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"Dragon Princes may no longer ride true dragons, but each piece of their battle harness carries a reminder of those glorious days. Their sturdy armour and dragon-crested helms are as much protection as the scales of a dragon itself, and every item carries the blazon of dragon wing, scale or fire. They are the proudest unit in the entire army of the Phoenix King and the only one not to dip its banner in salute to him. In fact, such is their arrogance that Prince of Caledor' is a common insult among High Elves of other lands."
—Recounted by Unthwe Windrider, Herald of the Phoenix King[2a]
Warhammer Dragon Princes

The Dragon Princes of Caledor

The Dragon Princes of Caledor are amongst the greatest and most noble Knights the world has ever known. Long ago, Ulthuan was dominated by the valorous deeds and wise rule of Caledor's Dragon Princes. Now, the royal bloodline has faded, and the power of the Dragons has diminished, but Caledor's pride still shines bright. The princes of Caledor once rode Dragons, but today they ride to war upon swift horses. Both mount and rider wear crested ithilmar armour whose style echoes that of the heart of Vaul's Anvil, where ancient enchantments are bound into the cooling ithilmar, ensuring that no lesser flame than the fires of Vaul can offer harm to the armour or its wearer.[1a]

Dragon Princes consider themselves so superior to Ulthuan's other soldiers as to have nothing remarkable in common with them at all. Worse, they pay little heed to orders -- though they may consent to consider suggestions. In many warriors, this arrogance would be dangerous, yet in the Dragon Princes, this pride springs from an utter surety of deed and a martial judgement that borders on the supernatural. When the Dragon Princes enter the fray, they undertake only the most dangerous of tasks.[1a]  

They crash into the enemy with arrogant disdain, slaughtering the foe with masterful strikes from both lance and sword. Indeed, it is said that the knights of Caledor can reduce an enemy warband to ruin more swiftly and mercilessly than any of Ulthuan's other warriors. Only in the thick of battle does a Dragon Prince's true character emerge. Hauteur gives way to determination; arrogance to courage. Gone is the aloof noble who disdains the company of all save his own kin. In his place rides a warrior who would die without hesitation if his sacrifice would save but one of Ulthuan's people. Only when the battle-light fades from the Dragon Prince's eyes does the aspect of the Caledorian noble slide back into place. Callous pride returns, leaving those who saw the selfless hero behind the mask to question if he ever truly existed at all.[1a]

MiniaturesEdit

  • 8th Edition. (Box Cover Art)
  • 8th Edition.
  • 8th Edition.
  • 8th Edition. (Champion and Banner Bearer)
  • 8th Edition. (Dragon Princes - Alone)
  • 6th Edition.
  • 4th Edition.

Gallery Edit

Source Edit

  • 1: Warhammer Armies: High Elves (8th Edition)
    • 1a: pg 47
  • 2: Warhammer Armies: High Elves (6th Edition)
    • 2a: pg. 8

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