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I started collecting wood elves recently and was worried because i read alot of negative criticism about them not being a good army, and rarely winning. I played them for the first time about a week ago, against a dwarf army witch is apparently one of the tougher ones for wood elves and i absolutely murdered them. The people that complain about them must be tactically retarded or something, I mean obviously if you march them straight up the center like they are lizardmen then you'll get slaughtered, because most units wont get rank bonuses and will be out numbered , but if you think about each move before you do it like a game of chess, then they are a really solid army. The game i played was against an experienced player and the dice luck was average for both of us
but in the end i wiped out every dwarf on the table while still having about half of my army left. this post is to pretty much let the new comers to wood elves know that, they are a really good army , it just takes some strategy to use them
What kind of army list did you use?
I used 6 wild riders, a hero on a stag in the unit, 8 dryads, 2 groups of 10 wardancers, 3 warhawk riders, 2 treemen , a unit of 10 archers , and 3 tree kin
how many points? because I'm seriously struggling to see how that is legally possible to have 5 specials, 2 rares and 2 cores. But anyway, thank you for pointing out that this game is about tactics, for some reason some people are forgetting that I guess. It's good to see that someone is willing to condescendingly remind us all of this fact. Next time I play I'll remember that I need tactics, thank you.
Seriously, there are a lot more friendly, less confrontational ways you could've done this. Maybe "New Comers don't be discouraged: Sometimes WE can be tricky but if you learn the right stuff you can get the hang of them." Anything like that, where you could be productive and encouraging. Instead you automatically assumed that those of us who post here are talking out of our butts. WE have issues and a skilled player is going to be able to make a game hard for us in certain circumstances. That is why people post their difficulties so that a solution may come up. So many other things here irk me, but I'll leave it there so I don't come off as a grumpy old man.
Ok, it seemed like you were commenting on current players. I may have jumped the gun a bit but the way it sounded made it seem like you were criticizing us other players. I definitely see where your frustration comes from and I agree. But then again, it makes those of us who stick with it and play them all the more special. Their a great army and the nay-sayers are just missing out.
lol, jumped the gun just a little In general new players will find Asrai a pain in the butt. How many people playing chess for the first time understand the more complex maneouvers or the ideals of sacrificing to gain the upper hand in the long run, or playing three moves ahead?
Learning the game one of the first things you learn is the movement phase and you declare charges first - what do you do when you learn something new? You try it out! With Wood Elves we have to pick and choose our battles to optimise the use of our units.
I personally liked starting with Wood Elves, meant I could ignore all those inconvenient negative modifiers for terrain and shooting when starting out
I know someone who started Vampires as their first army simply because they didn't want to have to learn about psychology all in one go, lol.
Newcomers don't be discouraged, there's an army style that suits everyone, but wood elves might not necessarily facilitate that style.
Fantasy: Wood Elves, Dark Elves, Beastmen and Tomb Kings.
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