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Title: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Irisado on August 11, 2013, 10:19:36 AM
Introduction


Greetings fellow Eldar players, scribes, and aficionados, and welcome to the new Path of Command (PoC) for the Eldar boards.  This is the place where members of the Eldar community can find information on how the PoC works, information on current events on the forum, such as contests, and links to articles, commonly posted threads, or other threads of interest, on the Eldar boards.  The PoC thus serves as a index to help members to navigate the Eldar boards more easily, and a repository for useful resources.

What the PoC thread is not for is for the discussion of army lists, tactics, rules, background, or painting questions.  All of these belong in their respective boards, and need to be posted there accordingly.

Keep checking this thread to see what's happening across the forum, so that you don't miss getting involved with Eldar related threads.

PoC members can post links to contests, and articles, in this thread, in order to publicise their work.  Stand out work will be added to the list of useful threads below.



PoC Membership


The qualities of a PoC member:

Members of the Eldar PoC are experienced Eldar players, many of whom have not only been forum members for a long time, but have also played the Eldar for more years than they care to remember.  These members not only produce material for the Eldar community here, but also help new members with army lists, tactical questions, painting issues, and just about any other Eldar related issue you can think of.  Newer Eldar players are also welcome to join the PoC, and if this is of interest to you, then read on....

Joining the PoC:

Becoming a member of the Eldar PoC requires you to demonstrate that you have a good knowledge of the Eldar, and to be a regular contributor to 40K Online.  This is usually shown by helping others through helping them with their army lists, answering tactical questions, solving rules queries, showing a detailed knowledge of Eldar background, and/or producing your own material, such as through painting, or writing articles in the Eldar Project board.

Please do not ask to join the PoC - such requests will be deleted, and ignored.  We will find you, and invite you to join, based on the quality of your contributions to the Eldar community here.  This usually means that members of the Eldar moderation team will send you a PM if we think that you're making positive contributions to the forum, and ask you if you want to become a member, but experienced members of the PoC (see below) can also recommend members to the moderation team if they think that they have spotted someone who would make a good PoC member.  The moderators cannot be everywhere after all.

In addition to demonstrating a sound knowledge of the Eldar, adhering to the following guidelines is essential if you want to become a PoC member:


PoC Ranks:

Members of the PoC have one of the following ranks:

Farseer:

This rank is only available to moderators of the Eldar boards.  They are responsible for moderating the Eldar boards, overseeing the PoC, and answering questions which members may have.  They also send out invitations to potential new PoC members.

Autarch:

This is rank is for very experienced Eldar players who have been members of the forum for a long time, and displayed a very high level Eldar knowledge.  They have provided substantial advice to other Eldar players, been involved with producing articles, writing battle reports, or otherwise had a prominent role in making positive contributions to the Eldar community.  They are responsible for overseeing the runes system, and can also oversee the running of the PoC in conjunction with the Farseers.

Exarch:

This is rank for experienced Eldar players who have been members of the forum for a significant period, and have displayed significant knowledge of the Eldar army on the battlefield.  They have provided substantial help to other Eldar players with their army lists, strategies, and tactics, and/or have also been involved in producing tactical articles, or battle reports.

Warlock:

This is rank for experienced Eldar players who have been members of the forum for a significant period, and have displayed significant knowledge of the Eldar background, and other narrative discussion.  They have provided to substantial help to other Eldar players with background related issues, writing articles, and also may have contributed to helping with army lists.  Warlocks may also be members of the editorial team, who are responsible for proof reading, and editing, articles for the front page.

Aspect Warrior:

This is a rank for new members of the PoC.  They are relatively experienced or impressively knowledgeable newer Eldar players who regularly provide help to other Eldar players with any Eldar related issues which they have.

Infinity Circuit:

Former Farseers, Autarchs, Exarchs and Warlocks who become inactive or leave the PoC become part of the infinity circuit.  This is an honorary title to recognise their past contributions.

Other ranks:

The above are generic ranks for all those members of the PoC who are not affiliated to one of the big five Craftworlds.  PoC members who reach the level of Warlock, Exarch, or above, or have demonstrated, over time, a strong preference for a specific type of army list associated with one of main craftworlds, have the option to purchase a customised craftworld title (see below).

Note that some members of the old craftworld specific PoCs have specialised titles.  These members have been allowed to keep these titles, but they are no longer given out, so please don't ask for one.



Rising Through The Ranks: How To Progress Up The PoC


Promotion and demotion:

Rising through the ranks comes about as a result of meeting the guidelines above, and through continuing to show the qualities of a good poster, which were outlined in the previous section.  Promotions are posted in this thread by members of the moderation team, and are also decided by the moderation team.  Note, however, that Autarchs are allowed to suggest members for promotion to the moderation team via PM.

Note that you can lose a rank, or be ejected from the PoC altogether if you start to break forum rules.  Elitism has been a problem with some PoC members in the distant past, so don't fall into this trap.  Having a title does not make you exempt from following the forum rules.

Runes:

Runes are awarded by Farseers or Autarchs for high quality contributions to the Eldar boards by PoC members.  Any member of the PoC is eligible to receive runes, but again, as is the case with ranks, please don't ask to be awarded any, as this will hinder your cause, rather than help it.  Runes are awarded for the following:

Becoming a member of the PoC: 1 rune
Posting a comprehensive battle report, story, background piece, painting guide, tactical article in the appropriate board, and linking it to the PoC: 3 runes
Posting an article for peer review in the Eldar board: 5 runes
Uploading an article to the article database queue following peer review: 1 rune
Providing consistently good advice on helping other members of the Eldar community as a whole (i.e. not just helping PoC members): 1-5 runes (sliding scale, depending on the frequency, and quality, of help given).

Runes can also be awarded in other cases where the Farseers, and Autarchs, deem it appropriate.

Using Your Runes:

Members who receive runes are listed in this thread, so this is another good reason to check for updates here.  Once a PoC member has accumulated a certain number of runes (s)he can spend these runes in exchange for a craftworld customised rank in much the same way as outlined above in the ranking system.

Ensure that you choose carefully, for once you have opted to spend your runes on a particular craftworld customisation, you must remain loyal to that craftworld, and may not change your customised rank.

For those with the Aspect Warrior rank, the ranks listed below are available in exchange for 20 runes.  Remember, you can only choose one.

Alaitoc Ranger
Biel-Tan Aspect Warrior
Iyanden Wraithguard
Saim-Hann Wildrider
Ulthwé Black Guardian

For those with the Exarch or Warlock rank, 20 runes can be spent to place the craftworld of choice after either title, e.g. Exarch of Biel-Tan, Warlock of Ulthwé.
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Irisado on August 11, 2013, 12:17:23 PM
Members of the PoC


Farseers:

Irisado (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?action=profile;u=41463)
Lorizael (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?action=profile;u=8437)

Autarchs:

Exarchs:

f.desrochers (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?action=profile;u=568) (Wraithlord)
SeekingOne (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?action=profile;u=3626)

Warlocks:

Cavalier (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?action=profile;u=40110)
Dread (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?action=profile;u=3628)
Lachdonin (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?action=profile;u=4060)
Partninja (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?action=profile;u=45945)

Aspect Warriors:

Aoitora (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?action=profile;u=42687)
Aurics Pride (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?action=profile;u=53010)
Blazinghand (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?action=profile;u=22120)
Dev Null (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?action=profile;u=53160)
dog_of_war (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?action=profile;u=52701)
Fenris (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?action=profile;u=38795)
Grizzlykin (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?action=profile;u=54419)
haunt (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?action=profile;u=42293)
Katamari Damacy (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?action=profile;u=49444)
Looshkin (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?action=profile;u=43899)
magenb (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?action=profile;u=51605)
volatilegaz (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?action=profile;u=49238)
Ynneadwraith (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?action=profile;u=54777) (Corsair)

Infinity Circuit:

2Quiet
Adrastos
Algavinn
Arquarian
Azore
Bladewind
BrathaLir
Chaplain Swordwind
Code Black
Dinendal
Enigma the Black Dragon
Eothen
Farceseer Syranaul
Farseer Lael
frosteldar
Galderon
GoofyCommy
Grieva
Gutstikk
Horde
IGBunker
Lazarus
Kildash
Killing Time
KINSMAN
Magikot of Alaitoc
Moc
nesbitt_bub1
Oink
Pathfinder
Prot
Redlion
Roy
Sanctjud
Sapphon
SeekingOne
Shad
SKEETERGOD
Spirit of Kurnous
srintuar
Starrakatt
Stezerok
Tauir
TheEldarGuy
The Outcast
tzeentchling
-V-
Volo
Xodiac
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Irisado on August 11, 2013, 12:24:49 PM
The Crystal Library


This is where you find links to important Eldar articles and threads.  It is divided into separate sections based on the category which it belongs to.  Consider this section our own version of the webway which serves to keep important material from getting lost.

Background & Fiction:

Building Eldar Army Lists - A Background Approach to Army Composition (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?action=articles;sa=view;article=946)

Battle Reports:

Craftworld Design:

Design Your Own Craftworld (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?action=articles;sa=view;article=950)

Getting Started with Eldar:

Expanding a Start Collecting! Craftworlds Box into a Basic Army (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=231082.0)

Painting and Modelling:

Eldar Corsair Army by Cavalier (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=207212.0)
Iyanden Wraithlist painting blog by Vonny (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=227938.0)
The Grizzly's Eldar by Grizzlykin (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=228710.0)
Ulthwé Army by Rx8Speed (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=228429.0)

Strategy and Tactics:

Corsairs: How to Be a Better Pirate (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=229636.0)



In addition to articles, other threads of interest on the forum will be posted in the following categories:

Frequently Posted Threads

The old list of FPTs (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=125956.0)
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Irisado on August 11, 2013, 12:33:57 PM
Here is it then.  After some considerable thought, and having listened to a variety of suggestions, this is the PoC for the Eldar.  Thank you to all those who submitted feedback during the drafting phase.  It's now over to all of you as a community to make this work.

Please make sure that you read the posts above.  If you have material to suggest for the Crystal Library, by all means post links, but please make sure it fits in to one of the categories, and is of good quality.  If you're not sure, by all means send me a PM first.

By all means make suggestions in this thread for ways in which to move the community forward.  What do we do well?  What's missing?  Do we need articles/threads on a particular subject?  Brainstorming here is allowed :).

I think that everything else is covered by the opening posts, but I'll just issue two final reminders about two points, because they have changed from the previous PoC:

1. Please do not post army lists in this thread.

2. Please do not ask to join the PoC or ask for a rank.

Finally, if you think that you're missing from the list of current members, because I've overlooked you, then by all means send me a PM, but genuine cases only please.  Sending me messages trying to get a title when you don't meet the criteria will not be appreciated.

Welcome to the PoC :).

Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Lachdonin on August 11, 2013, 07:17:21 PM
As the first Warlock to post herein... Let me proudly say - Suck my space magic ya durned, dirty Monkeigh!-.

On a more serious note, however, i think that everything looks sound, well explained and easy to follow. The only possible suggestion i would have would be for the Strategy and Tactics section of the Crystal Library... It may be prudent to divide it between tactics FOR the Eldar army, and tactics AGAINST particular armies (such as target priority, things to watch for etc). The two tend to be rather different, and would actually give the opportunity to include the Black Library (as a repository of most of the information of the enemies of the Eldar) in our own Library.

All in all, however, i am looking forward to forging ahead into a newer, brighter age of the Eldar on 40konline.
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Irisado on August 13, 2013, 09:07:59 AM
Divisions along the lines you suggest will be implemented once we have material to put into those sections.

In terms of threads of interest, Adrastos has put together an article about the Vyper (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=226969.0) which is looking really promising.  It would be great if others could give more input on it, as we need articles like this for the new Eldar codex.
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Arquarian on August 13, 2013, 11:35:33 AM
Are the battle reports going to be migrated into the Battle Reports section (currently null link) or do you want us to do this?


If so, where do they go ?? :/


also,  wold this be a good chance to develop a battle report template??


In fact this goes for all the sections currently un-linked...
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Irisado on August 13, 2013, 06:26:26 PM
I think that for battle reports we're going to need to establish some criteria as to the types of battle reports we would want to link to as good quality examples.  Clearly, a full report would be needed (i.e. a thread in Campaigns and Battle Reports, rather than just a summary in an army list thread), but should a full report be a turn by turn account with pictures?  Or is that too strong a requirement?

My opinion would be that ideally a full report with pictures would be the sort of reports that we would want to link to as examples to show off the work that the Eldar community does here.  By all means give your collective input on this issue though. 
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: The GrimSqueaker on August 13, 2013, 11:06:45 PM
My opinion would be that ideally a full report with pictures would be the sort of reports that we would want to link to as examples to show off the work that the Eldar community does here.

Indeed. A battle report worth PoC kudos should have detailed descriptions and pictures. The pictures need not be studio quality, they may be using MS Paint or other as long as it's clear what's going on. A template isn't required. Just go to the Battle Reports board and see the examples there of what looks good and what works.
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: -V- on August 14, 2013, 07:54:55 AM
Indeed the requirements of Battle reports should be as Irisado has suggested and Rummy agreed to.  The point of the PoC was to have a means of showcasing the best of This Eldar community and the gems that it has to offer.  Not to be cluttered with anything and everything.  In this case I feel that quantity is not a quality we are looking for.
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Dev Null on August 14, 2013, 12:20:47 PM
I like the leaning toward quality, but personally I'd shy away from a strict formal template.  Someone might write up an awesome report that doesn't follow the template, or a crappy one that nonetheless follows all of the rules... If you leave it at "at the discretion of the active mods" then no one can call you on a technicality (which you could just ignore, sure, but its kind of unpleasant to have to tell someone to go jump...)

Guidelines, on the other hand, never go astray.  Just don't commit yourselves to "this is the definition of a good report".
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Killing Time on August 14, 2013, 02:03:52 PM
Agreed.
Guidelines are almost always better than rules.
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Arquarian on August 15, 2013, 05:38:23 AM
Ok so the word 'template' clearly imposes and strict set of rules in your hearts. Yes I agree that this would be naff and what I probably meant was guidelines.


The reason I introduced the idea was to make it easier for people to read battle reports.  some are pic heavy and thin of details others are walls of text.


Personally a turn by turn account, or even a blow by blow account is too much in my mind.  A more narrative account with a good smattering of pictures is better I think.


Fully agree that quality over quantity is the way forward.


Shall I have a go at drafting some guidelines for this groups perusal...??
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Irisado on August 15, 2013, 07:54:01 AM
I agree with everyone that we don't need a template per se, we just need a set of guidelines, basically to prevent someone from posting any old thing, calling it a battle report, and then trying to claim runes for it.

Arq, by all means go ahead and draft something.  If you want some ideas to build on, the Hive Custodian's sticky in Campaigns and Battle Reports might be of some help to you.
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Killing Time on August 15, 2013, 10:36:24 AM
Wyddr's recent batreps have been really excellent if you want to have a look.
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: khaine on August 15, 2013, 10:47:29 AM
Looking at it from a slightly different point of view regarding a template... Some people may find an optional template helpful, somebody trying to write a battle report for the first time who's not quite sure what to include and how to arrange it could benefit from a preset template that they can just cut and paste into.

Could just be how people view the word template, as a scratch builder the first thought to me is something that I can follow to achieve a result but can also alter to my own ends.
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Arquarian on August 16, 2013, 05:24:57 AM

I think it's two fold really.


Firstly it should be presented well, We all agree on the quality aspect.
Sufficient detail should be made but also the fun and entertaining aspect should shine through.


But secondly I think a set of guidelines and a nod towards, but in no way a strict template would help and encourage those writting the Batrep.


One of the huge benefits of this site is the wealth of knowledge which we all collectively have. We have snippets of the insights to that knowledge in discussion but to see by way of members experiences what list they used and how they played we can learn from each other even more.


I'll go away and lok at the sticky Iri pointed out and to Wyddr's recent bat reps and see if I can come up with something.


This discussion is kinda going off topic so I'll post my thoughts in another thread. good idea?
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: -V- on August 16, 2013, 07:13:29 AM
Again not to flog it too much but the main point of a 'template' should be to encourage quality.  Not prescribe exactly how each battle report should read.  I for one enjoy the various different types of reports that we see on this site. 

For example Wyddr has done some fine work with what I shall call 'classic White Dwarf' style reporting.  Everything is Brilliantly clear and easy to follow with some awesome map explanation and links to picture.  This is a really good style for the author to expand on their tactical thoughts and explaining why they did certain things or chose certain units.

Koval and I are particularly fond of what I'll call a 'narrative' style where the main game is turned into more of a dynamic story line than a turn by turn account of this unit shot that unit.  We have some memorable characters thanks to these style reports and can follow things like his promotion of certain characters within his own background. Nod to Corporal Rummy.

Then we are starting to see Video reports popping up, of which I'm a big fan as I tend to have these on in the background whilst painting.  These are not very common although Rene seems to be putting up a few. These are great if done well, everything is clear, we can see the dice rolls and cringe when terrible luck raises its head.  This would have been good to show Killing Time's latest encounter against grey knights where a Paladin and Draigo save a ridiculous amount in one turn and the following Turn Killing Time fails almost every save he takes! This is the sort of extra seeing battles played out allows us.  yes these take a huge amount of time and effort on the authors part with editing and uploading so since we are awarding Runes for posting reports I think a premium should be offered to Videos due to the extra effort.

So as you see there are many different ways to skin a cat.  I enjoy each and like to have a variety.  Lets not get caught up in saying it must be done like this.  My thoughts for guidelines would be something like this. 

I mean there is plenty more to consider but I think any report that runs through this checklist would be a solid report Id enjoy reading or watching.
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Irisado on August 16, 2013, 10:36:35 AM
This discussion is kinda going off topic so I'll post my thoughts in another thread. good idea?

It's better to keep the discussion here, since it is a PoC matter.  I can always split the final guidelines off to a separate thread later if necessary.
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: SKEETERGOD on August 18, 2013, 01:20:16 PM
As the "keeper of the teef" for the orks I have had to rule on many a battle report and whether or not it was toof worthy. First up is that the batrep has to be about orks. A WoTW member posting a batrep about his/her IG army fighting nids did not earn any teef.
  There has to be orks, so for this forum you might want to specify that qualifying batreps have to involve eldar.

A fine hair to split was when a WoTW member fielded his space marines against an non members orks, while it technically involved orks, it was not the member of the WoTWs orks and so I had to rule that it was not toof worthy. This may seem "common sense" to some and tyranny to others, but it is a rule you will find that you have to include.
 
Secondly, it has to be more than a statement. Posting a paragraph about how your 1500 points of army went against another army and won, does not make a batrep.
  Some things to include are an army list (with maybe a pre game picture). Exact points and gear not required but a general list so we all can see what was played with and against. Set up, deployment, and mission are also fairly essential to the batrep so those of us who read them can understand what was at stake.
  Then the styles of batrep are up to the individual author. Some like to write blow by blow, others a turn by turn summary, and others a narrative story. Of course there are many mixes of all the above. Then there are others who make animated batreps and video batreps that also involve one of the three types or a mix of them in the voice narrative.

Most include pictures of graphics to show what was talked about and I award more teef for batreps with pictures than for batreps without pictures. Something else you may want to consider as well.

I don't want to get too long winded on the subject as this is not my POC, but I thought I might throw in my two teef.

Hope this helps.
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Arquarian on August 18, 2013, 05:43:14 PM
All good advice. I think what I'll do is gather some though and post for discussion. Then we can see which way we want this to head.


+++ EDIT +++


Ok so I've been having a think and below are a few points on things we should discuss before any guidelines are hashed out.  I do propose we keep to some sort of continuity in the batreps so that it is easier to analyse one to another.  I see what you're saying -V- about different styles of report but you raise the important underlying question in your bullet points.  What actually is the point of the report.   Personally I look to what has happened in the report and see if I can learn anything therefore a little more analytic approach would be appropriate I feel. Of course there is the entertainment element but I suppose we should gauge what exactly we want to be taking from these reports.


The basics:
Things to be included as an absolute minimum

Points limit / mission / set-up - all self explanatory

Army lists - a brief outline of the armies, individual points values not to be included


The main body of the report,
This is where our current discussion should fall. The way I see things we can move forward in one of 4 ways. The 4 options are;

1) Blow by Blow
Gives
 the most detail and explains the movements and actions of each unit.
Pros - is the most accurate form of report
cons - would take a age to write and will present the reader with a veritable wall of text.

2) Turn by Turn
This option will give an overall account of the most significant events in each turn
Pros - Is more concise than the blow by blow account but still very detailed
Cons - is still a long winded way of reporting and will still included some of the less significant points of the game

3) Free Flowing
This form of account would roll the turns into each other and will read a little move fluidly.
Pros - Insignificant details can be glossed over leaving more room for more significant events to be afforded more detail.
 This style report will be easier to write and read.
Cons - You lose some of the detail. 

4) Narrative
This is a story made around the events of the battle.
Pros - Possibly a more entertaining read
Cons - some details will be lost altogether so much so that the game mechanics may be lost

On pictures:
 I would suggest as a minimum I, as a reader, would want to see a picture of each sides deployment and at least 3 more pictures of significant events.  These being the entry of reserves, significant melees, any significant event detailed in the main text along with the occasional wide angle shot so the time line can be reinforced.

Also going on what Skeetergod mentions, I think it would be a good policy to say that only first hand reports are considered.
I.e. The author should be the Eldar player.

Discuss...[/b]
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Irisado on August 19, 2013, 06:48:52 AM
I think that options one to four are all equally valid to be honest.  They could be used as a examples of the ways in which somebody could choose to write up their battle report, as everybody is different, so allowing more styles is likely to encourage more people to submit a report.  The main thing to get across here is that both quality and quantity matter.  Short reports which don't adequately explain what happened during the game won't be good enough to be considered for the PoC.

Regarding pictures, yes deployment areas is certainly a good start.  I'd go a bit further, and recommend (note not insist) that a picture of each turn be included.  Alternatively, in lieu of pictures, battle report maps would be a great alternative, or even addition.  Wyddr makes extensive use of these with his battle reports, and they look really good in my opinion.

I agree that, in order to be eligible for a PoC link and runes, the PoC member must be using his/her Eldar.
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: -V- on August 19, 2013, 08:51:04 AM
Yeah I'm not for choosing either 1 - 4.  I want all of them.  As a reader I don't want to read the same battle report over and over.  If we restrict this is what happens....

Oh a new batrep, Eldar Vs Space marines... this is what happened... cool
Oh a new batrep... oh ok its Eldar Vs Spacemarines again, oh its the same as the last one
Oh a new batrep.... you guessed it Eldar Vs spacemarines written exactly like the last one .... yawn.

I like variety, I like different styles, I dont like repetition.  I want people to write battle reports in all those different styles.  As forms of entertainment (which is why I read reports) neither is more valid than the last.  Just choose which style will best put accross what you want it to.  If you had a very tactical game and you want to share tactics or show how to use certain units then chose 1 or 2.  If you had an enjoyable game with beer and pretzls but had some great moments in the game maybe option 3 would be good and if you have a flair for story telling then choose option 4. 

As for pictures I like to get end of turn pics (or maps) and pics that are zeroed in on a particular moment in the game that was vital/cool.  I.e a charge or Close combat.
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Arquarian on August 19, 2013, 11:06:15 AM
OK so really this exercise it really just about setting a certain standard acceptable for the PoC.

Leaving video reports to the side as they're a different animal in my mind I'd say all we need do is bring bring the thoughts of Hive Custodians sticky with some of the more recent comments to the fore.  I see that ArchonCryx was a voice of reason on this also.

If this is the case I'll simply codify these thoughts into a set of guidelines and post for further discussion.

I will say though, I believe we are spoiled by the likes of Wydrr's reports.  Not many of us will have the time and patience to create such reports.  If we're thinking we're going to get an influx of reports like these I think we're going to be disappointed.
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Irisado on August 20, 2013, 11:28:18 AM
I'd go a bit further and contend that most video battle reports tend to be pretty poor, owing to wobbly camera syndrome, and poor editing, so I think that the guidelines should just focus on written reports.

It's true that we're not going to see a surge in battle reports like Wyddr's, but it can't hurt to encourage people to write decent reports.  Some guidelines combined with runes should both help in that respect ;).
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: -V- on September 22, 2013, 03:40:49 PM
The very first Eldar POC competition is now open.  Please follow the link and participate if you can in our first Battle Report Competion. (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=227166.0)
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Irisado on October 22, 2013, 08:33:39 AM
Thanks for organising all of this Valar.

This is a really great opportunity to grab a hold of some of those shiny Eldar runes, and, even more importantly, to show other Eldar players your skills on the field of battle.  Good battle reports are always fun to read, so I hope to see lots of entries.



We have our first sixth edition article.  It's one for all of you Iyanden fans, and you can read it here (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?action=articles;sa=view;article=1016).
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Arquarian on October 22, 2013, 10:23:21 AM
...And if I wasn't imminently moving house...


I've had to pack up ALL my stuff :(


and considering there's a lot need to be done to the new place it's going to be a while until I get a game in :(
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Lachdonin on October 31, 2013, 01:14:58 AM
OK, well, i've been through a brief hiatus lately, both from the site and from the game, and have recently found the inspiration, if not the time, to get back into things. To such an end, i hope to be a more frequent face around here again, though what i can offer in terms of tactics and battlefield experience will be limited for awhile (renovations have, by necessity, forced me to store most of my collection for awhile).

However, i do have a story to finish, at the very least, and i shall endeavor to get that out of the way by the end of the week.

With some luck, maybe i'll find a place to settle in again.
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Dread on October 31, 2013, 03:36:26 AM
Welcome back  Lachdonin! Glad to see you're back. Things around here have been really good since the release, busy. Hope you find away to get your toys back out and play soon. Hopefully the renovation will be done sooner then later.
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Irisado on November 13, 2013, 08:26:51 AM
I'm pleased to announce that Dread and Daveseer are the first recipients of runes for their entries in the battle report contest.  For winning the contest, Daveseer receives five runes, while Dread receives three as per the guidelines for posting a full battle report from the Eldar perspective.  Congratulations to both of you!

Note that while you're not currently a member of the PoC Daveseer, you will become one if you keep your constructive contributions to the Eldar community coming, we've got our eye on you ;).
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Dread on November 13, 2013, 09:27:54 PM
Thanks Irisado. It was fun and I am ready to do another. Hopefully in the next few weeks.
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: The GrimSqueaker on November 13, 2013, 10:15:16 PM
Suggestions for the next event? Painting competitions are rather blase and get dominated by a few so I would suggest those. Other ideas?
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Daveseer on November 14, 2013, 06:10:03 AM
Many thanks for the runes Irisado, and congrats to fellow compadre' Dread (love that Crimson Hunter!).  Agreed, it was fun and I can't wait to have a bash at it again.  Alas I am currently directing a play (terrible old amateur ham is me, I'm afraid!).  Like wargaming, this hobby swallows time like a chrono-chewing Mawloc with the ganga munchies, so my next effort may have to wait until Santa-time.  Meantime I will try to find something intelligent to contribute to the general discussions (alas I've been through the lets bash/defend/whatever the USA more times than I can mention - bottom line is - we're all folk!).  Thanks again.  Love this sight and respect its intelligent  and constructive approach, not to mention the help it is giving me in dealing out Shuriken death to those on the wrong side of the wraithbone!

May Fuegan stay away from your pets!
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Algavinn of the Many Paths on November 25, 2013, 02:21:59 PM
I felt the need to check in.  I'm really happy to see this new grand PoC, it looks very refined and usable and should be a great revitalization of a fantastic part of this community.  Thank you Irisado and the others who worked to establish it.


Also...loving the infinity circuit inactive title...has a kind of august respectability to it :)
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: -V- on January 7, 2014, 06:42:11 AM
Fellow Eldar players I wish to draw your attention to the Challenge 2014 Thread in the painting forum.  A great way to show us all your lovely painted new Eldar models you got for Christmas.  We didn't have a single Eldar model painted last year for the challenge and I rarely see any Eldar popping up on the painting forums any more.  Lets get them painted and there may well be command points available for those that participate!
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Dread on January 7, 2014, 01:51:15 PM
Hey V. I put my Wraith Knight in last month so there was one, haha. Looking forward to the challenge.
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Daveseer on January 9, 2014, 06:14:50 PM
Will be doing my bit to rectify the eldar scarcity issue shortly!
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Irisado on January 17, 2014, 07:51:13 AM
In addition to participating in the painting challenge (which is a great competition for anyone who can hold a paintbrush, so get involved, and keep the Eldar side up, we can't let those Imperials get ahead of us :D), I've had some further thoughts about things for the Eldar community here to do this year.

First and foremost, we need more tactical articles/unit guides.  Iyandenseer wrote a good piece on using Wraith units which was published a while back (look for it on the front page if you haven't seen it - please ask if you don't know what I'm talking about when I say front page), but other than this, we're having to rely on fifth edition material written by Gutstikk, moc, Adrastos, and myself, all of which is starting to show its age.

My question to you all is how best to go about updating this.  Are articles the best way forward, or should a unit guide similar to moc's fifth edition guide (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=157393.0) be compiled?  Who would be interested in writing such a guide or articles?  Does one person want to take of it, or would there be interest among a group of you for doing this?

Another idea concerns banners.  In the past, all Eldar PoCs used to have a banner.  Just because there's only one PoC now doesn't mean that it can't have a snazzy banner to help with advertising it.  Would anyone like to design one?  If enough of you are interested in making one, there could be a contest.

Please give your input here.
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: volatilegaz on January 18, 2014, 10:18:16 AM
I'd be happy to contribute to unit guides / articles with comments, or to act as secretary if we wanted to try and write them by committee, but I'm not sure I'm experienced enough to be the sole author (I've only played about a dozen games with the new 'dex)

I suppose I could try and write a unit guide myself, but I'd be relying heavily on the more experienced members to comment / correct / rip the crap out of my draft. If you struggle for volunteers Iris, I'll give it a go.

Also one thing that seemed to attract a reasonable amount of interest back in 5th ed days was the list-building comps. -Maybe time to re-do these, since we have a new ed & codex?
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Irisado on January 19, 2014, 09:54:12 AM
Just go for it is my advice.  You'll probably find that you'll know more than you think you do once you start writing :).  If others have suggestions for improvement, they can and probably will make them.  Sometimes it's necessary to just take the initiative, and I think that you've probably realised that in view of the thread you've started in the Eldar Project board ;).
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Irisado on October 18, 2014, 12:53:03 PM
A little piece of news for you all.  In recognition of his long standing and excellent contribution to the forum through his painting blog, Cavalier has been awarded a unique custom title.  This will also count as a PoC title of sorts, although I've yet to decide what it equates to.  That's a side issue really though, the main thing is that quality contributions and not asking for recognition leads to recognition, so congratulations Cavalier :).  Keep up the great work :).
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Dread on October 18, 2014, 01:56:32 PM
That is wonderful, congratulations Cav, you deserve this, keep it up.
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Cavalier on November 6, 2014, 09:17:23 AM
Thanks so much guys! I really truly appreciate it. I consider this forum THE preeminent place for all thing Eldar and to be so honored is truly that- an honor. Again thank you so much guys and gals I truly appreciate it.

EDIT: I just want you guys to know that I only became aware of my inclusion as of today Nov. 6th! Again I'm so pumped! Thanks guys!
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Lachdonin on February 24, 2015, 07:31:45 PM
*Deep breath* Hai every body!

I know I said I was returning last year, but we had some family issues come up which have taken the lions share of my time since April, and I've only really just got back into the whole 'having my own life' thing.

But! I've been swinging back up, have gotten a good deal of painting done over several months of working nights, and while i haven't played a game in almost a year and am far more into the hobby aspect these days, i'm trying to rekindle the passion.

So, once again, tentatively, Lachdonin is back online. Until someone else suffers serious health problems *knock on wood*...
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Irisado on April 17, 2015, 05:45:56 PM
I will be reviewing the PoC to see if any new members can be added when I get back from a short holiday.  In my absence, GML will be covering moderation of the Eldar boards.

I will also be considering promotions, and starting some new articles/projects once the new codex is released.  If anyone has any ideas about PoC development, please post them here, and I will read them when I return.
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Cavalier on April 17, 2015, 07:50:50 PM
Have a nice holiday Irisado. I'm gonna try and do some video battle reports and put the new dex through its paces. I'd love to contribute it to any collective analysis that the forum puts together.
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Irisado on April 27, 2015, 06:44:14 AM
Thanks Cavalier :).  If you post any of those video battle reports with the new codex, let me know, and I can add some links to the first page of this topic.
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Irisado on May 20, 2015, 02:54:12 PM
A few announcements:

First, please welcome the newest member of the PoC, Grizzlykin, who has been awarded the Aspect Warrior title for his contributions across the forum :).  Second, Cavalier has been given an official PoC title to sit alongside his Corsair Prince title.  He has been making excellent contributions for quite some time now, so an official PoC title seemed only fair :).

I've also added a number of links to project blogs of interest to the Eldar community.  If you haven't already taken a look at these blogs, then I recommend doing so, as there is some very good work being done by members of the Eldar community here.  You can find the links here (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=226965.msg2731105#msg2731105).
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Dread on May 20, 2015, 04:33:58 PM
Good job Irisado, I agree with this 100%. Welcome guys and congrates on this great honor.
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Grizzlykin on May 20, 2015, 04:47:16 PM
Huu that was quite unexpected and is very appreciated. Thank for this it's a great honor to become part of the foc when i think about it i don't think i've been here for than one year ><, so that's even more rewarding.. I always thought i was a noisy one, hopping around between thread posting everywhere any idea that came to my mind, so thank you for concidering me at least a bit usefull^^

Congrat Cavalier aswell :D I totally agree to this.

Well on this note, I will see you guy's in my project blog :D
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Cavalier on May 22, 2015, 07:25:09 AM
Thanks so much for the awesome POC title! I truly truly appreciate it. I love the forum and it's been really nice with the increased activity in the Eldar section. I've got a boat load of new stuff I hope to share with the forum very soon. Thanks again to everyone I really appreciate it!
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: volatilegaz on May 22, 2015, 08:25:41 AM
Idea for some new content:

How about some list building competitions? I don't think we've had any for 2 codexes, now. They were fun.


Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Grizzlykin on May 22, 2015, 09:23:47 AM
That sound fun but how does that work >< how do you know who win in this kind of things
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Irisado on May 22, 2015, 09:51:04 AM
How about some list building competitions? I don't think we've had any for 2 codexes, now. They were fun.

If anyone would like to run the competitions, then by all means go ahead :).
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: volatilegaz on May 22, 2015, 10:08:08 AM
The last ones I recall were a aeries of craftworld-themed lists. You post the lists plus a commentary on thought process / tactics, and after a certain period a new thread with a poll was opened up. Whoever got the most votes won.

Happy to run them, assuming I can work out how to setup the polls.

Iris: What's the best forum to use -POC or the main board? And are there any rewards I can offer to the winners?

Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Irisado on May 22, 2015, 10:51:10 AM
The last ones were craftworld themed lists, yes.  Don't feel you have to repeat that theme though, if you have an alternative which you think would be better.  My suggestion would be to ask for input from the Eldar community as to which type of list competition they would favour, assuming you have more than one idea in mind.  Please start a separate to ask for opinions if this is the case :).

The permissions are such that regular members cannot create polls, so once those need to be created, just let me know, and I'll set them up :).

It would be best to use the main board for any topics rather than using this topic, while the winners can expect to receive something from the 40K Online Staff prize title cupboard ;).
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Irisado on September 3, 2015, 03:47:02 AM
Personnel changes:

A number of former contributors have been moved to the Infinity Circuit group, as they are currently inactive.  This includes both Autarchs.  As a result, I am inviting any of our Exarchs or Warlocks who would be interested in stepping up to become an Autarch to send me a PM and we can discuss it further.

In other news, Volatilegaz joins the PoC as an Aspect Warrior as recognition for his work on the army list building contest.  Congratulations :).
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: volatilegaz on September 3, 2015, 04:24:41 AM
Thank You!

An honour!
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Grizzlykin on September 3, 2015, 04:26:05 AM
 Congrats to you volatilegaz :D
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: dog_of_war on September 3, 2015, 07:47:02 AM
Congratulations. Well deserved for your hard work.
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Irisado on March 27, 2016, 02:04:28 PM
In recognition for his services to the Eldar community dog_of_war becomes our latest Aspect Warrior.  Congratulations :).
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Dread on March 27, 2016, 09:38:50 PM
Congrats!
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: dog_of_war on March 28, 2016, 08:37:45 AM
Hooray, the Easter Bunny didn't forget me! Thank you for the recognition. It is an honour and a pleasure to be part of such a helpful and respectful community.
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Lachdonin on March 30, 2016, 08:54:07 AM
Congrats on the promotion.
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: volatilegaz on March 31, 2016, 02:10:21 AM
Cry Havoc!
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Irisado on February 5, 2017, 03:05:46 PM
Prot and The Outcast have both been moved to the Infinity Circuit, owing to their lack of recent activity, but also in recognition of past contributions.  Several Aspect Warriors have also been removed from the PoC for activity reasons.

No promotions to announce so far this year, but activity and contributions are still checked on a regular basis :).
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Lachdonin on February 6, 2017, 12:19:42 AM
Prot and The Outcast have both been moved to the Infinity Circuit

Phew, feel like I just dodged the culling.
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Dread on February 7, 2017, 01:08:55 AM
I'm hoping this "new" 40k model line up and rules helps to bring new discussions on all the boards. The rules and codex' have run their coarse to where there is only certain builds are warranted anymore. Hopefully some new life will come out of this and hopefully not an End of Times repeat.
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: haunt on February 24, 2017, 09:19:29 PM
I know I am late, but congratz!
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: The GrimSqueaker on February 24, 2017, 10:01:14 PM
Prot and The Outcast have both been moved to the Infinity Circuit

Phew, feel like I just dodged the culling.

Such culling is temporary if/when a member returns to activity. Old titles easily restored and others created as needed. Especially now the Eldar appear to view death as a power-up....
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Irisado on March 7, 2017, 04:33:38 PM
Aurics Pride has been inducted into the PoC as an Aspect Warrior in recognition for his work on Corsair tactics and various Eldar related painting work.  Congratulations :).
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Dread on March 7, 2017, 08:47:37 PM
Awesome AP! This is well deserved. Enjoy
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: dog_of_war on March 7, 2017, 10:58:31 PM
Congratulations and well deserved AP! Welcome aboard.
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Cavalier on March 8, 2017, 07:02:12 AM
Congrats Auric!  You are a beast of a hobbyist and your article series is awesome. Well deserved!
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Aurics Pride on March 8, 2017, 11:07:12 AM
Ooooh thankyou guys!  8)
I'll keep it going!
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Saim-Dann on April 17, 2017, 04:06:20 AM
Know I'm late, Aurics Pride. Congratulations, mate!
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Irisado on April 26, 2017, 09:52:51 AM
In recognition of their work in painting and modelling, Looshkin and Ynneadwraith have been admitted to the PoC as an Aspect Warrior and Corsair respectively.  Congratulations to both of you :).
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Saim-Dann on April 26, 2017, 09:57:32 AM
Congratulations Looshkin and Ynneadwraith! Very happy for you both.
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Ynneadwraith on April 26, 2017, 01:36:15 PM
Thanks man! I'm honoured :)
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Cavalier on April 26, 2017, 01:45:09 PM
Hell yeah! Congrats to two of my favorite battle-bros. Cheers guys very well deserved!
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: dog_of_war on April 26, 2017, 03:28:34 PM
Congratulations, both well deserved!
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: magenb on April 26, 2017, 05:04:07 PM
Congrats guys.
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Adrastos on May 20, 2017, 08:15:53 PM
It appears that the birth of Ynnead has brought even me back from the dead. Hello old friends. My army once again stands ready.
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Irisado on May 21, 2017, 07:07:30 AM
Welcome back Adrastos :).  I hope that we'll see plenty of contributions from you once the new edition comes out.  I remember your excellent tactical discussions of old.
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Cavalier on May 21, 2017, 07:37:47 AM
The Ancients have returned... the Rebirth is nigh and Irisado will play 40k! lol just kidding Irisado! Welcome back Adrastos!
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Adrastos on May 21, 2017, 11:27:29 PM
Welcome back Adrastos :).  I hope that we'll see plenty of contributions from you once the new edition comes out.  I remember your excellent tactical discussions of old.

Good to see you again too Irisado. I'm absolutely stoked about 8th, its looking promising so far. I played through sixth but quit in seventh.

I'm looking forwards to throwing down some tactica as soon as I have had a chance to break things down and break in my forces as well.

The Ancients have returned... the Rebirth is nigh and Irisado will play 40k! lol just kidding Irisado! Welcome back Adrastos!

Thanks!
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Dread on May 21, 2017, 11:48:54 PM
Welcome back! Looks like things are about to get real interesting around here. Good to have you back!
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Irisado on June 29, 2017, 12:37:28 PM
For his continued contributions to army list building and tactical discussions, magenb has been inducted into the PoC as an Aspect Warrior.  Congratulations :).
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Saim-Dann on June 29, 2017, 06:57:14 PM
Congrats, Magenb!
Well deserved. Always enjoy your posts, mate. Keep'm come'n.
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Dread on June 29, 2017, 06:58:38 PM
AWESOMENESS!!!!! Congrats in the highest.
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: dog_of_war on June 29, 2017, 07:03:26 PM
Congrats! Well deserved.
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: magenb on June 29, 2017, 10:09:32 PM
For his continued contributions to army list building and tactical discussions, magenb has been inducted into the PoC as an Aspect Warrior.  Congratulations :).

wwwoooohooooo!


Thanks everyone :)

Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Irisado on July 14, 2017, 05:31:07 PM
Adrastos and SeekingOne have been recalled from the Infinity Circuit and restored to Warlock and Exarch respectively.  I'm awarding you both these titles from memory.  If either of you think you ought to have a different title (i.e. Exarch instead of Warlock or vice-versa) let me know and I can change it.

There has also been discussion about making a sticky for important articles or topics relating to the Eldar.  The PoC already has a section for this purpose, which I have just recalled.  It is the Crystal Library section, which can be found here (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=226965.msg2731105#msg2731105).  I'm happy for Eldar players to make suggestions as to what needs to be added to that section.
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: SeekingOne on July 15, 2017, 04:22:45 PM
Thanks Iris! :)

And I was just thinking of writing you to find out whether my soul will be recalled from the Circuit and restored to its rightful place at the frontline :) Thank you for doing that!
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Adrastos on July 15, 2017, 08:34:56 PM
Thanks much Irisado!

I think i might qualify as an Exarch given my writing of tactica on numerous occasions. But I do like having psychic powers so I'm torn.


Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Irisado on July 16, 2017, 05:45:32 AM
From memory, you were given the Warlock title because of your article contributions and writing for the Eldar Project, but you're welcome to take the Exarch title if you prefer.
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: magenb on July 16, 2017, 05:59:22 PM
Congrats Guys!
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Looshkin on August 9, 2017, 02:11:32 PM
Congratulations to all of those that have been honoured on this board!

Including me! That was a shock to find out...I never check what it says next to my name when I post, so totally hadn't noticed that I was an Aspect Warrior!* Cheers all!


*Although, as I was blissfully unaware of my status, I believe I would make a particularly poor Aspect Warrior. Like a 6th Edition Howling Banshee or something...
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Chaplain Swordwind on November 14, 2017, 03:19:46 PM
Hello all,

It seems like a lifetime ago that I last posted to these forums; I took an extended break from 40K when I got shipped to Korea in 2012.  I came back to the U.S. a year later, moved to a new city, and just never quite picked it up again.  Now I live in Germany, and my son expressed an interest in learning how to play. I've picked up the new edition and now we're both diving in and enjoying it.  It occurred to me that these forums used to be such a great source of information and conversation, so I thought I'd do a quick check and see if they're still around, and indeed they are, so here I am!  With the release of the brand new Craftworlds Codex it seems like my timing is pretty good.   ;D
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Saim-Dann on November 14, 2017, 05:18:12 PM
G'day Chaplin Swordwind!
Welcome back to the hobby, mate. Sounds like you've had quite the globetrot... Be well!
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Cavalier on November 15, 2017, 07:26:15 AM
Welcome back! The hobby is in full swing at the moment and the Eldar codex is looking great. Couldn't have chosen a better time.
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: SeekingOne on November 17, 2017, 02:48:41 AM
Hi Swordiwind! I remember you :)
Welcome back!
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: haunt on November 17, 2017, 06:03:07 PM
sup Chaplain.
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Dread on November 18, 2017, 01:28:46 AM
Welcome back bud. As you said perfect timing. Now get to posting and painting, make us proud.
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Chaplain Swordwind on November 18, 2017, 03:32:47 AM
Welcome back bud. As you said perfect timing. Now get to posting and painting, make us proud.

Posting is easy, painting will take time.  I'm currently waiting for my stuff to arrive from the United States.  I've played two games with my son so far, but we had to proxy just about everything.  He's picking up the game pretty well; fought me to a draw the first game and just missed achieving a draw the second time (he was a few inches too far from an objective when the game ended).  I built a custom table for us to play on; at the moment the terrain is also being proxied, but it will be great when those items get here too.

I'm also excited about resuming all the projects I left behind when I went on my extended absence.  There's so much to update; articles that are no longer relevant and need to be redone, etc.  I look forward to all the discussions and theory-hammer that will come.   :D
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Dread on November 18, 2017, 01:25:17 PM
Sounds exciting. I've only got to play a bit when it first dropped but like you, life intercedes. The nice thing is its all new. Fluff is reminiscent but changed to fit the story line. Thank goodness I'm not a story player. Now we'll move this conversation to another topic.
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Irisado on September 14, 2018, 04:33:41 AM
Blazinghand has been inducted into the Path of Command as an Aspect Warrior.  This accolade is long overdue, given that he has been making many high quality contributions to this board for a considerable amount of time.  Congratulations :).
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Post by: Blazinghand on September 14, 2018, 01:42:07 PM
Thanks! I really appreciate the recognition, and I'll certainly do my best to live up to the title, when my war mask is on...
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Irisado on May 12, 2019, 02:14:44 PM
Adrastos has been returned to the infinity circuit until such time as the craftworld shall call on his services once more.  A number of Aspect Warriors have also resumed civilian status and have been removed from the active roster accordingly.
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Lachdonin on July 19, 2019, 09:06:36 PM
I return from my meditations to assure all that the rumours of my untimely crystalization have been grossly exageraged. I've popped on and looked at things from time to time, but never really stopped in to say hi lately...

This isn't the place to go into whys, but I'm definitely still around, still gaming (my foster brother and i actually own our own hobby shop now) and still very much a curmudgeon.

I'm going to try to be more active again, but i can't make any serious promises yet. Still, love ya all!
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Post by: Dread on July 19, 2019, 10:52:23 PM
Good to hear from ya. Put pics up of hobby store.
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Partninja on July 20, 2019, 09:21:29 AM
Yes! Pics or it didn't happen.
Title: Re: The Eldar Path of Command
Post by: Lachdonin on July 20, 2019, 03:30:04 PM
It's been so long since i used this forum... lets see if i can remember how this works...

https://scontent.fyhz1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/59917475_770154263356514_6421150942753718272_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_oc=AQms1aOztF14bSHTruCXmresQLjdyJnefX8n5EbF7VgSsSasFLfM6BsXPBEs9yRxQYM&_nc_ht=scontent.fyhz1-1.fna&oh=116304f5a5c12110e128db21140dc971&oe=5DAE4ADE (https://scontent.fyhz1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/59917475_770154263356514_6421150942753718272_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_oc=AQms1aOztF14bSHTruCXmresQLjdyJnefX8n5EbF7VgSsSasFLfM6BsXPBEs9yRxQYM&_nc_ht=scontent.fyhz1-1.fna&oh=116304f5a5c12110e128db21140dc971&oe=5DAE4ADE)

This is a more recent pic, from near the front. We covered the walls in high-density foam cut to look like stonework.

https://scontent.fyhz1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/26055867_497449457293664_6612956958128642981_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_oc=AQmBXNW9Zmu149HcNuJmP-pps7FqAxJR00y32BjRLpTXFPqEKPf2FiyrjX2d76WlrjQ&_nc_ht=scontent.fyhz1-1.fna&oh=a675543e086037b32884b7694c05ed9c&oe=5DA9979C (https://scontent.fyhz1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/26055867_497449457293664_6612956958128642981_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_oc=AQmBXNW9Zmu149HcNuJmP-pps7FqAxJR00y32BjRLpTXFPqEKPf2FiyrjX2d76WlrjQ&_nc_ht=scontent.fyhz1-1.fna&oh=a675543e086037b32884b7694c05ed9c&oe=5DA9979C)

And this is an older one from near the back. The first is taken on the left side of that support near the front, which gives you an idea of the size.

My foster brother does most of the opperating, i helped bankroll the project, but i live in Halifax while he and the store are in Yarmouth.

There's more space behind the camera in the second shot as well. We're working on putting in a lounge, and 2 closed off game rooms for people who want a more private, at home atmosphere for their games (especially D&D).
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Post by: Dread on July 20, 2019, 03:54:33 PM
Wow, that looks so nice. The castle stone work screams hobby. Glad you're  back bud. Looks like apocalypse is on the horizon at our local store, so I think this will bring up a lot of discussions. See you around.