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First army with dark elves here..take a glance and see if this would work well against a large 2000 point skaven horde..Thanks
1 Dark elf highborn +229 pts
+sea dragon cloak
+death mask (to scare the shizzit out of his rats)
1 Sorceress +180 pts
+2 dispel scrolls
1 sorceress +180 pts
+2 dispel scrolls
21 Dark Elf warriors +193
12 Dark Elf Warriors +132
7 Shades (for that pesky warpstone cannon) +91
1 Cold one Chariot +95
5 Cold one knights +190
5 Cold one knights +190
War Hydra +220
+2 beastmaster apprentices
3 Repeater bolt throwers +300
Two terror causing units, 2 fear causing units, rxbs to shoot up his units and shades to hassle his cannon :-D please comment on. Thanks once again
I would put your Highborn in your Warrior unit so he doesn't get swarmed. Drop 2 of your Dispel Scrolls. The 2 lvl 2 Sorc. will give you enough dispel dice and with 2 more Scrolls it is getting to over kill I would keep one unit of the COK's so that you can scare the sh** out of the fairly low LD, but the great thing about Dark Elves (which I found out and everyone told me about) are the Dark Riders. Fast and hits fairly hard. Plus they can flee regroup and then charge same turn. (Pisses the hell out of my Dwarf friend) With your Highborn I would give him the SDC, Heavy Armor, Death Mask, Great Weapon and the Heartseeker on the GW. Drop the Blood Armor and try to get either a unit of Executioners or Witch Elves. With the Skaven's low armor and T these guys should plow through them.
Yes you might say 4 dispel scrolls is over doing it, but when your skaven friend plays a grey seer and 2 warlock engineers i wouldnt say im overdoing it, esp. with the warpstones he can eat and what not...(keep in mind thats a possible 4 warpstone lightnings a round) i dont think ill be able to dispel it all with my dispel dice, but thanks for the advice im going to make a few considerations on my army.
Personally, I'd drop the 3rd RBT and the hydra and add a unit of corsairs or spearmen. A spearman/corsair unit can do around 10 attacks in one round and as pointed out by koiring DE can kill skaven easily despite being S3. I'd also group your cold ones into one unit and support it with one of your troop units.
That being said - if you can shoot lots before mele then you should be right. I still like to have big blocks of troops instead of "penny-packeting" small expensive units - they don't last long by themselves.
Nothing is so exhilarating in life as to be shot at with no result. - Winston Churchill
but a unit of spearmen or corsairs or executioners dont cause TERROR....with a leadership of 6, they are likely to run away causing everything else to run as well.
A couple of changes I can think of for this list:
Sorceresses, drop 1 dispel scroll each, add darkstar cloak and seal for ghrond.
Your third Reaper Bolt Thrower is Illegal, as you already have another rare choice (War Hydra). With the spare points, add another cold one chariot.
Other than that, not too shabby. You'll have to divide the rats and conquer with your MSU's though. Good luck!
The iron crowned is getting closer,
Swings his hammer down on him,
Like a thunderstorm he's crushing,
Down the Noldor's proudest king.
Under my foot, so hopeless it seems.
You've troubled my day, now feel the pain.
- Blind Guardian
Yes I realized that, that list was illegal to use so i made a few changes...
kept the highborn and 2 sorcs, kept the 10 cold ones, the hydra, changed the 3 bolt throwers to 2, added a unit warriors for meat and dropped the chariot
seems to be working so far, we started to play last night but didnt finish
so far ive scared a warlock engineer off the board as well as rat ogres and giant rat packs, im owning his plague monks like tommorow...going well and check this out HAHAHA..
he cast plague on my cold ones with irrestistable forces, i lost 2, then i got to spread it to a unit of slaves, he lost 15, and then he rolled a 1, so i got to spread to a unit of clanrats and screaming bell, he lost 21, and then AGAIN he rolled a 2 so i spread it to another unit of slaves killing 19. Well worth it id say? :-D
thanks guys for all your help.