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What is the most elite army in the fantasy world?
I'd like to pick up fantasy when i got a descent army off Dark eldar 40k.
And i thought it would be awesome to field some sort of hero army,
where the hero's are unit killers that are backed up by a small small army.
kind off like the dynasty warriors games.
but i'm dwelling.
What army will be the coolest choice for me?
(i really dislike the ogre army btw)
greets! and thanks!
Besides ogres noone really does that in fantasy, especially in 8th it becomes harder. Closest is probably chaos cav lists or troll king lists. Maybe wood elves can have a low model count too. Generally these builds aren't good now.
Try warmahordes or malifaux
I would say that daemons of chaos or warriors of chaos come closest to fitting the bill. But it is a hard concept to use in fantasy as pointed out.
I am right 94% of the time, why worry about the other 3%.
seems like you need to go for warriors of chaos as was mentioned but it kind of depends on the way you want to play, i wouldn't think that any such army would be greatly competitive, but if the most important part of it for you is the theme it would probably impact your choice, it is kind of hard to field most of your points in lords because of the new army organization rules,
if that is how you want to play it though you could use all sorts of armies, chaos is still near the top i guess, but if you want a real challenge you could try a bunch of super elite high elves, or a lizardmen army with as many oldbloods and scar veterans as you can possibly cram in there, and if you really don't care about winning, you could go wood elves and have several lords each with a different kindred that formed a separate unit of the army (ie a wardancer lord leading wardancers, wild rider lord... you get it) or even a pure knight bretonnian list if you really hate your win loss record
You have to remember that WHFB has a naturally higher model count than 40k. Think of how many Dark Eldar squads you field, including designated transports. Every squad probably caps at about 10 models. In Fantasy, most units have a minimum size of 10 models. No matter how you're building your army, there's no way around having to assemble and paint a lot more models than you have for 40k.
Fantasy also uses a "Static Combat Resolution" score in hand-to-hand. Part of this bonus is how many ranks of models you have in the fight. This is what keeps Goblin armies (who lose dozens of models in a round of combat) from folding over and dieing. There are also bonuses for flanking, scenarios which involve "break points" determined by the number of units carrying banners. Running a force that is too small and elite can be crippling, as larger armies will swarm around you and overwhelm your men literally by sheer numbers.
The best armies though, which can get away with comparatively low model counts would be:
Warriors of Chaos
Daemons of Chaos
Warriors and Daemons have especially good characters, and come closest to your ideas of using characters as unit killers. However, when most characters only have 5 attacks at best, and most enemy regiments have 25 models or more, you're looking at 5 turns to do the slaughter on your own. Not going to happen. You need units behind you. The closest thing to a space marine though, is a Chaos Warrior.
i feel your need for a unit killing hero, but it is made much mor possible if the hero in question is a magic user, spells have a massive potential to obliterate units, like purple sun of xerus and pit of shades, or if you still want something a bit more combat oriented go for the lore of beasts and transformation of kadon, mountain chimeras are awesome