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Hi, its along time since my empire have marched to war, and this friday im scheduled to play a couple of games at WHW HQ, and id like to take both my iron warriors and my empire.
Im unsure on what units to take, i have a large selection but not all of it is painted, so thats why i would prefer to have the advise pretty quick so i can act upon it (im not trying to be rude or anything.)
I would like to take 1000 points.
I have painted, one unit of 20 swordsmen
2 unnits of 10 handgunners
12 greatswordstwo cannons
1 grandmaster/mounted captain
8 free company figthers
i have unpainted/ and un made
a large amount of hailbdeirs/spearmen
a large amount of free company fighters
Im thinking of basing the army around the units of handgunners and the one unit of swordsmen, with support from the two wizards and two cannons. WIth the unit of knights as a flanking unit.
If you think the above is perposteruos then do not hesitate to say so.
Thanks alot guys and gals.
Its pretty good, maybe drop a wizard and take the hellblaster instead. How about two small detachments, but I like the handgunner idea.Originally Posted by danjones87
You can't really use lords, so you got to either pick a Wizard as a leader or a Captain.
If you are playing against Chaos or really good CC troop give him a holy relic or the VHS.
For the core you should take the swordsmen with a detachment of Free Company.
Take another parent unit of swordsmen with another detachment of Free Company.
(Add in handgunners as a detachments if you want aswell)
This is you're choice a big unit of 10 knights or a small squadron of 6 knights as a flanking force. Only use these as a flanking force.
Take the unit of Greatswords... put them in ranks of 4 however, and give them the griffion banner.
Definitely take the two cannons, they will give let you get rid of anything that gives you concern!
Seeing that you have no other rare choices, you should take the Helblaster. It will rip right through there units, and thin down there number before you get into closecombt.
Lots of handgunners, and lots of knights. Definitely the free company. Apart from that its very good.Originally Posted by Magic69
How many though? You should really support you're answers. You're basically saying what I have said, and add the word "Lots".Originally Posted by Cairocopter
Sorry, I am basically saying that the player should take loads and loads of handgunners and knights, as the handgunners are deadly and the knights are really the 'core' of the force. Knights can perform the hard hitting support. Maybe about half the force based around handgunners (I know you'll dissapprove though!) and a big block of knights.Originally Posted by Magic69
I was reading some where in the empire forum about a guy taking 120 hangunner models in an army! Thats what I think of when a player says "use lots of handgunners". Taking too many knights is dumb, but I occassionaly did it when I first started playing... if you're going to pick loads of knights you should start playing Bretonnia :yes:.Originally Posted by Cairocopter
Actually I'm considering getting Bretonnia at the moment. The think that I'm annyoed about is that Chaos have much better knights than THE knight force.Originally Posted by Magic69
The thing about Chaos Knights is that they are twisted with Chaos magic, and sometimes even have the mark of chaos that makes them deadly. Bretonnia does have cheaper knights, but strong.Originally Posted by Cairocopter
True, but those Chosen Chaos Knights cost 5pts less than an Empire captain each!Originally Posted by Magic69