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I have about $100 at my disposal. Should I go with the battalion box or separate box sets?
Thanks in advance.
Get the battalion. The only reason is that its cheaper. I think i saved about 45 dollars on my battalion rather than buying the seperate boxes (I bought ogres but on all battalions you save money).
Buy it unless there are loads of units in the battalion box that you do not like and will not put into your army. But I think the batalion gives you a good start to your army with all the neccessary and basic units (mostly core, I think).
I used to be superbock, if anyone cares.
Armies: Wood Elves, High Elves
Warbands Campaign 07: 1st
San Antonio Alamo GT
I would come up with an army list first. I thought about getting it at first, but already had some glade guard and knew I wouldn't use (24) in my army list, so I bought what I needed from other sources. Glade riders are useful but you'll want more or less than 12 Dryads (usual unit size is around 8-9) so you may have to buy more boxes anyway.
When i started WE's i bought 2 bat box's and have absolutly no regrets. Its nice to have that much flexibility in your core choices, totally worth the invesment.
Yes the battalions are always designed to provide a cheap and simple way to get started.
If there is something in it you don't want then you can always sell it (I'm getting the Battalion and selling the Glade Riders on Ebay)
Good Luck with it