My initial thoughts were to use the Rogue Quest band, but I had a last minute change of mind, deciding they were too similar to Inquisitor Dirske and his retinue from the last campaign. Instead, I've decided to use a motley band of Eldar Void Pirates, which will include Taal Spellsinger, Prince Nuadha and Caspalta Silverhair. I've always liked the old Eldar Battle Drones / Ghost Warriors, and as a Void Pirate Captain can be accompanied by a Construct (effectively a servitor), I decided that I'd use one as a 'counts as'.
I've actually got a dozen or so of the Ghost Warriors sitting in a case - back in 2010 I attended my last ever 40k tournament with a Wraith-themed Eldar army. Much to my embarrassment, I only base-coated the entire army with purple bodies, grey heads and black weapons. I cringe even now when I think about an entire army of poorly based coated Eldar on the table.
|On the left, the 'painted' starting point.|
Happily, one of these lovely models has been salvaged for immediate use. I did very little other than to overpaint the purple with a nice new lilac and paint up some metal parts. The most important part of the whole model is the addition of the retro-Rogue Trader feel pink tiger stripes on the helmet. I think they elevate what is essentially just a quick spruce paint job, to something a little more interesting.
I have a couple more figures to complete for the warband. Rest assured, I'll post photos of the whole group in due course.