Thursday, August 29, 2013

Illic Nightspear

So, I kinda had no choice but to have this guy. He is a special character for Alaitoc, and the uber ranger at that. I fell in love with Alaitoc back in the days of the Ranger Disruption Table. And not because of the rules, though they sure didn't suck, but because I loved the idea of the scout/sniper, and an army of them was like christmas.

This model was pretty straight forward to paint. I painted him up in the color scheme of my other rangers so he fit in. Although I tried to make his coat a little more elaborate. I am still pretty rusty in a lot of areas, but this guys was a lot of fun as return. I will be fielding him a lot, rules be damned! Not that I think he sucks or anything, I am just saying, he will be present. That being said, I will likely not upgrade my rangers to pathfinders very often. If Illic joins normal rangers they get Stealth and Shrouding, so I will take the cheaper points values and better cover save over everyone making precise shots.

Here is a quick shot of Illic with his rangers.

Would you run pathfinders vs. rangers? What do you think of my base vs the sculpted base he is normally on?

Thanks for reading,


  1. the base looks better than the normal one, but he must get tired hauling that hunk of metal all over the place!

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  3. Pfft, sniper rifles are heavy weps. Like he moves after deployment.

    Thanks for the props Tallarn.

  4. I ran pathfinders last night and was not impressed I would stick with Rangers. Great Paint job and I like the base

  5. Thanks for the kind words Sage4506. The base was a lot of fun. I didn't want to use the sculpted piece because I imagine my force being more of a off world, behind enemy lines, kind of force. Not so much fighting on a craft world, and that piece is very specifically eldar.

    Bummer on the pathfinders. The story-lover in me is having a hard time reconciling with the pathfinders not being hands down better then the rangers. Do you think pathfinders w/o Illic hold up better than rangers?

  6. Well I tried a really fluffy alaitoc list


    4 5 Man Pathfinders
    1 Guardian with wave serpent and warlock

    Hemlock Wraithfighter

    2 Warwalkers

    This got whipped twice last night hard... by eldar and then marines so I decided to conform and field more wave serpents and bring it down to 2 units of rangers (not pathfinders)