Tuesday, 14 July 2015

The Pallid Mask on the tabletop

I wanted to take this opportunity to show of the pictures that got taken of The Pallid Mask. But also talk about how to play Banshees as I have no clue!

Banshees chilling in the swamp.

Friday, 10 July 2015

Army themes- The Childern of Yig

So as my Carcosa Eldar Army grows, I've started to look into an allied detachment. Now I'm all about the theme rather than actual use, so be warned this is going to be a weird list. I plan on having an army based on the themes of the Lovecraft Mythos. With the following armies as followed:

The King in Yellow - Craftworld Eldar (Main Army) Lead by Farseer Hastur
The Childern of Yig - Dark Eldar (Allied Detachment) Lead by Archon Sss'haa
The Deep Ones- Harlequins (Formation) Guided by the Shadowseer Derleth 

But today's post is all about The Childern of Yig. A 500 point allied detachment of Dark Eldar. Yig was a Serpent type God worshiped by his children the Serpent Men (also see Conan as he was worshiped as Set). So expect some snake goodness.

The Childern of Yig (Allied Detachment) 500 Points

Archon Sss'haa- Blaster, Powersword, Plasma Grenades, Shadowfield, Haywire Grenades. 135pts
The Court of Yig-  (1) Medusae, (4) Sslyth                                                                             125pts
Raider, Dark Lance                                                                                                                    60pts
The Childern of Yig- (9) Kabalite warriors, (1) Sybarite, Splinter Cannon, Blaster               120pts
Raider, Dark Lance                                                                                                                    60pts

Not the scariest list but it does add one objective secure unit and a squad of trouble makers that can handle themselves if left alone. So what do you think?

Friday, 3 July 2015

Musings: Darkness by Lord Byron

Some times you read a story or in this case a poem and become inspired by it. Today it happened to me with Darkness by Lord Byron (full poem via link)

I had a dream, which was not all a dream.
The bright sun was extinguish'd, and the stars
Did wander darkling in the eternal space,
Rayless, and pathless, and the icy earth
Swung blind and blackening in the moonless air;
- Darkness by Lord Byron

To me this just oozes 40k to me. Maybe some sort of psychic citizen foreseeing an apocalyptic event? Or a Farseer, sees the death of a Maiden World? What if you change parts, can it become fluff for your army or characters?