Warmaster High Elves

High Elf army in "traditional" blue colour scheme (with a few, more recent, red and white units). This was my first 10mm army, and it is my largest. Both in painted figures and in figures available. There are 27 units of infantry, 24 of cavalry and 14 specials painted. 


In Warmaster terms this is 7000 pts painted, and over 11,000 pts in total, though that does include 1000 pts of Dragons! An earlier version of this army is shown here when it was under 2000pts in size.

 

 

Back row: Silver Helms (12), Dragon Princes (3), Chariots (3) and Reavers (9)

Middle row: Spearmen and swordsmen (20)

Front row: Archers (15) and Bolt Throwers (3)

Commanders at the very front

 

Heroes

The High Elf command pack contains a wide variety of figures so many different command figures are available.

 

Dragons

 

 

Archers & Spearmen

Plastic BoFA Elves, painted as wood elves, though they look rather gray in these photos.

 

Two units of archers and two of spearmen, all metal GW Warmaster High Elf figures. Painted in red and white, to go with the red Dragon, and to provide some contrast from all the blue.

 

 

The core of the army, 2 units of spearmen and 2 of archers.

More spearmen and archers. The back right unit is the alternative Swordsmen of Hoeth figures, which are currently (2011) going for nearly 50 a unit on eBay.

 

 

These 4 units are BoFA plastic humans - but they seem to fit with the High Elf army. They will probably get used with my Empire Army as soldiers from a less advanced province, along with a couple of units of Bretonnian knights.

 

Phoenix Guard (not my painting!)

 

Swordmasters of Heoth

Giant Eagles

Two units of Warmaster metal eagles, which are too big for the bases and need careful arrangement to fit together as a unit. And two units of the much smaller BoFA plastic eagles. I have mounted these on brass rod, and the eagles can be rotated to either face forwards to the short edge, or to the long edge of the base.

 

Silver Helms

The key strike force - Silver Helm knights.

 

Warmaster High Elf Dragon Princes - currently going for insane prices on eBay

Reavers

Reavers - long range horse archers

Chariots

Just three units of chariots - hard hitting but fragile.

Bolt Throwers

Two units of bolt throwers - have a bit more range than archers, and several units can fit on a small frontage, but slow moving. So I tend to prefer archers over them.

 

Sylvan Kin

These are for Kings of War rather than Warmaster.

The troop type is described as "Spirits and faery folk of the forest realms ... humanoid elementals of nature, fighting with the fury of the Great Wild". The figures are a mixture of manufactureres and scales, there are some Pendraken spirits, the tree dryads are Splintered light 15mm, the small fairies are 6mm from Micro World Games, and the other humanoids and dogs are Eureka. I'm quite pleased with how these came out - as when I had the different figures on painting sticks it was all looking a bit odd. I have a few Centaurs coming from Pendraken to finish off the other stands, and am going to try to make some flying fairies as well.

 

Totals

 

 

Unit  
Bare Metal
In Progress
Painted
Figures (painted)
Infantry  

300
  GW WM Spears 4   8  
  GW WM Swordmasters     2  
  GW WM Phoenix Guards     2  
  GW BoFA (Wood Elves) 2   2  
  GW BoFA (Men) 1   2  
  Pendraken Spears     3  
  Pendraken Swordsmen 1   1  
Archers  

240
  GW WM Bowmen 4   10  
  GW BoFA (Wood Elves) 2   2  
  GW BoFA (Men) 1   2  
  Pendraken Archers   1 1  
Knights  

84*
  GW WM Silver Helms 3   10  
  GW WM Dragon Princes     3  
  GW WM BofA Elf Cavalry 1      
  Pendraken Carthaginians (Wood Elves) 2      
  Pendraken Elves 2   2  
Reavers  
2

9
72*
Chariots  
1
2
3
45
Giant Eagles GW WM Giant Eagles
1

4
24
  GW BoFA Eagles     2  
Sylvan Kin     2 2  
Forest Shamblers   2      
Dragon  
1
 
3
2
Bolt Thrower  
2

3
12
General  


1
4
Hero  

2
10
17
Wizard  
2
2
2
2
Giant Eagle mount  

2
2
4
         
980

 

*Total figures counts cavalry as 2, and dragons as 4

 

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