Wych squad is just about ready to join my other troops in their foam tray. I still have some highlights and cleanup to do but given the short amount of time I have before NOVA, nothing is going to be perfect. I do like this general color scheme and the pale skin and red hair really make these Wyches stand out from the Warriors.
I was able to get some much needed practice games in yesterday at a local RTT. It was a great opportunity for the local guys to try out their 1850 lists in a mostly NOVA format -- there was slightly different mission scoring and the group employs official chess timers/clocks set to 1 hour per player. While I believe the intent of the timer is a good thing (ultimately to discourage intentional slow-play and winning by means other than playing out the full game) I think it has some unintended consequences; it doesn't accurately account for your opponent's activity within your own turn, namely the assault phase, overwatch, or waiting for saving throws to be made.
My new case for transporting my Dark Eldar army arrived this weekend. It's my first case from KR Multicase, but it definitely wont be my last. The whole KR system makes a lot of sense, especially if you have a larger collection and play multiple armies. Up until now, I've used Sabol's Army Transport bags and foam which have served me well for many years. Honestly, they make a great product as well and you'll be hard pressed to beat Sabol's price point. But the reason I went with KR over Sabol for my Dark Eldar is simple; custom cut soft foam.
This is my test model for my Dark Eldar Kabalite Warriors. If I can get all my warriors up to this table standard by NOVA I'll be happy. Here's some more WIP shots of the rest. Next up is the Wych squad.
There was no way my Dark Eldar army was going to fit within my old display board / tray, so this morning I went to the craft store to pick up something larger. Ended up having just enough space; not a whole lot of free space, but enough to add some extras at the back. I snapped some pictures at each step so I'll let them do most of the talking.
My Eldar allied detachment is getting closer to completion. My 1850 list is locked and I have had several weeks to mull it over; it certainly has its weaknesses (almost every list does) but I'm still very excited about it and hope it will turn out to be flexible enough in a diverse tournament setting.