|The Bad, the Bland and the Good.|
As regular readers know, I’m not perfect, aside from spelling errors and horrendous formatting, I’m also a bit rubbish at giving any kind of advice. You may remember that in 2009 I lectured you all on selecting colours to ensure that your army looked its best. I then illustrated this point by adding a picture of what I thought were good choices.
|The old individual colours; nice in small numbers, but horrible in large groups.|
With the release of the new Dark Codex, I decided to finally get round to finishing off my Dark Eldar army (and by ‘finishing off’ I actually mean ‘assembling and painting’). Anyway, I realised that my exisiting paint schemes looked terrible and I needed something better. Since getting back into gaming a few years ago, I had primarily focussed on skirmish games (such as Necromunda and Mordheim) where I could focus on each miniature and make them individual. As I took up Warhammer, I realised that I needed to make an army more uniform, so that it looked better when assembled on the tabletop.
Casting the individuality of my Dark Eldar aside I stripped off the paint and began painting them in a bone colour (as shown at the top of the page) to give uniformity and to avoid the generic purple Dark Eldar army look. Unfortunately, as nice as this colour was, it was quite dull and didn’t show up very well against my grey gaming board. Dammit.
So after a bit more paint stripping (my flat really is starting to smell like an old people’s home now), I decided to go for something brighter. Ice blue seemed appropriate. So here they are, bright blue, easy to spot on the battlefield, and most importantly of all, not purple.
|Not the most amazing colour scheme, but not purple.|