For my second article in this series we look at the big monster from the beastpack; the Clawed Fiend. Compared to the Dark Eldar's other Toughness 5 monsters (the other two being Sslyths and Grotesques) the Clawed Fiends are the fastest, strike earliest (higher initiative), and hit with more attacks on the charge (unless the Grotesques are outnumbered), and they do this at the lowest cost per wound. So why aren't these models seen more often, and what do I think of them ?
There are a number of reasons why this model is rarely seem on the gaming table. The first is that the model is finecast and therefore expensive, next the model comes in only one pose, putting off modelers who don't like identical models in a group and don't want to convert finecast.
However a quick google picture search will show lots of examples of much cheaper alternatives. This goes for all the beastpack models as this comparison shows:
A good example of an alternative conversion is the pic below from Dave Taylor Miniature's blog: