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As I'm new to Wharhammer Fantasy, and ultimatly Wood Elves. I do not have the know-how to decide how much/ little a noble needs to be effective. I have been told that a noble with less is more in a WE force as are troops are so expensive, but what role should my noble fill?
If you need to put my delema into context, I have an army list up for scrutinizing HERE ( - Friendly)
well if you play 1500 pts. Your noble has one main objective, and that is to use the hail of doom arrow. Other objectives is enemy character hunting, but it doesnt work against certain armies. This magical can basically take out any character or warmachine, or chariot, which can make all the difference. It also depends on what unit your Noble will be in. I would always have him in a unit, because it offers better protection. I field mine in eternal guard, but some people field them in WarDancers etc. Usually you will see this combo alot, a noble with great weapon, helm of hunt, light armor, Hail of doom. If ou want him in wardancers then, blades of loec, and a annoyance of netlings. He works well in challenges. If you go for wild riders then he should have the dawnspear. I would avoid a Waywatcher noble, unless he has a cushion of waywatchers as meatshields.....Basically i would avoid charging striaght into combat looking for a fight, but rather pick the fights that you have a good chance of winning. Its simple saying, but doing is another story.
Also, i like your list alot, although 12 wardancers is alot. If you want so many, i would put in a WarDancer noble......that unit will definatly be a battle winner for you. I als ojust looked back on your list, and if you want to keep your heros set up. Drop 4 glade guard and make blocks of 10, and drop some wardancers, just to get some waywatchers. I would put in 5 waywatchers for that unit to be effective.
Last edited by _Toast_; December 16th, 2006 at 23:30.
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Well as it first depends on the points limit you play and secondly what type of army you have.
Under 2000 points you're noble should be you're general and so equip him in such a manner taht the can stand at the center of the line so you can use his Ld.
I personally take under 2k a wardancer noble with a nice wardancer unit to accompany him.
Or maybe in an Eternal guard unit.
If you play 2k or more use you're noble(s) to apply pressure on certain points of the enemy.
An alter noble is great, although with the 7th Ed. rules it can be tricky.
Also consider using him as BSB, put him in an EG unit and watch the enemy break upon you.
Hope it helps
"Ask not the Eldar a question, for they will give you three answers; all of which are true and terrifying to know"
I like your list and suggested some changes, but as for a noble, well, I like the alter. The only problem I have with alters is that they're so much more vulnerable than they used to be. Mind you, I use two in one really successful list I have, but I'm rethinking the wisdom of that now that they're targeted so easily.
One trick is to use a noble with a great weapon and the amber pendant. He can join your wardancers, even though he isn't one. Then if you get charged, you'll have a nasty surprise waiting. I've also seen people who give a noble the Hail of Doom Arrow and put him with wardancers, who suddenly have a nasty stand and shoot reaction, another surprise for a charging enemy.
Or a wardancer noble with the blades of loec is good. Another WD noble I like is one with a murder of spites and the annoyance of netlings, even though the AoN is best for when you charge the front of a unit, not something WDs should do too often.
Or you can just go without any noble at all and use a lvl 1 branchwraith with cluster of radiants, or murder of spites, and annoyance of netlings. She'd be your general and survive most combats. Plus, she'd give you a heap of dispel dice, 6 total with your two singers.
I find the key to WE nobles is specialization. Give them 1 function and run with it. Don't try to make yuor Noble do to much as you will cut their effectiveness.
I have 4 Lord Combos that I use depending on function and 5 noble combinations. Each has a different function and I will switch it up based on who and what army I am playing.