Wednesday, 4 February 2015
Biel Tan Eldar
Son and heir has decided to join the wargames club at school. Which came as a surprise as I always thought his younger brother was the one with the genetic abnormality that predisposes one to toy soldiers.
Obviously they play 40K. Obviously he wants his own army (he's using my Orks at the moment) and obviously he's chosen Eldar. I say obviously because despite having a loft stuffed with assorted plastic, lead and resin products I have very little 40K, and only a tiny number of Eldar models.
So whilst I'm happy he's wargaming I am now worried about having to remortgage the house to buy his soldiers.
And I'm worried about having to play 40K which, as we all know, is a game for children, deviants and accountants.
However I dug out and handed over the few Eldar models I have and he's had a go at painting a couple (after a little explanation from me) and they look all right for a first attempt.
The weapons need to be finished, but apart from that I think they'll pass for table top standard amongst the rest of the year sevens. I do wish he'd chosen a slightly less challenging colour scheme for a first army though.
Anyway, you'll have to excuse me, I'm off down to the docks to see if I can sell my body* to buy an Eldar weapon platform.
*Five or six times