Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Elves of Du Weldervarden

Okay as i have explained in the previous post, my elves are based around the eragon books. so here is the army in detail.

Lords and heros:

Eragon and Saphira, diving off a rock to decimate the kings soldiers

A close up of Eragon, this is him after his transformation at the Blood-Oath Celebration in Ellesméra. He is wearing his ornate dragon armour as well as wielding his rider sword Brisingr (which means fire in the ancient language).

I really like the contrast between Saphiras bright blue scales and dark blue skin

Prince Althran and griffon "Shadow strider" (not from Eragon but i love the model)

Elves Vanir (left) and Arya (right)

Elven troops, cavelry and war machines:

Multiple bolt thrower set up on a varden base (both cannon balls and bolts)

Dragon Princes dedicated to Saphira

Reavers/ outriders, the vanguard of the elves

Dragon guard, (sea guard in the WFB codex) each squad dedicated to a different dragon (just like the dragon princes)

Dragon guard dedicated to Firnen (Arya's green dragon which hatches at the end of inheritance)

Dragon guard dedicated to Glaedr the mightly golden dragon, who he and his rider Oromis were the only ones to survive the fall of the riders. They trained Eragon and Saphira in book to (Elderest).

Dragon guard dedicated to Thorn the red dragon ridden by Murtagh, Eragon's friend (also Eragons secret half brother). Murtagh and Thorn were captured and forced to work for Galbatorix in the second book the whole way to the final book where he breaks free of his chains and helps Eragon defeat the mad king.

Sword masters:

Elf archers: I took a break from the elves to pursue other projects shortly after building these which is why they aren't painted.

A template of how the rest of the squad will be painted

Bolt thrower: Just like the archers i havent got round to finishing this

Queen Islanzdi's personal guards (pheonix guards): Most are finished but a few have a few bits to be painted yet.

As you can see throughout the army the paint scheme of a squad differs, but most squads have a blue plume on their helmets, this is to represent their dedication and respect for Eragon Shadeslayer, the first of the next generation of dragon riders, hero of the varden and slayer of the mad king.

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