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I started this army over a year ago and walked away. But I'm going to sign up for the local WHFB league in June and decided to finish the army. Here's what I had painted up so far:
1 bolt thrower
5 Silver Helms
That can be 1000 points exactly, but I need more. So I whipped out the credit card and bought everything I could see! (Even ordering an Eagle)
This is what I'm starting with:
You can view more photos at Clay's WHFB High Elves Army
I'm thinking of adding Tyrion, some Dragon Princes, more Spearmen and something else to get to 2000 for the league. Then I can paint the rest of the book later. What do you think? Is that a plan?
First of all, I have to say that your painting standard is pretty good.
As for your plan, as long as special characters are allowed in your league I see no problem with what you're aiming for.
What about posting a list in our army list section. We'd be happy to help.
Thanks for the comments. I posted here instead of the army list thread because I basically want to post photos of the army as I build it. Is that acceptable?
Right now I'm trying to finish up some 25mm ACW guys for a campaign that my friends are starting, then I can get to the High Elves.
After playing World of Warcraft for a year and painting NOTHING, I quit that game and had time to paint this for a friend...
So now my creative blood is flowing in my brain again and I want to get these guys going!
I agree with swntzu. Your painting standard is pretty high and if you would post a sort of plan or schedule on what you are planning to add in your army I would be happy to help you as well.
5000p. High Elves
Okay, here we go....
This is what I have:
One of the battalion boxes is just the remains of what I've already built. The other is new. I have Tyrion, Teclis, both the new mages and princes boxes, three boxes of Phoenix Guards (with another on order, along with the eagle), a regular OOP chariot, new lion chariot, OOP dragon, new dragon, spearmen boxed regiment, and Dragon Princes (with an extra blister so I have six).
I can buy whatever else is necessary and plan on painting this whole collection.
To get up to 2000 points, I'm thinking Tyrion is good (need a general and fighting character, plus he's a points sink). The Dragon Princes are pretty much the standard High Elf unit now, right? So I'll paint them. Another regiment of spearmen would be useful. And then I need one or two more things....
I could drop a Dragon Mage in there or put a Lord on a dragon in the army, too.
******* mother of ****** how much did you spend? Nice paintjobs by the way.
. "Stop complaining ponce and hit stuff with yer shiny new axe"
Thanks. Okay guys - you pick a unit, and I paint it and post a photo of it here.
I think right now you could do with the dragon princes. I'd love to see you work our magic on them.
Seriously, that's a lot of stuff in one go! :o
Wow! There's about $700-800 worth of stuff there! You know... you make me quite envious. Where do you live again? just kidding.
Do you ALWAYS try to pain the book? Or is this just how you collect armies? That method would get expensive quick- you don't need alot of that stuff (Kitty Karts for example, or the old Prince on Dragon)
I'd put a list in the army list section if you haven't already (gotta go check) and then start a new post in the Painting/Modelling forum for the paint-by-request idea. Running so many pics in a normal thread will eventually tick people off. Some computers can't handle the load.
Anyways, welcome (back?) to Ulthuan friend. And it's as good a time as any to join! Campaign season's coming up!!