My Mage is a little break from the 4th Edition minis, he's a 5th edition Mage. Sadly there was only 1 High Elf Mage released for 4th Edition and that was the Teclis mini and that particular sculpt doesn't suit a low level Character. There was a 3rd Edition Mage riding a Unicorn released just before 4th Edition came along but a Unicorn is a pricey thing for a small army clocking in at 90pts. I don't feel too bad about using this 5th Edition chap as I really love this mini, he was a Mage for me in many a game back in the day. Now he's been stripped and repainted.
Next up are the Bolt Thowers, two of them.
As minis themselves the Bolt Throwers I'm not too fussed about (although they're really useful in game terms and cheap as chips at 50pts too) but the crew are stunning figures, I've always loved these guys.
In the past I've often derided the 4th Edition Sword Masters, the legs don't fit the position of the robes but I'm really pleased I painted these guys up as I've now fallen in love with them. I started painting them because I wanted some elite foot troops and all of the Phoenix Guard and White Lions need to be stripped.
They have a lot of character that I don't think I'd of found if I hadn't taken the plunge and painted them up. There's a strange number of 13 painted up because I added the Standard Bearer later. I plan of taking the unit up to 16 but that can wait for now as, like the Unicorn, they're very pricey for a small army.
I've also given the Silverhelms' barding a white dry brush as I did the Bolt Throwers and the Unicorn (I promise to finish the Mage for an update soon so I can show this mythical beast) as the soft tone ink wash didn't look right on that mush white expanse.
With the General added in this unit looks really nifty.
I'm really please with how this army is shaping up. My feelings are to go for another Mage, Reaver Knights and some more basic infantry in the shape of a second unit each of Spearmen and Archers. I'm also really low on Characters which I'm not that fussed about but I do have both the Eltharion on Stormwing and the Prince Imrik dragon rider minis in need of a lick of paint, I may treat myself to one of these soon................................