Monday, June 9, 2014

1250 Iyandin Moving Along

So after months of talking about painting I've finally actually started up again.  Plugging away at my 1250 list.  The plan is to finish the base coat on all the models before shading and highlighting.  The list itself is nothing much but I like the models.   7th is about fun for me so building up I'll try to keep that idea in mind. 

I do have another 15 wraithguard half built.  Finishing those models will likely be my next move.  Though I'm really tempted to build a 1250 list of nids for some thematic gaming.  If I did that I would try and build a ballanced list to make for some good games.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Shining Spears + Iyanden



































Still tinkering away at how I want to build my Iyandin army.  Not a big fan of including the Avengers.  Trying to avoid my old Eldar army lists to force myself into something new.  Right now I'm thinking of dumping the Avengers and adding in a unit of shining spears.  With invisibility getting dialed up to 11, I'm interested in running a unit of invisible shining spears.

Its almost the poor mans jetseer unit.  For half the price you get a unit with hit and run that hits hard.  Its not anywhere near as durable as the jetlocks but with invisibility, the unit becomes very hard to take out.  In order to make it work you need to make sure you have invisibility though.  One thing that is good about Iyanden is that the army has plenty of access to telepathy.  Multiple detachments aside, Iyandin also has the ability to spam decent psychers.

So the list that I'm thinking about now includes the following:

HQ:
Farseer - Jetbike, Singing Spear
2 x Spirit Seer's

Troops:
4 x 5 Wraithguard - Wraithcannons
5 Wraithguard - Wave Serpent, D-Scyths

Fast:
9 Shining Spears - Exarch, Hit & Run, Star Lance

Heavy:
Wraithlord - Ghostglaive
Wraithknight

Total Points: 1850

The plan is to roll all 7 powers on the telepathy table.  Its a gamble but I should be able to roll one five on seven rolls.  Really dig the telepathy primaris, psychic shriek with the increased range.  Over all its a solid discipline.

As it stands I've got 3 shining spears models so would have to buy another 6.  Also would have to break down and model a jetseer.  But after that army would be done.  I will proxy the models before making any purchases or scour ebay for some.  I think the shining spears add some nice mobility and punch that has been lacking in my earlier lists.  An alternative list could see me dropping 3 spears to fit in a 3rd spirit seer.  9 rolls on telepathy should increase the odds of rolling invisibility dramatically.

Thats all for now.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

1500 point Iyandin on the work bench.

Well the Blood Angel faq has my Flesh Tearers on the shelf.  If in the new book rhinos go down to 35 points then they should be ok.  Right now my list is paying approx 135 points premium to the space marine codex.  So I'm going back to my 1500 point list to play my next game with.  Should be fun.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Iyandin 7th Edition Army

Love it or hate it 7th has dropped.  I'm going to reserve judgement until I get a good number of games under my belt.  I'm very happy that my rhino rush flesh tearer army is back in action.  I plan to start playing as many 1500 point games with it as possible.  Moving up to 1850 I will throw in the imperial knight and it is done.

What I'm really excited about though is returning to Iyandin.  Building the army  up from what I've got currently I can throw in more mc's than the old force org would let me.   Have no idea if it will be a strong list but the rule of cool is calling me.

The list at 1500 (currently built):

HQ:
2 spirit seers

Troops:
5 wraith blades - axes
2 x 5 wraithguard
5 wraithguard - d-scyths, wave serpent

Heavy:
Wraithlord - 2 starcannons
Wraithlord - sword
Wraithknight

With two HQ's and 4 troop choices I can now fit in more wraith lords and knights.  Bringing the army up to 1850, I'm going to include one of each.  That gives me 5 MC's that van now score.  Big weakness is hell drakes but ah well.  It will look absolutly deadly on the table top. 

Over all I'm really excited to finish building and painting this army.  Going to have fun this edition.  Below are a couple of photos of the current state of both armies.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Prepping for last 6th edition game.

Last game of 6th coming up on Thursday.  Going with the Flesh Tearers.  Fitting because they were the army I played my first game of 6th with.  Going up against IG.  The point limit at my FLGS is 1250 on a 4x4 board.  This is the army.

HQ:

Librarian

Elite:

Priest

Troops:

3 x 5 Assault Marines - rhino, melta gun, melta bomb
10 Tac Marines - rhino, flamer, missile launcher

Fast:

2 Baal Preds - heavy bolters

Heavy:

Stormraven

I'll also play this army going into 7th.  Then take my time to rebuild my Eldar.