Tale of One Gamer: Week One


Hello gentle readers! Lovely to speak to you again, it’s been a while I know. I’m afraid I’ve been becoming an adult. I’ve purchased a house and then been crying every night with the amount of work involved. But don’t worry, it’s almost over so let’s get involved with my new regular article.

So what is “tale of one gamer”? Well it’s a format that, I believe, the Games Workshop publication “White Dwarf” started in the 90’s. You might be surprised to hear that a lot of players involved with miniature wargame hobby won’t have a completely finished army. I’m embarrassed to admit I have more unfinished armies than I do finished. a lot more! But the idea of this format is that a group of players start new armies together and encourage and support each other. The standard set up is that you decide a points limit, then write an army list and month by month you all paint an agreed amount.

So why have I suddenly decided to do this? Well two things really. One, is that the new Woods Elves are stunning, really stunning! Two, is that a friend of mine is running his first tournament in September and I really want to go. It seems it’s meant to be!

How will this article work? Each week I will try to get a unit painted. And show it off to all you lovely people.

I’ve decided to go for a winter look the army. The common colour schemes with WE’s is autumn browns and greens, so I decided to go for something a bit different so have decided on blues and greys. I also love the tree spirits in the army so have gone for quite a few of them. Even though in the meta they aren’t great. But I’m after a great looking army. Not the best on the game.

I’ve waffled on for quite enough now so here’s my Treeman so far. Still needs work but I’m happy. I’m looking to get this finished by next Tuesday. Let me know what you think. Then I will start my first 10 Wyldwood Rangers.

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(feature image: “Wood Elves” Copyright Games Workshop)



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