After a long hiatus…Elves!

No Lord of the Rings collection is complete with out Elves.  These are from Caesar Miniatures from their MiniKnight Fantasy collection.  Like most plastic miniatures boxes, these figures come on identical sprus.  Companies do this for efficiency reasons.  The cost of plastic miniature molds is even higher than that of metal miniature molds.  The downside of this is that when you have command figures as well, you end up with 3-4 extra figures of leaders, standard bearers and sometimes musicians.

The sculpting on this set is very good.  The look and feel is that of old school elves with simple clothing and cloaks for rangers and limited torso armor for the High Elves.  There is nothing over the top about any of these figures.

Below are pictures of all of the infantry possibilities and a final shot of 2 regiments of elves.

Armored Elves (Front)

Armored Elves (Front) with an archer, 2 swordsmen, standard bearer, leader/hero, lady caster and she-ranger.  The ranger is out of place but has been included to show the contents.  The figure looks like it was taken from World of Warcraft.

Armored Alves (Left Side)

Armored Alves (Left Side)

Armored Elves (Right Side)

Armored Elves (Right Side)

Rangers (Front)

Rangers (Front)

Rangers (Left)

Rangers (Left)

Rangers (Right)

Rangers (Right)

The Army Arrayed

The Army Arrayed

One common complaint about these figures is the large ears.  It is true they are quite large but once painted up are hardly noticeable.   The box says 35+ figures.  I believe there were 4 of every figure in my box.  There were enough figures for a 10 man melee unit, 4 other armored bowmen to add to the armored unit and a 12 rangers.  The extra command and caster figures can be painted in different color schemes and can probably be reposed or used for parts for other conversions.

Caesar Miniatures Elves Approximately $12.

 

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5 Responses to After a long hiatus…Elves!

  1. Josh says:

    I just ordered some of these myself. I also ordered the goblins. I’m excited to start painting them. What set of rules do you have them based for?

  2. acarhj says:

    Josh, The figures are based on 20mm square bases. They could be used for just about any skirmish game and also for games like War Hammer where figures are removed individually. Heck, you could put them on big bases temporarily and use them for massed battles games like Impetus.

    John

  3. Josh says:

    Oh ok, thanks. I actually saw the bottom picture and though those were all mounted together on a long base. I now see they are just sitting side by side. What technique did you use to paint yours? They turned out really nice. I’m new to the hobby and was thinking about using the dip method. Did you use a wash on yours?

  4. acarhj says:

    Hi Josh,

    Thanks for the kind words. 😀

    I generally block everything in, wash with Wonderwash ink. (http://www.wonderwashink.com/) and then highlight with a lighter color. The cloaks, for instance are GW Shadow Gray, wonderwash, and then a highlight of Space Wolves Gray. The wash is applied all over the figure after the figure has been blocked in. The trick is to add just enough…not too much and not too little.

    John

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