Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Dark Eldar Mandrake Proxies

Considering that I'm burning through the DE Codex making almost every unit in there I decided it was time to branch out a bit and make some more custom units.

I was reading the section on Mandrake history and came across the passage about how they might have been Eldar that experimented a bit too heavily with the Dark Arts. This got me thinking about making a sorcery type of unit. Spellcasters that have been disfigured by a misfortunate magical accident and are now stuck in some sort of limbo serving as assassins from the shadows.

Their heads and baleblasts would glow like a green version of Ghost Rider
whilst they emerge from the shadows like Shijima from Ninja Scroll.

Rules wise, in order to make these guys playable I would treat them as Mandrakes …but I'm more of a converter/painter than I am a gamer so I decided to not get too hung up on the aspect that they could be something more than just Mandrakes.


  1. Dude, where do you get these ideas from!? These are ace! Far better than buying CrapCast!

    I have to say, i've yet to see a DE army as nice as yours! Probably won't either!

    Sorry, arse kissing over....!

  2. Very cool take on the Mandrakes! Love the swirly GS they are appearing out of, and the meathooks and eldritch blasts definitely look fearsome. Not entirely sold on the skulls, merely because they seem to me to be human skulls and as such are a bit large and square as opposed to the generally more thin oval shape of the Eldar face. All in all though, that's really a very minor nitpick - They could easily be human skull masks too, which is fitting and creepy!

    Can't wait to see 'em painted up - keep up the great work!

  3. Really like the look of your Mandrakes.

    Using the jet flares as part of the flaming skull balefire works really nice.

  4. As always quality product sir! Keep the goodness drippin.

  5. Thanks for the compliments everyone!
    I'll have these guys Painted and photographed within 2 weeks.

  6. I really like the stepping out of the spinning warp thing. Very nice. Very interested in seeing them painted!