Tag Archives: Wraithship

BFG: Craftworld Eldar Dragon Ship

IMG_1041Hi guys,

Sorry things have been a little sloww of late, I have been in London and away from my models. As luck would have it however, I have recently finished up my Craftworl Eldar Dragon ship model, the last unpainted model in my recently featured Craftworld Eldar fleet .

IMG_1038In the end I decided to go with a blue colour sail, the red just didn’t look right in that big flat expanse, plus the blue does make a nice contrast point and links in to the Corsair fleet that goes with this one. I think I may go back and rewash the spacefleet wraithships now just to bring the fleet together a bit more.

I hope everyone is doing well and getting lots of hobbying done. I have been getting a bit of painting in and should have some more exciting sutff ready for you soon. Plus tactica!

Gus

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BFG – Craftworld Eldar Fleet

IMG_0820Given I had some of the ships out of the case for this for the last post I thought I would throw up some pictures of the full Craftworld Eldar fleet I own too. As you can see it is rather small, only coming to 1,000pts which makes it the smallest fleet I own. This is partly because of the lack of choice in the fleet list – effectively two different cruiser classes and a hard to find escort class – and partly because this fleet is supposed to sit with my 2,000pt Corsair Eldar fleet to make a full sized fleet (yes the page says 1,200pts – it has gotten bigger since then!)

IMG_0824The fleet is a single Dragon ship, which is just a more heavily armed Wraithship, armed with Torpedoes and Pulsar Lances, and the four Wraithships previously featured. Generally this means that the fleet is prretty vicious for 1,000pts, with a wealth of Launch Bays, Eldar Torpedoes, and Pulsar Lances making it very strong, while the lack of resilience (all the cruisers are only 6DC) and lack of range are its two drawbacks.

IMG_0821Obviously I still need to paint the Dragon ship at the centre of the fleet, but this should be a relatively simple job that I can get around to soon. I haven’t decided whether to paint the sail dark blue to better tie it in with the Corsair fleet, or to paint it dark red and tie it in better with the Wraithships.

Hope  you guys are having a good summer!

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BFG: Craftworld Eldar Wraithships

250Hi guys,

Just a quick post in keeping with the EPIC Eldar Tactica starting, showing off some of the models I use as Eldar Wraithships. I use some old plastic models produced by GW for their game, Spacefleet, whose models turn up with some regularity on eBay, along with the Imperial models also produced for it.

IMG_0827They are quite nice little ships and are plastic which is a nice change. They fit the Eldar Craftworld aesthetics quite well too and take paint nicely.

IMG_0826I use four in my 1000pt Craftworld Eldar fleet as wraithships, two with torpedoes and phantom lances, and two with launch bays and weapons batteries. With the addition of a GW Wraithship model as a Dragon Ship (it is significantly larger than the spacefleet models) and an autarch it makes a nicely rounded 1,000pt fleet.

IMG_0828As I said above the ship is a little small for a normal cruiser, but as the Wraithship is only 6DC it works quite well. As you can see in the picture it is a similar size to a GW Space Marine Strike Cruiser which is also 6DC.

Just a quick post that might save you a couple of quid the next time they come up on eBay!

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BFG – Wraithships

4 Wraithships

Hi guys,

Quick update – I have finally finished painting up the plastic Spacefleet models I am using as Craftworld Eldar wraithships. The four of them round the fleet out to a nice 3,000pts, and seem to me to have some pretty decent rules to go with them. The models were undercoated Codex Gray, then heavily drybrushed with Bleach Bone before picking out the details in Red Gore and Gold.

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