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I would like suggestions on my army list before i go out and start buying models.
*Elven Prince (on foot)
Pure of Heart
Armour of Heros
Sword of might
high elf magic
*8 silver helms
*8 silver helms
*14 sword masters (with HQ)
*15 Phoenix Guards
1 Repeater bolter thrower
thats it. any suggestions?
If you charge a bunker and die, its called being reckless, but if you charge the bunker and win, it's heroic!
i fell that pheonix guard are not worth there points for what they do. unless they have changed there rules otherwise go for it.
i also feel tht if your goin to have swordmasters at least 20. all it takes is 2 casualties from your unit and you have lost a rank bonus already!
i suguest over all
get rid of the pheonix guard and bolster your swordmasters to 20 and if you can fit in another bolt thrower.
good luck in the future.
ungrim (aka chris)
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OK, DO NOT take Swordmasters in a unit of 20. THey are support infantry, for one thing, and therefore it would be dumb to have a block as large as the spearman units with them. Anyways, why would you be paying 4x13 pts per ranks bonus when you are only paying 4x11 pts per rank bonus for spearmen? Since only 1 units rank bonus counts in hth, just use a small units (10-12) swordmasters as aid to the spearman units (flankers etc) . You have to protect them though, since they are easily killed by shooting (bad armour) .
Phoenix Guard: really... dont take them. Take 2 chariots instead and some reavers.
Other than that, take units og 6 Silver Helms in a single line, not 8. +1 rank bonus is NOT worth the 4x24 pts you are paying for it, no matter if you might get outnumber bonus as well, since your rank will be gone after 1 casualty, and you normally should get enough kills in to weigh up for this with flank/flee etc etc with the Silver Helms. And drop standard from anything that arent swordmasters, get champion instead. Its too risky to chance that many banners being caught by the opponent, and thus you dont stick them in small fragile units (SH, SwMasters, PGuard, etc) but only block of good solid infantry (Spearmen) .
Just some thoughts, ill write more another day =) .