First, a bit of context.
So, I was a WH40k player for a lot of time but stopped playing, and recently a few of my friends told me they were playing some Warhammer Fantasy using a computer program (they have models, but not enough for the kind of games they like to play). They asked me if I wanted to play and I said yes, and since I used Chaos Space Marines when I played 40k, I figured I would try WoC.
So I started playing. The games were 2500 points. First game against Ogres was a very narrow victory. Second game against Wood Elves was a narrow victory too, but I started winning more easily. And then, in what my friends called "a rape train with no brakes" I defeated Lizardmen, Skaven, Empire and Brettonia. So with all victories and no loses, one of my friends said he had enough and he challenged me to a game using ETC rules. His Dark Elves (his main army) against my Warriors of Chaos.
So I might be a bit of a newbie in WHFB, but I realize that the worst thing about Warriors of Chaos is how easy it is to simply stay away from them, shoot them a lot and then run them over when they have been softened (or simply keep shooting at them until they are dead). Usually I'm not competitive. I try to take what I feel are the best options for an strategy I have in mind, yes, but I don't get out of my way to use "that list that's so awesome" and that kind of stuff, but the way my friend worded the challenge was quite annoying, to say the least, involving certain things that had nothing to do with Warhammer. So now I really want to beat his ass on our game. It isn't going to take place until, at the very least, July, as we both have finals. So I have lots of time to prepare.
I haven't played against him using Dark Elves, but I do know a few things about his playstyle:
-He WILL take a lvl 4 Supreme Sorceress with Lore of Life and a lvl 2 Sorceress with either Lore of Metal or Lore of Dark Magic. Considering I'm WoC, I'm guessing Lore of Metal.
-Doomfire Warlocks. He loves them. However there's a bit of mindgames with this one, as he knows I know he loves them, so he might no take them thinking that I will take some Hellstriders.
-Black Ark Corsairs. In most of his lists, these are what fills his Core, along with Darkshards.
I'm guessing he will make a heavy shooty/army, able to shoot at me for 2/3 turns and then charge what remains of my forces. So I want to say a big "No" at him during magic phase and maybe shooting phase. So I made a few possible lists. They might no be really suited to defeating the Dark Elves, but hey, I'm looking for criticism. Remember this is done using ETC rules, so 50% max on Lords, 50% max on Heroes, 25% min on Core, 50% max on Special, 25% max on Rare, and I also have some limits in my options.
List Number One:
Lords (500pts):Daemon Prince (500pts):
Chaos armour, Daemon of Nurgle, Daemonic Flight, Lore of Death, Wizard Level 4
Chaos Mutations & Powers: Scaled Skin (5+), Soul Feeder
Magic Items: Channeling Staff, Dragonhelm
Chaos Sorcerer (320pts):
Lore of Undeath, Mark of Tzeentch, Wizard Level 2
Mounted on Chaos Warshrine with Mark of Tzeentch
Magic Items: Dispel Scroll
Exalted Hero (185pts):
Barded Chaos Steed, Great weapon, Mark of Tzeentch, Shield
Battle Standard Bearer with Banner of Swiftness
Festus the Leechlord (190pts)
Chaos Chariot (125pts):
Mark of Nurgle
Chaos Chariot (125pts):
Mark of Nurgle
Chaos Chariot (120pts):
Mark of Tzeentch
Chaos Warhounds (36pts):
Chaos Warriors (214pts):
12x Chaos Warrior with Mark of Tzeentch, Shields and Champion
Chaos Knights (315pts):
6x Chaos Knight with Mark of Tzeentch, Ensorcelled weapons, Champion and Standard Bearer with Blasted Standard
10x Chosen with Mark of Nurgle, Great Weapons, Shields, Champion and Standard Bearer
Total: 2400 Points
I've made a few other lists that could be used, but this is the one that I feel would be safer to use. I'll probably upload some of the others later.