Finally complete! Warmaster Dark Elf Command!
The original GW Dark Elf Warmaster Command blister is a slightly sorry affair compared with some of the others. It contains a single sorceress figure with guards, a mounted hero with flag bearer and a little Cold One chariot.
I disliked the chariot; too big for a hero, too small for a General stand, I felt. My spare one is going to a friend in the gaming club who has had trouble sourcing Dark Elf figures.
I scrabbled a spare sorceress and guards so that I could max out my command for 2000 points - 2 heroes and 2 magic users. Even though Dark Elves are an "elite" army with a smaller number of more expensive units compared with some other armies, they suffer from a fatal flaw. Namely, that if you roll a "blunder" on your command rolls (two sixes on 2D6), the hero responsible is either executed immediately or the General suffers a permanent penalty for the rest of the game! The Dark Elves are ruthlessly inefficient, it seems.
I am extremely proud of of these little figures. The cauldrons of blood that I put on the stands are in fact plastic Warhammer 40k scale Blood Angel Sanguinary Guard grails. One from the plastic character clampack, the other from the generic upgrade sprue. I chopped the hand out of the plastic and glued the top to the bottom.
If you Google Image search "warmaster cauldron of blood" you will see top of the list, a couple of excellent fan models. This one inspired me to use the first version of the Avatar of Khaine from Space Marine / Epic. And this one made me want to put the cauldron on top of a pile of bones - a piece from the Tomb Kings command blister.
I attempted something a bit different with the statue, attempting to paint it like black marble. The results weren't spectacular, but I needed to differentiate it from the other models, so that people wouldn't assume it was an animate or giant character and not a statue.