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When I played my first game my friend and I started talking about smaller battles. He said "you have to remember the 300 rule". I looked at him and said the "Spartans"? He laughed and said "no". In small point games you do not want any unit going over 300 points. Thats makes sense. Now I have looked at are units and most can be made well under 300 points. How would we make a unit over 300 points? Would it only happen if we put to many models in a unit? Any thoughts on this?
Why use science and education when ignorance and superstition will work just as well.
Well the only way to make a unit over 300 pts without including characters in it is to make the unit rather large. AKA 30 man EG unit. This can be a good unit but not for a small point game at any means. I've never heard of the 300 rule, and honestly when I read the title I thought it was going to be a 300 themed army haha. WE do pretty well with making many lower cost units. This allows us more manuverability and not so much of a loss when we lose a particular unit. The biggest unit I used in 1k battles is ~200 for an EG unit. (that is without the character in it though)
If you are playing really small games <= 500 pts, then you should use warband rules and there you has smaller unit minimums so you should never had a unit that cost very much. :C
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I'd consider that 300 rule to be sage advice. My version of it has always been not to go much over 10% of the points total with 1 unit. So that'd be 200 in a 2k game. Obviously that's a bit extreme, and I do make allowances, but it generally means that you keep away from point sinks. Obviously in a Wood Elf army you have the Treeman, which is invaluable, but worth almost 300 points. I see a Treeman and my main thought is that I'll want to be very careful with it so it doesn't die. The trouble there is that it then restricts the way I play. Still working on that nuance myself...
(For the record, I'm just about to start Fantasy, but have been playing 40k Dark Eldar for a few years, and use a list with 10 units in 1500 points)).