Welcome to Librarium Online!
I haven't played before, and I'd appreciate any advice to help me with my first army.
Lords 305 / 375Spellweaver (General)Heroes 132 / 375
Lore of Life
Wand of Wych ElmWood Elf NobleCore 511
Battle Standard Bearer
Hail of Doom Arrow20 Glade Guard
Springtide Banner10 Glade GuardSpecial 520 / 750
8 Dryad8 Tree KinRare 0 / 375NoneTotal: 1468
I'm not sure if the Dryad unit is a solid choice. I was considering one of:
but I don't know if any of those are particularly good or bad options for this composition.
- Branchwraith with Cluster of Radiance, or
- 10 more Glade Guards, or
- A Great Eagle or two,
Will the BSB be too vulnerable in the 20 Glade Guard unit? Is Armor of Destiny a better choice than Hail of Doom Arrow?
I would drop the dryads for eagles. Good for redirecting things away from your archers. Everything else looks really good.
I am right 94% of the time, why worry about the other 3%.
Personally, I would drop the banner of Springtide and the champion and split the group of 20 into two 5x2 blocks with musicians (one still has a standard bearer). Then, I would drop the dryads for 8 War Dancers. Put your BSB/Weaver with them and keep them near or in some woods because they make fantastic body guards.
As to your question about the BSB. A unit of 20 GG is still a unit of 20 T3 models with no save, chances are if they get charged and you can't stop them, well you're toast. In any event, since you can't afford another noble, it really comes down to preference. Normally, you'd want the Armor of Destiny hands downs, but since you don't have room for anyone else to carry the HoDA, this is perfectly fine. This applies to both mine and Sirkently's suggestiosn as well. His suggestion means you can unload no matter what with 20 bowmen and a HoDA with Springtide, whereas my suggestion gives your body guards the ability to weaken a charge.
40k: Silver Angels of Our Martyred Lady 7/2/3 - Daemons of the Great Squiggle! 3/1/0
Fantasy: Windhost of Athel'Loren 2/0/0 - Daemons of Another Great Squiggle! 0/0/0
Warmahordes: Legion of Everblight (Absylonia)
Thanks for the replies. I should be able to try out both of those configurations with the models I purchased. Now I just have to wait for them to arrive...