I really hate drow elves. They just suck. Spider-demon worshiping freaks.
They’re armed with magical stuff that loses it’s dweomer if you bring it up into daylight. There will be no looting the drow. And they’re all ambidextrous just so they can get two attacks. And they are totally evil, and have a billion innate spell-like abilities. Oh, and I’ll go ahead and just say that anyone who ever played a drow elf character is an asshat, because you know, it’s true.
Doesn’t keep me from painting them, though. In fact, I know that painting a cohort of drow virtually assures we’ll get to kill some, in numbers, because my brother is the DM and painting a set of figures is one not-so-subtle way to remind him, “Oh yeah, I could use x”. Not that it always works.
So here we go!
Some giant spiders. The one in the middle is the Grenadier Tomb of Spells spider; the other two are from the game Descent, which is worth buying just for the figures, especially if you can get it used.
Shelob, by Mithril Miniatures. This is without doubt the best giant spider figure of its time. This figure is cast in old school lead, not the post-1994 tin/zinc pewters we see nowadays. Lead is freaking fragile and but this figure manages to hold together with epoxy and base. The base is 3 inches across. I should have taken a pic with an elf next to it for scale.
The Grenadier Drider, from the same set as the drow captain, I believe. His front-most right leg broke off long ago and I replaced it with some expoy putty. not a perfect match but if I hadn’t said anything, who would know?
Another Drider, made from a Descent spider and half of some Citadel figure I got in a bag of adds and ends at the Titan Games booth at Origins. They sell “used” figures, among other things, and their grab bags are awesome. This figure was already cut in half, so making her a Drider was a no-brainer.
So I’m hoping that if & when we pursue those evil elves that sold poor Sifl into slavery, they’ll be Drow.
Also, the title of this post is supposed to emphasize the correct pronunciation of “Drow”. Some people say “Drow” to rhyme with “Crow” but they are wrong. “Drow” should rhyme with “Cow” as a reminder that drow elves exist only be slaughtered.