This is a farewell post. It's with sadness in my heart that I say goodbye to my Dark Eldar army. Find out why after the jump.
My Dark Eldar army was started as soon as the new models came out back in 2009. I was extremely excited to hear Jes Goodwin working on new Space Elf models. It's what he does best. My favourite games developer Phil Kelly was writing the rules. What a tag team. They did not disappoint with these incredible models.
I completed the army, just before joining Tale of Painters. In fact it was Stahly seeing my Dark Eldar on Warseer that prompted him into contacting me and asking if I wanted to join this illustrious group. I really liked Stahly's work ethic and focus and jumped at the chance, but that's another story and I'm getting distracted. Back to the Dark Eldar.
My Dark Eldar Razorwing Jetfighter was one of my first photos I took ever to be printed in a worldwide publication (White Dwarf). I'm a bit of a keen photographer, so this was as big a deal for me as getting models into White Dwarf. They're my photos, the same photos people saw on this blog months in advance of the printed magazine. I'm so proud of that.
So, why am I saying goodbye to this army. Well, every once in a while, when the stars are aligned, I sell an army for no other reason than I have too many painted models (oh woe is me!). Even with dedicated space, they take up a lot of room. This army is fast approaching 6 years old and it just sits on my shelf. I've never played a game with it.
At the time of writing this, it's currently on eBay. The lucky buyer will be buying a "virgin" force. They'll be the first person to break the force in on the battlefield.
I wasn't going to share this army on Tale of Painters. I've already posted other pictures previously when I first joined, but Stahly suggested I share the pictures and put a link up for the auction which you can view by clicking here.
I have a couple of questions for you guys. Would you sell this army if it was yours? How much would you ask for it? What do you think of the term pro-painted?