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I may finally have gotten my girlfriend interested in warhammer. I have personally been sticking with 40k but she likes the look of the FB stuff better.
She has settled on dark elves, and I was going to start up a FB army as well, and I don't want it to be a land slide when we game against one another.
So I was wondering, what army would be a good idea for an even battles, maybe swinging a little more difficulty my way, as I don't mind a challenge.
It's cliche, but the High Elves and Dark Elves really set eachother off. Both have powerful magic, but for different reasons. Both have essentially the same Rare and Special choices, with subtle differences. The Dark Elves have monsters, and their core have repeater crossbows, along with being a bit cheaper. Conversely, the Elves have better disciplined troops, a wider array of Dragons, and great CC abilities against their darkling kin.
She could build Dark Elf lists that would force the burden of the challenge over onto you, since High Elves have difficulty with lots of S3 shooting, and only have a few options for taking down monsters.
Dark Elves are a great army, a little difficult to master (ditto High Elves) but they can be incredibly powerful in the right hands. As long as you stay away from WoC, DoC, and Skaven, (not certain about the new TK or OnG) you should be playing even-paced matches in no time. Just remember that you already have experience with GW games in general, which she does not. Don't let her get frustrated, and try to play your first few games 'reactionary'.
Yeah I was thinking high elves because there is so much animosity between them you can have really fluff battles. Plus I can buy the IoB pack and get some skaven to play against my mate with till I get good with the high elves.
OnG would be awesome too, but I think that if she gets into the hobby they will be her next army, they were the only others she showed an interest in. She likes the cute little gobbo's. So I'll leave them open for now, just in case.
I had to make an entire night goblin army for wife, she hated everything else. Seriously ... 1,000 pts in night gobbos. It had nothign to do with balance or anything, she just wanted night gobbos.She likes the cute little gobbo's.
then ... she stopped playing. Oh how I love my wife.
haha, that's why I didn't make an entire army for my GF. She liked one of the Squig Hopper models (guy backwards, with his pants coming off) so I found one on eBay and painted him up for her, along with one of the Familiar kits. She likes the smaller models, and thinks they're cute- they decorate her bookshelf right now. I've also painted Reaper's 'Monique DeNoir' and one of the mechs from the 'SodaPop' line for her.
That's something to consider- sometimes your wife/gf is just trying to find a common interest or a way to spend time with you. I knew going into it that mine would never want to learn or play the game, but she still likes watching me paint or sitting around looking at the models.
Gave my missus an opening paint lesson before buying her paints and models, one of my tau fire warriors, she did so well with it, I'm getting quite excited, but also worried, cuz she may end up being a better painter me, lol
Took her into big GW in the city today, and she picked out 5 different armies that interested her, dark elves, dwarves, lizardmen, wood elves and orcs and goblins.
Since she's a girl and likes purple dark elves are a go!