Monday, 2 March 2015

Armies on Parade - High Elves



"Men? Men are weak. The blood of Numenor is all but spent, its pride and dignity forgotten. It is because of men the Ring survives. I was there Gandalf. I was there three thousand years ago. I was there the day the strength of men failed."
Elrond Lord of Rivendell, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of The Rings

Forming The Last Alliance 
I have been working on a last alliance army for War of the Ring now for a while and decided to let people see how it's coming along.

The army will be a combined force of elves, men and eventually dwarfs (which aren't listed below as I haven't decided what they will comprise off yet).
The list:

Elves-
Gil-galad
Elrond
Glorfindel
Celeborn
Círdan
Thranduil
High elf regiment. 3 strong with captain and banner
High elf regiment. 3 strong with captain and banner
Rivendell guard. 3 strong
High elf Archer regiment. 3strong with captain and banner
High elf Archer regiment. 3strong with captain and banner
High elf Archer regiment. 3strong with captain and banner
Galadhrim regiment. 3 strong with shields, captain and banner

Númenór-
Elendil
Isildur
Númenórean warriors. 3 strong with captain and banner
Númenórean warriors. 3 strong with captain and banner
Númenórean warriors. 3 strong with captain and banner
Númenórean warriors. 3 strong with captain and banner
Númenórean archers. 3 strong with captain and banner

The elves come in at 2990pts and the Númenóreans at 1095pts.
 A total of 4085pts.


As their are more elf units I have decided to start with one of them.
I chose to do a sword regiment first as i get more enjoyment of modelling than the painting part and i wanted to do a unit with it's front rank in the film pose.



Sticking with the the elves, the next unit I decided on was archers so that I could field an sbg army.



You may notice the gap next to the banner man this is for the captain. It will be a Elrond model with an armoured Glorfindel  head. I haven't painted the banner as I plan on putting a paper one over the top.

After two regiments i decided to do a character. For me the was only a choice of one to start with and that was Glorfindel (he's my favourite Tolkien character)





In the next instalment I will start on the Númenórians.

Article by Craig Harrison



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