factions which i'm sure you will begin to see in the future. I am a big fan of Orks like most of the other bunnies, however, Darien has a fantasic Ork army already so I chose to go with the vacant spot for Dark Eldar.
I do love their cruel and gladiatorial aesthetic, so it will be fun to start on a new challenge. I will just be starting off with a pretty standard force to begin with mainly based on the kabalite warriors and other key units. Although I will be looking to make the list as fluffy as I can whilst being competitive enough to give the legions a real test of their abilities. Forgeworlds Tantalus and Reaper skimmers look very cool and I think they will definitely have a place in the army.
I know the Dark Eldar make an appearance in Promethian Sun on Nocturne with Vulkan, however, whether the Dark Eldar were like their 40K incarnations in the Great Crusade has been something we were unsure about. However some great research from Kaelo has found that they were very similar and were involved in pleasure and pain cults before the fall occurred. Due to this we think they should be called Eldar Cult here on the blog to represent their earlier selves.
Kaelo's research also showed that the Haemonculi were around since before the fall too and were part of these cults as were the ancient Haemonculi. The awesome looking Talos Pain Engine was also one of the first torture devices created so it should be included in the Great Crusade, also Wracks seem like they should be included if the Haemonculi were present too. Finally something about Mandrakes, the fluff isn't exact on their origin but it is believed that they could be created through the union of daemon and eldar! Pretty weird but again could well have happened before and after the fall. If you have any more information you can share with us about the 30K Eldar Cults please feel free to let us know in the comments :).
Finally I can not forget to talk about the Iron Tenth! Work continues at a good pace with the Iron Hands and I have recently been putting together a present and future version of one of my important characters. However, there are many other units that I just need to apply transfers to before I can show them to you all (I just keep putting it off!)
So here's a quick list of what I've got in the pipeline:
- Iron Hands Character
- Predator Tank (The third one in the squadron)
- Plasma Gun tactical support squad
- Volkite Caliver tactical support squad
- Contemptor Dreadnought
- Cerebus Heavy Tank Destroyer
I'm sure I will be working on the legion for the rest of the year, so I will be concentrating on what I need to be finished for the coming campaigns before I begin the majority of the Eldar Cults.
I hope you are all cracking on with your projects! Please feel free to share any Eldar Cults fluff in the comments section and I will absorb all of your information while i'm at work!