Thursday, April 19, 2012

Dark Elves

I have always wanted a Dark Elf army. It was on my list to buy right after I completed my Ogre Kingdoms army. Well, I never finished the ogre army, and that means Dark Elves became a forgotten plan. As time went on my friends stopped playing WHFB and GW prices made it an impossible project.

While I wasn't looking for this army, a great deal came my way. I was able to pick up a lot of stuff, more than I'll use for a skirmish game. Here's a picture of the everything I picked up.
So what's in these boxes?  I spent some time cataloging everything.  Since some of these are "old school" models I guessed at what they were.  The list is in no particular order.
  • 3 Sorceresses with skull staff
  • 1 Sorceress on Cold One
  • Morathi on Dark Pegasus
  • Cauldron of Blood and crew
  • 4 Repeater bolt throwers
  • 3 Assassins
  • 18 Cold One Riders with Command
  • War Hydra and 3 handlers
  • 40 Spearmen with cmd
  • 32 Crossbows with cmd
  • 20 "Old school" plastic warriors (Hand weapon & shields)
  • 1 Executioner Command team (5 models)
  • 38 Black Guard with Command (Some old school models in this; I guessed they were Black Guard)
  • 14 Shades
  • 20 Corsairs with cmd
  • 10 Dark Riders with cmd
  • 32 Witch Elves with cmd
  • 2 Familiars
That's 260 models and a retail price of $1,364.  I won't report what I paid for this, but it was not $1,364!  The nice thing is these are all assembled and unpainted with no basing.  I get to do it my way!

I'm not playing WHFB anymore, and no one around me is interested.  At a cost of $1k to get started, it's no wonder. While I have a lot of models now, it's still not enough to make standard units.  I'd still have to dump more money into this to get a playable army.  I wouldn't do that, but do plan to get that awesome DE lord on a black dragon.  He'll be my reward for painting this whole force.

I've got some great plans for this army, especially the Witch Elves.  I want to paint them up as Drow, not the pale-faced bad boy elves that GW does.  Also, I should really consider looking at Kings of War as an alternative to WHFB.  I bet this force would work fine.  Now if only I can find an opponent for KoW!  I have two other armies in GW format to use in KoW.  I just need a willing player.

That's all for now.  I've got some painting to do.


Mike G. said...

Jerry, I would play Kings of War. I've been looking at it for a while. It looks interesting.

Da Green Skins said...

Jerry you can always hope that the next set of rules that come out will make the game popular again. Look forward to seeing these models get some paint on them.

Jerry said...

Thanks guys. I'm holding out some hope for Kings of War, since this army would fit in their lists as "Twilight Kin."