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Now I know that genrally certain armies are of a certain size, Nids and Orks are hordes, Mariens and Chaos are small etc. I was wondering however what is the average number of models you stuf into an army in 1000 1500 and 2000 points for me, a dark eldar player its:
Even my 'fun stuff heavy' 2000 pointer has 95 models! This seems alot to me for an army not usually put in the 'horde' category.
One of my buddies really likes having tons of dark lances so he makes sure to always take 6 squads of ten warriors with two dark lances each. That's 60 troops just to start off with in his 1850 list.
Then he adds wyches, lords with retinues.... Oh gosh theres so much to kill. :huh: ]
So yeah, you can make a "horde" army out of DE. I hadn't really thought of them that way before, but its quite possible.
Now that you mention it, I've even seen a Space Marine player make a horde army and win with it on a regular basis. His Black Templars army has over 100 Space Marines in 1850 points. It's kinda scary since they get all of those hidden powerfists and get to charge forward when failing leadership tests.
There are always exceptions to the general accepted norm. For example, my Tyranid force has
1000: 21-30 models
1500: 25-36 models
2000: 30-45 models
No, I don't got heavy on the MCs, just lots of things that cost alot of points. Yes, I know that I'm the exception to the rule, oh well...
Last edited by dymew; July 25th, 2005 at 19:08.
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Heh, I play Tau so model count can fluctuate depending on your style.
500- around 27 models
750- around 30
1000- around 35
If you look at the Tau Army lists, the ranges you asked for are:
1500- 40+ to even 80
2000 - 70+
Yeah, Tau very model wise depending on static-hybrid-mech.
The model count generally going down as you travel from static to mech.
So you have us outnumbered usually, almost everyone here plays mech.
A few static and hybrids, myself included though.
*shrug, I hope this is what you wanted,
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I've played a good variety of armies and have had a wide variation of model counts in my armies. I usually base my lists around 1500pt battles. In order of size:
Lost and the Damned:
Seems daunting when my Lost and the Damned army is frequently 3x as big as my Tzeentch army. It's even scarier when there's 90 models with a 4+ armour save there. But, not as scary when a squad of Flamers rip them apart.
So I play the Dark Eldar as a balance between Meq armies and Horde armies, which is really how they're supposed the be played. I like having a nice base of 60 Warriors in my Dark Eldar army at 1500 pts. And it's only 650 points for them. The Dark Eldar army has a lot more Elites and Fast Attack than any of my other armies, but that's only because the troops are so cheap. So I don't play Dark Eldar as numers-heavily as you. I love my Wyches and Ravagers and Incubi too much.
Beasts of Chaos (4000)
Chaos Marines (3000)