Welcome to Librarium Online!
I used to have a warhammer lizardmen army way back but have since moved on to WH40k, but now that SoC has come along its seems to be the perfect excuses to start a new army.
I would like a shooty army (I have a BA army in 40K), I would prefer a bow and arrows kind of army, so was thinking elves (wood or high) because there minis look cool. I was thinking lots of archers and maybe a unit of spearmen then a strong assault element to mop up survivors?
please give opinoins
++EDIT++: rewrote post
We strike like lightning, fast and deadly
In the shadows you will only find death
if you want a shooty army g in for wood elves but they are very tricky to use and it may take a while to get used to them especially after 40K, but noone can stand up to the wood elf army in terms of shooting. (they shoot like they are space marines or somthin) in 40k terms
I disagree. The SoC Sea Guard list.
For bows and arrows, anyways. Empire can be much shootier than either of those.
Bow down! Or I will unleash my zoinky army of surly crack babies! End this deception! I know you're hiding Martians in your head! Gimme them Martians! I am going to put butter on them! Martians! Grrr! Cease your barky noise making! Join my legions of darkness! My frowny face empire! I annoint thee! I do not copulate with Twinkies! Yaargh!
For a bow/arrow army, All elves are quite good at shooting.
But they have nothing on Skaven/Dwarves/Empire.
Don't forget Tomb Kings. Their archers auto-hit on a 5+, regardless of any modifiers. That means you can move, shoot at someone behind hard cover, and still hit on a 5+. Plus, if you use the special character Queen Khalida, your arrows also become poisonous. AND, even better, one of the incantations for TK allows you to give a unit a second shooting phase - works on archers AND catapults!
Ummmm, Dwarves have the best shootiness IMO.
Their Crossbows have a long range and a decent ST.
Their Rifles have a good range, decent ST and awesome armor penetration.
Their Cannons can have runes to keep them from missing and misfiring.
Their Bolt Throwers can be the strongest and most accurate in the game. (Hit on 2+ once per game at ST 8.)
Their Stone Throwers can be stronger and more accurate than any others.
Their Flame Cannon will toast anything that dares get too close.
Their Organ Gun can turn a whole unit of Minotaurs into a bloody patch of dirt in one round.
Dwarf Engineers. 'Nuff said.
It's mostly due to their prodigious use of runes, but they are really the best shooty army in the game. Yes, Elves get lots of bows, but dwarves have a wide range of gadgets that are designed to take on their enemies from a distance. Not to mention dwarves can TAKE a beating from shooters too, unlike those waify little elves.
For mass death and taking down big boys
Three words: Helblaster Volley Gun
â€œCry â€˜Havocâ€™ and let slip the dogs of war!â€? - Julius Caesar, Act III, Scene I
True, Dwarfs have the best war machines and great shooting. But I think our friend likes bow fire with troops instead of gadgets. They all have their ups and downs.
Just a question: How does a Chaos Dwarf army fare in the shooting aspect?????
"And whoever wants to be a creator in good and evil, must first be an annihilator and break values. Thus the highest evil belongs to the greatest goodness: but this is--being creative."
~ Friedrich Nietzsche ~