Righty, so Homecon II lists have been submitted, so I can now safely reveal my list to all.
I am taking:
lvl4: (general) shadow, scroll, Folariath's Robes, dragonbane gem
BSB: GW, Armour of Caledor, Dawnstone
Noble: Eagle, Dragon Armour, Lance, ch. shield, talisman of preservation
2x20 Spears: Full Command
2x10 Archers: Musician
22 Phoenix Guard: Full Command-amulet of light and flame banner
3x6 White Lions
5 Lion Princes: Musician
SO a nice MSU list with Phoenix Guard bunker holding all the points (waitin to get 13th or gatewayed)
I had a practice game last night vs Dave's skaven that was missing a furnace and storm banner. My many units gave me a good advantage in setting up favourable charges etc, so that was great. 5 Swordmasters vs 41 slaves (enfeebled to s2) = swordmasters kill most of them until 6 wlions came to help with the clean up-good indication of their power vs hordes!
5 Mindrazored swordmasters in flank of HPA = dead HPA (who came back to life on 6 wounds, so all for naught haha).
THe units of 6 white lions were not as amazing as they were in the 1200pt tournament, but in that event I did not have to take on massive hordes of s3 which I know they are not that flash hot against (however vs such lists they can become great redirectors and road blocks).
However, it was not the list I was wanting to field. What I wanted to field relied on stuff arriving from the UK.
My preferred list:
lvl4: (general) shadow, scroll, robes
BSB: armour of caledor, ICI, luckstone
Noble: Eagle, dragon armour, lance, ch, shield, talisman of preservation
38 spears: FC-gleaming pendant
2x10 Archers: Musician
26 White Lion: FC-amulet of light, flame banner
3x6 white lions
5 Lion Princes: M
What I wanted to run had a serious hammer unit = the spears could be a massive anvil of grinding awesomeness. However since running the Phoenix Guard the spears need to become a more offensive unit = 2x20 to give combat flexibility
Also my original idea has a cool Chrace theme...kinda broken with the Phoenix Guard, however they were very fun to paint and I now LOVE the models.
I'm not going spend the weekend thinking "man, a horde of s6 would be useful about now", instead it is going to be about tanking and setting up the combo charges the good o' fashion way. THIS WILL BE MY FIRST EVENT IN 8th (of proper sized games) NOT RUNNING A HORDE UNIT OF KILLING AWESOMENESS....looking forward to see if I actually have some tactical skill beyond shoving millions of attacks into something. With a tough field I am really looking forward to the games and will be using them as a chance to really learn how the High Elves work and test their weaknesses and strengths vs top caliber opponents.