So it's been an exciting time since the last post. My days have been filled with near constant High Elf crunching that it's amazing I've gotten anything done!
I had a game vs Mike King's NICON lizardmen thoughts. My post Runefang Empire proved themselves worthy of the upgrade...well except the ICKS who managed to kill 1/2 their number from difficult terrain tests on the way (eventually) into combat! Such is life. It was also great to see my list perform when there were no real cannon targets. I'm sticking with the Stank even though it managed to roll triple 1's to fail a 7 inch "charge"...but it did redeem itself next turn with a 13 inch uber game winning flank charge. Dice...gotta love them!
On Saturday the Hub part 2 played out...I'm sure that Glen at Wrythhold will be posting a run down of the fun and fluffy narrative driven 40k. In short- lots of fun and the Orks will rise again!
Anywho. I've been trying to keep my High Elves "fluffy". Heck, I even looked at the map in the armybook before deciding how to cheese up my list (still yet to read the fluff).
My Chrace Loremaster:
So a kitbash between the lionchariot kit, noble kit, Phoenix guard sword arm, and Spearelf shield. He is WYSIWYG Book of Lol Catz, Axe of Might, shield of 4+ parry, and 80's powermetal head band of 2+ ignore first wound.If Loremasters could have lioncloaks he would have one too. I honestly cant think of a more effective build for Loremasters-especially if not spending (wasting?) points on a lvl4.
This dude is my new General in my Chrace/Ellyrian mountain pass patrol force.
Loremaster: Book of lol catz, axe of might, 4+ parry shield, 2+ ignore first wound
BSB: Barded Steed, HA, Ench shield, lance, 4+ ward
Noble: Barded Steed, HA, sh, Starlance, Dragonhelm, halberd
4x5 Ellyrian Reavers: Spears and Bows
2x10 Archers: M
27 Whitelions: FC-banner of the purring Kitty
5 Lion Princes: M (dragon princes)
8 Ellyrian Knights: M, C (dragon princes)
and the for next wee while there will also be 2x1 Tiranoc Chariots. I'm not convinced 2 chariots is the best spend of the points...3rd RBT is almost a given, however the final 70pts is more problematic. 5 shadow warriors = influence deployment but not much else, 5 sisters of averlorn = magic missile bait (but helps vs Regen)...4th RBT = overkill???? single chariot = possible? Basically I'm trying not to spend money and it might turn out that 2 chariots is made of win!
With this list I'm putting my hat very much in the "speed and movement wins games" boat. Loremaster with book of lol catz in whitelions = I can 6 dice spells all game with little consequence. No scroll = big boys warhammer, but the book should help a lot there.