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Im constructing my first high elf army, a 1000 point one. Ive thought about a few army choices and ive come up with one, but as a beginner im sure there are plenty of faults and i would like your honest opinions. thanks.
Level 2 Mage with Annulian Crystal
Noble with lance, shield and armour of caledor
20 spearmen full command (mage goes here)
15 Phoenix guard with full comand. (noble goes here)
5 silver helms with shields, musician and high helm
Repeater bolt thrower
My primary concerns are that im putting the noble in the wrong place and that the phoenix guard arn't even of an attacking force. Also im not sure if i should have a standard bearer with the silver helms, it seems like alot of points.
Only mounted characters can use lances, if it is 7th edition then I think a great weapon would be the best choise for your noble.
It seems like a heavy mlee list, and puting the noble in the pheonix guard allow that unit to do some damage (although they are much better at taking damage than at dealing damage). One could argue that against most opponents white lions will be better, but pheonix guards are powerfull too becouse they have fear.
Ah yes..i havent got the rulebook yet so i overlooked the fact that only mounted units can use lances. Im still debating whether to switch the phoenix guard with another unit like white lions as the extra strength will be handy.
you should put of the shield on the noble because you still get 2 + armour save