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So, I have finally decided to make myself a fantasy army, and the choice fell on the high elves! But first I have a few questions for you that I would like answered before I start:
1) Are there any horribly broken no good/cheesy units in your army list? Mind you that I normally play Eldar...
2) I want a magic/cavalry heavy army, but how is that done best? I suppose that I need some footslogging support too to ad mass th the army?
3) How good are your basic statline? Im not asking for stats, but I just want to know how good it is in relation to the other races.
4) Have you got access to dragons by other means than using special characters? I do so love dragons...
Archers are poor, but people often still take them. Seaguard absolutely suck. Phoenix Guard suck, though the models look sweet, and white lions are seen rarely in lists just because there are better things to take and they're nothing special. Swordmasters rock.1) Are there any horribly broken no good/cheesy units in your army list? Mind you that I normally play Eldar...Nope, you don't need infantry for an effective HE army. You can go all cavalry if you want to, it is a fairly common style and is seen as the most competative by some. Don't expect magic to be gamewinning on its own, it is best kept in support.2) I want a magic/cavalry heavy army, but how is that done best? I suppose that I need some footslogging support too to ad mass th the army?Better than humans, so probably a bit above average.. Very fast, skilled warriors, yet also very fragile. Much like what you are used to with eldar I suppose.3) How good are your basic statline? Im not asking for stats, but I just want to know how good it is in relation to the other racesYep, lords can ride them. They aren't particularly effective most of the time IMO though, and if seen at all it won't be until huge battles 3k+.4) Have you got access to dragons by other means than using special characters? I do so love dragons...
Hope that helps, good luck.
High Elves are extremely powerful at magic, around the top few armies in that category methinks.
Their cavalry is extremely hard hitting and very powerful because of their long ranged charges with high strength, combined with chariots...
Very potent aresenal, which costs less than the usual magical weapons armour, talismans, enchanted items, banners, arcane items. etc.
The statline are like all elves... high ws, I, BS, reasonable attks and movement. Low toughness and mediocre strength. Some troops are relatively useless like seaguard and lions. Some are only good in several cirumstances: like swordmasters CANNOT get charged or else they get swamped and do nothing except kill one or two troops
Boasts very powerful lord and hero combos (fighty) that can ride on eagles to annoy people with their magical bows. I think they can get very powerful in fighting but will lose to fighty characters: lizard men, chaos, druchii anoited, daemons, vampires, a few other exceptions.
Their mages are among the most powerful, having an ability to choose their spells, which can prove devastating. But beware, they are very fragile and are easily killed (kiled one with 2 ghouls before)
NO magic will get past you effectively or easily because of the magical power of your army.
They have (in my opinoin) the second best dragon in the whole game, leaving out the 2 headed ridicolously powerful one which the chaos have. Basically like an elf with high strength and toughness with this awesome flame weapon. I used one with my prince effectively, and smashed through 2 units of graveguard until being dispatched by a vampire counterpart on a winged nightmare whcih sliced through my mount and left my prince sprawling on the floor and chopped to bits by killing blow (sighs)
That's all for now, I will post again when I have some new ideas =D