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I recently changed my army list in lieu of a few setbacks the last game I played in which my shooting phase was quite ineffective. I've played against WoC two times previously with both Godly praise and horrid bitterness toward my Repeating Bolt Throwers. One time, I decimated his forces with six wounds against his unit of ten Chaos Knights, and the latter leaving his forces relatively unscathed from my fire. This time, instead of fielding three Repeating Bolt Throwers, I chose to supplement them with a unit of 17 Swordmasters.
His forces were:
Lvl 4 Sorcerer Tzeenech (sp?)
2x 20 Warriors of Chaos
5 Chaos Knights
a group of Chosen (16 maybe?)
My forces were:
Archmage Level 4, Life Magic, Book of Hoeth
Noble Battle Standard, Great Weapon, Armor of Caledor, Guardian Pheonix
Noble, Heavy Armor, Great Weapon
Mage Level 2, Metal Magic, Jewel of the Dusk
Seaguard x36, Full Command
White Lions x17, Full Command, Banner of Sorcery
Swordmasters x17, Full Command
Dragon Princes x5, Musician
We played the Blood and Glory scenario.
I won deployed first, and won the roll to take the first turn.
A brief summary:
In the first turn, I advanced my units and tried to get a flanking position on his warriors with my Dragon Princes. I then cast Searing Doom upon hit Chaos Knights Irresistibly! Somehow (being used to terrible rolls for magic) rolled 5 hits and all wounded eliminating his unit (which included a battle standard!)! Also, the mage blew up but was not in a unit because he moved solo to get range on his knights, however; the roll to wound on the strength 10 hit was a 1 and no wound occurred (again, lucky roll!).
His turn was an advance of his forces and his magic phase was uneventful.
In my second turn, I charged his Chosen with my White Lions and routed them (another standard bearer down!) but failed to over-run them. In hindsight, I should have not pursued and reformed to charge his Chaos Warriors.
His second turn, he was able to rally his Chosen. He also pressed his other group of warriors in position to charge my flank. He then was able to successfully cast Treason on my white lions.
Luckily, in my turn, I was able to bring my Archmage into range to cast Regrowth on my White Lions, bringing them back from the Treason spell. Again, with hindsight, I should have charged his Chosen again, but was weary to do so with the loss of so many from Treason.
In his turn, he charged my flank and front with his Warriors to my White Lions and things were looking bleak. I was down to only my BSB and 3 White Lions remaining, but before dying, the mighty White Lions shredded his Sorcerer into little pieces of rags and blood (another point to me!). He also charged my Seaguard with his other force of Chaos.
My turn lead to a charge of my Dragon Princes into his Warrior's rear (lol) and was able to Irresistibly cast Regrowth (again) on the white lions bolstering them back to 13 or so.
He surrendered seeing his inevitable demise with my flanking Swordmasters about to charge his rear of Chaos Warriors in combat with my Seaguard.
It was a fun game, and surprisingly, the book of Hoeth did not effect the game as much as anticipated.
Sounds like you had fun. I always found repeating bolt throwers a very epic addition to any army.
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True, but my last battle with him, I had 300 points worth and they didn't do much of anything and are useless when all enemy units are engaged in combat.
Sounds like a fun battle, but as a chaos player I wonder, how can 16 white lions beat 16 chosen? the stat line on the white lions and the great axes (strike last right?) are statisticlly seen weaker than the statline + buff of a chosen. Weard he didn't take marauders, could have saved him.
Thanks for the report!
As I saw it in the army book only swordmasters do
Nope, it's part of the rule that all elves have
I think last edition it was as you describe though. It certainly was in 4th (when I last played before 8th)
Yep all high elf always strike first regardless of weapons. either way charging into a block of chosen would not of been at the top of my list of things to do. but those heavy axes do pretty well against that heavy armor and toughness while being stubborn well keep them around.
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