Monday, September 24, 2012

Mighty Armies: Dark Elves

I can't believe it has taken me nearly all of September to complete this little army. I guess I've erroneously concluded that small scale means super fast painting. To a degree this is true. However, there's still a lot of models to cover, with lots of detail, and neatness still counts. Basing these guys is half the battle too. It's a little more challenging with multi-figure bases, at least for me.

Enough whining! Here are some pictures of the Dark Elves. First up are a few different views of the army all together. I couldn't decide which set up would show them better. So now you have two shots of them. You need to enlarge the pictures to see the details, of course.


All told there are 16 stands and about 46 models here. I've got units of great swords, spears, crossbows, and cavalry. I've added in a monster, a "dragon man" and its handler, as well as two commanders and a wizard.  Here are some detailed shots of the army.









I think you can tell which pictures are which units. I made my leader units different colors in case I wanted to run two different Dark Elf armies. My theme colors are dark red with silver and dull orange accents. The blue leader, who turned out to be a chick, was to be my main general. I was thinking the different color would make her easy to see on the battle field.

This was a fun army to paint, though I wasn't inspired to start it.  Maybe that's why it took so long. But once I started working on it, I found myself really enjoying these models. They're excellent sculpts with lots of detail. Like all dark elves, there are female models mixed in with the males, wearing the obligatory useless armor. I kept my painting faithful to the model, no matter how impractical. At 15mm scale showing some midriff is not that exciting. But whatever.

So I'm done with all my 15mm Mighty Armies stuff for now. I plan to reinforce each of my armies before moving on to new ones. Right now, Mighty Armies isn't high on my "game time list." So it'll be a while before I get to them. Still, I really like this line and will certainly expand to more armies in the future.

7 comments:

Scott said...

Very nice job Jerry!

Jerry said...

Thanks, Scott! I'm happy with the way they came out.

Da Green Skins said...

That is a great looking army Jerry.

Jerry said...

Thanks Mike! We should try another game of MA sometime, especially now that I've got more of a selection of armies.

jelle schouwstra said...

Maybe for obvious reasons, but why would you make such large unit fillers?

Jerry said...

Hi Jelle, Not sure I understand the question. I don't have any fillers in this list, as they're all valid units I can use. Are you speaking of the base sizes?

Jerry said...

Hi Jelle, Not sure I understand the question. I don't have any fillers in this list, as they're all valid units I can use. Are you speaking of the base sizes?