New Wood Elves – but where to take them?
I am a flagging Warhammer player. I love the game and always have, but it has seriously slipped in popularity and accessibility in my local area. Collecting is expensive and often unrewarding – as it’s hard to get a game in. Playing can be tiresome and lacking – Warhammer can take a fair bit of time to setup and play, making is less desirable next to smaller/skirmish games around…
I stepped into Kings of War. It is a very refreshing ruleset and offers a faster pace to the game. I quickly assembled my collection of Wood Elf models to work for KoW, as I really enjoyed the few games I did play. Unfortunately, it’s hard to convince other to do the same, especially if they don’t already have several hundred models to manipulate.
So, I am both happy to see and hear Wood Elves are being renewed by Games Workshop, but am also grudgingly reminded that the game is almost dead for me. I tried to reinvigorate my enthusiasm when the Lizardmen book came out, but I played just 1 game after a £60 investment in a Carnosaur and book – is it really worth the hit?
The new Treeman model is quite a drastic change from what we’ve had before. Perhaps the colours exaggerate this style change, but gone are the chunky wooden colossi, in are the leafy Manga giants. It’s a style that hasn’t grabbed me (yet) and to some extend that gives me some relief… that I won’t be knee-jerk spending on this inevitably expensive new model.
However, I maintain hope that I can conjure a skirmish-level campaign at my local club, so perhaps I can field the less “epic” models coming out with the new release. As far as the Treemen stand, I think I’ll get my sculpting tools back out and work on my own versions once more!