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Skrapwelder17 Feb 2016 7:19 a.m. PST

I'm building some Dragon Rampant warbands of Elves and Trolls based on Poul Anderson's "The Broken Sword" I converted some of the very nice Tanatus miniatures into Elves with a more Dark Ages look than most. I used Sea Elf heads I got from White Knight Miniatures for the conversion work. I've also made use of some Otherworld Dark Elves.

The trolls shown in the top picture are converted from Reaper orcs.

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Currently I'm working converting some Warlord Sarmatians into Elven cavalry

Fisherking17 Feb 2016 7:38 a.m. PST

Excellent. The book seems to have been a huge influence on the old Ares game Fall of Albion. You might wish to pick that up for a campaign map. I really enjoy this thematic portrayal of Elf/Troll conflicts. In the board game men are allied with the Trolls.

Pattus Magnus17 Feb 2016 7:40 a.m. PST

Wow, those look brilliant! Great conversions, painting, basing – they're the whole package.

Louie N17 Feb 2016 7:45 a.m. PST

A great looking unit. Thank you for sharing.

wminsing17 Feb 2016 9:11 a.m. PST

Great looking force!

-Will

Skrapwelder17 Feb 2016 10:18 a.m. PST

Thanks guys. Fisherking: I'm on my third copy of Fall of Albion. Its always been a favorite of mine.

Who asked this joker17 Feb 2016 11:11 a.m. PST

Those look like what Elves should look like. Very nicely done!

IronMike17 Feb 2016 1:40 p.m. PST

I like these. They'really refeshingly 'realistic' as opposed to the endless flowing cloaks and flowing hair you see way too often!

Zargon17 Feb 2016 3:15 p.m. PST

Very inspirational, agree those look like real hardcore elves.

darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP17 Feb 2016 4:55 p.m. PST

Very nice!

I just listened to The Broken Sword last year – great story! Definitely good inspiration for wargaming there.

seldonH18 Feb 2016 6:51 a.m. PST

Awesome… Awesome… Awesomwe..

They look great !!

Congrats

Francisco

Vulture20 Feb 2016 5:05 a.m. PST

Great painting ! :)

Well done :)

Vulture


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Hafen von Schlockenberg20 Feb 2016 10:06 a.m. PST

Tom Loback(Dragon Tooth) bucked the trend back in the 70s by producing elves based on this sort of concept,and Elric. He also was "ahead of his time" in a way,making his figures larger than anyone else's. They didn't really fit in with other ranges then,but I bet they would now.

Good luck finding any,though.

Keifer113 Supporting Member of TMP23 Feb 2016 4:46 p.m. PST

Shame those sea elf heads are no longer available :(

Keifer113 Supporting Member of TMP26 Feb 2016 1:54 a.m. PST

Looking at these again…did you sculpt the helmets on some of those spearmen?

Skrapwelder26 Feb 2016 6:34 a.m. PST

Yes.

Keifer113 Supporting Member of TMP26 Feb 2016 11:32 a.m. PST

Those are excellent! I just found some of the sea elf heads for sale, I hope my elves are as good as yours!!!!!

I'm being lazy and will use Macedonian heads for my helmeted heads….

Personal logo Skull and Crown Supporting Member of TMP27 Feb 2016 11:36 a.m. PST

These are superb- really gets that cross over from history feeling. Tolkien would be proud!
Cheers
Ths

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