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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 ...more
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.
Osprey’s book about Elf Warfare written by Chris Prama ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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...more
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. :)
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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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 ...more
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 ...more