Runewars: The Forest Guardians Unboxed

The Aymhelin Scions of the Latari Elves are coming soon – come check out the insides of their new kit!

The Forests of Terrinoth have many defenses against the encroaching darkness – some of these defenses are the literal embodiment of the woods. The Aymheline were the first sentient trees to wake and take the fight to the enemies of the Deepwood. And now, we’ve got their expansion pack to take a look at:

We’ve talked about what these massive tree-beings can do in game already. So let’s focus on these from a modeling perspective. The kit comes with 2 Scion models that are large and in charge. They only have 2 poses but it’s pretty easy to tell them apart. On top of that the models are extremely easy to assemble – you can almost skip the glue! Now, if you intend to paint these models you’re going to want to do some light prep and assembly work.

They fit together with FFG’s “lock and key” peg/slot setup – it’s pretty dummy proof assembly. Before you assemble the model you can also soak any warped pieces in warm water if you want to correct them. However, these Scions are so fluid and organic looking you may just want to leave the “warps” there for some extra character. I’d also give them a quick rinse in some water just to remove any excess mould release.

Painting prep should be pretty easy post-assembly. Depending on how vibrant you want the colors you could go with a white primer. But if you want to cover up any mistakes black primer will work just fine. Obviously wood tones are going to be the direction you want to go. There are lots of little details you can pick out as well; small bits of fungus and leaves help break-up the details. These Scions might look like a big stick of bark but on closer inspection you can see all the different organic twists and turns the model takes.

If you’re a new painter, you can get some good results with some basic techniques like block-painting, washing, and dry-brushing. If you’re an advanced painted, I think you’ll enjoy the challenge of trying to mimic the look of real wood on these models.

The Amyhelin Scions up for Pre-Order at your local FLGS right now and are due out October 5th for release.


Aymhelin Scion Unit Expansion $34.95

When the children of Latariana sound the horn for battle, the very forest answers their call. Roots erupt from the earth in a peal of thunder while limbs crack and sway as if in a gale. Moss, leaves, and flowers shift and fall and bloom again with the movements of living trees. What once appeared an old knot suddenly glows with living green light as the will of the forest awakens

The Aymhelin Scion Unit Expansion for Runewars Miniatures Game includes two Aymhelin Scion Plastic Figures, Two Plastic Siege Movement Trays and eight upgrade cards to enhance your army of Latari Elves!


I raised my axe and the tree struck first…

  • dave long island

    Pretty trippy Tree-tards.

  • marxlives

    I wonder since the collapse of WHFB which one is gaining more traction, Runewars or Kings of War?

    • Runewars has no presence where I am. Kings of War has a minor presence.

    • Severius_Tolluck

      Really neither. Rune wars even after being given away for free at adepticon really hasn’t gained traction in my area. Kings of war ran a few tourneys and fizzeled out. Especially once Generals handbook came out.

    • Benandorf

      Based on anecdotal evidence and the bits of sales data that is available, it seems like AoS is actually picking up a good chunk of the slack, but neither Runewars nor Kings of War (or 9th Age, for that matter) have really taken off in many places. The problem with the former, in my opinion, is lack of factions and options combined with FFG’s LCG model. Kings of War, on the other hand, just doesn’t have the marketing oomph behind it to get rolling, plus the official models aren’t anything special.

      • ZeeLobby

        Yeah, anecdotal is always a challenge, haha. Locally RW is huge, KoW is absent, and a fair amount of 8th players still float around. People have accepted FFG’s new LCG model for it, where all the cards you need will be available in faction. Lack of factions is definitely the biggest issue. WHy they didn’t do small subsets of all 4 at first is beyond me.

    • AEZ

      AoS obviously.