The release of the long awaited Oathmark fantasy mass-battle from Osprey was set for Salute 2020. It was to be accompanied by much blowing of trumpets, cheers from the crowds and figure and book deals from North Star. Then Coronavirus happened, and in a time of lockdown, reduced staffing and printing machines turned off everything is a bit more low key. But as well as the rulebook, North Star and Osprey are continuing to work towards the release of a new (the sixth) plastic box set of figures to help populate the The Marches.
The Light Elves box set allows you to make two different units – Elf Rangers and Elf Pathguards – 30 figures in total. Take a look at our frames shots to see what’s included on the sprues.
We asked Oathmark author Joe to tell us a bit about Light Elves in Oathmark –
“The elf rangers are probably the best skirmishers in the game. Combining elven archery and high reliability with the ability to move through rough terrain with no penalty, they are perfect for setting up in front of a patch of woods. That way they can fire their deadly arrows and then melt back through the trees when enemies get too close. However, both units are only lightly armoured, so if they get into a stand-up fight, or draw too much attention from enemy archers they are vulnerable.”
“The Pathguard trade bows for swords and shields. Since they can also move through rough ground with no penalty, they can often use the terrain to appear on a unit’s flank or rear. This also makes them great units for seizing objectives in specific scenarios. While their shields give them a bit more survivability than the rangers, they are still not a unit that wants to fight head on if it can be avoided.”
No firm release date on this one yet due to you know why, but the light Elves will be heading for the shelves asap, priced at £25 for the box.