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Hey guys, I'm new to Librarium and In search of advice on my new Empire Army (see the thread entitled 'TVI Esque Arch Lector List) I noticed that a lot of people play wierdly pointed lists like 2250 of 1750 etc as opposed to the more rounded (2k, 3k) type lists I'm more used to. Could any one enlighten me as to why this is? Is it a recent tournament trend? Is it an easier way to insure that you can fit into the 2000pt character allocation bracket, does is - perhaps - just mean you can fit more stuff that you'd like into your army?!?!
Any help would be great!
1750 is the points level where you can have the core of the army, AND run the units that you actually like without hurting your chances of winning. It also is the lowest total that most armies can have a practical magic phase. 1k just gets you your core, general, and BSB for some armies, 1500 tempts you into getting magic, but if you do you don't have enough special/rare units. 1750 allows you to run an army that works on all phases if you want. It pretty much plays like a 2k game where lords are banned.
2250 is the default tourney total where I normally play. This is a total that gives you the option to play with lord characters without overly cutting into the core army. Often 2k lists are just 1500 lists with a lord and a extra min core unit. So adding 250 points to that gives you something that actually looks like a step up from the hero level games.
It actually makes quite a bit of sense when you think about GW threshold on character types and required core.
1750 is so you can still only have a limited number of rare and special choices yet still be around 2000pts
2250 is for that extra little bit of "wiggle room", you have 2000pts and a nice extra 250 to spend on something special.