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Old 12 Nov 2008, 00:47   #1 (permalink)
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Default Looking into fantasy, Army Prospects?

So i'm nearly finished my second tournament size 40k army, and as such, i thought "hey, why not look into fantasy! more tournaments to go to" and so, i looked into it. I'm still working at reading my way through the borrowed copy of the rulebook i've got, but currently, i think i want to go with a cavalry heavy force, of either Lizardmen, or Warriors of chaos, or Dark Elves (i'm leaning towards the DElves)

I was working on an armylist for the Dark elves at 2250 (tournament points), and Here's what i came up with:

Lord:
Dreadlord - 277
Caledor's Bane
Heavy Armour
Sea Dragon Cloak
Cold One
Potion of Strength
Enchanted Shield
Talisman of Protection

Hero:
Master - 145
Heartseeker
Heavy Armour
Shield
Sea Dragon Cloak
Cold One

Master - 135
Crimson Death
Heavy Armour
Shield
Sea Dragon Cloak
Cold One


Core:
20 Black Ark Corsairs - 250
Musician
Standard bearer
-Sea Serpent Standard
Reaver

10 Black Ark Corsairs - 125
Musician
Standard bearer
Reaver

10 Black Ark Corsairs - 125
Musician
Standard bearer
Reaver

Special:

9 Cold One Knights (to be joined by the Dreadlord) - 308
Musician
Dread Knight
-Deathpiercer
Standard Bearer

9 Cold One Knights (to be joined by Master I) - 333
Musician
Dread Knight
-Whip of Agony
Standard Bearer
-War Banner

9 Cold One Knights (to be joined by Master II) - 333
Musician
Dread Knight
-Sword of Might
Standard Bearer
-Standard of Slaughter

5 Cold One Knights - 205
Musician
Dread Knight
-Biting Blade
Standard Bearer
-Banner of Murder

Total: 2241

This army relys on strong, fast, heavy charges, Breaking the enemy units down, and running them down. I'll just get slaughtered during the magic phase, but throwing that many heavy cavalry models onto the table should scare most people, shouldn't it? (also, theme-wise, i love it. more than half the army is riding DINOSAURS!)
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Old 12 Nov 2008, 01:24   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Looking into fantasy, Army Prospects?

Er... correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think you can duplicate magic items... =(

If you can, then I'm DEFINITELY building my DE Terror Bomb list. If not... then only probably.
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Old 12 Nov 2008, 01:33   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Looking into fantasy, Army Prospects?

I don't think you can even duplicate common magic items, like biting blades, let alone things like Caledors bane. If you could I would spam starfire arrows with my Wood Elves.... or even hail of doom
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Old 12 Nov 2008, 01:46   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Looking into fantasy, Army Prospects?

whoooooops then. I missed that clause when i went over the "magic items" section

Like i said, i'm new to the rules, and thus, i'm looking at it like 40k. Alright, time for a bit of a switcheroo then.
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Old 12 Nov 2008, 01:57   #5 (permalink)
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I haven't seen it in the rules yet either, but it's what I've always been told, and I never questioned it, so I never looked.
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Old 12 Nov 2008, 02:12   #6 (permalink)
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i found it, in the first section of "magic items."

I also updated the list above to de-homogenize the magic items. Still lots of them, but no two are the same.
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Old 15 Nov 2008, 14:31   #7 (permalink)
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Default Re: Looking into fantasy, Army Prospects?

If you are looking for a cavalry army why not use Dark Riders instead of Corsairs. Dark Riders are, in my humble opinion, the best fast cavalry in the game. Fast Cav also has a multitude of uses from march blocking, to drawing out units, to hunting warmachines and lone mages. At 2000+ points I always include a unit of Fast Cav in my armies because they are so versatile.

A unit of five Dark riders with full command and repeater crossbows is 145 points. AND is a Core pick.

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Old 02 Dec 2008, 18:38   #8 (permalink)
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dark riders will be of more use and better for your theme, and a reaper bolt thrower might be a good addition (i know it doesn't really fit with the theme but they are useful)
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