Hi every1. I've been wanting to start from scratch with a new army, and after some thought I think I'm positive that I will start a Wood Elves army. I know it's a challenging army to play, but I want some change from my main army (WoC), which is pretty much straight up battleline army that you move up and win. So I don't mind the challenge. The following list is the first one I've created for Wood Elves, but before buying all the wrong models I'd just like to hear what you guys say to it:
Spellweaver, Ranu's heartstone, lvl 4 Lore of life
10 Glade guard, musician
6 Tree kin
Total: 1499 pts
Okay so just to summarize what I had in mind: Treeman and Great eagke deploys at my centre and 1 Dryad unit on each of my flanks. Glade guard deploys behind my Treeman and bunkers both characters so they get their "look out sir roll". When these units are deployed I'll estimate where my opponents forces are weakest and deploy the remainder of my army opposite to that. (This should hopefully have my opponent confused and spread out, but my force focussed at one table quarter and thereby make it easier to break his lines). Dryads are chosen in units of 8 since I want them to be able to maneuver around enemy lines (besides, they don't get rank bonusses for being skirmishers), unit of 8 comes at less than 100 pts anyways so they're cheap and expendable and can still bring a world of hurt on a charge.
The idea is to have my treeman as an anvil for my army, with my 2 characters right behind it has LD9, reroll, stubborn, and regains a wound every time my wizard casts a spell. Eagle march blocks or hunts war machines, tree kin works as the punch of my army, dryads as flanking support, glade guard as bunker for chars and to pick off fast cav, flyers or other pesky units.
I've chosen to go heavy on forest creatures and not archers since it appears that wood elves are always going to be out gunned by armies like empire or dwarfs. Besides I really love the dryad, treekin and treeman models in the WE army
Comments and suggestions most welcome