Hello everyone in this
Heretical forum full of foul witches and unclean aliens! Long time player of Black Templars here, and I figured what is the opposite of Black Templars? Xeno witches! So over the past few years I've collected and painted the startings of a new craftworld. I started this craftworld in 6th edition, and it has taken me a "few" years to get everything I have painted, and I thought I would share with you now what I have!
As you can see, the craftworld is very Orange. Craftworld Etruria takes a lot of pride in its crafts, so much so that even the aspect warriors wear the color of the craftworld instead of their own aspect. Different aspect colors are shown through their helmets and the non-plate component of their armor. for vehicles, they get accent colors depending on what I feel the color of the closest aspect warrior color is. So as you can see, the Vyper and the windriders get light blue for shining spears, the wave serpent has darker blue for dire avengers, and the fire prism gets bright red with yellow highlights, close to how I will do fire dragons if I ever own them (further aspect warrior purchases depend on if GWS ever makes them plastic).
The warriors of Craftworld Etruria are staunch defenders of Eldar Maiden worlds, and as such, have a close relationship with many clans of Exodites. They see protecting the Maiden worlds as their sworn duty, and the maiden worlds help the craftworld by supplying them with supplies that can only be grown on their worlds.
To this end, the story of the craftworld is just starting. My cousin has started a small Tau force, and we have decided that we will be making his Tau and my Eldar sworn enemies! His Tau are colored blue to contrast with my orange. We will be playing our first game of 750 pts next monday (the 19th of oct) to get a feel of each other's armies. After that game, we will be starting a crusade campaign where his Tau are invading a maiden world that is still undergoing terraforming, even though the process started thousands of years ago. Etruria will be looking to drive them off the planet! We will be growing our forces in secret between each game we play, so every time we add units to our force, it will be based off what we saw only in the previous game. Blind list building go! I will try and give battle reports for each of the games we play. However, while the first game is going to be with 8th codexes using 9th rules, I do not believe we will be continuing to the crusade portion until after we both receive a 9th edition codex.
A few more thoughts about the army though. I originally started this army planning on it to be a pinning spam list back in 6th edition. The idea was the force lots of LD tests with negative modifiers using powers and the hemlock wrathfighter, to pin multiple enemy units down and hinder their ability to do anything. As pinning has gone the way of the Dodo, I currently lack direction as to how I wish my craftworld to procede. Unless we get plastic aspect warriors with the 9th codex (hopefully we will seeing what the necrons got), the two options I can really see happening are Mechdar, or lots of wraiths. I've yet to play a game with eldar, so discovering their strengths and weaknesses is going to be a ride! Let me know your thoughts!
Edited by Urkh, 13 October 2020 - 09:49 PM.