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    Easy to learn difficult to master

    What army would you say was the easiest to use and what one the hardest. This breaks into 3 categories:

    1. Easiest to start off with - simple tactics for beginners, easy special rules

    2. Easiest to play well - easiest to win games with against other experienced players.

    3. Tournements - armies where you can make a list that will take on anything (and these armies do better in tournies)

    In my opinion

    1. Empire - can just use infantry, simple war machines, not many special rules

    2. Dwarfs - form a shooting line, simple as that. Very dull but wins a lot

    3. High Elves - such a good mix of shoot, fight, fast and magic. usually does very well.


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    *Moved to FB Armies*

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    personally ill have to say the following.


    1: Empire

    2: bretonians

    3: chaos


    though i might want to say that dwarf gunlines in fact rarely work. dwarves seem simple on the surface and can be played simply.... to master them however is a different matter, took me 2 years of playing to learn this one. the Strongest dwarf armies are the ballenced ones and quite often present the most fun. the only dwarf gunlines that do work tend to make use of thorek ironbrow or a regular anvil and the expoitation of certain parts of the dwarf army. a true dwarf lord wins with his rock hard infantry not his warmachines :yes:


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    I agree that Dwarf gunlines aren't the best way to use them, but 40 crossbowmen do make a certain impact!! Dwarfs are the classic "easy to learn difficult to master" as they can be played simply and beat simple opponents, but to beat better players tailored against your force you need to be a ery good general, hence I gave up using dwarfs :blink:

    Also shooting lines are THE most boring army to play with/against.

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    I found vampire counts pretty easy to learn with. Since they're unbreakable fear-causers, you don't have to worry about psychology. Plus, they require numbers and flanking to win combats, something crucial for all armies, but something nearly absolute for VC. This forced me to learn what I see as fundamentals for playing WHFB well.
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    1. Easiest to start off with - Empire

    2. Easiest to play well - Dwarfs or Lizardmen. High toughness and armour helps a lot.

    3. Tournements - Typical Skaven tourney lists.

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    Easiest to play well - Dwarfs or Lizardmen
    But...I play dawi and lizards...:cry:

    And I tend to lose quite a lot

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    I also play(ed) lizzies and dwarfs, and I also am rubbish (but I think that has to do with my dice rolling as well)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stonehambey View Post
    But...I play dawi and lizards...:cry:

    And I tend to lose quite a lot

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    Stonehambey
    I mainly said dwarfs because a typical dwarf gunlike doesn't take too much thought or skill to play effectively. Stay back and shoot, shoot, shoot. Once the enemy gets in close you engage with big blocks of tough, highly armoured troops. There's no decisions on magic or manuevering that you really need to be overly concerned about.

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