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Hey guys - new to war hammer fantasy, never played tabletop war games ever. My buddy and I went in together for the IoB starter set. He took skaven, I took High Elves. After I started doing some research, I found out that the army is illegal. Kind of made me mad but I read the reasons why so I understand.
My question to you guys is, what is the cheapest thing I can do to make it legal? I don't mind picking up a few more models. Or, if possible, what can I remove to make it legal? I am a noob to this game but I'd like to at least start playing with a legal army.
Here is the elves I believe the IOB comes with -
-Prince on Griffon with a Lance and a Holstered Sword
-Mage on cloud of magical energy
-10 Lorithean Sea Guard with Shields and Full Command
-10 Sword Masters with Full Command
-5 Ellyrion Reavers with Bows
(there seem to be a standard bearer, and musician in the two groups of 10 guys each.. also each has a special unit inside it I think)
Again, what can I remove from this list to make it legal, or what should I add so I can use all of it?
Last edited by AshBorn; November 8th, 2011 at 22:40.
The issue is that all your Lord choices combined can only be a maximum of 1/4 of your army points. A prince on a griffon is MINIMUM 350, and probably more like 450-460 based on magic items and weapons. That means you are looking at about an 1800 point list, total.
Also, AT LEAST 1/4 of your army must be core points... which means, if we're working with 1800 points, as our prince implies, then we need 450 points worth of core models. Everything else in the army would fit (the specials and hero mage don't come close to going over their point value caps), but the core of 10 LSG with full command is 155 points, max. To get to 450, you'd need another 23 models of them.
So essentially, you can either play a game of 600 points and leave your prince on the shelf, or you can play a game of 1800 points and buy some more sea guard.
Good luck! If you enjoy the game, you will find that some of those units are very good, and some are overpriced (like a prince on a griffon, ironically enough).
Fear me, mortals, for I am The Anointed, The Favored Son of Chaos, The Scourge of the World. The armies of the Gods rally behind me, and it is by My Will and by My Sword that your weakling nations shall fall. - Archaon, The Everchosen, Lord of the End Times
Welcome to HEs and to LO! As blacksampson said, you need to pick up some more core. The best and cheapest way to do this would be to jump on ebay and snap up some other free floating LSG models from the IOB set, especially since they look great and are way easier to put together than normal spearmen or archers. As far as growing your army towards that 1800 pt goal, I would look into grabbing some Phoenix guard and white lions, because those two units and your swordmasters are the best elite choices in our army book, and are arguably some of the best elites in the warhammer world when used correctly. Hope that helps!
If your looking to just start slow and don't want to spend to much money, I recently bought an island of blood set on ebay for $35 US. which is a great way to get your self a good start to a future army. With how things are looking for High Elves I would recommend picking up more Lorithean Sea Guard when the new release comes out, I've noticed the other day they have been pulled from GW ordering. With a second IoB you will be able to do a 1000 point list fielding both mages, 16 LSG, 15 SM and 2 units of 5 Reavers, you'll have to do the tweaking and changes as you like them.