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Was planning on starting a High Elf army. Wanted to see what anyone thought about a starting list I came up with. I am using the Island of Blood box set as a base for the list. Thanks for any input.
Noble: Dragon Armour, Reaver Bow, Enchanted Shield - 136
Mage: Silver Wand - 110
18 Lothern Sea Guard - Shields, Full Command, Gleaming Pendent - 264
10 Archers - xxx
10 Sword Masters - Full Command - 180
2 Repeater Bolt Throwers - xxx
Last edited by CaptainSarathai; January 3rd, 2011 at 18:58. Reason: cannot show "bare" pts costs
My thoughts are in red.
The list looks pretty good, definitely playing on the fact that these are smaller games. You'll notice that in smaller games, the ability to engage at range become a lot more important, so whenever you move on to bigger matches, plan on seeing your shooting become far less effective. Elf Archers are especially worthless, since they cost twice as much as most bow-armed troops, for a +1 chance to Hit and ASF (but who gets their archers into combat? Honestly).
If you're looking to build forward, my next suggestion would be to add in a second regiment of LSG, a BSB, and a unit of Phoenix Guard to house your characters.
Thanks for the reply. I was thinking about maybe using High Magic, as with the silver wand, I would get a total of three spells to be able to cast. If not high magic than maybe life or beasts for wyssan's wildform for the +1 to strength and toughness. Instead of the archers, what about the ellyrian reavers for a fast flanking force to try to go after war machines, or hit small units in the flank? Yes that was what I was thinking for the Lothern Sea Guard, 5x4 with both of the characters in it. Instead of the fitting on the above noble, do you think that this set-up might be a little better?
Noble - Armour of Caledor, Great Weapon, Longbow, Luck Stone
He can hit harder in combat, but can still contribute to shooting also, or do you think the longbow is a waste of points on him?
Thanks again for your input on this.
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Very nice build for 1k games. The 2 RBTs are a bit violent but hey, on the other hand some bad guys might bring Giants at 1k I'd definitely keep two rares, at any rate. You might consider swapping a Bolt Thrower for a Giant Chicken. Personally I like the second Noble build more than the first.
I bought some more models, mostly white lions. I was wondering what anyone thought about my new list. The mage goes with the white lions and the BSB goes with the Sea Guard. Thanks for any more input.
Archmage - Level 3 - Silver Wand, Lore of Life 24%
Noble - Battle Standard Bearer, Great Weapon, Armour of Caledor
-Ironcurse Icon, Luckstone 15%
19 Lothern Sea Guard - Shields, Full Command 27%
14 White Lions - Full Command 24%
Repeater Bolt Thrower 10%
A BSB addition is nice, they're much more useful now in 8th edition. I'd say this second list is better, but give both lists a go, and then let us know!
I wouldn't mind seeing a bit of a combination between the first and second army, to be honest.
Perhaps knocking out your Archmage and replacing him with the Mage build from list 1, possibly freeing up the points to put those Swordmasters back into the list somehow.
You'd have something like:
L2 Mage w/ Lore of Life, Silverwand
BSB w/ Armor of Caledor, GW, Luckstone/Ironcurse
19 LSG w/ Shields, FC
14 WL w/ FC
Yeah I know what you mean Jfry, Heroes point allowance is quite bugging me as well at 1000 points. At any rate it won't hurt to try them both and then see what's working and what not.
White Lions are probably my favorite unit, so that was a good purchase on your part. Honestly both lists look pretty solid. At 1000pts I'd try out Lore of Shadow too, a Mind Razor'd group of Sea Guard could be devastating.