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White Lions, Swormasters or Phoenix Guards?
Well i just want to have 1 elite infantry block of 20 but i dont know which of `em!
ok i know this:
- good S
- average as
- swormaster rule
- most beutiful (my opinion)
- rare, can be taken as special if a char. has lion guard
- superior S
- good as versus missile fire, bad as in HTH
- bodyguard ability
- slow in HTH
- cause fear....
- best ld
- the fastest
- S4, which is better than average but not as good as S5 or S6
- average as
ok need some help to choose hear.....
if it helps so this is what i already have:
1 gr8 eagle
and i want to build a heavy shooting and heavy magic army!
but im also thinking about 100 % cavalry !
Keep the Swordmasters, as you need your eagles to slow down the enemy. Alternatively, drop the eagle, and use Reavers for the same jobs, and then get White Lions/Phoenix Guard. Its all a matter of HOW you play them, not who you play or what list they are in (but of course, those are always issues to consider) .
I used all these units in a battle the other day and the Swordmasters did far more damage than either of the other two units, so i would go with them.
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I dont like spending 13 pts per model worth of WS and Strength just for adding rank bonus and outnumbering... You should use these units (Swordmasters/WLions/Pguard) as support units for spearmen, not as main battle units... Use them as flankers. Or use the white lions ability to run through woods by setting up a trap with them.
I agree with Slai and Llethri the swordmasters would be the better option but I would drop one of the mages and take more spearmen to be honest to form a decent battle line. Give the mage seer honour and a dispell scroll and let him aid your army with the most usefull spells depending on your opponent. Also take fewer archers unless you really feel you need them in which case curse arrow of attraction will really hurt your opponents lightly armed units believe me my marauders and marauder horsemen are still picking arrows out of their sorry butts as I write this.
Basically life sucks, there is only war and you're probably gonna get eaten by Tyranids, have fun.
Dont take elite infantry in blocks of 20, take the spearmen in 20 not elite fighters like swordmasters use these in units of 12 or so, in smaller games you really don't need more than one of these units, if you go magic heavy or all cavlary you are not going to be useing these units much any way, certainly not in units of 20.