Last year I joined the warseer community and I must say I've always enjoyed watching these threads, especially the modelling threads and the rumour roundup thread for WHFB. I thought it might be a good idea to start a thread myself and share my modelling experience and ofcourse: pictures of the models!
My HE army started when I started playing warhammer. When LOTR the fellowship of the ring was released (the film) I purchased the HE army deal for the 6th edition. I already knew the game since I tried to make a game based on warhammer rules for WWII wargaming (I did not know WH40K existed). Because of this, I had already translated the rules and obviously could not resist reading about the armies as well. I read both the 5th ed battle book and rules book. Modelling I've been doing since the age of 8.
Choosing High Elves was simple: my armies (in my opinion) needs to be reliable. For some reason I always hated the dwarfs (to small, not graceful enough or just stunty) and I really liked the High Elves. Other reliable options, such as tomb kings (which did not exist as such at the time, btw) and VC were less attractive than HE's. I do own a 4000 point TK army now, but anyway that was of later concern. Building the army took a lot of time and has seen a lot of ups and downs: being an active student organisation member did not help, and more than regularly visiting our own bar combined with studying did not always help either.
Now, many years later, after studying in the UK for 4,5 months my interest in warhammer and the HE's (the latest release was during that time) has regained my attention as well, so I intend to 'finish' my HE army. This means it will be expanded to a full legally employable 7000 point army. This means adding core troops, since I've always relied on cavalry since the infantry was rediciously pricy in 6th ed. HE, compared to what they could do. Also, cavalry suited my playing style but the 7th ed. rules has encouraged me to change and try out new playing styles as well (when I play at all, because I hardly ever do so- also something which I want to positively change).
I hope you enjoy the pictures, and I'd love to hear from you guys what I should add to make this army even more interesting.
Sorry about the pictures, but my phone provides me with the best and only camera I have...