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"For five thousand years we have defended our shores from all who would conquer us. Even in our darkest hour, when our own kin rose up and betrayed us, we fought with such determination and martial skill that they were vanquished. But before you do this, you must understand how to command your army. To conduct its many diverse parts into a symphony of destruction. To weave the potent sorceries of your battle mages with the rain of deadly shafts from our archers. To form an impregnable line of spears from which the armored might of your cavalry can leap to smash the foe. And if you learn all these things, then and only then, will you be a true prince... "
—Recounted by Unthwe Windrider, Herald of the Phoenix King[2a]
Warhammer High Elven Prince

The mighty Lords of the Elven race

The High Elven Princes of Ulthuan are the greatest and most skillful generals, strategist and warriors this world will ever see. Depending on their wealth and the kingdom of their birth, the princes of Ulthuan fight in many different ways. Those of Tiranoc typically do battle from the back of swift-wheeled chariots, while the lords of Lothern often stand, spear and bow in hand, amidst the ranks of the Sea Guard. Those with the greatest wealth might ride upon a Great Eagle or Griffon or, in the case of the mightiest princes of Caledor, upon a Dragon. Such steeds are invariably a symbol of status, as well as lending a brutal advantage in the midst of battle.[1a]

Wherever they hail from, these Princes are incredibly dangerous, able to strike down their foes with unmatched swiftness. They are equally deadly with a lance, spear, halberd, or longbow, able to penetrate even the most resolute defense with a spear thrust or shoot a foe through the eye while riding at full gallop. Princes of the highest rank even wield weapons of legend, magical heirlooms fashioned upon Vaul's forge and held by their families for hundreds, if not thousands, or years. For many families, ownership of such an artefact constitutes their line's right to regal status.[1a]

Any prince who bears one to battle will therefore fight all the harder, for he and his family can ill-afford for the blade to be lost to the foe, or be dishonored by defeat or cowardice. Yet whilst a magical weapon might make a noble a prince, it does not make him a general. This comes from his keen mind, his courage and his sense of duty. Thus does Ulthuan forge the finest commanders in the world, leaders able to read the ebb and flow of unfolding battle, knowing when to commit forces, when to retreat and when Ulthuan must call for the ultimate sacrifice from her defenders.[1a]

  • Concept art of a High Elf "Princess" for Total War: Warhammer 2]]

MiniaturesEdit

  • 8th Edition. (Box Cover Art)
  • 8th Edition. (Left : Battle Standard Bearer / Right : on Mount)
  • 8th Edition. (with Sword & Shield)
  • 8th Edition. (with Longbow)
  • 8th Edition. (with Axe)

Source Edit

  • 1: Warhammer Armies: High Elves (8th Edition)
    • 1a: pg. 37
  • 2: Warhammer Armies: High Elves (6th Edition)
    • 2a: pg. 3

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