Ed’s Sylvaneth

Ah, the joys of creating a new army. I’ve been a bit slow in picking up an army for Warhammer Age of Sigmar, but when I saw the new Sylvaneth I knew that would be my entry point into the Mortal Realms.

My starting point was the Sylvaneth book ? the models all looked fantastic. What I needed to settle on was the aspect of the Sylvaneth I wanted to portray with my collection. This normally takes me ages, as I need to marry up a theme for my army along with a paint scheme, and I tend to change my mind frequently…

Salvation came in the shape of the Ironbark Wargrove Warscroll Battalion. Here are some stoic, resolute Sylvaneth who are adept at drawing precious metals from the earth and working them into amazing weaponry. The Ironbark Wargrove also trade heavily with the Duardin and the Warscroll Battalion even lets me take 0-2 units of Duardin (I have a couple of boxes or Ironbreakers/Irondrakes left over from a previous project).

Decision made I just needed to actually make a start on it, I’ll normally start with a small single figure to test things out on, so opted to paint a Branchwych first.

I wanted to tie my army closely to the earth that they mine so their lower limbs are grey, reflecting the stone that they draw their metals from. I also wanted to give their weapons a metallic sheen, hence the metallic green scythe.

I’m currently contemplating going for the same metallic look on the claws of my Dryads, we’ll see how that works out in my next post.

Author: Ed

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