Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Eldar Color Scheme

Instead of working on the Spectrum Shock campaign (which is fun) or preparing for the coming school year (not all that fun), I've spent the last few evenings absorbing Warhammer 40K rules (an investment for future fun). Yes, I said that learning Warhammer 40K rules is an investment. It really isn't all that fun right now, but I can't wait to start pushing little Eldar models across huge tables and rolling giant handfuls of dice.

Side Note: Wow, I don't think I've ever written or typed "handfuls" before, and it looks really goofy without a double "L" at the end. Merriam-Webster Dictionary is telling me that goofy is correct, though. Oh well.

Speaking of Eldar, I want to come up with a cool color scheme for them that is uncommon if not original. As far as the pictures I've seen online, most Eldar are painted pretty much the same way they are pictured. Most guardians are red-based, most dire avengers are blue-based, most striking scorpions are green-based, etc. I want my army to have a more coherent color scheme.

As of right now, I plan on using black, dark gray, and Carolina blue as my primary colors, and using traditional aspect warrior colors only for their details. I'm sure it will be fine with guardians, dire avengers, farseers, warlocks, and other fairly generic troops, but it might look kind of dumb for my blue/black fire dragons to have red/yellow details. We shall see.

For now, I'm planning to use a color scheme similar to this one for my guardians:

The trick here is to make sure that the guardians look cool as Eldar and also match my ideas for the Boston Conventional Military, as I'll be using Eldar to represent BCM soldiers in my Spectrum Shock campaign. Hmmmm....
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