Part of my Kael Din project includes the use of Blood Angel Honour Guard units, proving the greatest challenge of the project… What models can I or should I use to represent a Honour Guard unit with a Sanguinary Novitiate, all equipped with jump packs and with the regular Honour Guard models all carrying a Plasma Gun, while two additionally carry a Meltagun.
My first thought was naturally the new Shadow Spectre Forge World models, they are a work of art and really eye catching but require the most effort to obtain, particularly since Forge World doesn’t accept Paypal…
They are reasonable value thanks to the horrible over-pricing suffered in Australia (and other regions) but can’t really represent any legitimate Eldar choices.
On the other hand a Jetseer Council is a great Eldar unit and using Dark Eldar Skyboards I can build it with the minimum fuss – a Farseer or Warlock can simply be mounted straight onto a Skyboard and the addition of Reaver Jetbike front armour gives the Skyboard the length to stand in as a Jetbike more accurately.
And so my Kael Din project continues, with the first 3 models built and slow painting progress on my Farseer who will stand in for the Sanguinary Novitiate.