In an effort to at least pretend to practice what I’m preaching, I thought I’d start posting up some details of current hobby plans for 8th Edition 40K, and take a look of ways of approaching it under both the Cheap Gamer and Lazy Mini Painter philosophies.
I managed to snag a whole batch of Eldar from Doc Bungle which were partially painted in Mymeara colours, and I had already decided that Eldar (or at least Aeldari across the factions) would be my choice for 8th edition, so I’m going to start with these, and build up to a chosen list. I’m looking to start for a trial game around 50-65PL (probably the upper end of that, as my opponent will be fielding thousand sons and under 65PL is very hard to actually get anything like a test army in!).
I’ll then build to a 100PL list. At that point … Well, I might go higher, or I might start on a diffferent faction.
We have painted realistic 71 power level:
Avatar of Khaine (13PL)
6 Warp Spiders for 10PL (or a unit of 5 for 5PL)
10 Dire Avengers (6PL)
6 Shadow Spectres (19PL or 5 for 10PL)
Hemlock Wraithfighter (10PL)
Fire Prism (9PL)
Wave Serpent (9PL)
It makes sense to extend the army and expand out up the detachments to gain a few extra CP! The next stage is to add another HQ, 2 more troops unit and move up to a Battalion detachment. We might then look at another HQ, and go for a second detachment if the battalion doesn’t give enough flexibility.
Asurmen (9PL) and 2 squads of 5 Dire Avengers (6PL) would get us into Battalion territory without needing to buy any more troops, and take us to 86PL.
An Autarch (5PL), and 3 warlocks (9PL) would take us all the way to 100PL, and finishing off the remaining 2 warlocks and a farseer would give us some options (up to 112PL). And a unit of Guardian Defenders (4PL) would take it to 116PL
Lazy Mini Painter
With our targets in mind, how can we get there the easy way! Well, a simple spray blue would give us a great undercoat for all those models. Some artic blue on the plates with a little lighter highlighting, some yellow soulstones, white helmets and gun metal weapons, a simple wash, some quick basing! We’re going to try to turn them out as fast as possible!
Well, from a cheap gamer perspective:
- I’m using all models I already have. I don’t need to buy any more for this project yet
- I’m using a macragge blue spray I already have. It’s the easy option, but I don’t need to spend any more either. Win win!
- I will need some paints, but I’ve identified a particular range of paints. I know exactly what I need to get – basically the mymeara arctic and turquoise colours. I’m also using lazy options to paint them, so reducing numbers of layer paints and things I biggest expense is I may need to buy GW brand paints for some colours if I want to paint some in store.
And so, it begins!