Wednesday, June 29, 2016

40k Dark Eldar - Wych Cult painting begins

The escalation league at the local GW shop kicked off last week and I was able to get in a game with a rather nice guy and his beautiful Blood Angels. Like a knob I didn't take a singe pic of the game though. Doh! Suffice it to say that the two 5-man Kabalite Warrior squads didn't really put up much of a showing against a pair of 5-man Marine squads, both armed with flamers. On the other hand, the Archon was absolutely the star of the game, withstanding 4 rounds of close combat (two of which were him vs. the entirety of the opposing force's models). Next time the group meets will be a 500 point match, which means I have some work to do over the next week and a half - finishing off the Warrior's Raider, and the addition of a 10-man (well, mostly woman) squad of Wyches.

I neglected to take a pic of them in their built state, so we'll just dive in with the purples, shall we? The Wyches wear far less armor than their Warrior cousins, so I started off by just picking out the actual armour plates in purple and roughed in the skintones. The initial intent in my mind was "purple armour, yellow cloth" but I hesitated to do all the skinsuits in yellow as well as the various little loincloths and whatnot, fearing they'd end up a bit TOO yellow. A friend suggested going with black skinsuits to amp up the menace a bit, which sounded like a good plan!

Little bit of a sark grey highlight on the black here and there, and laid in the yellow cloth and the initial blued steel. Starting to come together now! Definitely a case where painting the bases will really help 'em pop - I generally wait until towards the end to do so, but may at least get the basic earthtones down just to see how the black skinsuits work out and make the call whether they need to be a different color...


  1. Shamr about the first gsme but you can't win them all eh?
    Wyches are coming along nicely as well.

  2. Your wyches are looking great. Love the colors. Maybe next dex they will be great.

  3. Gotta love a wytch cult.

    ooops ! I said that out loud. Now Mrs Z is looking at me funny.

  4. Agreed gotta love a wych cult, but from far away with lots of twin linked or blast template weapons o_O Long distance is a good relationship for those ladies.

  5. @Rory Priest: Indeed, the important part is having fun playing, I say!

    @Royce Peterson: Hah! They're a bit less thrilling on the table than they had been, but you just gotta have some in the army in my opinion.

    @Zzzzzz: Thanks mate!

    @Joe B: I appreciate it!

    @Zab: Aye - they'll be hiding out in a raider and zooming into combat as quickly as possible to avoid getting shot to bits. Or at least that's the plan. :)

    Thanks for the kind words, everyone!