Now that I think about it, this was probably my first army purchase of the year, while the Orks I wrote about in a previous post, were my second. They both came back to back within a couple of weeks of each other though, it I guess that it ultimately doesn’t matter which of them came before the other.
Anywho, by this time last year, I’d already picked up three armies from various local players (two I paid for and one which I traded for), and it started to feel weird that I wasn’t buying droves of cheap crap, so I found myself looking at Craigslist now and again. In general, it doesn’t seem like that’s a very happening place for buying 40k stuff here in Alaska, but I still check it periodically to see if there’s anything there. Since I only check it about once per month, it’s possible that stuff moves much more frequently than I see, but the new posts are deleted before I get a chance to check back on them. Whatever the case, the stuff I’ve seen on there tends to be on the more expensive side, and tends to sit there for a while.
So, a guy had an Eldar Army up for sale, but it didn’t list all of the parts and there were no pictures. On a lark, I sent him an email asking him for some, and it didn’t wind up looking all bad. The models were–for the most part–unpainted, newer versions, and were relatively unbroken. Granted, I didn’t need an Eldar army, but I shot him an offer just the same.
The army included the following models/units:
It also came with foam for the army (though it’s not in the best of shape). The good news is that things are assembled reasonably well and there’s minimal breakage. He didn’t bother to glue in any of the flight stands, so there’s no worries there, but the downside is that most of the flight stands are missing almost entirely. Likewise, the cockpit canopies are largely missing as well.
The price was decent, but not so good that I could’ve pass it up (although I didn’t–but I think that’s mostly because I felt a piece of me was missing since it’d been six months since I’d purchased a new army!).
Now, rumor has it that Eldar might be the next codex–due to be released as soon as next month. That seems like it would be a fortunate turn of events for me. Although, I’m guessing that they’ll replace some of the older models (like those ancient looking jetbikes). Still, it can’t hurt my overall chances to move some of these…
I guess what I’m trying to say is that if anyone is looking to pick up some Eldar, I’m your guy!
Feel free to click on any of the pictures below for larger images.