Throughout my life I've made some poor decisions, one of those decisions involved a High Elf army.
Way back in the day, when I first went to England in 2002, I was a young foolish lad. I had a great time and was amazed at all the wargame stores and gaming. So I thought, "I want to get in on this" and 4,000 miles from home I bought almost and entire High Elf army! Spent a lot of money and carried all that heavy metal crap around in my suitcase for a week. When I got back to the states I painted everything up and hitched a ride to the closest game store to play my first game of Warhammer! I showed up and got a few games and had fun, but I noticed that right there in the store, close to home, were all the High Elf mini's that I had toted all over the UK...
However none of that kept me from enjoying Warhammer Fantasy for a while. I latter shifted into playing the Empire and had a blast during the Storm of Chaos worldwide campaign. Over the years those High Elves gathered dust in my closest before I traded some of them and used many of the remaining for various bits. However I still loved the lore and books of the Warhammer Old World.
When Games Workshop decided to blow up the planet and restart with Age of Sigmar I had been long gone from the game (except for one 8th edition game I posted abut here). For some reason it still made me really sad how they did things, destroying the entire universe? I really liked the rich history of the Old World and all the nations and races. So it would seem like a really weird time to get back into painting up the now extinct High Elves. But I pulled my old minis out and picked up many new plastics for almost nothing on Ebay and my oldest miniature wargaming army began a new life!
It has still been years of slow painting to get things where they are now and I still have much more remaining to paint. But the upcoming release of Warhammer: Total War II has really rekindled some interest in my High Elves. Long live the Old World!
|Almost the entire High Elf army.|
|Sword Masters, Dragon Princes and the Prince on Griffin.|
|These are the old metal Dragon Princes.|
|These are the miniatures that first attracted me to the High Elves many years ago.|
|Picked these up on Ebay a few years ago unpainted for next to nothing.|
|But they have tons of character.|
|My Ellyrian Reavers with a custom standard bearer and spear throwing guy.|
|These are more miniatures I bought for nothing.|
|The newer plastic Dragon Princes.|
|These guys cost more than the old metal ones!|
|A couple of Tiranoc Chariots.|
|I feel the need to work on these guys as they seem to be lacking a little.|
|More old school miniatures, this time Silver Helms.|
|I based these for Kings of War, as Warhammer Fantasy died a sad death.|
|Again, these guys are great!|