Friday, 7 February 2014

House Helios Archer


Here's another Heartbreaker Elf, this time an archer painted up as a member of the great house of Helios:

 Helios Elven Archer

I must admit I was a little unsure about the colour scheme, especially the striped leggings but as the elves are a fashionable lot, I think he looks quite decent!

The House of Helios is a reference to one of the forces from Chronopia, where each of the elven houses or noble families fielded very different wargear and troops. In the case of Helios, they were associated with the sun and fire based weaponry so the bright yellows look the part.

I think I need to tone back some of the highlights on his shoulder as they look a bit forced but otherwise, I am really pleased with how he turned out, despite my initial wobble about his leggings!

House Helios Troops

Looking through my bits, I have a couple of spearmen and another archer lying around from the same Heartbreaker range and I want to try and round off the warband with a suitably characterful leader. I think I actually have a few of the old Chronopia female Elven troops somewhere too who are armed with a broadsword and some sort of punch dagger which might do the trick...

All the best!


  1. Love the colours on these. I don't think I've seen these models before, either. Very nice!

  2. Real nice! I love how rich the yellows are coming out. How are you getting them so vibrant? Are you using inks?