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Ulthuan resurgent

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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.

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Ancient dragon

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Ancient dragon

Last Swords dragon was easy to assemble and required little mould line removal. The dragon is smaller than the dragons of some other miniature compagnies. This makes it easier to fit the miniature on a base. No model parts bump into other miniatures during gaming either. Should you be looking for a dragon for your elf army, I can recommend this dragon.

Ancient dragon

The dragon was put on a 50 by 100 mm base. This base fits into a larger base. This lets me use the dragon either as a normal dragon or as an ancient dragon. The large base is from Magnetic Movement Tray.

Wizards

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Wizards

More miniatures from the Kickstarter from Last Sword.

Obelisk

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Obelisk

The miniatures from a Kickstarter from Last Sword I backed two years ago, have arrived! I painted the obelisk first because it was the easiest miniature to paint. 😊

(The elf is an old GW model added for scale.)

Prince

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MOM MiniaturesMOM Miniatures

Third bolt thrower

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Third bolt thrower

I now have three bolt throwers in my army, just like all the tournament players. Maybe I will start winning games now! 🙂

Reaver Chariots

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Reaver Chariots

Prince on chariot

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Prince on chariot

Fire Phoenix

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Fire Phoenix
Fire Phoenix

Highborn Lancers

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Highborn Lancers

Swordmasters

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Swordmasters

To expand my existing unit of swordmasters, I’ve bought some of the plastic swordmasters (the others are the older metal ones). I was still one swordmaster short and bought one old metal one too.

Left: metal, right: plasticLeft: metal, right: plastic

Lion Chariot

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Lion Chariot

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.

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