After having completed two Oldhammer Dark Elf test models nearly a year ago, I’ve started a more concerted effort to raise the allied contingent for Warhammer 3rd Edition which I had set as a target. I have lined up a 20-strong regiment of warriors and 10 crossbowmen plus a general and sorcerer. I’ll be very impressed with myself if I can get these done without any distractions.
A leader, standard bearer and musician complete the front rank. The leader is just a regular trooper in the old catalogues, but I think his pose and more ornate armour mark him out as a leader, if not a hero.
The standard bearer is from Mengil Manhide’s Company, but the original banner top has been lost in action over the decades. I’ll probably add something spiky eventually to replace it, but for now I feel the banner works as is.
The musician is one of the standard command figures from the old range. I resisted the urge to veer away from my minimalist colour scheme for the ornate horn with a dragon’s head. I think I’ll need to add a black dragon to the army to establish a context for this model.