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I have played a handful of 3000-6000pt battles before but always with allies, with me being 1/3 or 1/4 of the army, and all but the last were 6ed. Now this is my first stand alone battle.
we will be no be playing with victory points. You have to wipe you enemy from the table
5 points above max point is accepted.
it will be a friendly game
my list so far looks like this
Dragon mage lvl 2 pt 435
ring of fury
10 archers XXX pt
2 rbt XXX
7 sm (champ, and standard bearer) 129
7 sm ( standard bearer) 117
my opponents will most likely be chaos
warriors of chaos
will have a chaos spawn or a hellcannon.
will have chaos knights.
but could end up being
could be anything.
orcs and goblins.
will have a giant, a rock lobber and between 3 and 6 fanatics.
any suggestions or comments are most welcome
In future, please do not include point costs of units without upgrades or individual models - GN out
Last edited by gingerninja; September 14th, 2009 at 11:02. Reason: Points
For a friendly that seems to me to be a very hard list, 2 Bolt Throwers and the dragon mage with Silver wand and Ring of Fury is pretty brutal at 1000 points.
I wouldn't take a dragon at this points as it is over half your army and they can either kill it, You lose, or not you win. Assuming the Dragon stays however I think that I would lose a Bolt Thrower and spend the 100 points on bolstering the swordmasters a little as well as maybe a warbanner for them.
So change to
Dragon Mage (as is)
12 Swordmasters, Champion, Standard, Warbanner
7 Swordmasters, Standard
1 Repeater Bolt thrower
This probably isn't as powerful but would be more fun to play with and against, I tend to find games that revolve around the shooting phase particularly dull, for some reason close combat always seems more exciting.
Dragon mages are very good, but when you think about how likely they are to miscast, I don't think their worth the points in an 1000pt army. Thats just my opinion anyway, as they are very good in higher point lists
apart from the discussion about dragon mages being worth it or not: you'r strategy will be quite simple: don't get you mage shot or in CC. just use it to wreak havoc with your magic! you might even add an extra mage and go super cheese, but you will totally dominate the magic phase
I don't like the SM though... I think they die to easily, so i would swap them for WL or PG. but that's just a personal thing i guess
'Its better to have a swordmaster and not need her help, then to need her help and not have her'
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Because they get an extra dice onto every spell that they cast
Also, I agree with byjugo, swordmasters aren't that good. I personally like PG, because of the armour and fluff, but I generally put a leader with them so that they get some kills. WL are god too, but lack the same armour as PG, and the puch of SM. That said, PG and WL are definately the best, unless your against an army with no range, then i'd go for SM.
EDIT: Against WoC, SM would be better, and against O&G (but look out for that rock lobba). It would be a real risk taking them against LM, as they could have range, and probably a lot of magic. Also, if your Dragon Mage gets shot at by poisoned blow pipes or by rock lobba/hellcannon, then you might have some problems
Last edited by gnoblargobbler; September 12th, 2009 at 19:11.