Category: High Elves


The Asur are on the move towards NCGT

The cold steel lance slid up the neck of the Skaven rat. Squirming and slowly dropping to its knees it hissed “I can offer valuable information in return for my freedom”

A second knight appeared “So you found diseased rat!” Lord Caradryan spotted the whelp many leagues back. Gut it now and let us ride on with haste”.

“The Skaven has offered us information” replied Allunanur “speak vermin or I will cut your life short”.

“Yes yes sire, much information I have…. valuable information I have. My master Lord Skitterclaw is nearby, a powerful seer he has become. Let me show you his lair and may you take his power and in return spare my life you will”.

“You untrustworthy slave, I will not follow your orders however you shall follow mine. We are heading north towards the great desert. A darkness is growing with rumours of an ancient foe returning to plague the Old World once more.

This Skitterclaw you speak of, if he truly is a seer of great power then he may serve as a distraction.
Tell your master to head to the desert, tell him what you will that will interest him enough to make the journey”.

“Allunanur we must ride”.

“Yes Finulier”.

“Whelp, I will be sending a scout to watch you, one wrong turn and he will gut you slowly. Run now and don’t look back”.

“Finulier let us ride if the rumours are true and Nagash has returned then Lord Caradryan needs us by his side.

He is currently seeking out another of the silent order. The winds are strong, stronger then I have seen in an age. Many of the ranks have spoken of seeing shadows in the skies with some saying they have felt incredible changes in temperature.

I get the feeling that many of our questions will be answered in the desert”.

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Necromunda

I thought I’d throw out an update with some pics taken over the weekend (don’t forget to follow me on Twitter)

A few of us in the group have kicked-off a Necromunda campaign which happened last Wednesday (9th April) and since then I’ve got three games in with my Orlock gang.

This is how my gang currently stands:

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I’ve really enjoyed each game and would thoroughly recommend it if you haven’t tried it before.

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In addition I also sorted out ‘the Warhammer room’ yesterday as you could barely walk into the room. I’ve also taken a few pics of some of the rare things I own.

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Also taken a shot of my entire High Elf collection

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As mentioned in my last post, month 4 was sacrificed to paint up my Imperial Knight.

The kit took me a weekend to build and fully magnetise the weapons, masks and icons.

Next up was painting, I wanted to use this project to try my airbrush out again and to also use some airbrush stencils from Anarchy Models.

It took me 3 weeks to paint but I actually only really spent the weekends doing it.

The stencils worked really nicely and I’ve been overwhelmed with the response I’ve been getting on Facebook and Twitter.

So without further ado here is Grimlock ‘Hell Raiser’ Dragonhide

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I come with good news; month three for the Asur was a good month with some much needed reinforcements and numbers!

First up are five Shadow Warriors. They’re lovely models but rubbish rules. That said they will make a good support choice for Alith Anar I hope.

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Next up is a lovely model from The Russian Alternative

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I also managed to paint two bolt throwers but not the crew. For these I used the airbrush for the brown which worked pretty well.

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And lastly I bought the The LOTR Eagle Plastic Kit which are beautiful models and much better than the metal ones (and cheaper!).

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Unfortunately month four wasn’t a good month; I gave into temptation and bought an Imperial Knight and wanted to spend some time on it so I passed on doing any fantasy this month unless I got time right at the end.

Some last minute list changes aside, everyone managed to complete their goal of painting at least 250 points for month one. The paint had barely enough time to dry before the group set a date for their first game, devising a neat little scenario layered on top of the Triumph and Treachery rules to cater for the unbalanced armies the first few months would inevitably see; Slay the Dragon!

Here’s the brief they players got:

  • Let’s play a Triumph and Treachery game using our fully painted #ATO9G forces
  • Simon’s Dragon, Talinda Fireheart will deploy in the middle, guarding her brood of hatchlings
  • The objective is to either slay the dragon, or steal her eggs
  • If you kill the dragon, you win outright
  • Otherwise, the player with the most eggs wins
  • Ties are decided by the amount of coins (as per Triumph and Treachery rules)
  • Any unit may move, march, pursue or charge over an egg to capture it
  • If you flee, you drop the egg
  • If you are destroyed, you drop the egg
  • A unit can carry multiple eggs
  • Talinda gets Hatred against any unit carrying an egg
  • If you’ve painted more than 250pts for #ATO9G, you’re allowed to bring and use them too – judging by the blog, it looks like there’s only a difference of a few hundred points anyway, which the crazy nature of T&T will balance out…
  • If you’ve painted less than 250pts, that’s all you can bring – you’ll have to rely on your mad #PRSkillz to save you (or get painting)

Even with  just 250 points per force, the game was fantastic fun with some hilarious moments! With a belly full of food (beef, mainly), the players deployed their armies.

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The Forces:

  • High Elves – Star Dragon and an Undead Banshee (the ghost of the fallen rider)
  • Dark Elves – Morathi and a Witch Elf Champion
  • Wood Elves – 10 Glade Guard and 6 Scouts
  • Empire – 10 Halberdiers, 10 Crossbowmen and a Priest
  • Lizardmen – 20 Saurus
  • Lizardmen (guest player) – tooled-up Lord on Cold One
  • Tomb Kings – 10 archers, 3 chariots and a Heirophant
  • Vampire Counts – tonnes of Zombies, Skeletons, Ghouls and a Necromancer

Quick overview:

  • Wood Elves – took pot-shots at the Dragon all game to no avail, until the Witch Elf Champion single-handedly murdered the Glade Guard
  • Empire – hampered by a barrage of Treachery cards, the men of the Empire marched towards the nest of eggs until Morathi’s magic sent them fleeing
  • Lizardmen – managed to capture an egg, taking the lead, until they drew the attentions of Talinda the Star Dragon, who promptly destroyed and broke the regiment of Saurus in one brutal round of combat
  • Lizardmen (guest player) – mostly blundered around after failing two stupidity tests, effectively putting him out of the game. But he enjoyed the beer.
  • Tomb Kings – sent his chariots into the Vampire Counts main unit, killing his Necromancer and ensuring his hated rivals’ eventual doom to crumbling
  • Vampire Counts – during his army’s death-throws, charged his remaining Ghouls into the Tomb King’s archers, killing his Heirophant and ensuring his hated rivals’ eventual doom to crumbling
  • High Elves – with enemies all around her, Talinda the Star Dragon valiantly protected her brood and lost just a single wound throughout the whole battle. However, she mourns the loss of one of her young…
  • Dark Elves – Star of the show, Morathi, was a powerhouse in the magic phase, netting fist-fulls of Saurus Warriors and Halberdiers, plus the Undead Banshee. Her machinations drew the attentions of Talinda yet she not only survived combat with the beast, but also (though plenty of double-dealing, bribes and careful Treachery card playing) managed to escape and deftly steal an egg from the nest, giving the Dark Elves the win!

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Good morning,

I’m very happy to announce that I’ve now completed month 2 of #ATO9G

I’ve also been enjoying the Twitter action.

If you’re a gamer and you haven’t already joined Twitter, I fully recommend it.

You get to see tons of painted models (that haven’t been painted by GW staff) and you also get great encouragement as well.

Also it’s really nice when you get people clicking ‘favorite’ or ‘retweet’ your pics.

Month 2 in pics

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This pic got me 4 retweets and 5 favorite

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Which I finished last night and got 6 retweets and 3 favourite

As outlined when I originally planned month 2, I’m now going to start work on my first block of 10 Sisters of Avelorn but I won’t get to start any work on them till next week =-(

I’ll keep you all posted on how I get on.

Good afternoon from the Asur,

Month 2 is looking good so far with some valuable painting time clocked this weekend.

Alith Anar is looking finished and the Loremaster is at the half way house

I must admit that I didn’t realise Alith Anar is only £8.20 and still metal from GW – I would fully recommend this character to anyone with an Elf army, he’s great fun to paint and the rules are half decent.

I’m also starting to teach myself about making the painting easier by not focusing on 100 different colours and picking out every detail.

The red spot colour is also a lot of fun and I’m really starting to get the hang of painting it.

 

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I also wanted to share this pic the wife forced me to take.

I came up with a quote “Just like a Hellpit ‘the cat’ moves in a random direction and f*cks everything it touches

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Until next time.

Month 2 for the Asur – @Simonroberts87

Welcome to 2014 and more importantly Month 2 of #ATO9G.

With Month 1 complete for the Asur, I have been thinking about what I can paint for month 2.

In short, I am going to double…. yes double the amount of models I need to paint – last month it was 1 😉

I’m going for some characters this month as I have them sat on my painting table and I really like both miniatures (and the rules they come with).

I have also included an ‘optional’ unit which comes down to whether or not I have time to paint them, if not I will at least start the unit off and then set them as a month 3 project to complete.

You can follow all the action by following me on Twitter

 

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Asur Month 1 Finished

Good morning fans,

@Simonroberts87 here

A Merry Christmas to you all.

Things here have been going very well and i’m happy to report that I have now completed month 1!!! YAY!!!

Month 1 was pretty easy for me, it consisted of a Dragon and some baby dragons/ dragon eggs.

Here are some final pics:

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Asur Dragon Up-Date

Good morning,

Bit of an up-date from the Asur.

Talinda is definitely coming together.

Will be done before Christmas (I hope).

The thing that is really spurring me on is the responses I’m getting on Twitter. My last pic got 3 retweets and 6 favourites

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Dragon as a whole so far:

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