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Bought around 25 Glade Riders so far recently to start a WE Fast Cav. Army,but have no idea who should lead it. Aiming for 1k to get my feet wet & bump up to 2k as I get more games in. My main question, who should lead(lord/nobles or casters) and how should I arm them? As lords/nobles are concerned should I just slap special bows/arrows on them for run&fire? Or arm for CC for the just in case, and let the GR do the shooting?
Would appreciate any help so I can get this little project off the ground before I lose steam & revert back to 40k.
Not to be "that guy", but I have to warn you - a WE Fast Cav army will only be successful if it's running around and never letting itself get charged, which is not very easy to do. If you ever touch close combat, you're toast. With that in mind, split your army up into units of 5 for maximum mobility and minimum frontage size, and consider both a L3 caster on a Steed as well as a BSB on a Steed with the Hail of Doom Arrow. Don't bother kitting either out for combat protection - if you get into a fight against anything that's not chaff, you've lost that unit.
Couple questions, the main purpose for the BSB is to make sure & any other units within range pass thier rally check from fleeing charges correct?
Also how can the BSB be armed with HoDA when he loses his bow carrying a banner?
Wouldn't the eternal flame banner be a better choice incase I run into anything etheral or a ruby ring of ruin on the BSB?
And a Lv.2 is just a no no for only being able to cast from the lore of althel loren?
2. The trick here is that the HoDA works regardless of whether you have a bow or not. A bit cheesy, perhaps, but not illegal.
3. A Banner of Eternal Flame won't help you against Ethereals - it only confers Flaming Attacks, not magical attacks.
4. Yes - the Lore of Athel Loren is pretty useless for the list you plan to make.
Thanks. My next question is in 1k games the weaver will max my 25% character slot, should I just take the weaver or wait until 1,5k & up where I can fit both the weaver & BSB and just take the BSB & maybe another noble w/some kind of MR talisman or ruby ring at this pt. level?
Really appreciate all the help, now that I think about I will try to stay as true to all cav. list(eagles included) but may sneak in some GG & waywatchers.
The Weaver should max out your Lord points, yes, but the BSB comes out of Hero points, which is a separate allowance. You can spend up to 25% of your army points on Lords, and 25% on Heroes. So your setup should be fine.
*shrug* Tell that to all the WE tournament lists that use it. From my understanding, you can use it without a bow. If that's not enough for you, I guess you could always equip the character with Asyendi's Bane or some other cheap bow.
just out of curiosity what is the list you have decided to run with 1k??