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A friend at work has got me hooked on the idea of playing Warhammer and until I get up and running with an army of my own he's going to let me use his so we can duke it out a bit. Like the post says it's my 1st time playing and 1st time coming up with an army list of any sort so criticism is very much welcome.
I also have a rough idea of what he'll be bringing which I'll add after my list.
dispel scroll x2
battle standard bearer
sword of might
gromril great helm
Knights of the Realm x5-144 pts (Damsel goes here)
Knights Errant x5-141 pts (Paladin goes here)
standard bearer with errantry banner
Peasant Bowmen x10-60 pts
Men-at-Arms x20-110 pts
I had calculated this army at 748 points but was considering dropping 2x dispell scrolls for the Silver Mirror which would give me the points to add braziers to the bowmen.
My friend will be playing an Orc & Goblin army with roughly this composition.
orc big boss, lvl 2 orc shaman, lvl 2 goblin shaman, around 15 orc big uns, 25ish night goblins, a charriot and troll.
Thanks in advance for any help.
Not much life on these boards eh? Nobody thinks you have a chance....sorry.
NG's are going to tie up your Knights Errant until my chariot smashes them, the biguns will mop up your Knights of the Realm while my mages kill 3 to 4 Bowmen a turn. The troll will walk toward your Men-at-Arms and they will flee. Hehe *crosses fingers for good rolls*
Armies: 40k: Imperial Guard, Orks Fantasy: Skaven
Ouch, anything I can change to stand a chance? I was thinking today about removing the men-at-arms in favor of another unit of knights errant but again a my lack of experience is keeping me from coming up with a way to counter his list well. I'm not sure if this is going to play a factor but for deployment rather than taking turns placing units we are going to draw up a deployment plan before the fight so we have formations made up and so we aren't reacting to where the other places their units.
My best friend plays orcs. While I don't currently play Bret's. I use DE's and know how to counter Orc Waaghs.
Give your BSB the gauntlet of the duel, at just ten points its a steal. You'll be able to single out the shamans from his squads and go through them like butter, plus you can challenge unit champions to prevent 3 orcs from ganging up and trying to take him down.
The Chalice of Manfleur and a single dispell scroll may be better for you. Orc & Goblin magic isn't very powerful, and with 4 DD vs. 6 PD you should be fine. Don't forget your damsel has MR 1, so putting her in your important knight unit will give them extra defense.
Your knights charge farther than the chariot and chariots can't march.
I'm no expert, but I might advise getting rid of your Men @ Arms and adding more knights. Unless you have a higher static combat res you could get unlucky and bounce off his ranks. If you take out the M@A, you can take 3 more KotR, a Warbanner on that same unit, and a Gauntlet of the Duel on your paladin. That's 107 points. Oh, and take the barding off your damsel's Warhorse. That should give you the points for braziers and she doesn't need it.
If you take turns setting terrain, drop some forest in the middle of the map. He'll either split up and go around it, or all his guys will go to one side or the other. If he splits you can take on just half his army with all of yours, or if he does the latter, camp your knights where he can't see them, then get off powerful charges when he emerges from around the forest.
Hope some of it helped. I'd try asking for tactical advice on the normal Bretonnian forums, they see more activity.
Last edited by DarKnife; July 23rd, 2009 at 22:59.