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Caesar Miniatures 1/72 scale elves

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So my older son was up for a visit this weekend with some gaming. After yesterday's Saga and Frostgrave games, we finished up this morning with a "traditional" game of Hordes of the Things (Wargames Research Group, 1991), which was one of the first wargames he learned to play. Since he was in middle school, we have generally played with 1/72 scale plastics, and, as an adult, he's quite adept at painting them. So, when we were done, I was inspired to dig through my boxes of projects set aside, and work up a couple of elves. (He drew up a campaign map a few years ago; I was assigned elves, but haven't painted any lately...since I had the few I have on the table today:

 

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it made sense to work on a few...)

 

So, not yet based, but shown here with Sir Forescale to show how small they are, a Caesar unarmored elf swordsman and one of the ~5 poses of unarmored archers they have:

 

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Since my bench is too messy to actually use right now ::P: these were done at the kitchen table with my travel paint kit of limited palette colors. I did use a pair of good brushes rather than my travel brushes (to save wear and tear) and my optivisor. Some of the autumn cloak had been done previously.

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It's an element-based game, where each of your ~12 units is represented by a single base, so it's easy to adapt to any size of miniatures.

 

We also use it with 6mm troops, of which we've got half a dozen or so "armies".

 

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(Both of my kids have 6s, too, which were also fairly allowance-friendly back in the day.)

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