My High Elf army is now ready to start rocking it properly on the tabletop. First game will be this weekend where I will get horribly smashed by the toughest list Ryan can put together (2x8 trolls, 8 ogres, 2 chariots, 22 Warriors, BSB, lvl4, and the horribly weak "glass cannon" 2x3 skullcrushers)
I will of course post a whiny youtube video about how Broken the WoC are...and a battle report where I go into the usual detail, fluff, and what-not.
Seriously Ryan - listen to the guy "Who takes Hellcannons?"
Anywho - enough Warhammer "pop culture" for 1 update.
Here are the 2 lists that I've been math-hammering away at. Disclaimer: I have avoided the kind of lists that are rather popular at the minute (Shooting Heavy) cos I got 2 other armies that do that better + I havn't seen any evidence of them being particularly effective. For me the High Elf strength is combat damage with supportive magic and shooting...not the other way around.
List 1 - The elite infantry wall:
Loremaster: Dispel Scroll, Sword of Might, Shield of Merwyrm 290
BSB: Armour of Caledor, Halberd 147
3x5 Reavers 240
2x10 Archers: M 220
13 Archers: M 140
27 Whitelions: FC - Banner of the lol catz
25 Phoenix Guard: FC - Razor Standard
Coming in at a Swedish comp score of 0.5 this list is broken as! Note the lack of lvl4 and the lack of the Book of Hoeth. The theory here is that the 2 Elite blocks can/should hold their own while everything else supports them. I'm sure the theory-hammerers out there can quickly explain why the Loremaster/BSB combo here works given the other choices, so I'll let them do that. If I find I am missing some chop I have the points to give the BSB a GW.
List 2 - the Monster "you can't shoot 'em all" mash:
Prince: Stardragon, HA, Lioncloak, Warriorbane, Charmed Shield, 4+ ward 597
BSB: ASF/AP Eagle, HA, Sh, Dhelm, Golden Crown, Starlance 216
High Mage lvl2: Steed, Ring of Fury 155
Fire Mage lvl1: Scroll, Ruby Ring 135
3x5 Reavers 240
10 Archers: M 110
14 Archers: M, SB 160
14 Archers M 150
5 Dragon Princes: M 155
Not quite as broken as the other list as it comes in with a Swedish score of 5.3. This list is very tailored towards countering the current meta...just gotta avoid OnG, Skaven, Empire armies! I agonised over Warriorbane vs Lance on the Prince. Warriorbane wins cos he's modelled with a magical sword (to match his sans-dragon alternative model). The thing I love about this list is a) the monsters and b) how crazy destructive the magic phase is. All things going to plan this list can dish out a max of 10d6 s4/turn from the 2 wizards! Watch Tower is clearly not a strong point if the magic phase fizzles, but I think it has the tools to compete in all the other missions while at the same time being crazy fun to use.