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I'm new to Warhammer, and by new i mean i never played a game and i don't own any figurines.
I need a <1000 points lizardmen army for a campaign that will start soon but i'm quite lost :p
So i'm calling out for your help
I'll be an easy prey in the campaign with my lack of knowledge of the game so i need a well-built army to even things a little bit
(Of course at first the only unit i wanted was a cool magic flying frog but that doesn't seem to be possible in a 1000 points army >< )
At the moment i'm thinking of :
scar-vet as hero
saurus warriors as core
salamanders as rare
but i'm open to all ideas !
I'm new to Lizarmen and Warhammer also, so I know where you are at, so I'll share what I've found usful so far.
People are very helpful on this site but you need to give them something to work with. I suggest you check out a few armies that have been posted under <1000 category. See which ones are closest to what you fancy and tweek it to get your list. Once done, post that and wait for the feed back.
Also when building an army list, what I found extremely useful was, think about what you want every unit to achieve for you during a game and does it fit your play style. I found this helped me draft an inital army list quickly, then tweek away. As the saying goes 'there are many ways to skin a cat'.
Hope that helps some.
Thanks for the advices
I made myself an army at 999 points, here it is :
Scar-Veteran + light armour + maiming shield + sword of battle
Skink Priest + dispell scroll
19 saurus warriors + FC (scar-vet goes there)
20 saurus warriors + FC
10 Skinks Chameleons
1 Salamander + extra handler
1 Salamander + extra handler
Any last minute tweakings ? (i waited too long to do this now i'm in a hurry >< )
And being the noob i am, how is the army played ^^ ? Some basic strategy tips would be helpful
Hope I haven't left it to late to still help, getting myself ready to go travelling so not been monitoring the forum as much lately.
I don't see anything fundamentallywrong with your list and if it suits you play style, I would say try it out.
A few things you can consider to mix it up a little:
Less Saurus (perhaps just one block) and another block of skinks
3 Terradons, instead of 2nd Salamander
Consider a great weapon for your Scar-Vet
Extra spell for your priest and maybe Lv2
Consider a BSB on your Scar-Vet
My thoughts as to why:
Skinks are great at taking out war machines and causing havok. You can if you so choose, march them infront of your Saurus as protection until they get into hand to hand combat, warriors move slow and you want as many a live as possible for when they get into combat.
The Terradons have Vanguard and can drop their rocks first turn, thinning out ranks of softer units (I have won games from forcing panic tests alone)
Extra spell speaks for itself, maybe even consider Lv2, that would give you 3 spells and +2 to your magic roles, casting and dispel.
Where are you going to put your priest, easy picking for your opponent if left out in the open.
I know we are cold blooded and rarely fail a test but with that many warriors do you want it to happen, cause it will at some stage? Hence the BSB.
Strategy would go something like this:
Saurus march down the middle
Skinks go down the flanks, war machine hunting and other softer targets. Try and tempt charges into you skinks and follow up with a charge from your Saurus into their flank.
Salamander down the flank, if you get him down the side and turn him to flame down your opponents complete advancing line, they'll hate you.
Terradons, drop rocks on large block of softish units ASAP, plus javelins then cause annoyance.
This should get the majority of your Saurus into combat where you should cut through most armies.
This many different units in a small game gives your opponent a lot to think about and if he splits his resources to try and handle them all, this gives you a big advantage.
As mentioned in my last post, you should have a job for each unit planned out in your head and that's why you field them and that's also why armies vary so much because of different play styles. The above suits my style of play but maybe not yours but I hope it gives you some opinions.
Played my first 1500 pt game this weekend and got a crushing victory against High Elves, well pleased.