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by Elithmar
Sat Sep 18, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Warhammer 8th edition
Topic: A New Blog
Replies: 503
Views: 170796

Re: A New Blog

Thanks for the interesting report. It seems magic was key. Clearly you both thought it would be, since both scrolls were used by turn 2. That foot of Gork helped to put the bus in a dangerous situation early on, while convocation ripped through a couple of your units. Very close after turn 1 - anoth...
by Elithmar
Sat Sep 18, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Army Blogs / Battle reports
Topic: The Cavalry Prince - List Design, Tactics, Battle Reports
Replies: 1734
Views: 651553

Re: The Cavalry Prince - List Design, Tactics, Battle Reports

First of all, great to see you back Seredain, although the lack of a cavalry prince seems a bit heretical! Honestly though, it must have been interesting to try a more unusual character build, and it was interesting to read about it too. As to the game... very quick and decisive! Shame you couldn't ...
by Elithmar
Sat Sep 18, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: General fantasy discussions / Tavern of Cothique
Topic: Warhammer: The Old World
Replies: 114
Views: 56049

Re: Warhammer: The Old World

https://www.warhammer-community.com/2021/09/14/watch-grand-cathay-come-to-life-in-an-epic-collaboration-for-total-war-warhammer-iii/ Another interesting update, both for the eventual tabletop game and Total War Warhammer III. So it looks like we're getting both Kislev and Cathay - the latter with d...
by Elithmar
Tue Aug 31, 2021 6:40 am
Forum: Warhammer 8th edition
Topic: A New Blog
Replies: 503
Views: 170796

Re: A New Blog

Exciting. :) Interesting to spot a couple of changes to Seredain’s list, at least from the version I can remember. On lists alone I’d favour the HE. I don’t have huge experience against O&G, but I tend to think of them as a fairly good matchup for HE. If the war machines and magic have a good ga...
by Elithmar
Tue Aug 31, 2021 5:50 am
Forum: Warhammer 8th edition
Topic: Alith Anar List
Replies: 24
Views: 1266

Re: Alith Anar List

I can see the advantages and clearly the tournament evidence shows it can work very well, but I’d be concerned by a couple of things. 1. If the flamespyre gets killed, the anointed also gets removed, and there’s a 1/6 chance each turn that he’ll be lost permanently (I know there’s a higher chance of...
by Elithmar
Sun Aug 22, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Warhammer 8th edition
Topic: A New Blog
Replies: 503
Views: 170796

Re: A New Blog

They look pretty tough for their size. Especially that one in the centre - he looks like he could really put up a fight! :lol:
by Elithmar
Sun Aug 22, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Painting and modelling
Topic: Fitzlock's High Elves - The Glittering Host of Avelorn
Replies: 132
Views: 14419

Re: Fitzlock's High Elves - The Glittering Host of Avelorn

All those models look great. That alternate green and white on the helmet and elsewhere - the sea helm etc. too - works fantastically. And you’ve really done justice to the handmaiden, which personally I think is one of the best HE models ever (may be disputed!). =D>
by Elithmar
Sun Aug 22, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Age of Sigmar
Topic: Chumphammer's Daughters of Khaine Blog - Glory to Hellebron!
Replies: 171
Views: 65587

Re: Chumphammer's Daughters of Khaine Blog - Glory of Morathi-Khaine

Wow, looks great! I love the avatar with the tail, the pool of blood… and Teclis’ cameo. :wink: =D>
by Elithmar
Sun Aug 08, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Warhammer 8th edition
Topic: Alith Anar List
Replies: 24
Views: 1266

Re: Alith Anar List

What happened Eli? I tried one with my cavalry prince list for a few games. Been a while since I read back over my old army blog, but I seem to remember getting it tied up on some skavenslaves and losing it to warp lightning cannon, plus losing it while trying to take on a beastmen unit solo. That'...
by Elithmar
Sun Aug 08, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Warhammer 8th edition
Topic: A New Blog
Replies: 503
Views: 170796

Re: A New Blog

They look great. =D> What's missing from the picture - the latest trolls, a couple of war machines, anything else?

And most importantly, what's next? :)
by Elithmar
Sat Aug 07, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Warhammer 8th edition
Topic: Alith Anar List
Replies: 24
Views: 1266

Re: Alith Anar List

I suppose I'm just showing my anti-phoenix bias. :P Never been a fan of them, perhaps because I expected too much of them when I used them and was disappointed.

One phoenix and some dragon princes might be a good compromise then.
by Elithmar
Sun Aug 01, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Warhammer 8th edition
Topic: Alith Anar List
Replies: 24
Views: 1266

Re: Alith Anar List

What would this unit look like specifically Eli? I was thinking probably 15 or so white lions or phoenix guard (for a real tar pit). Of course the main advantage of the phoenix is greater manoeuverability, but High makes up for that to some extent with hand of glory and walk between worlds. I do th...
by Elithmar
Sat Jul 31, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Warhammer 8th edition
Topic: Alith Anar List
Replies: 24
Views: 1266

Re: Alith Anar List

Yeah, definitely a ward save on the archmage (dropping three shadow warriors gets a 4+). It was something I noticed just before posting the list. Not sure why I opted against one - must have been feeling really stingy when writing the list. :lol: Archers or spears? I agree there's not much differenc...
by Elithmar
Sat Jul 31, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Painting and modelling
Topic: Sturens Painting Log (updated July ‘21 – the 7 Year Update)
Replies: 66
Views: 26925

Re: Sturens Painting Log (updated July ‘21 – the 7 Year Update)

Secret santa was fun, although it usually took me until the following June to send mine. :? Might be a bit hard to do now with fewer people around - removes quite a lot of the mystery when there are only a handful of people involved!

Loving the multi-coloured magic fire, by the way. :)
by Elithmar
Sat Jul 31, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Painting and modelling
Topic: Nyeave's plog - A few Skeletons
Replies: 321
Views: 97871

Re: Nyeave's plog - HE mage finished

Sturen wrote:
Fri Jul 30, 2021 8:27 am
Have to say that grass looks pretty healthy for being next to a big plume of magic fire :wink:
I think the key word is 'magic'. :lol:

Really great work - the robes, the crystal, the fire, and most of all the helmet, even more so when I read it was NMM! =D>
by Elithmar
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Warhammer 8th edition
Topic: Alith Anar List
Replies: 24
Views: 1266

Re: Alith Anar List

Admittedly some of the high elf special characters are pretty good. Did some people run Alarielle with a light coven? I think it's more a truism about special characters in general - certainly the wood elves aren't blessed with a great selection. Go on then, here's my list, with the proviso it was b...
by Elithmar
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: General fantasy discussions / Tavern of Cothique
Topic: Warhammer: The Old World
Replies: 114
Views: 56049

Re: Warhammer: The Old World

I think I'm almost the opposite to Sturen. :P Not too bothered about new models (just bring back some of the old ones!). GW prices have always been high, but the new models they're bringing out are just ridiculous. Look at those new Lumineth - for the price of 5 infantry models, you could get 10 abo...
by Elithmar
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Announcements / Website topics
Topic: Upgrading the forum
Replies: 26
Views: 1704

Re: Upgrading the forum

I'm not generally a fan of change, but the new style actually looks better on mobile I think. :)
by Elithmar
Sun Jul 25, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Army Blogs / Battle reports
Topic: RE.Lee's "Record of Lost Colonies"
Replies: 1715
Views: 426242

Re: RE.Lee's "Record of Lost Colonies"

Great to see some classic models facing off against each other. :) Nice work on that model too. I imagine all that white could have been challenging, but it looks great.

And of course, as the others have said, congratulations!
by Elithmar
Sun Jul 25, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Warhammer 8th edition
Topic: Alith Anar List
Replies: 24
Views: 1266

Re: Alith Anar List

In the course of my Warhammer-related musings last year I became a fan of Alith Anar, drafted my own list, and even got the model on ebay. I'd never really looked at special characters before, and while most of them are overpriced and fairly useless, Alith seems pretty good value. Having said that, ...
by Elithmar
Sun Jul 25, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: General fantasy discussions / Tavern of Cothique
Topic: Warhammer: The Old World
Replies: 114
Views: 56049

Re: Warhammer: The Old World

https://www.warhammer-community.com/2021/07/21/square-bases-and-kislev-ascendant-see-your-questions-about-warhammer-the-old-world-answered/ Don't know if anyone else spotted this. Some pretty encouraging news. Highlights: 1. Square bases confirmed: "Definitely square! Warhammer: The Old World ...
by Elithmar
Sat Jul 17, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Warhammer 8th edition
Topic: A New Blog
Replies: 503
Views: 170796

Re: A New Blog

SpellArcher wrote:My current draft has 11.
One more to paint then, or two just in case?

Lovely retro feel as always. The grassy base reminds me of my old battle mat. :)
by Elithmar
Thu Jul 15, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: The 9th Age
Topic: Help for first list in Phoenix theme
Replies: 2
Views: 446

Re: Help for first list in Phoenix theme

You could try the 9th Age forum - it seemed pretty active the last time I looked and there's a separate section of the forum for each army.
by Elithmar
Sat Jul 10, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Warhammer 8th edition
Topic: Making Shadow Warriors viable
Replies: 21
Views: 1415

Re: Making Shadow Warriors viable

My experience is that Wood Elf players who want to win take Waywatchers for one main reason and that is to deal with armour. Double-tap is nice but it's a side-benefit. The thing is, once you get up to about 20 you've more or less got the armour issue covered, many more are not an efficient investm...
by Elithmar
Tue Jul 06, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Warhammer 8th edition
Topic: Making Shadow Warriors viable
Replies: 21
Views: 1415

Re: Making Shadow Warriors viable

There's a feeling amongst Wood Elf players that Scouts are clearly superior to Glade Guard, simply because they Skirmish and those don't even have BS 5! I found this comment surprising. I’ve not played a huge amount of WE, but I’ve never really seen the point of Deepwood Scouts. Sure, if they were ...
by Elithmar
Tue Jul 06, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Warhammer 8th edition
Topic: Lore of Beasts rule question
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: Lore of Beasts rule question

Well, I suppose I’d forgotten just how many gaps and contradictions there are in GW rules. :P I suppose the way I read the rules, characters aren’t really proper units, they’re just treated as units when they’re alone. There’s clearly a difference between characters and other units, because a unit c...
by Elithmar
Sun Jul 04, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Warhammer 8th edition
Topic: Lore of Beasts rule question
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: Lore of Beasts rule question

Hmm, interesting! I’ve had another look myself and can find evidence in support of both views. However, unfortunately I don’t think my original interpretation would stand against this paragraph on p.99: “ Combined units Whilst a character is part of a unit, both he and the unit… are treated as a sin...
by Elithmar
Sat Jul 03, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Warhammer 8th edition
Topic: Lore of Beasts rule question
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Lore of Beasts rule question

It’s been a while, but out I come from lurking in the shadows - albeit perhaps very briefly. I don’t know if there’s any chance I’ll actually get back into Warhammer and try this, but I came up with an interesting idea for an army list the other day and it prompted the following rules question. The ...
by Elithmar
Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Painting and modelling
Topic: In the Mists and Shadows of Yvresse.
Replies: 2368
Views: 474196

Re: In the Mists and Shadows of Yvresse.

2020 continues to surprise - both the game and the result! :lol: Good to see those models in action again.
by Elithmar
Mon May 18, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Painting and modelling
Topic: A new painting blog - Phoenix Guard WIP
Replies: 243
Views: 90949

Re: A new painting blog

All the models look great - really nice, bright colours. :) This one is a weird one. I bought 4 knights of Dol Amroth thinking they would serve well as Silver Helms and indeed they don't look bad. I thought they could be made into a unit of 5 as shown. However they are really tiny compared to the ot...