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I've recently switched to Wood Elves having played Dwarves for the past little while. I started off buying the battalion, 3 warhawk riders, waywatchers, treeman and that noble with a 2 hander. In two weeks I'll be having a number of friendly 500pt battles with what i have painted. I've made myself a list....
10 x Dryads
10 x Glade Guard
9 x Glade Guard Scouts
I'm not sure if this is a list that can compete ya know? I'm just not sure haha it feels awkward but then again i've never played with WE before. Anyway comments and helpful hints are welcome. I'll be facing WoC, Lizardmen, High and Dark Elves and possibly Dwarves. I'll be posting some more lists as I start building more and my army grows larger. I'll try and help out here and there but then again i'm just starting out.
If you're playing in warbands, split up your dryads. Only about 5 can be in base anyway. If you have the battalion box, I'd go with two units of six. (you can engage more units, or get a flank if you need to.)
Beyond that, I'm not sure. I seriously doubt your scouts will do any significant damage to either Saurus, and Corsairs. Probably dwarfs too...
I'd consider dropping them for something else. Maybe shuffles some stuff for a treeman? He'd be a beast at that level, I think. But... people may hate you. Sooo, given that it's a friendly game....
If you want the shooting, glade guard are probably going to serve you better if they are not scouting.
I'm not sure how I feel about the noble. He's a lot of points, adds very little to Close Combat, and has a one shot wonder (literally). I might consider switching him for War Dancers (if you had them :/ )
I too would drop the scouts. Get a unit of 5 glade riders with musician from the battalion box. Use the extra points to tool up your noble a little more. Great weapon, light armour, shield is the normal setup.
I would pick up some wardancers as soon as you can. You will also want a spellsinger to use as a caddy eventually.
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Wow thanks for the advice!!
We're not playing warbands i apologize i didn't make that clear. Its just normal 500pt battles. We're thinking about making it 750 actually in which case I'll definately try and move things around and get a treeman in there!!
I made two lists.
-HoDA, LA, GW, Shield
11 x Dryads
12 Glade Guard
12 Glade Guard
or switch out a unit of 12 Glade guard for 5 Glade Riders with musician and i'm 500pts on the dot. With one i could tear them up at a distance but once they get in close i'm done for. And the other I'm just not too sure about those riders on the other list. How would i go about using them?... me being used to movement 3....
Wardancers are next on my list to buy for sure! How do you guys like warhawk riders??
Anyway thanks so much guys for your help!!!
Well. I find Warhawks are expensive march blockers. I don't like their combat stats (comprable to Glade riders), and their fire power is mitigated heavely by cost and low strength.
Great Eagles do the same thing for FAR less. I know some people like War Hawks.. but the only reason I would take them is if I felt I really needed flying march blockers, and my rare slots were used.
That said, they are far better at march blocking than Glade Riders, because they are fliers. So, if I took them I'd take them at minimum size to do that.
Glade Riders are march blockers and charge baiters. Being fast cavalry, they can move and shoot when they flee. Good for harassing and killing other fast cavalry, and charge baiting, which is nearly essential if you want to win with Wood Elves.
Last edited by Gnomish.Id; February 4th, 2009 at 18:38. Reason: wanted to add advice about GR