Saturday, April 28, 2012

Next painting project. Which models?

*Squeek*

With the High Elf archers nearly done, last night I delved into my stash of High Elves to try and select my next projects ahead of time.


I'm constrained by some key principles in what I should choose next.

  • I only have core painted at the moment (20 Spearmen, 20 archers) so I need to fill the other slots.
  • I have only 3 weeks of painting time  (weeknights only, approx 2 hours a night.)
  • The army should be legal and ready to play at 1000-2000 points

I picked out the following as possible:
X8 Silver Helms. (Special.)


X2 Mages. (Heros)


X2 Repeating bolt throwers. (Rare.)


X2 Great Eagles. (Rare)  I think these are older metal Citadel Direct models?


Note: I am perfectly happy to paint just one model where there are 2 available if it would reduce the amount of painting but still give me a legal army e.g. Mages. My logic for the list above was simply that these are relatively low numbers of models. (NB. I am not well known for my logic.

Before you ask, I avoided the following:
  1. Sword Masters of Hoeth x10 (Special) I am really on the fence about these guys as they are so badass and they look relatively easy to do.
  2. Dragon Princes x5 (Special) Looked very fiddly...and worthy of not rushing too much.
  3. Elyrian Reavers x5 (special) great models, but again very detailed...
  4. White Lions of Chrace x15-20 (special) too many and I already have infantry.
  5. Lothern Seaguard x10 (Core) already have infantry and they look very fiddly...
  6. Chariot x1 (special) nice to have, but not essential.
  7. Teclis (too powerful at these points?)
  8. Dragon with mage (ditto, and would take too long too paint.)
The one thing I am not sure how to cover is the need for a battle standard bearer...
If essential I will have to rummage around.


Can anyone who knows High Elves well point me in a particular direction or let me know what they think of my ideas above?

Cheers,

*Squeek*
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