Painted Lylyth, Herald of Everblight

This is Lylyth, Herald of Everblight, the last part of the Legion of Everblight starter set I got last year.  She’s a Warlock so is the mandatory leader of any force she’s in (unless we start playing multiple Warlock games, which seems unlikely for now) and killing her is one of the win conditions of the game.  I’ve found it quite tricky to get the balance between playing her forward enough to use her many useful abilities, and playing her back so that she doesn’t just get killed every time.  In particular she has a small Control area (the area within which she can make Warbeasts do cool stuff) so there isn’t much choice but to move up for the kill.  Still, she has the Parasite spell to reduce enemy armour and Feat which improves the accuracy of everything nearby.  The result of all this is that I usually seem to keep Lylyth back then send her in if I can get a clear shot at the enemy Warlock and pump arrows, spells and the Feat into them and follow up with anything else I have available).  In practice I often get this wrong and Lylyth is perforated as a result.

After the big Warspears it was a bit of a bind trying to capture all the intricate details of Lylyth’s armour with the paintbrush so I’ve mostly settled for emphasising only the highest areas and hoping that it looks good enough on the tabletop.  For the most part, these miniatures always look more forgiving from a few feet away.

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Next on the painting table: Toshiro, the Daimyo.

Categories: Hordes, Painting and modelling | Tags: , | 4 Comments

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4 thoughts on “Painted Lylyth, Herald of Everblight

  1. When I first saw the pics for this post I didn’t agree with the colour choice. But, once I saw them on my phone I agreed with your choices. At 6″ tall it doesn’t work, but at scale I think it must look great on a table.

    Any chance for a group shot with her minions?

  2. Thanks for the kind words. Bright pink is indeed a pretty silly colour for a mistress of hit and run, but Lylyth has the excuse that she’s blind. Not sure what my excuse is! I just like painting brightly coloured miniatures.

    It’s a great idea to do a group shot. I have one more Legion Warbeast at the moment (Typhon) so I’ll get them all together for a photo once that’s complete.

  3. Don’t know much about the game but the minis do look great. Nice job!

    • Thank you. The game is pretty sweet and I’d certainly recommend a few goes if you know anyone who has enough miniatures to lend you some for a demonstration.

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