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I am very new to the Warhammer scene, and frankly, im a little overwhelmed. I know and have read the rule book; both the general rules and the dark elf rule book, and now its time to get an army. I know that this seems pretty daunting, but im just confused as to what to go with. I would love to have a dragon involved...but this could just be my inexperience fighting for something that will just look cool. How reliable and point worthy are dragons? Also, is using characters, as opposed to just dread lords and sorceresses, worth it? I would love to have Morathi, Malekith or Malus on my team...i am just not sure if they are worth it. What are the essentials to a solid dark elf army, and what is fluff that i dont need? Shadowblade is interesting too, is he worth it? I know that i am asking a lot of questions, and would understand if i do not get responses because of how much of a task it will be for you, but i will appreciate any help at all. Lastly, again i know this sounds very irresponsible of me, but a sample 2500 point army would be nice. I already have two sets of twenty warriors and a set of crossbows. Also, i have some dark riders. Any suggestions?
Thanks a ton guys,
if you look under the ARMY LISTS section there are more than enough examples to glean information from. I'd find something that has a similar makeup to what models you already have, and then go from there. There is no substitute for playing games, so whatever you get on the table, I'd play with it and take note of what does well and what doesn't and what were the circumstances for why they behaved that way. Expect to be beaten. . . several times. I've never seen a new player win. It took me weeks to win, because it took me a while to figure out my own army and the other guy's army and how to play the game. Don't get discouraged. GW wants you to buy more/different models anyway and try them all. Proxy things if you can. Have fun, it's a game/hobby remember.
buck's got the right idea, check out some army lists, throw something together and cut your teeth with it. If you like, start small (500-1000 points) to get the hang of things before moving into 2k and beyond (it's a huge transition and I'm still making it).
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