Craftworld Iyanden 02 // Dire Avengers Sable Helm Shrine Part 01
Back with a Eldar update. Been unable to pick up any games of 8th so far due to time constants. So not wanting to lose momentum with this side of the blog, I am sharing a project I did last year. This project has now grown from being a 7th edition formation into a 8th edition detachment following the release of new rules.
The plan back then was to build the Dire Avenger Shrine. In 7th ed that meant 3 squads of Dire Avengers lead by a single Exarch in Waveserpents. But for 8th I am following that guideline but adding more exarch's and an autarch. In game terms I'm attempting to build and paint 3 squads of Troop Choice Dire Avengers, each led by an Exarch. My ultimate goal is on having 3 full squads of 10, so they can fit in their respective Waveserpents. I also wish each squad to have an Exarch, each armed differently. Lucky for me I already own 15 Avengers (5 metal, 10 Plastic), so I'm only 15 models short (lol) plus the three Waveserpents.
Here is a quick run down of the Patrol Detachment layout:
- Autarch- Power Sword, Avenger Shuriken Catapult, Shuriken Pistol, Maniblasters, Forceshield (Power Level 5) 84 Points
- 10 Dire Avengers- Exarch Dire Sword, Shuriken Pistol (Power Level 6) 167 points. Waveserpent- Twin Linked Shuriken Cannons, Nose Shuriken, Spirit Stones (Power Level 9) 153 points.
- 10 Dire Avengers- Exarch Power Glaive, Shuriken Pistol (Power Level 6) 167 points. Waveserpent- Twin Linked Shuriken Cannons, Nose Shuriken, Spirit Stones (Power Level 9) 153 points
- 10 Dire Avengers- Exarch Power Glaive, Shimmer Shield (Power Level 6) 187 points. Waveserpent- Twin Linked Shuriken Cannons, Nose Shuriken, Spirit Stones (Power Level 9) 153 points
So in games terms I plan on having basically a complete Shrine of Dire Avengers flying around the board causing trouble. This Patrol Detachment equals a power level of 50 or 1064 points.
With this plan now set in motion, I started by stripping my old models.
So to the left is the old 2nd Ed figures witha very basic and rushed paint job (hate playing a game with unpainted models). So these were the first to get stripped. Along with their plastic brothers. For a full run down of the process I used just watch the YouTube video below.
A pretty straight forward system to purge paint off your models. For the opening stage you need:
Dettol Cleaner- The Brown one (this stuff is smelly so use in a vented room).
Step one: Place figures that need stripping into the jam jar and cover with the dettol. You then just let them sit. Depending on how thick the paint is depends on how long you should leave it. For these I saw results pretty quickly and left only for about a day.
Step two: Find an old toothbrush, a clean tub and lots of clean water. Taking the figures out one at a time scrub in water to remove all the now flaking paint of. Paper towel dry and leave until ready to paint.
How simple is that! Stage two of painting and modelling with follow shortly. Before I post that story however here is the lore behind the Shrine I've picked. Enjoy:
So what to do you think? Do you paint your Shrines to match an existing one or have you made your shrine? Drop me a comment below and let me know.