Daughters of Khaine

Edging closer to completion, I painted up the ten Witch Elves in my Oldhammer Dark Elves army for Warhammer 3rd Edition. These are a mixture of slotta and earlier sculpts – the older ones are my favourites in terms of posing, best demonstrating their bloodlust as they throw themselves into battle.

Edit: As Leadballooney pointed out, these make a good addition to his 3rd Fembruary Challenge as well. While these female furies are equipped for battle in realistic armoured gear, the whole range of different regiments in the army actually includes female fighters alongside male ones. Something I really want to see more of, as most of the time they are included in armies only as distinct formations.

Unit of ten female Dark Elves in chainmail

Furious Witch Elves storm ahead of the army

Two ranks of Witch Elves with swords and knives

The witches wield wicked blades

I wanted to keep the overall colour scheme of the force unchanged while also distinguishing them as being part of a specific faction. Therefore I opted for replacing purple with red, which in addition to their more dynamic poses and flowing hair gives them a different vibe to the rest of the regiments.

Five Witch Elves in loose formation

Blood red is the colour of this murderous coven

23 thoughts on “Daughters of Khaine

    • Thank you! The movement trays are made from art store cardboard and get the same treatment as the bases. I usually break up trays for larger units so they are in sections of two to three ranks each that can be taken away when casualties mount.

    • Thank you! I think in the 80s there was actually a higher percentage of female figures in realistic armour than in later decades, probably because the influence from historical wargaming was still stronger. What I also liked about the old Dark Elves range is that there were always female fighters in all of the units.

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