Also, I have'nt re-written the Wood Elf army list yet.
As I am assembling the army according to Warhammer Armies as part of the plan to get each of its armies done, the plan is to have a core of four 15 strong bowmen regiments, in skirmish formation. Four regiments because only four infantry regiment can skirmish (apart from scouts), and 15 strong as that is the maximum unit size for skirmishing infantry. And of course, being in skirmish formation means that they can all shoot. The two regiments will be two of Lords Bowmen, and two Archers.
This core of the army will be backed up with a couple of Treemen, a few scouts, some warhounds (giving the army a feel of a hunting expedition) and maybe a few mounted archers if points allow. And a Zoat.
I do not plan on adding any Wardancers to the army. They are a predominent part of the background, and they always used to be popular, but I cannot really see the point in taking them. I can only think that they would be useful in slowing down advancing units or providing flank support in melee, but I want to keep the army a mobile aher army. If anyone can let me know of a good reason for them I must be missing, then please let me know.
Other than that, painting the Elves is straight forward, and the basing seems to work well, although more involved. Here is the first complete regiment, and a couple of odds and ends. The bulk of the army will be made from the Skarloc's Wood Elf box set.
I will do another update in the next couple of days as I need to get the army list done and give impetus to the painting.
15 Lord's Bowmen, led by Skarloc himself.
Skarloc and Glam the Wardancer.
Kaia Stormwatch, and Araflane the Musician.
For those of you familar with my blog, I do like to compare the Citadel's practice of making several different miniatures from the one initial sculpt.
In the Skarloc's Wood Elf box, there are four sets of these.
With an without a helmet.
The female Elves of the box set, one with, and the other without a hood.
For female Elves, they are'nt delicately featured and pretty, but possessing the more stronger faced look of a Dante Gabriel Rossetti painting.
The last of the archer pairs, a good standard looking archer.
Close up of the bases.
I want to keep the balance between Autumnal leave fall while not making the bases too 'busy'.
Close up of the base. Being a cavalry base I could add a larger twig.
Side view of the base.
Next update will be of the army list and however many more Wood Elves I get around to doing! :)