Saturday, September 30, 2023

Warmaster high elves

This week some of the lovely 10mm scale 3d printed Forest Dragon High elf figures turned up, and what can I say they are even betler in the flesh, so to speak. Amazing the quality of sculpts these days! I can't recommend them highly enough. 

So I've been beavering away gettting my Silverhelm Cavary regiments done and enough Spear-elves painted to be able to field a 2000 point army. 

I've gone for a traditional blue and white colour scheme and am happy with the way they have turned out.

I've quite enjoyed painting these figures, the details pop making them easy to paint and I have had a bit of a production line going. The funny thing with 10mm is that an individual base looks okay, a regiment not bad but once you put 3-4 regiments down together on the table top, wow do they pop and the look of serried ranks really shines. 

I'm still not 100% sold on the rules for Warmaster- I like the command and control mechanism just wonderoing if the fighting by stands mechanic may be a bit fiddly, we will see when I get round to having a game. 

Anyway, I am very satisfied with the results of my work this week and hope to get these guys onto the tabe one day soon. 

5 of the infantry regiments are Forest Dragon 3d printed resins, the centre one os the only regient of GW spear elves I have. 


Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Warmaster 10mm High elves

 Time for something a bit different. I was down in Dunedin the other week and caught up with an old gaming mate Richard who is running a gaming/hobby store which is pretty cool. While in there met one of the local gamers, Andrew, who was working on a Warmaster Tomb Kings army. They've got a group of 3-4 players down there getting some armies together and so that was all the inspiration I needed to get a new project under way.  

I played a few games of Warmaster 20 odd years ago with Dale and Nigel but didn't like the crazy never ending combat issue which was fixed with Warmaster Ancients. I bought Warmaster Ancients when it came out but never got inspired to paint up an army. Anyway, back in the day I got a few blisters of GW High Elves and some Kallistra ones with the intention of getting a 2000pt High Elf army together, but it has been languishing, forgotten and unloved in the bottom of my gaming drawers for a long, long time. 

Meeting up with Andrew and Richard inspired me to pull the old mini's out and try to get an army together. A google seach for inspiration turned up Warmaster Revolution which is a fan based update based on the Warmaster Acients system. I'm not 100% sold on the Warmaster system, I always liked the command system which were also used in Hail Ceasar and Black Powder but I'm not sold on the combat rules, I think that they may be a little clunky but we will see, as I said I've oot actually had a game in a long, long time. so maybe I cut it some slack. Long story short I decided ot hunt out my old mini's and try to get an army togehter.

So, for the past couple of weeks I've been painting up and rebasing units and hope to get down to Dunedin for a game in the next few weeks. I've also bought some 3D printed mini's from Forest Dragon which does a very nice range of 10mm figures which are very Warhammeresque in thier aesthetic.   

Progress so far.