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About the Project

In this project I will adapt a Warhammer Fantasy High Elf army for use as a Highborn Elf army in The 9th Age: Fantasy Battles. And I will further expand the army.

This Project is On Hold

Frost phoenix

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Frost phoenix
The model of the phoenix comes with enough parts to build this character with a halberd.The model of the phoenix comes with enough parts to build this character with a halberd.

Elvish terrain

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Elvish terrain
The obelisks are identical, shown from different angels.The obelisks are identical, shown from different angels.

My very first pieces of elvish terrain. The statue and the obelisks are from Last Sword. I’ve got a second statue I intend to use for a small terrain project someday.

This project will slow down now as I will concentrate on my dwarfs the coming weeks and start a new project. But I will return to this project.

Griffon

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Griffon

I started on this griffon months ago together with my dragon. At the time I wanted to paint both big monsters simultaneously. That turned out to be a bit much, so I concentrated on the dragon and set the griffon aside. Six months and many elves later, I’ve finally finished it!

Royal Huntsman Battle Standard Bearer

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Royal Huntsman Battle Standard Bearer
Royal Huntsman Battle Standard Bearer

This is another miniature from Last Sword. It has the classic foot-on-rock-and-point-with-your-sword-pose.

The Lion Guard

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The Lion Guard
The Lion Guard
The Lion Guard
The Lion Guard
The Lion Guard

They’re finished! At last! I’ve been working on these for weeks.

These miniatures are from Last Sword. They are the first miniatures in my army that aren’t from Games Workshop.

Comments

  • Good casts with few mold lines to remove.
  • Difficult to rank up because of the axes and mostly the coats that move in different directions.
  • They come with bases that have a slot for a round 5 mm magnet.
  • Slightly taller than GW High Elves. Not really noticeable on the tabletop, I think.
The Lion Guard

The Queen’s Guards

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The Queen’s Guards
The Queen’s Guards

The general

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Bought this miniature at a convention last month.Bought this miniature at a convention last month.
The general
I found a lone sword master from the time I painted my original army and painted it up.I found a lone sword master from the time I painted my original army and painted it up.

ROOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR !!!

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BURN THEM ALL ! (Getting a bit carried away here. 😊)BURN THEM ALL ! (Getting a bit carried away here. 😊)
ROOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR !!!

Let’s start this project with a bang: my first elf comes with a dragon.

While painting it I encountered a few obstacles:

  • I bought this dragon second hand. It was already primed black and partially painted. I painted on top of it. This leads to rather thick layers of paint on the model here and there.
  • Normal metallic paint doesn’t look good on large surfaces. I bought silver paint from Vallejos Metal Color Airbrush Colors. This paint does work over large surfaces and is an overall better quality of metallic paints.
Normal metallic paintNormal metallic paint
Vallejo Metal Color Airbrush Colors SilverVallejo Metal Color Airbrush Colors Silver

Magnetising the army

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Storage and transportation of my army was a problem I never got solved in my Warhammer Fantasy days. After studying several options, I went for magnetising the entire army.

Magnetising the army

Movement trays

Magnetising the army

Boxes

Now I needed boxes to store and transport my elves (and other 9th Age armies). I bought these very cheap ones: they are 15 cm high. This is high enough for spearman, battle standard bearers, knights who hold their lance upright and monsters. Even a High Elf dragon fits in the box.

Magnetising the army

Now my existing army is ready for The 9th Age. The next step is to add new units.

Adapting the army to The 9th Age

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Since The 9th Age was designed for use with the miniatures of Warhammer Fantasy, few changes were necessary.
The army books of The 9th Age contain the base size for each miniature. This meant a few models had to be rebased.

Eagles

My eagles stood on round bases. The bases were removed and replace by 50 mm square bases.My eagles stood on round bases. The bases were removed and replace by 50 mm square bases.

Bolt throwers

Artillery (all artillery for all armies: bolt throwers, catapults, cannons,…) must be based on round 60mm bases. Crewmen are no longer part of the game. The can be added to the base of the artillery piece for decoration or can be left out altogether.

Adapting the army to The 9th Age

Since I just removed the round bases from the eagles who happen to be 60mm, I simply glued the bolt throwers to these bases. Easiest rebasing operation ever. 😊

Movement trays

I bought a lot of movement trays from Warbase.co.uk, including movement trays for skirmishers. In Warhammer Fantasy skirmishers didn’t use movement trays. In The 9th Age they do use special movement trays to keep the miniatures at the correct distance from each other.

Adapting the army to The 9th Age

The army

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This is the complete High Elf army I collected and painted more than 14 years ago. Some of the changes described in the entries above, were already made when this photo was made.This is the complete High Elf army I collected and painted more than 14 years ago. Some of the changes described in the entries above, were already made when this photo was made.

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