Five of my ten spearelves, formerly called glade guard and now I guess called eternal guard. Anyway nomenclature aside these are another unit I’ve always been fond of though they always done poorly on the battlefield. When I bought them back in fourth edition ten man units weren’t so silly of course now they’re somewhat useless. I’ve been meaning to purchase some eternal guard and using these guys to bulk them up but just haven’t got around to it. With 8th edition’s emphasis on ranked infantry though I might have to rethink that, since my combat phase has until now relied on wardancers and dryads both of whom skirmish and as such have been left looking in through the window of the candy store whilst all the other infantry types got goodies handed out to them. Not that they won’t be useful of course just will have to use them differently.
Anyway that aside the spearevles paint scheme was copied from GW’s I think with some guesswork involved in places. I really like the colour scheme (even if it is a bit Australian), again they’re metal so feel good too. The sculpts are a bit of a mix but pretty indicative for the period (mid nineties). Painted such beautiful flawless smooth yellow shields I’ve been too scared to decorate them with a motif (and thus undoubtedly ruin them), have no decals for them either. A fine example of my drybrush everything painting style at the time. I noticed on some of these photos I wasn’t even very careful about it, or at least didn’t touch up afterwards. Bad me, you don’t really notice though since the models are mostly green cloaks and yellow shields.