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So i've been putting together my first wood elf army and I'm having some trouble fitting in HoDA
Since you can only take up to 50 points with heroes it limits the Bow of Athel + Arcane combo to a lord. My lord has Bow of Athel, Arcane Bodkins, and briarsheath(just because i had 15 extra points)
Spellsingers have bows but putting HoDA on them would waste the 50 points they can take on items that mages should carry such such as 2x dispel scrolls.
My other hero is a wardancer hero with blades of loec simply because they seem like they will be kiling machines.
Should I forget about HoDA or does anyone have any good options.
I'd hate to take a noble or spellsinger whose only use would be to cast HoDA
drop what you have on your noble/highborn with the arrows combo. Its a good combo, but the hail of doom arrow is better. If you think that your other combo is more tactically sound, go for it and then just leave the arrow out, but i personally love the awesome killing ability of the hail of doom arrow. It is almost a instant kill of anything left out of the open. Warmachines, characters, and some monsters wont be able to take the damage from the special arrow....
"This sure ain't no pansy Eldar Armor, Son"
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"One Shot, One Kill"
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There's been a lot of discussion about whether wardancer nobles lose their bows or not. Reading the rulebook as it's written, there's no mention that they don't lose their bow. (Of course, my argument is that it's not listed as part of their equipment either, so I find it ultimately ambiguous). But many WE players will tell you that a WD noble can take the HoDA. It's an enchanted item, after all, and not a magic weapon.
I don't think it's a waste on a spellsinger, but you need to be at short range and, preferably, not shooting at skirmishers.
Is your highborn a certain kindred? Does he join a unit? How do you use him?
Dammit, IamJasonK, quit pointing out my mistakes! :rolleyes:
(Regains composure). I was thinking about wild riders. The rules aren't as explicit on them. It seems to me that a WR character should lose the bow, but the rules are quite foggy.
Yeah, I agree on #2. I've seen people claim that since the army book doesn't say the WR loses it like it clearly does for the Wardancer, then they don't lose it. But I argue like you do, that the book tells you what equipment they do have and a longbow not's listed. Plus, I think it's out keeping with the spirit of what it means to be of a certain kindred.
Someone asked how I used my noble so here's my straegy
Solo character who is ALter kindred with Bow of Athel, Bodkins, and Briarsheath
With 5 attacks i usually target heavyily armored troops// calvary or open mages.
I usually use my lord and spellsinger as a killing combo.
Plant the lord in the woods (-4 to hit solo, briar, wood) So virtually any shooting attacks miss
Enemy generals dont like losing 3 heavy units a turn from the lord so they usually bring some1 to charge him but using his alter kindred speed i runaway and allow my (level 2 glamourweave spellsinger on steed with dispel scroll and calaignors stave) to repeatedly treesing the enemy unit in the woods.
Just as a note I use the dispel scroll to protect the Lord from magic if hes targetted in the first or second turn. I field 2 squads of Waywatchers to elimate the opposing mages.
I feel it's a fairly good strategy because i run a fairly shooty army and play very defensive. Sitting back, shooting, hiding, running around. But i would love to fit in HoDA but my wardancer squads are the ultimate flankers.
My WW units are 6 in each. The plan is to deploy them in cover(preferably wood) as close as possible to solo chars// mages but out of anyones charge range. I hope i go first but - 3 to hit with ranged in cover ( if the enemy can see you) makes them tough. That's my plan haha. Treeman don't really fit my style.