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I have a few friendly games at the weekend vs Wood elves and Orcs (although this may switch to warriors of chaos!). This is the list i have put together- hopefully it is balanced and can cover most eventualities:
LV2 sorceress - focus familiar / darkstar cloak (in spearmen)
5 Dark riders - xbow and musician
15 spearmen - full cmd
Assassin (in spears / shades or BG - not sure where yet!) - Rune of Khane, manbane
14 Blackguard + Kouran - full cmd, ASF banner
5 cold ones - full cmd, slaughter banner
I like your unit selection comes pretty close to what I like to use.But I have some comments
I would drop the focus familiar
Take dispell scroll instead (if your out of dispell dice and a spell is cast upon your black guards then your screwed)
not so effective unit this small but with the assasin it could work
Equip him with additinal hand weapon aswell
Could drop the musician on cold one knights and take GW for shades (Cold one Knights aren't suppose to flee ;p)
Kuran gives a nice bonus to the unit, but in my oppinion at the cost of to much points. He has only 1 wound and has T3 and heavy armour, so he dies quickly. I wouldn't use him in a under 2k battle
Last edited by aimbob; November 26th, 2008 at 14:18.
Thanks for the comments.
I agree, although the guys I play against don't use much magic but its better to be safe than sorry!
yeah trying to get that extra rank in...I will see what I can do..
Sorry - should have said he already has the +1HW (forgot to write it down as essentially its mandatory!)
thought about GWs myself...I will see, although the Cold one musician might come in handy in a drawn combat?...
I was unsure too but I wanted (needed?) another 'character' model and could not afford a decent hag or BSB without losing at least 1 unit of troops. Ideally I would like a BSB with the ring of darkness in the BG unit to hamper those pesky wood elf archers but he would cost upwards of 150 points so if I got rid of kouran I am some 75+ points short.....