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Like the title says im brand new to the game, im used to 40k Tau soo this is a huge difference to me. I've gone through most of the rule book (aside magic) and my codex.
Im curious because ive looked at a few armies listed on various websites for 2kpoints, no one seems to use horses very much. My army i plan to have a lot of horses and basic infantry to force my enemy into flanks and such.
The reason i decided to post was because i wasnt sure if i was over looking something with the horses or giving them too much credit. It just seems to me this game is based on moral checks, positioning, and magic.
I still havnt made an army yet i only have about 800 points so any advise would be extremely helpful. I'll be playing against Wood Elfs and Tomb Kings 90% of the time.
part of your observation comes from the new book and it's changes. Most of the lists will sport at least 1 unit of dragon princes (5-6 with musician, banner/warbanner, sometimes champion carrying a special trinket) because they got much better with the new book. In the old book, Silver helms were core and a staple of most armies. Some of the dynamic has changed though and even GW has pushed for a more infantry based army with their new rules/book. That being said, you can still take whatever you want. What I would do is come up with a list and explain what you would like to do with the unit, and let us comment. Sometimes you may not like the comments ~ sometimes (myself included) we add our own opinion about certain units which may or may not be correct. You'll have to figure out who is being helpful and who is just trying to spread their strategy. You can always play whatever you want. But the point of the forum is to share ideas.
I do not like how ALL calvary choices are special choices now. Ive played high elves for a year now and got use to fielding Silver helms as core. You can make a mainly calvary HE army, it will take most if not all of your special slots though.
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I think a good cavalry force is a great idea, though you may want to have some fluff behind it because using DPs only can be a bit lame. SHs are not worth the slots their taking so unless you want to start a caledor based army you should vary. However, if you like the idea of a caledorian army you could field a lot of DP and still have an excuse.
Good luck with your army!:happy:
5000p. High Elves
DP and a Dragonmage, definatly a way to go.
There are several other armies capable of fielding all cavalry lists. Either of the human lists can do it- Bretonnian and Empire. Also, Wood Elves and Dark Elves can do it (although not the best option for their lists). Off the top of my head, those are the ones i can think of. The new Vampire Counts might also be able to take lots of 'special' cavalry, but I have yet to look at their book.
A cavalry high elf is good, we have one of the best cavalry armies in the game. However, we are also at a disadvantage because we have to delegate points to almost wortheless core units. So, I suppose, it balances out to make us an average cavalry army.
I have a tactica on this forum about using an elven 'cavalry' list. It covers available units, combinations, and some introductory tactics. Go ahead and take a look at it if you're still interested.
http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...ted-lists.html (Another Tactica DRAFT. Cavalry oriented lists)
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Even if Silver Helms aren't a core choice anymore, they are still very good cavalry and you can run a very heavy cavalry mounted army, only requiring one unit of core.
I think the main problem, and one of the reasons that SH got moved to Special, was that all cavalry armies were becoming the HE tournament army of choice for a lot of players, which to be quite honest even as a HE player for many years, got terribly boring to play against. Yes they came up with some fluff behind the decision but really blah blah blah........
I know we have had this discussion on LO many times but I do think in the new book SH just aren't worth taking as I can never see why I wouldn't spend the few extra points on DP for a much better stat line. Also if you did want to go mostly cavalry as someone else pointed out just go with a Caleadonian themed army.
Spend the minimum amount of points on 2 units of archers and then fill out the rest with Dragons, DP and Ellyrion Reavers. This will also allow you to maybe field a couple of Great Eagles and still keep with the fast theme and just to boost the fire power maybe a RBT or 2.
It still can be done having an almost complete cavalry army but I just think that it's a bit one dimensional especially if you are just joining fantasy and if you do go with it I feel you will be missing out on something from the game.
As I said its completely up to you and if you do decide to go that way then best of luck to you to you but if it was me I would go for a more rounded force at 1st and get to know which style you prefer.....I mean who can resist those PG models
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