Sylvan Kin

I have been toying with the idea of starting Sylvan Kin as my second army for quite a while. Today I bought an Elven Warhost (20 Tallspears, 20 Kindred Archer, 10 Gladestalker and a bolt thrower) ridicoulisly cheap on Ebay (25€ incl. shipping). So, I guess I start now! Has anyone a good idea about what to use as boskwraiths?

That was a great price, good find!! Hopefully the pain job isn’t a paint to strip.

Boskwraiths are allegedly just elves, so you can kind of look for more wood elves. I’m going to be 3d printing mine.

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Sylvan Kin, very good choice :wink:.
Boskwraiths have a low defense and many attacks in their profile. So many players go for miniatures with little to no armor and two handweapons. The wardancers from Warhammer Fantasy are IMO the best option and luckily there is no shortage of These old metals altough oop.
But every other miniature that fills the profile requirements will do :slightly_smiling_face:.

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@VigoTheButch Thanks! There’s no paint job at all! There are still unassembled in the box.
@WolleK I was thinking of GW wardancers, but I’m not sure how they scale next to Mantic elves.

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As already suggested the GW wardancers seem to fit the boskwraits profile. On the other hand, the name of the unit suggests non-human beings, so the AoS (or old Confrontation) “ghostly trees” are an option too. In the Uncharted Empires supplement the boskwraits are described as wild young adults surrounded by glittering pixies and will-o’-the-wips forming a ghostly aura around the frenzied warriors. Thus, elves with two weapons painted in ghostly (maybe flickering) colors should fit the official fluff.

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I like the ‘elf with two weapons’ route more than the plant thing, since it is in line with the lore. Maybe this DS-Hero will do as an Archwraith:


It’s even a Mantic model!
For the Boskwraiths I’ll probably take Gladestalkers with a weapon swap and some Reapermini familiars. Maybe a bit of warpaint will symbolize there wild nature.

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Unpainted AND unassembled? Well, you basically stole those. Further congrats on an amazing eBay find!

I know! The guy was obviously no wargamer and didn’t know what he had for sale. Or it was an April’s fool and I wasted 25€😜

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The elves arrived! The boxes were complete (even the stickers and 6 Mantic point were there!) and intact. After feeling a bit guilty about the price I paid, I started to testpaint the elf hero and ordered a bunch of familiars from Reaper. I’ll post a picture later and may turn this into a showcase topic. Thanks for the tips on Boskwraiths.

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This will be the paint scheme for my Sylvan Kin. It’s basically the same as the one from the rulebook by @mattjgilbert. I will use this model as an Archwraith or Elven Prince/King.

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I will use these Gladestalkers with two weapons as Boskwraiths. The base will get a lot of debris, forest spirits and animals. I guess it will work quite good.

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Good looking test! Dig the brown + black + warpaint. Also had no idea Mantic made this mini :sweat_smile:

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Thanks! It’s actually brown+dark brown + dark green +warpaint + bad lighting :wink:

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