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HaHa~ oasisrising, I was wondering if you were going to join up after my message on youtube ^_^

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Some nice models there, oasisrising. Subscribed! ^_^

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Greetings to everyone! I'm Dimitris and i play warhammer fantasy for two years now! The reason i ve started to play was a friend of mine who gave me the HEs of the island of blood to start playing with! And here i am! I'm mostly intrested in painting and modeling, and that's the main reason i ve joined the Ulthuan comunity!So you will have news from me soon enough in that particular section! cheers! :D

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Hey,

My name is Claire and I first started playing high elves about ten years ago. I've only just got back into it after a long break, because my mate who I'm travelling with plays vampires and chaos dwarves and she's a bad influence on me!

So we'll be travelling to tournaments etc. and hope to bump into some of you soon. :)


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Weclome to the Site, Stardust! I hope you enjoy your stay and find what you need to win big at the many tornaments you plan on going to!

See you around! (random smilies, :o :? :mrgreen: )

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Hey all! Names Aerius, and I have frankly always loved the HE lore, and definitely want to start making them my next army!


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ulthuan.net is like the maffia, once you join you never leave.

Man, has it been a while since I lost trod these forums, way back on the old (2nd?) site I think...

Been kinda growing away from high elves for a long time, but with a new book on the horizon they piqued my interests again.

So yeah, name's Armilthuan, don't know why I choose the bloody name, oh well. I have have skimmed around the site and remember quite a few old names. Was good nostalgia.

So I hope to pick up on my khorne coloured elves again and post some pics/battle reports, etc.


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Well since I'm apparently making a comeback as well, allow me to reintroduce myself.

I'm Luna Guardian, a high elf player since around the time the 6th edition book came out (I can't remember whether I played with the Ravening Hordes/5th edition book or not, THAT'S HOW OLD I AM!). I've mostly skipped the entire 8th edition because I despised some of the rules changes (and the 7th ed book's "Always Strike First" blanket rule scared away all my usual opponents), but with a new interesting book coming out, I'm staging a last minute comeback! I have a twisted sense of humor and a deep dislike for most things Caledorian, mostly due to the arrogance of the dragon boys but also because of the extreme overexposure. And that the dragons aren't cool at all in Warhammer. And their helmets are silly. And their mommas.

Anyways, my army comes from Chrace, after the initial overshot mary sue approach I did with my first idea (I was young and stupid and sucked at writing even more than today, ok!) and due to their extreme wilderness skills, I seem to have misplaced 95% of my models. Here's hoping lots of new models come out! Oh, and if someone has budget IoB deals, plastic White Lions or White Lion bits from the chariot box for me and willing to ship in EU, gimme a holler! I got a crapton of bits I can offer in exchange. Also some money, I suppose.

My achievements include: pissing off the Ulthuan admins on multiple occasion (do NOT try that at home kids), winning a 6th edition 3000 pt battle 5000-0 (My greatest victory, if not the greatest game. Against Chaos, EVERY die went my way. ALL of them. ALL the time. I still need to incorporate that into my fluff), and (my personal favorite) beating 4 Caledorian princes in a gauntlet type AoD on this very site in a row (rest assured, that's mentioned in the fluff).

As far as my army's fluff went (probably will be something similar when the new book comes out, but we'll see), it's along these lines:

Lionstone Citadel
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Where the Annulii Mountains meet the expansive woodlands of Chrace, close to the blighted lands formerly known as Nagarythe, stands the ancient seat of the Lionbane family and the home of the house's current lord, Prince Deral Lionbane. Built to meld seamlessly into the mountain on the foothills, incorporating the imposing and indominable Annulii into its defense, the Lionstone Citadel oversees a rich valley and the town of Chatens with its inhabitants. The citadel has been built of the light grey, almost white stone of the Annulii, giving the main gate, a stylized lion's head, a particular symbolism to those seeking protection within and those daring assault from without. Flanked by two tall towers, the main gate forms both a beautiful aesthetic piece for the elves to appreciate as well as a formidable obstacle for any enemy to overcome.

Multiple bridges lead from the citadel into the surrounding areas, allowing easy entry to friends. Although usually a severe oversight in the defensive planning of any citadel, these bridges have been designed so that when an enemy attempts to storm the gates, the spellwork holding the bridges together can be undone from within the citadel proper, plunging any would-be invader into death with several tons of stone.

In addition to the defences of the citadel proper, the Lionbanes know the value of multiple lines of defense and constructed a smaller, secondary keep ahead of the Lionstone Citadel. This structure, affectionately nicknamed The Lion's Pebble, acts as the primary hall of justice in times of peace and, when the valley is under threat, to divide the enemy's strength, lest they leave a well trained and well supplied force in their rear as they lay siege.

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The citadel proper also houses a fine library, mostly gathered by the uncle of the current lord of Lionstone, Lord Corlath Lionbane and the current lord's brother, Choradrian Lionbane. While lord Corlath was no mage, he appreciated the literary arts, as well as texts about more earthly matters such as harvest and hunting whereas Choradrian has expanded the library to include great many magical tomes and works about the younger races. Gadrial Lionbane, the daughter Deral Lionbane and apprentice to Choradrian, has yet to add to it, but she has spent countless hours pouring over the ancient tomes of the elven gods and nature.

As a fan of art, especially sculptures, Deral has decorated the Lionstone Citadel with beautiful statues of elven heroes and magnificent beasts. By his decree, every street corner is watched over by a majestic griffon or a proud great eagle and the streets are lined with heroes of old, such as Korhian of Chrace and Arthael of Saphery, the foot of each statue retelling the noble and heroic acts of these heroes of the past. By their sides stand silent stone spearelves and archers, each commemorated to a regiment, each telling the tales of their bravery.

Although the majority of the citadel's inhabitants are Chracian, the citadel and the town it oversees house a significant amount of elves from other kingdoms as well. The shrine to the gods is taken care of and guarded by members of the Phoenix Guard, Swordmasters of Hoeth can be seen sparring or about on a mission from Choradian or the Loremasters, Shadow Warriors are often seen alone or in small groups and Ellyrian horsemen can be found tending their steeds or sharing wine and ale with their cousins from other kingdoms. Traders from Cothique, Avelorn or the other kingdoms can be found in the marketplace and Lord Deral enjoys hosting any number of friends in times of peace. Although by far the rarest, even Caledorian princes can be found in the Lionstone Citadel from time to time, Lord Ramesesis of Tir Eloc most often the one being announced.

Prince Deral Lionbane
Deral is the head of the Lionbanes, an old and respected family from the northwestern reaches of Chrace. Guarding Ulthuan from their vile cousins, the Lionbane's seat of power is the great stone fortress of Lionstone Citadel, built to grow from the side of the mountain like a natural extension. A curious mixture of traditionalist and progressive thinking, Deral is viewed as odd even by other Chracians and outright baffling by elves from other kingdoms.

The proud tradition of the Lionbane family has always been to follow the path of the White Lion. While this is no longer required of each child, at least the head of the family is expected to hunt down and kill one of the fearsome beasts that roam the mountains and forests of Chrace. Deral achieved this on the cusp of adulthood, hunting down and killing the mighty Carathic whose enchanted pelt he now wears.

Although Deral is a prince of noble blood, he does not enjoy the revelry of fine clothes and ”frivolous baubles” as he puts it, of others of his rank. He wears his long light-brown hair free, with the exception of a simple braid on the right side, and adorned with beads and feathers. Upon his brow sits a golden circlet with a multi-faceted emerald, matching the green of his eyes, as the sole symbol of his status. Standing tall even amongst the tall elves of Chrace, and built exceptionally strong, Deral has a physical presence that lends him immediate authority. Dressing in the dark green, brown and gold of his house in times of peace, he prefers silk and soft leather to the intricate and exuberant robes often associated with elven nobility. To battle he carries his huge double bladed battleaxe, as well as a smaller handaxe and a hunters knife, donning his simple gilded ithilmar breatplate, molded to reflect his physique with matching bracers and greaves as well as the white lion cloak that is his by right of hunt.

Deral is usually a well-humored man, keen on enjoying the small pleasures of life, such as hunting and music. He is light-spirited despite his great responsibility and is well liked by his warriors and the people in his care. However, when roused to battle, he is a proud and powerful warrior, fierce and full of grit. Whether he is fighting on foot with his bodyguard or witnessing the battlefield from atop his mighty griffon Whitebeak, he can often be found where the fighting is thickest, seeking out the most dangerous foes in the battlefield to break the back of the opposing force.

A proud but modest warrior who places achievement over position and pedigree, he has often found himself at odds with the arrogant nobles of Caledor, more than once resulting in blows between him and the dragon lords. In fact, one of his most well-known achievements is the thorough defeat of four mounted Caledorian princes in a gauntlet duel, sparking a venomous feud with Beshil'ur Vartahlis, Drakemaster of the Second Flight of Dragonprinces. He also has a long standing, yet friendly rivalry with the Caledorian prince Ramesesis of Tir Eloc that has been well recorded. Deral personally trained the bodyguard of Ramesesis and the two respect each other greatly.

Family Standard Bearer Khorean Strongheart
Khorean has been at the service of the Lionbane family since the time of Deral's father. Khorean is a somber elf, often lending a moderating influence over the bold and unconventional tactics employed by his lord. The master-at-arms of Lionstone Citadel he is responsible for the training of the soldiers in the service of the Lionbane family. A White Lion by training, Khorean proudly carries the Lionbane standard into battle, inspiring his younger wards into acts of legendary bravery.

Although not readily apparent, Khorean enjoys the company of his men a great deal when off-duty and can often be found with them in one of the wine houses of Chatens. Although a grim man when sober, Khorean lights up significantly under the influence of wine and readily speaks praise of others, often to great lengths. He is not afraid to let his respect show as he showers a particular brother in arms with praise for a deed on the battlefield or success in a hunt, often considered the highest reward a soldier serving under him can achieve.

A staunch traditionalist, Khorean views the new ideas and innovations the Lionbane brothers introduce to Lionstone with disdain. Although a skilled warrior and a leader of others, Khorean was born in a more simple time and is less travelled than the brothers and fails to see the reason they have for changing old and true methods and traditions.

Khorean is the only elf in the garrison whose age equals Ilmariel Hailarrow and Korhain Lionaxe and whenever the three of them gather it is referred to by the younger elves as the Gathering of the Old Pride. To eavesdrop on their discussions is considered the pinnacle of disrespect, one quickly and painfully remedied by the garrison. Even Deral will excuse himself if the three meet, unless asked to stay, such is the respect for the Old Pride.

Mage Gadrial Lionbane
As Deral's daughter, Gadrial had to prove herself just as any other in his father's eyes. Showing an aptitude for magic from an early age, Deral was proud to present her to the loremasters of the White Tower. Wild and free-spirited, Gadrial felt a kinship to the nature and the beasts that inhabit it, upholding the Lionbane family's ferocious reputation. Despite this, Gadrial is a very pious young woman and extremely respectful of the elven gods.

Although not Deral's only child, she has a young brother, Gadrial is the oldest and the only daughter. This put great expectations on her as a child and though her position as the heiress apparent to the Lionbane family, she was not given any favors. She trained with a sword and bow under Khorean since she could close her fingers around a handle and is as skilled with them as any warrior of the citizen levy. She would be more talented still, but her training was cut short by Choradrian's noticing of her magical prowess. As she was practicing with Khorean, Choradrian returned to the citadel just in time to bear witness to an amazing event. As Khorean pressed Gadrial hard, driving her back with heavy swings of his two axes, Choradrian felt the wind of Ghur blow and flow into the girl. Before the eyes of the astonished mage and the even more astounded master at arms, an astral image of a great white lion began to form around her, moving with her, its claws extensions of her hands, ending where the blade of her sword was. With this magical ally, she drove his surprised trainer back, finally knocking him to the ground for the first time ever.

After this revelation that Gadrial was truly sensitive to the winds of magic, Choradrian took her immediately to her father and recounted what he had witnessed. Khorean supported his claim and thus Deral agreed to send his daughter to Saphery to learn the arts of magic as his brother had done. Unlike Choradrian however, who directed his studies towards metal and industry, Gadrial followed a path more closely in tune with nature and the spirit of the beasts that inhabit it. She retained the Chracian traditional garb and added to it the protective runes and magical amulets that the other mages often wear as part of their more mystical robes. When she returned home to Lionstone Citadel, she was welcomed with open arms by her parents and new infant brother.

Due to the opposing natures of their schools of magic, Choradrian and Gadrial are often at philosophical discussions and friendly competition with one another. They do however love and respect each other greatly, and on the field of battle their spells work together like a well-led orchestra, bringing ruin to the enemies of Ulthuan.

Mage Choradrian Lionbane
Choradrian is the younger brother of Deral, but unlike his older sibling Choradrian was sensitive to the winds of magic. In his studies at the White Tower he became interested in alchemy and fascinated in the industry the younger races used to offset their lack of magical talent, and felt himself drawn towards Chamon, the wind of metal. When Gadrial was young, it was Choradrin that noticed her magical aptitude and brought her to the Tower, acting as her first teacher. Since then, the two have shared a close bond and a friendly competitive rivalry.

Born a mere ten years after Deral, Choradrian and his brother share a special bond. They are extremely similar in almost all aspects, save one. Where Deral is a powerful warrior, truly worthy of the title White Lion of Chrace and Lord of Lionstone, Choradrian is an average fighter at best. However, he was born with acute sensitivity to the winds of magic, apparent from infancy as he drew metal from his toys in floating streams of liquid gold. As soon as he reached adolesence, a contingent of Sword Masters of Hoeth arrived at Lionstone to escort him to the White Tower for instruction.

Always skilled in the use of Chamon, it was no surprise to his teachers when he became fascinated with the arts of alchemy and the technology of the younger races used to overcome their limitations. Choradrian was especially interested in the works on dwarves and dwarven industry, as they combined the workings of chemical reactions with their runic magic, something the humans, for all their crude promise, did not do.

In his time at the White Tower, the jovial Chracian made many friends with elves from other kingdoms, even with some of the Caledorian Dragon Mages (although to be fair, this was before the great schism between the Lionbanes and Caledorians). Although no warrior, he appreciated and respected the skill of the Sword Masters at the Tower, and found mutual ground with them as well. One of the friendships he forged was so strong that when he left the Tower years later, the Bladelord he had befriended and his detachment returned to Chrace with him (although at the consent of the Loremasters, who no doubt wanted a way to getting news from that part of the world as well).

As the master in charge of Gadriel's training, he taught the girl in the art of magic as well as literature, and ignited a flame for learning that has not been quenched since.

The Charoi Wardens (Lothern Sea Guard)
The Charoi Wardens are the standing force of Lionstone Citadel, a professionally trained fighting force often led by Khorean Strongheart himself. Relatively few in number, Khorean has drilled each member of the Lionstone guard force to be equally proficient with the bow and the spear, giving the Wardens a versatility on the battlefield that makes up for their limited numbers. The Master Warden Kheral Strongvoice acts as the units second-in-command, leading his brothers in battle when Khorean is not present and seeing to their day-to-day operations in the citadel.

The Daroir Spears (Spearelves)
The Daroir Spears have a long and proud history in the service of the Lionbane family. Made up from the veteran citizen levy around Lionstone Citadel, they have often been called to arms to defend the realm against invaders and raiders and have served with great distinction. The unit's Sentinel, Ferthal Wildblood, has served at his post for decades and is the only one of his unit in continuous service to the Lionbane family.

The Sethai Kin (Archers)
The Sethai Kin are the younger levy soldiers that the Lionbanes can call to muster. As almost every elf in Chrace is knowledgable of hunting, these young warriors are given longbows, allowing them to put their deadly talents into use on the field of battle, watched over by the Lord of the Hunt, Kurnous. They are trained and drilled by the Hawkeye Ilmariel Hailarrow, a silver-haired noblewoman known for her uncanny accuracy and intimidating personality.

The Thalui Brotherhood (Shadow Warriors)

The Lionstone Citadel is very close to the border with Nagarythe and because of this the citadel is frequented by the grim elves of that dark land. The Lionbanes have been long, staunch allies to the Shadow Warriors of Alith Anar, as the northern elves tend to band together as the first line of defence against the warriors of Chaos and the hordes of Naggaroth. The Thalui Brotherhood in particular has forged strong bonds with the lords of Lionstone, and while trade flourishes during times of peace, the Brotherhood will readily lend its sinister skills to the use of the Lionbanes in times of war. The Brotherhood's Shadow-Walker, known only by his title, is a man of controlled demeanor and calm, calculating mind. He offers his advice only if asked and carries out all tasks with ruthless efficiency that makes even the other members of the war council uneasy.

The Thanan Shrine Guardians (Phoenix Guard)
Although remote and far from the Shrine of Asuryan on the Inner Sea, Lionstone Citadel houses a regionally significant shrine to the Creator God, Asuryan. This shrine is tended to and guarded by a small group of the eternally silent Phoenix Guard, who one day simply walked up to the gates of Lionstone Citadel and, to the surprise of all inhabitants, immediately made their way to the shrine without a guide. Gadrial can often be found with them, although the exact reason baffles his father greatly, as the Chosen of Asuryan make for poor conversationalists. The shrine's Keeper of the Flame is Ethael Flamevoice, a tall and powerful warrior-monk, equally skilled with his ceremonial halberd as he is bare-handed. After a few bottles of wine, Khorean will swear up and down that he has seen Ethael chokeslam a Khorne Bloodletter to the ground before dispatching it by snapping it's unholy neck.

The Ceyl Detachment (Swordmasters)
After he returned from the White Tower, Choradrian was a full-fledged mage, well-respected for his abilities and keen mind, as well as his outgoing and positive attitude. He had befriended the Bladelord Hattoriel Silverblade and when the time came for his return, Hattoriel led his subordinated with him. The Ceyl Detachment has found a permanent home within the welcoming walls of the Lionstone Citadel, working with the White Tower to keep the Loremasters informed of events in the north as well as scouting young elves with aptitude for either the path of the mage or the swordmaster. In battle they are a fearsome addition to the Lionbane forces, cutting a bloody path through scores of enemies with unmatched grace and speed.

The Hundred Manes (White Lions)
The guardians of the Phoenix Kings since the days of Caledor the First, the White Lions of Chrace have a long and proud history, filled with courage and unyielding sense of duty. The Hundred Manes are the most elite fighting force Deral Lionbane can field, a hardened veteran regiment one hundred strong forged in a hundreds of battles and skirmishes. Every elf has proven himself to be courageous beyond reproach and powerful enough to tear the ears off a rampaging orc. The Hundred Manes accompany their lord wherever he goes, following his lead to the most dangerous battles without hesitation. Deral's personal bodyguard, the Guardian Korhain Lionaxe, has served in his post since Deral's birth and despite his advancing years, is as deadly as the day he slew his own lion to earn his place by the Phoenix King's side.

The Elthrai Reavers (Ellyrian Reavers)
Deral's father Dorhal Lionbane recognised the skill and talent of the Ellyrian Horse Lordsafter witnessing them in battle for the first time. Their daring feats earned his respect and he proposed a cooperation agreement with the Ellyrian prince Harranhal. Harranhal would provide the Lionbanes with a unit of light reaver knights to serve as outriders, scouts and messengers and the Lionbanes would teach this unit how to operate in traditionally unfavorable terrain. The outcome was such a success, that after the first group of reavers returned from Chrace, Harranhal and Dorhal signed a long term pact that there would always be a unit of reavers stationed at Lionstone with a rotation time of 2 years. Only the Harbinger, a young noble at the time called Raethar Wildwind, would remain at the citadel, to speed up the training. Now that Raethar's son has taken the task, the citadel boasts the first Chracian Reaver Knight in living memory.

Cadaith (White Lion Chariot) and Harathoi (White Lion Chariot)
The Lionbane siblings have both been considered progressive by many, but out of the two Choradrian has shown even more creativity than his brother. When studying at the White Tower, he also studied the art of warfare and noticed that while chariots made for powerful weapons of war, if their initial momentum failed and they were trapped, they were quickly overrun. However, if pulled by something more fearsome than Tiranocii horses and manned by the finest warriors in all of Ulthuan, these glass cannons would turn into fortresses. Upon his return, he brought his idea to his brother who immediately gave his consent, and before long Tiranocii charioteers had been brought to the citadel to act as consultants and advisors in this new endeavor. Although initially highly sceptical of the usefulness of chariots in such densely forested and mountaneous region as Chrace, the Tiranocii took pride in their work and aided by Chracian craftsmen built the first two modified Tiranoc chariots for the Lionbanes. Their true shock came however once they learned of the beasts that were to be harnessed to the chariots. As the shocked Tiranocii looked, four Chracians in white lion pelts led four great white lions to the courtyard. The four elves were the handlers and raisers of the Lionstone pens, where all of the family's beasts and animals were cared for and raised for their purpose. As the four lions were attached to the front of the chariots and the elves climbed aboard, the citadel and the Tiranocii cheered at the sight of such cooperation between Asur. As the lions roared in response all present knew that the power of these new weapons was unmatched.

The Senlui Battery (Repeater Bolt Throwers)
The walls of Lionstone Citadel are guarded by more than the warriors of the Lionbane family. Sharing much with the neighboring kingdom of Cothique, the ever-jovial Lionbanes have many friends in the Cothiquean navy and have managed to purchase a battery of finely crafted Eagle Claws from their sea-faring cousins. Originally they were manned and operated by warriors of Cothique, but in time they passed this repsonsibility to the Charoi Wardens. Despite this changing of the guard, elves of Cothique are always welcome at the Lionstone Citadel, whether it is to trade, share drinks and stories or to join forces against a threat from the north.

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Heya Luna, long time no see. Good to see the anti Caledor propaganda return to the site, which I can find myself agreeing at (so much fun to poke fun at them). Quite the nice description you made. Was a treat to read. Maybe I should develop some proper backstory as well.


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Thanks Armilthuan, glad to hear you liked it :) . Also, I do not spew propaganda, it's just that someone has to tell the truth about the dragon boys :wink:

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It has the same outcome right? :P


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Hi Everyone, long time lurker first time poster.

My name's Chris. Born and Bred Aussie from Melbourne. Been playing High Elves since 6th edition, but with the lack of a serious fantasy player from my playgroup besides me and a short-lived local club I haven't done much expanding on my collection (or ANY painting). Guess I should come out and admit 40k Space Marines are my main army and first choice play/paint, but my High Elves are a labour of love stemming from a long-time addiction to Lord of the Rings and the High Elves from that lore. I now also have a High Elf LOTR army too.

With the new release I thought getting back into my Elves and giving them a bit more attention would be a nice change from all things grimdark. Then I saw the Phoenix Knights (Dragon Price counts-as) I've been working on, basically Silver Helms all with the champions eagle headset painted as flames on all, would fit nicely with the new phoenixes, and the release date being my birthday, well, I'd call it a sign from Asuryan to get back into it. Besides the Phoenix Knight unit, I have Wood Elf Glade Riders as Ellyrion Reavers representing Averlorn light-cav, and a slightly converted Lothern Seaguard unit using both archer and spear kits (front rank kneeling spears, second rank standing archers).

My backstory for my army has it mostly as Averlorn-based, mostly because of my idea of green robes, but with my Prince being half-Caledorian (from his mother's side) so I have an excuse to use my Dragon.

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Armilthuan wrote:
It has the same outcome right? :P

I suppose, but "education" has a much nicer ring to it :D

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Hey there.

I just started High Elves as my reintroduction to Warhammer Fantasy after a long break. Got myself half an Island of Blood set and more archer sprues than I think I ever want to see in one place again and I'm currently throwing myself into the painting. See you around!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:57 pm 
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Hi guys,

Nice High Elf forum here.

French player here. I'm not very old but I've started warhammer with the 5th, if we can really speaking about a true start because I was very young at this time !

Nothing more to say :mrgreen: ... for now !

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Guerric wrote:
Hi guys,

Nice High Elf forum here.

French player here. I'm not very old but I've started warhammer with the 5th, if we can really speaking about a true start because I was very young at this time !

Nothing more to say :mrgreen: ... for now !

Welcome mate :) . And don't worry 'bout the age, we're not prejudiced here (well, 'cept towards old people :P )

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Just wanted to drop in and say that I'm jumping on the boat right now heading to High Elf domains. I have apparently had a user here for some time, but I am here now for real. I have good hopes for the new High Elf book and since my two other armies (Skaven, Dwarfs) are not too excelled in the magical arts, I figured this would be a nice army to use. The only thing I am afraid of is that I will see Phoenixes and those flying Chariots everywhere, and that they contribute to lower the "intelligence" in the meta, but I will still try to make some interesting armies and not use the same stuff every time.

I have not set myself into High Elf fluff so much other than the basics and lore of age, but I will explore that sooner than later.

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I've been lurking here for a while but with the new releases thought I'd finally register. I've not been active on forums since my Mordheim days, when I was worryingly prolific.

I've been gaming for about 15 years but with a long hiatus. I used to play Bretts but my few intro games to 8th I got my tin-plated ass handed to me so I jumped ships and started up with HE as the IoB set was a nice starter (with rules!) and I didn't want to paint hordes and hordes of rats! They seemed strong but not broken and I've had mixed results ever since. I've enjoyed listhammering my elves with roughly weekly games for the past 2 years or so and am really looking forward to the new book which essentially wipes the slate and lets me do it all over again. I play UK, usually uncomped, always so far just friendlies (no tournies).

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Hi guys!

Just thought I would post and and introduce myself :) Im a long time Space Elf (Eldar) player and nooby High Elf player. Infact I've only played a few skirmish games with High Elves and thats about the extent of my experience with Fantasy :) with the release of the new book im very excited to start my high elves so I feel I've probably come to the right place for advice :) played 40k on and off since 2nd edition in the 90's and only recently gotten into fantasy due to my gaming club mostly into fantasy :) Im from Ireland so hello to the world and maybe I might see you at a tournament soon :)

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hey john/jelves, welcome! where abouts in ireland do you hail from?

im in the opposite situation as you.. just started space elves!they will be put on hold for a while now though..

attending conclave or brocon in limerick city this summer?

really helpfull community here with alot of knowledge.

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Hey mate im based in Bray but am apart of The Last Chancers gaming club in wicklow town :) I usually hang out on http://www.w-ired.org. Probably wont get down to those but I am running the 40k side of NWG this year in september :)

I also play Eldar and currently run this Eldar Blog :)
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ya im on wired as well, dont post much tho, more of a lurker, similar to here really!

ah ya, thats where the "emerald demon" is on this year, thinking of entering so i am, yourself?

il have to check the blog out, so far iv only played 2 games of 40k with proxies to get a feel for it, using 2 smilarish set ups.
farseer, 2 units of jet bikes, warlock in each, 2 units deep striking warp spiders, 2 units of dire avengers, path finders and prism tank.

farseer, 2 units jetbikes, warlock in each, 2 units dire avengers, pathfinders, deepstrike warpspiders, 2 prism tanks and dark reapers.

played new tau both times so there was alot of shooting and hiding!

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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 1:34 pm 
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Hello everyone,

Just want to introduce myself.
A long time lurker I decided to become a little active and hopefully contribute a little to this excellent community of fellow Asur lovers.

I began playing warhammer in 1996 were I served the will of Sigmar with my beloved guns & hammers of the mighty empire army.
After a long brake I took up the hobby again about 3 years ago and after a year i decided to play the High Elves as I just love the way they look :-).

As I do not like competition play, but am experienced in both uncomped play as well as ETC and 2MD ruleset at which I clearly prefer uncomped fluffed style play.
I stick to a group of 7 friends who share the hobby, so we have many of the armies covered which gives a good variety playstyles and enemies.

Painting is something I tried getting my head into, but It´s just not my thing, so my army is nothing to brag about in terms of look.
I do appreciate the looks of a well painted army very much and hope that my Asur will stand as painted one day :-).


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Years ago I encountered this site as a place to study the enemy, while playing predominantly with Empire. At the begining of 2012, I began the to take the path of the Asur. They have since become the army that I paint and play most actively, but only recently have I become active on this site. Mostly reading and seeking hobby inspiration. Haven't contributed much yet. Will be more involved in the future, I'm sure.


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Hey, I'm Velmates. High Elves is my second army after Vampire Counts. I decided to start playing the happy white fellows a few weeks ago and learned that we get a new book in near future. Now that it is out, things are getting serious...

I think I will enjoy my time on this forum and hope to learn much from the gurus around here.

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Hey guys!

I am a brand new player to Miniature Battle games in general. I spent about a year trying to decide which *game* to play - finally decided on Warhammer Fantasy for one reason and one reason alone.

High Elves!

Looking forward to figuring out strategy and painting tips!


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Hi everyone,
I'm not really new, but I plan on frequenting the forums more often, after reclaiming my soul from the Dark Gods (been playing WoC for a while, and finished the army) I'm now extremely motivated to finally finish my Asur army.

I live near Marienburg (in the Low Countries), but I'll travel to our lovely homelands more frequently, so help me Asuryan.

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Hello!

I am Myster2. I have just started playing WHFB again after a very long hiatus and I didn't really play that much before. My first army was High Elves. As I have gotten back into it this year I started with Lizardmen and have a sizable force that I really enjoy playing. I picked up a high elf army that is a little neglected and am in the process of putting it back together so I decided to join the forums and jump on the new book shinangians. I just wanted to say hello all!


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Hello to all High Elven people, my name is Lenny and I'm returning to the first army I ever collected when I started out 15 years ago. I haven't used High Elves since a few games in 6th edition (mostly 5th). I also play Dwarfs and Dark Elves in Warhammer. I play plenty of other systems too.

Found my old army in my parent's attic last weekend and have a game arranged to try them out tomorrow.

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Hello everybody,

I am a long time lurker here and finally decided to start high elves. The new book tipped the balance. I have a ogre/woc and lizardmen army already about 2k. And while I really like lizardmen, the current book is not the most exciting to play with. I am 19 years old and live in the Netherlands (hope my english is good enough). I have a soft spot for reading about tactics and army stuff on forums. Thats the reason I joined here. I have a small elven force at the moment and I am a moderate painter (nothing fancy). I got the island of blood kit + 10 lsg. Also have bought the book and the cards. The book is really amazing. And comparing it to orc and empire book I also have, I must say this one is breathtaking (art and fluff). I hope I can learn more about painting Elves and tactics here. The possibilities of the new book are a bit overwhelming in a good way. Also a special thanks to Hero blog which keep me up to date of the rumors and tactics (another soft spot).

greetings from Angrybear :D


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