The High Elves are here!
I actually painted the vast majority of the figures last year, but basing them has taken until this year to accomplish, as I have busied myself with other things, notably Vikings and Irish and then French & Indian Wars.
But the wait (for me at least!) is now over and the Goblins have some opposition of note (apart from fighting amongst themselves, at any rate).
The figures are all 10mm size and hail from the ranges of Pendraken. As with the Goblins, I bought the first ones at the Derby Show in 2015, buying one of the starter armies available at the time (and available still I believe, though the choices have expanded since then).
Blue is the theme colour and features on virtually all the figures to tie them together as a whole, unlike the rather more random look of the Goblins.
Now, I will show you the pictures as this juncture, but please tune in for the next post, as there are a couple of major considerations with these whole unit bases when it comes to texturing the bases that I would like to notify you about, should you ever choose to go the "Warband" route. I will do that next time...
So, till next time, here are Finwe's Finest.
|The "Starter Army plus bits", which is still not the whole force available! The starter force is actually just 8 units, so this is a starter and a half!!!|
|The COMMAND stand, a mix of figures from the original command pack plus some additions.|
|The High Elf Sorcerers with pet statuette. It seems all the magician packs, regardless of which army they are for, get a pet statuette, rock or similar.|
|And a close up to show my attempts to shade and highlight 10mm figures just as I would 28mm.|
|The open grave on the back left corner of each base is to hold a small d6 which shows unit strength in the "Warband" rules.|
|...the green of the SCOUTS (again matched with blue).|
|But those mounted types are rather more fanciful and independent-minded, so blue may not feature at all, as on this unit, the BLOOD KNIGHTS.|
|The knights of the STAR LORDS regiment are mostly blue-clad, however.|
|The STAR OF THE AINUR regiment. The banners in all cases are simply pieces of self-adhesive label folded in half around the pole of a normal spearman figure in the case of the infantry.|
|The RED WINGS regiment.|
|The SWAN GUARD regiment.|
|And the two-handed swordsmen of the GOLDEN OAK regiment.|
|And another ultra-close up showing my attempt to shade and highlight these 10mm figures.|