My High Elves were the first fantasy army I got and although I've found the models extremely challenging to paint compared to the rest of the things I have they are an extremely fun army to play with. Tactically speaking I'm not fond of horde armies, my Goblins exist purely because I like their theme but in terms of how they play I never could get comfortable with the mindset that my guy's will die in droves, but when you strike back you literally grab a plastic bag full of dice and cut it open with a knife whilst it's suspended over the table. Don't get me wrong they still require tactics (as do all armies) but I like my elite infantry forces as every loss is meaningful and I think more tactically when I keep that in mind. I find with my goblins I get careless thinking theirs plenty more where that came from then suddenly there isn't.
My High elves are led by the courageous Prince Illyanas 'The Dawns Blade' riding his griffon Arimaspi (Who's name originally belonged to a tribe from ancient Scythia who in mythology would steal the golden nests of griffons), the wise Battle Mage Aenetticus 'The Winged Harbinger' who when captured by the Dark Elves was gifted by the god Aenarion with great golden wings and a horn that if blowed on would breath fire at the twisted and corrupt and finally the noble hero Ceridian 'The Sand Watcher' who discovered the hour glass of fate, a rare artifact that is filled with sand that never stops flowing unless the lives of those who treasure it are close to ending.
Prince Illianas ‘The Dawns Hammer’
Prince with lance, Dragon armour and Talisman of Loec, riding a Griffon.
Aenetticus the Winged Harbinger
Level 2 High Elf Mage.
Ceridian the Sand Watcher
Battle Standard Bearer (In this case The Hourglass of Fate) with Dragon armour, riding a barded Elven steed.
The Lothernian 2nd Reserve
20 Lothern Sea Guard with musician, standard bearer and Sea Master.
The Flying Thorns
The Sky Crystals
The Fire Spitters
The Riders of The Storm
5 Ellyrian Reavers with bows.
The Wielders of Sharpened Light
14 Sword Masters with musician, standard bearer and Bladelord with Amulet of Light.
The Mountain Watchers
5 Dragon Princes of Caledor with musician, standard bearer and Drakemaster.
2 Repeater Bolt Throwers.
Total: 2000 POINTS
My Empire army list is a little more basic in it's presentation as at the time I just wanted to get my thoughts typed up on to a word document, it's clarity is still perfect it's just not as pretty. In terms of armies most of mine are built around whatever models I could acquire cheap with a theme added on later for fun. This list occurred the other way around as I had firmly in my head the Theme of the army after I saw the Marco Columbo Model over at CoolMiniOrNot.com. After that I merely browsed around for models that I could easily modify and paint up in a Spanish explorer colour scheme as well as suitable parts for customisation.
As you have probably guessed by now the army is led by the charismatic explorer Marco Columbo who unlike his country men could never see eye to eye with horses and instead learnt to be mobile on foot and providing he is aware of the terrain in front of him, can easily get around quicker than a cavalry man could in the jungles of Lustria. Jeremiah Wilkins was asked to accompany the expedition and leave his work in Mordheim in order to raise the morale of the expeditions rank and file with his enthralling rhetoric. Finally Marco recognised in his earlier expedition that it is wise to bring along a familiar face and a man of the people, although he is often described as charming his wit and sophistication would only get him so far when commanding 20 mosquito bitten men who are facing starvation and being attacked by wild animals. Instead of commanding the expedition alone he brought along his trusted friend Captain Caliente Hortez who as well as being an effective leader is also an excellent tactician, which is always handy if the natives don't respond to diplomacy.