Hello Empire players;
I am creating this thread to help one of my friends, a new empire player who is becoming increasingly frustrated playing against one of our friends who has recently taken up Dark elves. Today he expressed his frustration by saying hes loosing faith in empire and may not want to play Warhammer anymore. I find this quite sad seeing as for one hes my friend and secondly hes already made an investment in the game. The last four games that he has played have been against this dark elf player and he has been crushed every time. Iv been trying to make suggestions but as an outside player and not knowing Empire very well, I find it difficult to help him. At the moment we are playing low points between 1000 and 1500 seeing as we are all starting fantasy.
But any ways I will cut to the chase, do you guys have any suggestions for my friend who is having a lot of difficulty with this dark elf player?(hes one of the main opponents he plays against)
My friend who has been playing empire has done a small amount of research into the army and has tried a variety of things, he has yet to decide which state troop he like the best because he is having trouble fighting against Dark elves initiative 5. At this point hes pretty much willing to try anything to get an upper hand, in our most recent game he tried to take a hell blaster volley gun but to no avail it was taken out in two turns by a repeater bolt thrower.
My empire friend is not a very aggressive player, hes used to playing an imperial guard gun line and is still getting used to all the shooting modifiers that come with playing fantasy. Is gun line a viable option when it comes to empire and how would it work in terms of units? If this is not the case does Empire excel in an Anvil and Hammer strategy or a Scorpion/Pincer style? I realize this is some more or less rudimentary stuff but my friend is used to playing roll as many dice as possible and win that way in the shooting phase.
I'm planning on showing him this thread when this thread so any and all suggestions for list composition or strategy would be much appreciated, I would hate to see my friend lose all taste for fantasy due to a demoralizing match up.