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.