|Flowers just add that little something extra to an Aelf army.|
As a related project I recently got an app from a friend proudly showing the second hand purchase of the Nemesis Crown campaign book from 2007. I - in my role as the unobservant observer - thought I saw the 1996 Grudge of Drong campaign book and instantly alighted. That manic obsessive compulsive hobby syndrome kicking in. I just had to play Grudge of Drong especially as he is a collector of Dwarves and I have a High Elf force in the works. Nicely rebased with flowers I might add. Here's another picture :)
|The Spire Guard on the right is so happy, he can't stop blowing his horn.|
|The Sword Masters have more grass as they practice their skills with precision cutting of flower stems. In other words they probably read too much Yoshikawa.|
|I never expected to have so much fun arranging flowers on a 28mm scale.|
|Enjoy the soothing effects of lavender while being grabbed from above by the huge claws of a griffon.|
The second skirmish: 'Ambush on the Dwarf Road' sees High Elf colonists, stirred up by Dwarf Queen Helgar, ambush a group of Dwarves from the rival clan. In the original rules 980 points of Elves fight 992 points of Dwarves. In Sigmar this would be 860 points of Elves versus 828 points of Dwarves. Removing 1 Shadow Warrior from the Elf army and adding 1 Slayer to the Dwarves makes the Sigmar points an equal 840 vs 840.
|Occasionally it feels as if my paint skills get worse the more I practice...still better than bare plastic I guess.|
Last but not least is The Battle of Krag Bryn. Here 2992 points of High Elves fight 3162 points of Dwarves while Queen Helgar looks on from the sideline with another 540 points of Dwarves, only joining in if attacked by Elves or if the Dwarf side seems to be winning. n Sigmar terms the large armies translate to 1988 points of High Elves versus 2240 points of dwarves. With a few easy troop switches this is quickly balanced out to 2240 versus 2240 points. With another 540 points of Dwarves looking on.
|Did I mention that there are no dragon riders in Grudge of Drong?|
The nicer part of this project will be the terrain. Grudge of Drong features three cardstock buildings. I have (shall we say) 'obtained' scans of these that I will use for size to make my own buildings from polystyrene or foamboard. I also get to go wild on imagining and building two abandoned mine shafts a bridge, a river, a road and some other easier terrain.
All in all this is going to be an awesome project to run alongside the Shadow Wars stuff and hopefully switching between the two will keep the hobby spirits high. Now do I check if my potential opponent is fully on board with this or should I just start....never mind the Great Eagles are already on order...