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Old 03 Feb 2006, 14:13   #1 (permalink)
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heligalo,
i am having a 500pts(maybe 750 fantasy battle with my friend soon and would like to know what alterations to make to my list
he will be fielding :
one unit of 16xdarkelf spearmen
one unit of 16xdarkelf crossbowmen
9xwitch elves
1xcoldone chariot
1xmounted sorceress lvl.2

i was thinking(if 750):
15 dwarf warriors (no command) armed as standard
15 dwarf warriors (no command)armed as standard
16 thunderers(no command)armed as standard

total core=464pts
thane,pistol ,talisman of spellbreaking,rune of striking
total heroes=104 pts

bolt thrower

10 iron breakers total special=175

total=748pts



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Hi, I'm a dark elf player myself, heres how it looks:

Spearmen - quite simply, don't worry, they're good for holding up a unit, but against T4 dwarves, they'll start having problems.

Crossbowmen - well, they're not awesome most of the time, requiring a minimum 4+ to hit, this will often be made harder by long range and moving, plus only S3 with no armour piercing.

With elves - no armour save and low toughness, these troops are only good for shock, dieing quite easily, however with 3 attacks each on charge that are poisoned, they could damage high T dwarves. BTW, your friend needs a unit of 10 to make them legal!

Chariot - stupidty and only 7" move means it slow, but has high T and W, and will hurt if it charges you, remember the fear aswell. This will still be nearly as fast as your dwarves, never mind charging.

Sorceress - I wouldnt worry about her, considering the mex No. of PD he can raise is 5, you've already got 4 dispel dice straight off, enough to counter the worst of the spells.

YUor list seems good actually, the warriors will get locked in combat nicely and cause much more damage than the elves could. Thunderers provide brilliant range denying them their armour saves! I dont know the talisman but I assume it protects against magic, seems good though, will he lead a unit, ironbreakers perhaps? Iron breaker have a great save that will be very hard for the elves to get past, and the bolt thrower should provide a means to destroy the chariot. For such a small game, seems like you've got it covered.
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Old 03 Feb 2006, 19:59   #3 (permalink)
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first post and no abuse,
I've finally found the winning formula,
yeah the talisman is for absolute safety against doombolt etc.
i never thought to attach him to the iron breakers cheers
i think that he believes dwarf to have little armour
one word "gromnil"
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A spell he may try to go for - one I absolutely adore - is something called black horror - heard of it?

Basically, it's hard to cast with 3 PD, needing 12, however, its a large blast template, and wounds with no saves on a roll higher than the opponents strength, this could seriously cause absolute destruction to your army, so be warned, if he gets it, stop it at all costs!

You seemed to have nicely combatted his offences while mainting a very rugged all rounder feel to your army. Should make for a FUN battle rather than just sitting at the other end of the field blasting him!

You may want to add another iron breaker then, mostly for the look of it, but also against 5 long formations you get that extra attack.

Just checked my army book, witch elves have unit size minimum of 10 so...
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its only a level 2 sorceress so i think theres only a few spells,
he generally deploys with the sorceress between the witch elves and spearmen backed up by the crossbowmen using the chariot as a flanking force,

we play cattle defence/offense mostly so I'm guessing that ill be the defender as i a 3foot tall slowing moving beard with attitude

i was thinking of having my thunders close to my boltie with a three strong attack group facing in the stand pyramid formation to avoid flanking,

personally i thinking hes secrewed
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I dont think he's compiled the best army, lol. If he's the offender, it looks like you'll have it quite nice! I agree that he's screwed. But he may make you offender? or have you already agreed who'll be doing what?
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well seeing as he hates cannon etc.
we came to an agreement
seeing as im dwarfs and he has only an hour to play we always make me defender or we play an open field battle
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What date have you planned your battle for? Please just post a lil snippet about how it went.
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probably over the midterm break (week after next)
yeah ill post a report
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I look forward to it - good luck with your battle! BTW, witch elves are frenzied, considering that you are defending you might be able to make him charge a unit you want - using it to your advantage!

Once more - Good Luck!
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