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Great figure, it's unusal i like it.
What do you use it as in your game?
By the topic title I guess he uses it as the spcial character Ariel
An excellent conversion. Perhaps when you have new batteries you could do some close ups for us?
Yeah i know that, but where are the rules for Ariel?
I remember using her in the old wood elf book. Are there new ones?
There were rules on the old GW website, there are some on the Aussie one still not sure if they're as up to date though.
I believe someone on here still had the page on their computer, cannot remember who though. I only have the australian copy which I believe is different.
Backdraft005: the mini looks excelent (even out of focus). Not the most common idea of Ariel, but...
waylander2: Here is a transcription of Ariel's rules from the old UK GW page
Ariel counts as a Lord and a Hero choice in a Wood
Elves army. She must be used as presented here and
may not be given any additional equipment, magic
items, or Spites. Ariel will always be the army
General, even if Orion is also present. No model
currently exists in the Warhammer Wood Elf range
for Ariel – you'll have to convert your own
representation of her.
Ariel is the Queen of Athel Loren and presides over the realm together with Orion. Ariel
acquired the Aspects of Isha, the ancient Elven goddess of nature, through the
strange magic of the Oak of Ages at the same time as Orion gained the Aspects
of Kurnous. Thus, the magical force of nature flows through Ariel as if she were
the goddess Isha herself.
Ariel wields immense natural forces and weaves them according to her will. She commands the trees of the forest to grow, and vegetation to spring forth from the ground. It is Ariel who weaves enchantments around the Forest of Loren to delay and mislead
intruders, or lure them onwards to their doom! If Ariel perishes in battle, the Elves will carry her away and seal her within the Oak of Ages to be reborn again in the spring.
When enemies enter the Forest of Loren, Ariel shifts shape into her sylph-like War Aspect. She grows almost twice the height of an ordinary Elf and unfolds huge wings like those of a gigantic moth, covered in tiny scales of shimmering, iridescent colors. Upon her wings are strange markings known as the Eyes of Isha, and the Spirals of Isha can also be seen in the patterns of her wings.
Sometimes, Ariel's wings display the markings of the death's-head moth to indicate that she is enraged and in a vengeful mood.
Moth-like antenna emerge from Ariel's head, but her face remains that of a beautiful she-Elf with piercing eyes. The upper part of her
body is clad in shimmering scales of incandescent green, while the lower part trails away into infinity – like an ethereal or elemental being. She appears to glow with an inner light like the moon and trails raw magic in a shower of glittering stardust. In this form, Ariel can fly around the battlefield wielding her magic. The wafting of her huge wings over the heads of the enemy fills them with bothdread and awe.
Ariel, Queen of Athel Loren
M WS BS S T W I A Ld
Ariel 5 5 5 4 3 4 7 2 10
Ariel is a Level 4 Wizard and knows all of the spells from the Lore of Athel Loren. In addition, she gets +1 to cast any spells from the Lore of Athel Loren.
Ariel has the following common special rules: Fly, Forest Spirit, Terror
Elemental Form. Ariel is no longer a mortal Elf and is bound to the natural world with ancient and unbreakable ties. If she chooses to move using her ground movement, she may move through all forms of Difficult Terrain without penalty.
Aura of the Fey Queen. Ariel is one of the truly legendary individuals in the Warhammer world. All friendly units within 6" of Ariel are Immune to Panic.
Earthbind. If Ariel is endangered, the land itself will rise to protect her by entangling those who would threaten her. Any units declaring a charge on Ariel count as moving through Difficult Terrain for the duration of the turn. In addition, if Ariel flees from combat, any enemies attempting to pursue her roll an extra D6 when determining their pursuit distance and discard the highest result.
The Heartstone of Athel Loren. A physical representation of the many ties that bind Ariel to the forest of Athel Loren, this gemstone protects her from the effects of hostile magics.
This item grants Ariel a Magic Resistance of 2. In addition, if she successfully resists a spell targeted at her, the casting Wizard must immediately take a Leadership test. If he fails, he immediately loses a magic level and may not cast that spell for the remainder of the game.
The real question is... is she worth it?
I don't know. I never tried her with this rules (I did with 5th ed). I guess not. I can get a Spellweaver and a treeman for 600 pts... But the mini is excelent (both the 5th ed and Backdraft005 ones)
Yeah, it's a great figure!
I suppose you could always stick it on a larger base for a mounted Spell Singer?
(maybe an alter kin instead... they're supposed to be shapeshifters)
Bah, I am dumb. Take that last point for what it was worth. My thinking out loud on forums late at night = dumb.
Last edited by Gnomish.Id; December 20th, 2008 at 09:37.