Thursday, February 24, 2011
A High Elf list I like
After a couple weeks of deliberating I have what I like the looks of. As I'm not overly experienced with the current incarnation of 8th ed Fantasy I had to trawl the net and got pretty mixed messages in regards to the High Elves. A few things seemed consistent though but as this list is for Runefang I'm going to go with a nice mix mainly including models I like where possible.
The theme is a Mage Priest of Asuryan out in the dark nasty places of the Old World on Crusade vs the forces of Chaos. A lot of net advice suggested using 2 mages and in larger games I will but for the theme I'm going to try and stick to High magic and see how it goes. I'm not sold on the fact that magic is king when in fact its a big point sink for a very random factor in the game. However I'd rather have the Archmage to counter enemy spells than not.
Archmage, lvl 4, Annulian Crystal 300
Noble, bsb, gw, Armour of Caledor 143
23 Spearmen inc full command 232 (prob put the bsb in here)
17 Lothern Seaguard with shields inc full command 246
12 Archers 132
19 Phoenix Guard inc full command 315 (Archmage in here, 4+ward might save some PG from a nasty miscast)
14 Swordmasters inc full command 240
Lion Chariot 140
5 Dragon Princes inc full command 200
Great Eagle 50
Good solid core to the army with infantry blocks, the archers are in for variety and I own some already. Hopefully theyl soften up some smaller units.
The Chariot, Dragon Princes and Eagle wil hopefully be able to work in concert charging en mass into flanking targets.
My first couple of builds had more characters but I think the lack of troops was key to my constant defeats. Hopefully I'll get a trial game in this weekend vs Coldbane. Better ignore WoW for a bit too and get A into G and paint some more elves.