Army size is 2000pts with the following General restrictions
- Max Dice (from any source) usage of 12 in magic phase.
- Army to have no more than four potential template weapons (not sure if this includes mages)
- Max of four warmachines.
- No more than 2 of any special choice
- No double rares worth more than 70 (benefits Orcs as Mangler Squigs are only 65pts).
- No power scroll.
- Only one item that dispels a spell automatically (will really really hurt Dwarfs).
Sideboard units are not subject to list constraints which I take to mean they ignore the comp restrictions, and have to be purchased in order:
- Sideboard 1 - upto 100 pts of core
- Sideboard 2 - upto 100 pts of special
- Sideboard 3 - upto 100 pts of rare
Horned Rat IV (Provisional) army list
Archmage Level 4
w. Silver Wand, Talisman of Preservation, Lore of Life
Only change from Runefang is dropping of Dispel Scroll in favour of Silver Wand. Have found that this is essential to get the spells you need particularly Throne of Vines. Sticking with Life as it works well with High Elves, although might re-consider Shadow.
w. AoC, GW, Guardian Phoenix
w. SB, Mu, Banner of Eternal Flame
Banner on these guys makes the threat of flaming attacks more flexible and it gives me an extra point of Fortitude for the Blood and Glory Scenario.
Phoenix Guard x24
w. Command, Banner of Sorcery
Dropping the Razor Standard for Banner of Sorcery is necessary to ensure I get magic off when I need it. Will be nullified by 12 dice max comp rule but in turns where I have bad rolls it will hep. At S4 base these guys will just have to take their chances without AP.
White Lions x21
w. Command, Standard of Discipline
Standard makes them Stubborn on L9 instead of 8 which is gold considering BSB and General will virtually always be with other units.
Dragon Princes x5
Considered dropping this guy for a couple more PG bodies, but the Eagle provides a lot of flexibility.
#1 - Spearmen x10 w. Musician
#2 - Shadow Warriors x5 w. Champion or Ellyrian Reavers x5 w. Bows
#3 - Repeater Bolt Thrower
The 10 Spears is basically all I can take as my core sideboard as the minimum sized Seaguard and Archer units cost more than 100pts. Whether I take the Ellyrian Reavers depends entirely on whether I get them painted in time, if not Ill take the Shadow Warriors as nothing else in my collection works at <100pts. #3 is an easy decision to make a third Eagle might be fun but I don't own one and an RBT would be useful.