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So I have been out of the Warhammer loop since I last played Chaos warriors back in mid-2000. I recently got the itch to get back into the game and decided on HE... and started to buy bits and pieces. I have now scrounged together the start of my Hoeth themed army, and since this is everything I currently have, I'm more interested in comments on how to equip heroes, current weaknesses and strengths, and most importantly, what I should add next! Take note that I am restarting in the hobby alone, so my first opponent will be unknown til I start playing again.

Heroes:
Mage 1 (with archers)
-lvl 2
-Seerstaff
-Dispel scroll

Mage 2 (with spearmen)
-lvl 2
-Annulian Crystal

Core:
Archers x10
Spearmen x17
-full command

Special
Swordmasters x10
-standard bearer (banner of sorcery)

Rare
Repeater bolt thrower x1
Great eagle

The total point cost should be exactly 1000, but a double check would be appreciated. My first order of business is to bring this up to 1500 and it would be nice to add some cavalry... but as a themed army based in Saphery, all of the cavalry units are themed towards different regions, so I might stick with Eagles from Avelorn to do most of my interceptor work, march blocking, etc.
 

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So I have been out of the Warhammer loop since I last played Chaos warriors back in mid-2000. I recently got the itch to get back into the game and decided on HE... and started to buy bits and pieces. I have now scrounged together the start of my Hoeth themed army, and since this is everything I currently have, I'm more interested in comments on how to equip heroes, current weaknesses and strengths, and most importantly, what I should add next! Take note that I am restarting in the hobby alone, so my first opponent will be unknown til I start playing again.

Heroes:
Mage 1 (with archers)
-lvl 2
-Seerstaff
-Dispel scroll
Not so sure about the Seer Staff... otherwise it looks fairly good

Mage 2 (with spearmen)
-lvl 2
-Annulian Crystal
Looks nice!

Core:
Archers x10
In my book archers are not worth it unless they have a very specific reason to be there! And ass you don't need more than one core, I don't see what they are doing there, unless you don't want the spearmen
Spearmen x17
-full command
These guys need to be brought up to 20 men (in my book), unless you are going for an extended frontage?
Special
Swordmasters x10
-standard bearer (banner of sorcery)
Well you sure like magic! It looks fine, although you should think about having an extended frontage on these guys!
Rare
Repeater bolt thrower x1
Great eagle
Solid choices in my book!
The total point cost should be exactly 1000, but a double check would be appreciated. My first order of business is to bring this up to 1500 and it would be nice to add some cavalry... but as a themed army based in Saphery, all of the cavalry units are themed towards different regions, so I might stick with Eagles from Avelorn to do most of my interceptor work, march blocking, etc.
You need some more Swordmasters to really call it a theme. At least I think so... I would recommend buying more swordmasters, spearmen enough to do a 20-man group and maybe some cavalry as long as you have plenty of Swordmasters...
 

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@guy who posted above:
If you know how to use them right then archers can be better than spearmen and some people reckon them as one of the best core choices there is (would'ny agree though.)
@guy who posted thread
Looks good. I be reckoning that you don't need many sms in a hoethenian list as there pretty specialised troops (that wouold be why there in the specials list;Y)
 

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@guy who posted above:
If you know how to use them right then archers can be better than spearmen and some people reckon them as one of the best core choices there is (would'ny agree though.)
If we calculate on the statement it just isn't right if I take it point by point (dwarf thunderers come to mind)
@guy who posted thread
Looks good. I be reckoning that you don't need many sms in a hoethenian list as there pretty specialised troops (that wouold be why there in the specials list;Y)
Yes they are special but the whole point of his force it to focus on Hoeth... The main armylist is about the HE in general, but an army hailing from Hoeth would contain more swordmasters than the average army... that would be the whole point of making a themed army!
pentathus:
We all have different ideas of what we want from a force, but it isn't really a themed force if it looks like any other HE force, works like any other HE force.

pengutim
I really like the though you gave to not having cavalry! It might not be the most "powergamery" thing to do, but it shows that this game isn't all about winning :)
 

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Im not sure about you but that has more swordsmasters than my usual list. And dwarf thunderers? More expensive, move or shoot and 24" range. Longbows can decimate them whereas spears would be eaten by them.
 
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