Wood Elves: the Deadwood Covenant

The Wood Elves are my “away game” army – a collection I can put in a figure case and take on a train without the constant running repairs my brittle old Undead conversions demand. They are also tactically very, very unlike my Undead: fast, fragile, most dangerous at range, magic light and in multiple small units (for the most part).

They hail from the forest of High Tiernmas: a far-flung and neglected heathland of Athel Loren, cursed with an endless magical winter. Its inhabitants have become more spectral and quixotic than even the average elf, under the terms of the titular Covenant, which has reduced the local Asrai nobility to bizarre half-trees, their vitality literally feeding the forest through the long dark and keeping its spirits from withering away. The leader of those spirits, the self-declared Maven of Deadwood, is the closest thing there is to mistress of this cold high realm, seeming content to reign in arrested decline.

Occasional friendly contact with Tessonfroid, the Bretonnians down the valley (the sidepiece of my oldest friend and longest serving playmate Dr. Shiny) does occur. At least, when Amaranth the Damsel of the Lady speaks, the Maven of Deadwood stares intently and does not kill her, for reasons that don’t bear too much analysis. But when the seasons of the world outside turn, the Deadwood Conclave have a habit of forgetting pacts once signed and sealed, and going to war again… and again… and again… the idea being that our armies may be mutual aggressors on their own turf but will join forces against outsiders in times of need (such as big team games or doubles events).

The Army List (WIP)

Sixth Edition

The Maven of Deadwood
Branchwraith 165
> Level 1 Wizard
> Annoyance of Netlings
> Cluster of Radiants

Noble 158
> Alter Kindred
> great weapon
> light armour, shield
> Helm of the Hunt
> Glamourweave

The Druid
Spellweaver 140
> Dispel Scroll
> The Deepwood Sphere

Black-Briar Kinbands
10 Glade Guard 120
10 Glade Guard 120
10 Glade Guard 120

Cildraeth Celyn
8 Dryads 96

Cildraeth Eiddew
8 Dryads 96

Brawdoliaeth Pren Mawr
3 Tree Kin 195

Treeman 285

TOTAL 1495