Not sure how to do multiquote anymore, if there was even a way before, so forgive me for slipping into old habits?
The blue and yellow combination just looks very Eldar to me and I think that it is one of the most aesthetically pleasing colour schemes for the Eldar.
I just looked at the colour scheme and background (hey, it's been a while!) and I can see the appeal.
Oh, and blue for old-school "eldaril
" will always get my vote. Wraithbone is... Yeah.
The other option that you could consider is Iyanden.
Another great choice, although as someone just coming back into painting I'm not sure that yellow is something that I can do justice. Of course, putting the models together is a greater challenge than it used to be in the days of pewter and simple plastic models so... yeah.
That and the background on Iyanden reminds me how much I don't like what GW did with the Infinity Circuit and "wraith" units. O.o
Thematically though, Harlequins fit much better with Alaitoc than Iyanden, which is another reason why Alaitoc looks like a very good choice in this instance.
And I did buy that unit of Harlequins!
Eldar are certainly really cool, and any of the established Craftworlds are fun, have have bespoke rules which separate them from each other in the game.
Just trying to find the best combination at the moment because, as above, it's been a while. I always felt most of the lore of the CE was lacking (back in the day), which is why I'm trying to remain on the surface of all of this--what's cool to paint, what's cool to run in an army.
To be fair, it's going to be a while for the playing side of things given that my son is so young. On the other hand, the painting side of things? I'm kind of intrigued with that. Further, I've got a 3d scanner and a digital tablet so that I can sculpt "mods" to characters that I was never skilled enough to do with green stuff back in the day. This makes me kinda stoked for just the painting side of things.
...your custom craftworld (which is covered in the book Psychic Awakening: Phoenix Rising.
I did find this information, but I'm still skimming the surface t at the moment in part because I'm somewhat horrified at how much they're charging nowadays.
If you want to diversify and run a combination of Harlequins, Craftworlds and Dark Eldar, you can run them as Ynnari, using the characters from that box.
Lots of new terms for me.
"Aeladari" seems to be just the new version for CE, but what are the others?
...if you are playing down your local store...
I cannot currently think of a scenario that would have me going into a GW store.
...but no one is really painting to match the rule set any more. Paint them what ever colour scheme you want.
Interesting. Is there any reason for this?
(I would love me some Alatoic with white helms, which is one of the things that I did with Dire Avenger Exarchs back in the day...)
You will need way more dice than before, seriously it easy to have to roll 40 dice from a single unit.
Urgh. When it gets to that point I'll just use a virtual dice roller. Thanks for the heads-up.
Pricing.. well being in the US you have a lot of options, you can easily find places that sell it at 20% off.
I know of no such places. Maybe I just don't know the Google terms, or the kind of places to search?
There is an argument to be made for a quality brush.. do you need it when first starting out.. nope.
$50 in brushes later...
Vallejo's paint line is solid and cheaper than GW paints and is generally easy to get hold off...
My Google-fu has revealed this one to me, at least. Next paint set will come from them rather than GW and the "Warhammer 40,000 Paints and Tools" set that I bought already.
You can also find cheaper was to do terrain etc on youtube...
When I get to this point--rather, if
I get to this point--I'll probably be using an FDM printer. At the moment I've got a 40 resin printer coming to me for the virtual "builds" (above), but we'll see how that turns out later on down the line.
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On a personal note, I couldn't help but pick up the "Triumvirate of Ynnead". Wrong forum, but any info would be greatly appreciated.