I've been slowly building up an elfin army since the beginning of last year and I've been a bit confused as to what I have and I've been wondering if it's large enough to be called an army. I only just bought a box to store all of it in one place. So I decided to put them all out on the table and take some photo's for posterity (knowing my own track record of creating armies and then selling them on).
The blue unit in the centre is supposed to be a phalanx. To me it makes sense for elves to use more archaic unit formations. When I last read the Silmarillion (last year) I noted that Tolkien used the term "phalanx" to describe the elvish host going into battle. I like this concept but I'm unsure how to model the formation: 3 bases wide by 2 deep as I have here or 4 bases wide to accentuate a big unit? I'm not sure. The use of chariots also falls into the concept of archaic units and formations.
Eagles! These are Wizkids models too. For what they are and price-wise they're good and they do the job. It seems that giant eagles are one of the acceptable weird units for an elfin army. I'm not sure if they should be individual creatures or a single unit. In the rules I'm working on they can be either (like all the creatures in the rules).
Next Up: My goblin army!