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Hi all, I have been playing in some tournaments with WoC with success but I want to give it a go with high elves. I have a lot of questions as to what is good and what is not, so your thoughts are GREATLY appreciated! Here is the list
Archmage lvl 4
Silver Wand, Talisman of Protection, Lore of Life
Mage lvl 2
Seerstaff, Lore of Metal
Armor of Caledor, Guardian Phoenix
Seaguard 48 (Both wizards go here)
Shields, FC, Banner of Eternal Flame
Sword Masters 21
White Lions 20 (Noble goes here)
FC, Banner of Sorcery
Dragon Princes 5
Dragon Princes 5
Ok, so the game plan here is to use the Great Eagles to set up charges into flanks or act as speed bumps until my elite infantry get into position. In the mean time I can set up decent flank charges with Dragon Princes. I put seerstaff on the lvl 2 mage with lore of metal for the sole purpose of getting glittering robe and enchanted blades of Aiban. If I can get my units to a 3+ armor I'm a happy camper, and combined that with Lore of Life and hopefully my elves will have a little more staying power. So I have a couple of questions....
- What do you think of the list?
- Would I be better off splitting the seaguard into 2 groups of 24 for more maneuverability and more shooting?
- I still have 44 points to play with, what should it be? I could use a banner of some sort, also I could add a champ in the Sword Masters and give him ironcurse icon to get 6+ vs warmachines for the whole unit?
- Are Dragon Princes worth it? The hit hard initially but become pretty weak after, Blades of Aiban can change that though and the do pose a threat.
Thanks for your thoughts!
Solid list overall, if the noble is not already spend the extra points on making him BSB and give him a great weapon.
Lore of metal is a different choice but those spells are very useful, Glittering robes is one of the best defensive spells in the game because it can be cast as a bubble not just single target.
My only real concern is that the seaguard with both mages may be a bit risky, its alot of eggs in that basket I guess. I think I would swap the Noble with the AM, just to give the Seaguard some high strength attacks.
Good luck and have fun.
Thanks, Yeah the noble already is a BSB and has a halberd. For now I put a champ in the Sword Masters unit with Ironcurse Icon to give them a 6+ vs warmachines. I could run 2 blocks of seaguard and split up the mages? And I can spread my shooting around too...
A lot of people underestimate how powerful glittering robe is with elves, it makes them much much better in combat, combined with Lore of Life it makes them much more resilient.
It would be best to give the Noble BSB a great weapon. The extra STR is amazing and he still strikes first.
I'd say no on the Dragon Princes. Not that they aren't good, but you may be better off taking some Bolt Throwers or a Chariot or 2 in their place. By all means try them out, but after that initial charge, they won't do much at all.. and that's a lot of points.
For Example, you could take the extra points you have and change your special units around to something like:
White Lions 29 (30 with Noble)
And have a killer horde of White Lions that get 30 STR 6 attacks to the front and another unit of Sword Masters for about 100 less points if you drop the Dragon Princes.
That opens you up to taking either a Bolt Thrower, or heck, even a unit of 5 DP if you really want them in there.
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