The Call of Sigmar, part one

We all have that first love in the hobby. The miniature or collection that holds a special place in our hearts and we always come back to.

The first Warhammer miniatures I ever saw were a regiment of High Elf Spearmen. I was immediately captivated by these warriors in shining armour with their tall helms and bright shields. I’ve always had an army of them as long as I can remember, except in Warhammer Age of Sigmar.

For Age of Sigmar, I wanted to do a new army and for the past year it?s been great collecting vast hordes of crazed, Khorne worshippers. Now though I want to get back to my first love. We?ve recently released the amazing Shattered Dominion bases and I?ve used these to bring my old collection of Aelves firmly into the Mortal Realms.

The narrative is really important to me when doing my hobby, it helps me make choices when buying models, painting them and playing games. So I?ve written up a short history for my Aelves to scratch that story itch. I plan to add to this narrative alongside the events of the Summer of War and whatever happens as a result.

If you fancy a read, you can find the narrative I came up with below:

Deep in the Celestial realm lies the Vale of Twilight. Shimmering lakes of moonlight sit alongside star reaching peaks in this quiescent land and over it all rule the Aelven folk of the Caelanar.

For centuries the Caelanar have lived here in peace, the pain of their exile from the mortal realms kept alive in song and fireside tales.They are a proud people, in whose blood runs the lineage of heroes. In them, the traditions and legends of ancient days have come again. Every Aelf of the Caelanar is expected to fight when the call comes, from the highest noble to the simplest poet. Never a numerous people, it is this martial tradition that allows the Aelves to summon an army of strength far beyond what their numbers might suggest.

The king of the Caelanar is Glorindael, known as the Mourning Blade to his people and the Grey Lord to his allies. He rules from the great fastness of Ar-Caelen the Diamond peak, sitting upon his throne of silver and sapphire Glorindael looks out upon his lands, ever vigilant for the call to war.

The first lords of the Caelanar swore to Sigmar that when the god-king returned to challenge the rule of chaos, they would stand alongside him. So when Sigmar?s heralds came to Glorindael declaring the Season of War had begun, The Mourning Blade took up arms and bade the Twilight Host to march forth.

The herald?s brought more news than just the call to war. It was Sigmar?s will that the armies of the Caelanar were accompanied by a host of his Stormcast Eternals, the Knights of Eternal Flame. Newly forged on the Anvil of Apotheosis, the Knights were eager to prove their worth in battle. Sigmar had charged them with the defence of the Phoenicium and they had vowed to never let the city fall.

You can see the rest of Gary?s Aelves next week.

Author: Gary

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