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Im struggling about my choice of army after recently returning to WHFB. Previously i collected high elves, but im looking to change to another force.
Ive kinda narrowed it down to two armies, Dark elves and Ogre kingdoms.
Any thoughts? Help would be much appreciated as i dont want to spend alot on one army then change my mind..
What are you looking for in an army? Dark Elves play similarly to your High Elves, in fact, many of their units are direct copies of the High Elf stock. However, the High Elf ASF means that the Dark Elf 'Hatred' becomes less of a selling point, because HE typically reroll their misses in every round now. Dark Elves do, however, offer slightly less expensive troops, a more solid shooting phase, and some nice monsters and character options.
Ogres are a different beast altogether. They are a smaller army (model count) and are very direct. Their goal is to get across the table, charge, and rip the guts out of the enemy army before the enemy can bring their numbers to bear. They offer decent shooting and magic, and if they don't charge, their combat is only slightly above par. If they get that charge though, they're going to shred whatever you put in front of them. They also have some great model opportunities, being much larger and easier to paint and sculpt, as well as offering lots of cool "big stuff" type monsters.
I'd go with ogres. If you've had high smurfs then why not just go totally against the grain and take a radically different turn.
Also, cost wise (points and money) the ogres will probably work out the cheapest financially as its a more high point cost per model army I would imagine. If nothing else, and I don't know what sort of player you are, but I'd go with the ogres just because they look so great.
Thanks for the replys guys! Quite like the idea of running across the battlefield at full pelt and charging nto enemies causing impact hits!! Also agree that the models look cooler!! This all might change with a new dark elf army book which I'm secretly hoping will be released this year..... But for the time being ogres are edging it for me! Thanks!!
Don't count on seeing a new Dark Elf book this year. Warriors are rumored to be next, followed by Dwarfs. Dark Elves are low on the list of priorities. You know - because Warriors are in so much more of a dire need of balancing... (that was dripping with sarcasm by the way)