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Elf Warfare

(Creature Warfare)

3.58  ·  Rating details ·  26 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Although few in number, elves produce the most skillful and deadly warriors of all the races. Renowned for their archery and agility, they are mostly associated with hit-and-run tactics; however, they should not be underestimated in open battle. This book compiles all of the information known about these elegant warriors and how they practice war. From an initial examinati ...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published February 21st 2017 by Osprey Publishing (first published February 16th 2016)
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BAM Endlessly Booked
Many thanks to Chris Pramas, Osprey Publising, and Netgalley for the free copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.

Loved this book!!! What a gem
Read it in a couple of hours and closed it with a deeper appreciation for eleven folklore. I understand this is actually a series with various creatures as the subject matter and I want them all. These would be great for D&D kids I think.
My only complaint is that the gorgeous illustrations didn't translate in the electronic version of this b
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Christine
May 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley

My love of elves dates back to the first time I read Lord of the Rings. It was because they were ageless, spoke funny, or seemed so wise. It was because they used bows and arrows. This is because one of the first movies I ever saw was Robin Hood. Honesty, if the orcs had been as skilled with bows as Robin was, I would be constantly wondering why everyone painted those poor, misunderstand orcs as evil.

It’s true.

Osprey’s book about Elf Warfare written by Chris Prama
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Atlas
May 17, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-s
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3 / 5

This book is intended, I believe, as a sort of supplement to various tabletop and roleplaying games, to add a bit of flavour to their interpretation of Elves. As I don't play these sorts of games, I was mostly interested in Elf Warfare because it promised lovely illustrations and I was not disappointed.

Elf Warfare is split into four sections: The Elves, a fictional historical account of elves discussing their origins, gods, and magic; Elf Troop Types, from basic unit types like archer
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Etienne
May 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Kind of a documentary about the Elf. It cover the basic (class, weapons, magics, great wars, and more...). Being a fan of fantasy for years,I didn't learn much from it, but if you're knew into it and want to learn what are the Elf, it can be a decent choice, but I would recommend reading great fantasy novel, it will take more time, but you'll learn more and have way more fun doing it. The best part of it were the illustrations that are truly beautiful! ...more
Wayne McCoy
Nov 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
'Elf Warfare' by Chris Pramas is another book in the Osprey line of fantasy warfare. Previously I read 'Orc Warfare' and liked it about as much as this on.

It's a short book, but has enough information to fuel a fantasy wargaming campaign. The 4 chapters talk about 5 of the types of elves (gold, green, high, moon, and sea), what units comprise an elf army, what tactics elf armies might use, and finally a major victory from each of the 5 types of elves.

I learned that elves don't like to make risky
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Sarai Henderson
This book is for anyone who likes epic fantasy and elves. There was a lot of information about the different kind of elves, their weapons and their battle strategies. I liked the short stories about the different sections and I wish they were longer and more a part of the layout. The epic battle at the end was my favorite part, it brought together all information that was just learned and painted a wonderful picture. I gave this book four stars because I could tell that a lot of research went in ...more
Lia   Covington
Aug 14, 2017 rated it liked it
Lia's Bookish Obsession http://liasbookishobsession.com http://liasbookishobsession.com/4333-... First off let me make simply say thank you to Net Galley for allowing me to review this book as an ARC.



I also have to confess that I love elves, it’s the reason why I love Sarah J Maas so much. Honestly, who doesn’t love elves, their always a symbol of ageless beauty, funny antique phrases, and cunning while also holding back on how actually wise they are. Did I mention that I’ve always had a love fo
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Alia Therese Lazo
May 31, 2017 rated it really liked it

This book contains knowledge about elves. Mostly about their war tactics, armies and their origins. After reading this book, I Felt much more enlightened about elves.


The interesting history was combined with great narration that made you want to learn more about them without getting bored. The pictures included in the book and little snippets from books were also a bonus and helped the reader picture it quite nicely. The stories at the end gave us an even deeper understanding of what would h

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Kaelan Rhywiol
Nov 07, 2017 rated it liked it
I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an unbiased review.

I liked this book, I wanted to love it but the images didn't translate well in the ecopy. I think if you're going to buy this book, you'd do better seeing if there's a print copy available.

The information and fictional overview of elves is fantastic though, so I'll definitely be looking for print copies of this series of books for my library, as I tend to love to write about elves. :)

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Ned Leffingwell
May 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
The title says it all. This book is about elf warfare. The elves presented are generic D&D elves that have been divided into good dark elves (Drizzt Do'Urden) , wood elves (Mirkwood), sea elves , high elves (Rivendell), and gold elves (Gondolin). The describes the composition of elf armies and different tactics used by each type of elf.. The art is great and the book is a good resource for wargamers and role-players. It could have used some maps in the chapter on famous battles. ...more
Tabby Shiflett
3.5 Stars
3.25 - Text
4 - Artwork
A history of Elven warfare, their different groups, and each group's battle tactics and weapons. A fun and informative book for anyone interested in the subject, especially Sci-fi/fantasy fans and gamers. It's organized well and the illustrations are beautiful.

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John Somers
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Levi
Jun 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Disclosure: The reviewer received a review copy of this book via Netgalley.

I've always liked Osprey Publishing's military history books. They consistently catch my attention at hobby shops due to the wonderfully illustrated covers and adventurous topics. This goes double for Elf Warfare, which gives the Osprey treatment to fantasy fiction.

Elf Warfare is the third installment of the Osprey Adventures series, which also includes Orc Warfare and Dwarf Warfare . The books present an overview
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Alina
***Note: I received a copy curtesy of Netgalley and Osprey Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

I think the elves are my favourite race from the ones you usually find in fantasy: not just their physical beauty, but their majesty, the elegance they fight with, their intelligence and wonderful organizational skills.
The book is a fictional history and representation of elves, structured in four parts: first a general presentation of the race; the second about elf troops; the third about stra
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