While I will always love the wargaming hobby my relationship to it has changed dramatically over the past 20 years. primarily due to the onset of real life but also due to The advent of different systems/worlds has reduced the amount of time available and indeed the desire. As of writing I have not stepped into a GW store in over 4 months. I know it may not sound like much but I used to be a regular at LGSs of all flavours.
Introduced to wargaming via GW I received both WFB 3rd and 40K RT at Christmas 1987. I immediately became addicted, specifically with the drawings and miniatures of Jes Goodwin. Wood Elves for WFB and, of course, Eldar for 40K. I fell into the background of the Eldar and scoured issues of white dwarf for new models or fluff. This was all of course pre WD 127 and the advent of Aspect Warriors.
Now that I find myself with time on my hands (self employment is a beautiful thing!) I’m going to accomplish what I failed to at the time. Build a complete Eldar army. I dunno … maybe it’s a nostalgia thing.
Ref Materials: I’ll be building the list from the following sources.
- Age of the Imperium entry: Rogue Trader p177-183
- Mercenary Army List: Book of the Astronomicon p88-90
- Pirate Army List: Book of the Astronomicon p101-104
- Dreadnoughts: WD 100, Rogue Trader Compendium p65,p68
- Spirit- and Ghost-Warriors WD 101,
- Rogue Trader Compendium p72-73
- D-Cannon on Anti-Grav platform WD 101
- War Walkers: WD 102,
- Rogue Trader Compendium p70-71
- Jetbike WD 106
- Eldar legion Painting guide Back of the Epic Eldar Legion boxed set
Raw Materials: In terms of models to hand I have my original collection but I spent 2005-07 picking up a few extra RT Eldar models at car boot sales, ebay etc… and I now have;
- 4-8 of each of the original 12 Eldar models
- 1-3 of each of the Eldar command models
- 1-3 of each type of Walker
- 1-2 of each type of support platform
- 1-2 of each Harlequin
They’re are kept in a cutting edge hermetically sealed storage receptacle… as seen below …