As many of you know by now, I really dislike some of the Sylvaneth models, specifically the Tree Revenants, Spite Revenants and Drycha Hamadreth, as I think that not only do they fit in with the rest of the army, but they also lower the appeal of it in my view (alongside Alarielle), and cause me to dislike the whole army even though its only these specific models I really dislike - the rest of the models are quite nice. After grousing and grumbling about this like a Dwarf Longbeard both on and off the forum for quite a while now (and I humbly apologise to all those of you that have been caught in the crossfire of my Sylvaneth hate), I have decided to do something constructive with my hate instead and have proposed an new unofficial army idea and an unofficial rework of the existing Sylvaneth faction. First the changes to Sylvaneth: Change the name and backstory of Alarielle the Everqueen to Ariel, Queen of Ghyran (I prefer Ariel to Alarielle and this would synchronise with Warhammer Fantasy lore better as Ariel was queen of the Wood Elves, and is thus more likely to be queen of the forest spirits, while Alarielle was queen of the High Elves. Ariel also has wings in Warhammer Fantasy, so it would make a lot more sense if she had wings in AoS as well, whereas Alarielle had no wings and suddenly sprouted them in actual AoS lore). Bring out a new Drycha miniature that resembles the Branchwraith (which was the original Warhammer Fantasy Drycha) to replace Drycha Hamadreth, who looks nothing like the original Drycha. Include two or three new units in the Sylvaneth army that more resemble Dryads, Kurnoth Hunters and Treemen, to keep to the originally established look And now for the new army. I have always viewed the Tree and Spite Revenants as mutated, evil versions of Sylvaneth, so I was thinking of the new army that featured them as being either a Chaos or Death army. I've plumped for giving them the Death Grand Alliance as I've been thinking that they could be a black parody of Sylvaneth in that they resemble dead trees and inhabit dead forests in Shyish and possibly Ulgu, compared to the Sylvaneth who resemble living trees and inhabit living forests in Ghyran. I've called them the Gloomforest Spawn to give them quite a sinister name and yet also give them some sort of similarity to the Sylvaneth. I've also contemplated making that Drycha Hamadreth character another Mortarch of Nagash, indeed the Mortarch that enforces Nagash's will over the Gloomforest Spawn, and have chosen her title as Hamadreth, Mortarch of Pain, dropping the name 'Drycha' entirely as she bears very little resemblance to the original Drycha. In any case, let me know what you all think of this unofficial faction idea - I imagine all you Sylvaneth fans will have plenty of feedback for a topic like this!