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Wanderers of the Hidden Paths



So, first post, I originally started collecting the Wood Elves way back in 2002 during the 6th edition of Warhammer Fantasy as it was known then (and also when all of this around us was fields *shakes walking stick*). I played a few games with the Elves but was more into 40k as more people were playing that in my FLGS at the time and it was easier to get a game in as a result. This focus on 40k continued when I stopped going to the store for games and started gaming regularly with a small group of friends and for years my Wood Elves sat in a case forgotten and gathering dust.

Then came the End Times and the Warhammer World ceased to be, replaced by Age of Sigmar. It wasn't until the release of the generals handbook that our gaming group began to take an interest in the game but pretty soon they all began to collect small armies (Seraphon, Free Peoples, Chaos Daemons, Fyre Slayers and Duardin). Remembering my Wood Elves I got them out of storage and finally began working on them again so I could have a viable force for use in the odd game here and there with others in the group.

My collection of Wood Elves includes quite a few of the old metal models (thank you Ebay!) that I remember reading about in an old Games Workshop catalogue from around 2003 but could never afford at the time (Wardancers, Mage, Great Eagle, Scouts and Waywatchers) . These are mixed in with the newer plastics (glade guard, glade riders, Wild Riders and Dryads from 2005) and then some of the models from the latest Wood Elf release some point in 8th Edition Fantasy (Eternal Guard, Wild Wood Rangers).

The name for the army is inspired by an arcane item from the 2005 Wood Elf army book - The Moonstone of the Hidden Ways. Due to the current state of things with the Wanderers not having a battletome and the old wood elf units now being legacy warscrolls I've been using the Grand Alliance Order allegiance for my army. This allows me to steal warscrolls from the other Elven (Aelven?!) Factions as I see fit in order to get as close to my old 8th Edition wood elf army lists as possible. 

To this end I've been gradually working my way towards a fully painted 2000 point battle host for the last year. This list itself has gone through various iterations as I've played games with it and, although it's not designed to be competitive in a tournament setting, ive finally arrived at something that puts up a good fight whilst being representative of the spirit of my old Wood Elf army. So without further ado, here's the list:

Allegiance: Order
Mortal Realm: Ghyran

Archmage on Dragon 
- Magestaff & Book of Hoeth
Avatar of the Hunt 
- General
- Trait: Legendary Fighter
- Artefact: Ghyrstrike 
Glade Lord on Great Eagle 
- Spirit Blade

20 x Glade Guard 
10 x Dryads 
5 x Reavers 

10 x Wardancers 
5 x Hunting Hounds 
3 x Warhawk Riders 
20 x Eternal Guard 
3 x Kurnoth Hunters
- Greatbows

Endless Spells
Soulsnare Shackles 

Total: 2000 / 2000
Extra Command Points: 0
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 136

So there it is, I've got around 1300pts of this painted up to a standard I'm happy with and will post pictures of stuff completed to date over the next few weeks. For the moment though here's my completed Archmage on Dragon:




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