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Elfendaemmerung: Wardancer’s Custom Wood Elf Army

Current Status: Initial release 9. August 2016: 137 Elves, 69 pictures

- 11 infantry regiments

- 4 cavallery regiments

- 3 war machines

- 8 magical creatures

- 9 individual characters

This army has grown over the last 3 years. It includes many custom products and many customization techniques I invented myself.

Here you can find detailled pictures of every unit.

28869775525_2ca6a01cd7_b.jpgElfendaemmerung - Wardancer's Custom Elf Army by MWardancer, auf Flickr

Table of Contents

Daylight Clans:

Deepwood: A noble and sophisticated clan clad in dark green and silver.

- Silver Lords

- Archers

- Swordmen

- Iron Watch

- Silver Guards

- Sisters of Ex Orcis

- DESTRO - Deadly Spear Thrower

- ELVEREST - Elven Repeating Spear Thrower

- MEADS - Modular Elven All-round Defense System

- Prince Maerendil on Findelhuv

- Prince Baerenn on Snaefellsness the Bear

- Lord Maeven on Felsentritt, carrying the Goddess Banner

- The Nameless Assassin

- Nemesis the Archdruid

- Tree Demon (summoned)

- Dryad Fiérce and the Sylvaneth Sisters (summoned)

Maidens of the Golden Glade: A proud and wild sisterhood wearing brown and gold.

- Maidens of the Thorn

- Riders of the Fast Bark

- Golden Guards

- Avengers of Oak

- Veorra the Huntress

Greenfield: An high-spirited kin in olive green.

- Swordmasters of Gieven

- Greenwood Rangers

- Lords of the Harvest

Twilight Clans:

Elvnoi Dozor – Sinister folk also known as Gray Elves.

- Princess Evadia on Swivt the Hippogriff

- Protectors of the Inner Sanctum

- Blades of Gray

Everlight Clans:

Arcane Royalty – Magical individuals in colorful robes.

- The Everqueen

- The Archmage Couple: Filin and Esan

- The Uneven Brothers: Archmage Neapel and General Nepal

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Daylight - Deepwood

28582175480_44d40316a8_b.jpgClan - Deepwood by MWardancer, auf Flickr

Silver Lords

Riding Elven all-terrain steeds, these heavily armored noblemen break enemy lines when force is necessary.

28249358084_d8684ae85f_b.jpgSilver Lords by MWardancer, auf Flickr

28249358594_a9accc646d_b.jpgSilver Lords (2) by MWardancer, auf Flickr

28249357494_ebc8ce6c71_b.jpgSilver Lord by MWardancer, auf Flickr

Archers

These versatile archers are the backbone of the Elven army. If they cannot reach you, their arrows surely can.

28835370416_3ebaedc98e_b.jpgArchers by MWardancer, auf Flickr

28251631183_044a6c0605_b.jpgArchers (2) by MWardancer, auf Flickr

28835368436_5fe0865d30_b.jpgArcher by MWardancer, auf Flickr

28582150030_7db0fbb4f3_b.jpgArcher by MWardancer, auf Flickr

Swordmen

When the arrows cannot fly, swords will find their place.

28790735501_c05236e6cd_b.jpgSwordmen by MWardancer, auf Flickr

Iron Watch

These heavy foot soldiers patrol the borders of the Elven kingdom, prepared to challenge man and beast with their versatile long spears.

28249375614_0a6c7dfd25_b.jpgIron Watch by MWardancer, auf Flickr

28582130290_8bce8e7ce6_b.jpgIron Watch by MWardancer, auf Flickr

28866619455_3ce72e9b0e_b.jpgIron Watch Commander by MWardancer, auf Flickr

Silver Guard

Trained for the defense of the realm, these elite guards carry long halberds to keep the enemy at bay. They protect valuable assets or points of strategic value.

28790734351_6f3a6e4917_b.jpgSilver Guards by MWardancer, auf Flickr

28835336266_6681d30843_b.jpgSilver Guard by MWardancer, auf Flickr

28835336856_635ac2bbc4_b.jpgSilver Guard (2) by MWardancer, auf Flickr

Sisters of Ex Orcis

Even the hardest steel cannot harm intruders that partly exist in higher – or in most cases: lower – plains of reality. For this reason, the Sisters of Ex Orcis have specialized in making arrows from the famous Dragon Glass. Piercing through every thinkable and unthinkable form of ethereal or demonic protection, these elite archers banish supernatural creatures when conventional measures fail.

28761866512_47d6e67523_b.jpgSisters of Ex Orcis by MWardancer, auf Flickr

28835371266_2c5f0855b8_b.jpgSister of Ex Orcis by MWardancer, auf Flickr

DESTRO – Deadly Spear Thrower “Griffin”

Even though Elves have become one of the world’s leaders in exporting weapons, their own needs should not be forgotten. DESTRO is their tool of choice when normal bows reach their limits. Unlike the MEADS, which wreaks widespread havoc at a very long distance, DESTRO is deployed for medium-ranged precision shots.

28761894282_172e518f3c_b.jpgDESTRO "Griffin" - Deadly Spear Thrower by MWardancer, auf Flickr

ELVEREST - Elven Repeating Spear Thrower

When the firing rate is of the utmost importance, Elves use the ELVEREST system. Its primary functions include Crowd Control, Infantry Stop and Anti Siege.

28761892372_ec28f1b103_b.jpgELVEREST - Elven Repeating Spear Thrower by MWardancer, auf Flickr

28866626895_5ab2e310a6_b.jpgELVEREST - Elven Repeating Spear Thrower (2) by MWardancer, auf Flickr

28866628225_afc5d6f92f_b.jpgELVEREST - Elven Repeating Spear Thrower (3) by MWardancer, auf Flickr

MEADS - Modular Elven All-round Defense System

Initially designed as an answer to the proliferation of evil airborne creatures, the MEADS has quickly become a true all-round Elven weapon. It is known as a long-range cavalry killer and effective troll deterrent. The prospect of encountering a sudden rain of bolts reinforced with Elven steel is something even medium-sized dragons frown upon. Due to its modular nature, versions with up to 10 launchers can be built if mobility is not of primary importance.

28866615185_e96dd55446_b.jpgMEADS - Modular Elven Allround Defense System by MWardancer, auf Flickr

28866614925_b245425554_b.jpgMEADS - Modular Elven Allround Defense System (2) by MWardancer, auf Flickr

28866613945_5d6940fd96_b.jpgMEADS - Modular Elven Allround Defense System (3) by MWardancer, auf Flickr

28251607133_e2187330b9_b.jpgMEADS - Modular Elven Allround Defense System (4) by MWardancer, auf Flickr

Prince Maerendil on Findelhuv

In a traditional Elven anthem it says: “These hooves are made for walking and that’s just what they’ll do, yes one day these hooves are gonna walk all over you.” It is horses like Findelhuv they sing about. Some say he crushed his first orcish skull when he was still a foal. Some say he bathed in the Everqueen’s blessed springs. The truth is only known to Prince Maerendil, who has guided his four-legged comrade into countless victorious battles.

28835342616_98c63334d0_b.jpgPrince Marendil on Findelhuv by MWardancer, auf Flickr

28835342926_a809d61660_b.jpgPrince Maerendil on Findelhuv (2) by MWardancer, auf Flickr

Prince Baerenn on Snaefellsness the Bear

Only few have ever mounted a white bear and lived. Snaefellsness was the only exception known among Elves and Baerenn was the only rider he accepted. After the battle of the northern plains, he became the first bear ever to be honored with the protective rune of Griss-Ly.

28866611055_c51669864c_b.jpgPrince Bearenn on Snaefellsness by MWardancer, auf Flickr

28251602993_16453481dc_b.jpgPrince Baerenn on Snaefellsness (2) by MWardancer, auf Flickr

General Maeven on Felsentritt, carrying the Goddess Banner

Carrying the Goddess Banner is an honor only few can ever hope to achieve. When general Maeven, battle-tried since the ambush on Viéd Nahm, and his steed Felsentritt enter the battlefield, lesser beings tremble before the sacred aura the banner exudes. Fellow elves, on the other hand, are said to feel in increase in courage and morale whenever her symbol is present.

28835343576_0e2e4f7081_b.jpgaven on Felsentritt by MWardancer, auf Flickr

28790744631_3ba6c71426_b.jpgLord Maven on Felsentritt (2) by MWardancer, auf Flickr

28251601043_f4e8c87d7a_b.jpgLord Maeven on Felsentritt (3) by MWardancer, auf Flickr

The nameless Assassin

To many, the mere idea of an Elven assassin seems absurd, even obscene, in regard to the high standards of elven ethics. However, for some... delicate matters, nameless assassins are needed. This silent warrior answers directly to the Everqueen and to her only.

28835367186_94b3cc9126_b.jpgThe Nameless Assassin by MWardancer, auf Flickr

Archdruid Nemesis

Many conclude that Elves embody qualities of a forest on a friendly summer's day, such as hospitality, ageless wisdom, peacefulness and dignity. However, most who were unfortunate enough to travel a forest in a stormy night will agree that forests also have a threatening, archaic side. In times of war, Wood Elves tap the forests primal rage and direct them. The Archdruid is the key to the forest's dark powers. After opening the gates for earthly creatures, he restores the mobilized energy by sacrificing enemies in the swamp

28249389794_342df00670_b.jpgNemesis the Archdruid by MWardancer, auf Flickr

Dryad Fiérce and the Sylvaneth Sisters (summoned)

With the orc problem becoming more and more pressing, the druids had to resort to calling the dryads. These vile creatures usually slumber in the harsh, barren parts of the forest. Once summoned, cold hatred makes them rise and move towards the enemy. A shell of wood hardened by the ages makes them virtually impenetrable to most of the weapons used by mortals. With claws as hard as steel they stab their enemies without mercy. Dryads move faster than their big brothers, the Tree Demons and they usually travel in groups. Fiérce was the first to be called, and she will be in a particularly bad mood until her younger sisters show up. So if something whispers and crackles in the woods tonight, better not suppose it is the forest fairy...

28249386984_20c19c7db8_b.jpgDryads - The Sylvaneth Sisters by MWardancer, auf Flickr

28761897992_23ba885d28_b.jpgDryad Fiérce by MWardancer, auf Flickr

28761899482_2b484e5e5d_b.jpgDryad Fiérce (2) by MWardancer, auf Flickr

28249352864_0f478e31b1_b.jpgSylvaneth Sisters by MWardancer, auf Flickr

28582120610_d3eb834650_b.jpgSylvaneth Sister by MWardancer, auf Flickr

Tree Demon (summoned)

Please don't step on the trees, they might step on you. Often referred to as Forest Balrog, these Tree Demons are not to be messed with. Never ever approach them with an axe. If a tree has a circle of mushrooms around it, it is most likely a tree demon. They enjoy entangling their enemies in their branches and ripping them apart. Many tree demons befriend owls who serve as their air reconnaissance.

28866598395_135545aebf_b.jpgTree Demon by MWardancer, auf Flickr

28251582933_e19147cf5c_b.jpgTree Demon (2) by MWardancer, auf Flickr

28249351274_68b1e77209_b.jpgTree Demon (2) by MWardancer, auf Flickr

Daylight: Maidens of the Golden Glade

28761902462_a4ce8dfda9_b.jpgClan - Maidens of the Golden Glade by MWardancer, auf Flickr

Sisters of the Thorn

Riding into a thorny hedge is an endeavor most will never forget. Carrying the longest spears in the kingdom, Maidens of the Thorn block valuable passages for good. Even mounted enemies think twice before they risk running into the pointy end of this array.

28761865532_eb3da6aa11_b.jpgSisters of Thorn by MWardancer, auf Flickr

28835333496_c38fe107f6_b.jpgSisters of Thorn (2) by MWardancer, auf Flickr

28249355404_512b813d23_b.jpgSister of Thorn by MWardancer, auf Flickr

28582122540_1cb3c409fd_b.jpgSister of Thorn (2) by MWardancer, auf Flickr

Riders of the Fast Bark

In the vast lands of the Goddess’ kingdom, fast riders are essential. When trouble is brewing, the Riders of the Fast Bark are the first ones to arrive.

28835339996_49d6470023_b.jpgRiders of the Fast Bark by MWardancer, auf Flickr

28835339216_912e2b1a43_b.jpgRider of the Fast Bark by MWardancer, auf Flickr

Mothers of Pearl

With sturdy horses armored in gold, these experienced warrior beauties break into enemy lines when defensive measures are no option.

28835345706_3d19489324_b.jpgMothers of Pearl by MWardancer, auf Flickr

28866612475_9089a6cf08_b.jpgMother of Pearl by MWardancer, auf Flickr

Avengers of Oak

After the cowardly attack on Oakenfold, an order of fighters was founded to keep nature’s righteous rage alive. These determined warriors are the backbone of the Golden Glade clan.

28790770541_33fc4a2901_b.jpgAvengers of Oak by MWardancer, auf Flickr

28790769401_27d35d6669_b.jpgAvenger of Oak by MWardancer, auf Flickr

Veorra the Huntress

A sight as pleasant warm autumn forest, Veorra the Huntress leads the fierce Maidens into battle. But do not be misled, her arrows will sting you right into your heart.

28582118250_65cdb99a3d_b.jpgVeorra the Huntress by MWardancer, auf Flickr

28582118250_65cdb99a3d_b.jpgVeorra the Huntress by MWardancer, auf Flickr

Daylight: Greenfield

28249391654_5e60a0ef24_b.jpgClan - Greenfield by MWardancer, auf Flickr

Swordmasters of Gieven

These skilled swordsmen run into battle wielding their giant two-handed swords. Without shield or heavy armor they swiftly move across the battlefield when hitting things hard is essential.

28790722241_4966b7a557_b.jpgSwordmasters of Gieven by MWardancer, auf Flickr

28761862262_f0204f1871_b.jpgSwordmaster of Gieven by MWardancer, auf Flickr

Greenwood Rangers

The all-terrain, fast-moving Greenwood Rangers know their way through the fields like no one else.

28866622015_0a50d3a999_b.jpgGreenwood Rangers by MWardancer, auf Flickr

Greenwood Ranger by MWardancer, auf Flickr

Lords of the Harvest

These noblemen have sworn to protect the fields’ rich fruit. Protected by the Rune of Elvesgiving, these agile swordsmen are notoriously hard to hit.

28866617285_162ab2083e_b.jpgLords of the Harvest by MWardancer, auf Flickr

28582129360_f82c40b127_b.jpgLord of the Harvest by MWardancer, auf Flickr

Twilight: Elvnoi Dozor

28761905462_bfda447efa_b.jpgClan - Elvnoi Dozor by MWardancer, auf Flickr

Princess Evadia on Swivt the Hippogriff

No one understands how this partnership ever came to pass. Sublime, untamed, even tremendous – maybe it was these attributes that unified beast and mistress. Today, everyone who sets foot on Elven land should remember that it is not only a place for a princess to conquer the skies, but also a hippogriff’s territory.

28582135910_8391c5e23d_b.jpgPrincess Evadia on Swivt the Hippogriff by MWardancer, auf Flickr

28866624305_f549613c8c_b.jpgPrincess Evadia on Swivt the Hippogriff (2) by MWardancer, auf Flickr

28582134650_52a998258b_b.jpgPrincess Evadia on Swivt the Hippogriff(3) by MWardancer, auf Flickr

28251613133_35532d7b1f_b.jpgPrincess Evadia on Swivt the Hippogriff (4) by MWardancer, auf Flickr

Protectors of the Inner Sanctum

Darker times, after all, called for darker elves. No, not for evil ones, but for the toughest of them all. Protectors who walk in the moonlight as swift as in the sunshine, who have sworn by the Golden Stag to protect the Everqueen’s inner sanctum. The recent encounter with the undead demands their presence at the border and so they march against an unknown enemy.

28790741991_04353d8167_b.jpgProtectors of the Inner Sanctum regiment by MWardancer, auf Flickr

28835341186_2e83a488ac_b.jpgProtector of the Inner Sanctum by MWardancer, auf Flickr

28835341766_173f4a1554_b.jpgProtector of the Inner Sanctum (2) by MWardancer, auf Flickr

28866619455_3ce72e9b0e_b.jpgIron Watch Commander by MWardancer, auf Flickr

Blades of Gray

In the gray hours between night and day, when perception fades to gray and senses tire, these riders do their work. Their blades strike while their targets still wonder if the masked horse is one of a thousand shadows in the sleepy forest.

28582145390_80f5a6001c_b.jpgBlades of Gray by MWardancer, auf Flickr

28249393764_6939f66723_b.jpgBlade of Gray by MWardancer, auf Flickr

Everlight: Arcane Royalty

The Everqueen

Some say her wings are real. Some say they are of magical nature, like the flowers she allows to blossom wherever she is present. Some think the wings are simply part of her artful attire. Others claim they are merely an allegory on her majesty's arcane powers and timeless beauty. Be as it may, most who have the honor to come before her throne, the broken heart of the forest, do not question the Queen’s ability to banish demons with a gesture of her tender hands.

28249362794_739b3f1a1f_b.jpgThe Everqueen by MWardancer, auf Flickr

The Archmage Couple: Filin and Fenian

As an expression of the self-complementing polarity of nature, the archmage couple’s power is only surpassed by the Everqueen herself. With direct access to the elements, these two give light whenever darkness tries to spread.

28761873052_fa562bcfb0_b.jpgThe Archmage Couple: Filin and Fenian by MWardancer, auf Flickr

The Uneven Twins: Archmage Neapel and General Nepal

If their stories were unknown and their names not famous, no one would guess that Neapel and Nepal were born as twins. Whereas the former is said to have summoned his beloved spirit wolf at the age of four, the latter ins known to have wrestled forest lions as an infant. Be as it may, to most defeated enemies it seems irrelevant which part of the inseparable couple has dealt the fateful blow.

28866599645_944916b687_b.jpgThe Uneven Twins: Archmage Neapel and General Nepal by MWardancer, auf Flickr

Edited by Wardancer

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Cool! :thumbup:

I do get the impression that one of the elf archers on the back left isn't taking things as seriously as he should. Going to war is nothing to be smiling about!

Also, it appears that one of the riders is the standard-bearer of the elf lord Starbucks Venti-Latte. :sweet:

Edited by AmperZand

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JUST AMAZING!

Definitely you are my inspiration for me to arrange my elven army in formation!

Congratulations for the beautiful work!

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JUST AMAZING!

Definitely you are my inspiration for me to arrange my elven army in formation!

Congratulations for the beautiful work!

Thank you!! Actually you were one of my first inspirations to do this when the first CMF elf came out and you did the decals for factions.

Cool! :thumbup:

I do get the impression that one of the elf archers on the back left isn't taking things as seriously as he should. Going to war is nothing to be smiling about!

Also, it appears that one of the riders is the standard-bearer of the elf lord Starbucks Venti-Latte. :sweet:

Thanks!!

I like my coffee the way I like my magic. Just black.

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Wow!

I think I recognised few of my Elendil's helmets, they are great in silver BTW!

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Awesome! Loving the Elrond hairpieces in yellow, may have to get a few of them now. Great choice on armor/weapons, each unit feels very different but still part of the larger army. What did you use on the Thranduil hair piece? It looks fantastic, very clean coloring. :thumbup:

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Wow!

I think I recognised few of my Elendil's helmets, they are great in silver BTW!

Thank you!

Yes, they are yours. With your new shields I am going to make one infantry and one cavallery regiment. With your helmet I will equip a Dragon rider.

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Awesome! Loving the Elrond hairpieces in yellow, may have to get a few of them now. Great choice on armor/weapons, each unit feels very different but still part of the larger army. What did you use on the Thranduil hair piece? It looks fantastic, very clean coloring. :thumbup:

Thank you! I usually use Revell oder Citatel paints. I like painting the Thranduil ones, because it covers up the lines that TLG did not manage to produce accurately.

Edited by Wardancer

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This army is a real labor of love.  I hope it gets played with and used in games and story telling.

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On 11/9/2018 at 5:54 AM, Muakhah said:

This army is a real labor of love.  I hope it gets played with and used in games and story telling.

Thank you. One aspect of the labor of love is revisiting and improving the figs, see here:

 

Avenger of Oak (revisited 2018)

After the cowardly attack on Oakenfold, an order of fighters was founded to keep nature’s righteous rage alive. These determined warriors are the backbone of the Golden Glade clan. 

45419181194_380d8d1614_b.jpgAvenger of Oak (revisited 2018) by MWardancer, auf Flickr

 

Customization techniques:

Just simple painting of horns and leaves.

 

Edited by Wardancer

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Amazing collection! I see many LotR and Warhammer influences, but the whole army is more than that. Some really creative ideas, and all well exectuded. Great stuff! :thumbup:

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18 hours ago, Beardless Dwarf said:

This is awesome! Where did you get the helmets for the Silver Lords from?

Thank you! These are from Nicebricks: https://store.bricklink.com/Dan76#/shop?o={"showHomeItems":1}

 

 

On 12/7/2018 at 2:12 AM, Drunknok said:

Amazing collection! I see many LotR and Warhammer influences, but the whole army is more than that. Some really creative ideas, and all well exectuded. Great stuff! :thumbup:

Thank you very much. Warhammer ist indeed a big influence. Maybe I am compensating that I could not really paint my Warhammer army when I was 15...

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