May 12, 2012

Fun with High Elves

Ok so while I dont particularly like Special Characters in WHFB or using them, I did try Teclis once under 7th a couple of years ago though, I had a quick look at the High Elf book and came to the conclusion that outside of Teclis the only character worth taking would be Tyrion.  He's a fast moving combat machine which necessitates the army being movement based - so I got to thinking what kind of fast moving army could I make with my current models at 2400pts and still fit within the local composition rules inc. Special Character use. 

So here we go - something very different from anything I would consider fielding at this points level

Fun with High Elves @ 2400pts

Tyrion - 400pts (he's a Level 2 mage prob give him Death or Shadow)
Mage (same lore as Tyrion) - 196pts
w. L2, Dispel Scroll, Barded Steedm Talisman of Protection, Amulet of Light
BSB - 198pts
w. Barded Steed, Halberd, Dragon Armour, Banner of World Dragon (Unit immune to all magic)
22 x Seaguard - 301pts
w. Musician, Standard, Shields
22 x Seaguard - 301pts
w. Musician, Standard, Shields
11 x Dragon Princes - 430pts
w. Full Command, Ironcurse Icon, Razor Standard
Tiranoc Chariot - 85pts
Tiranoc Chariot - 85pts
Lion Chariot - 140pts
5 x Ellyrian Reavers - 112pts
w. Musician, Bows, Spears
Eagle - 50pts
Eagle - 50pts
Eagle - 50pts

TOTAL 2,398 

So except for the Seaguard who sit back and do some shooting everyone pretty moves quick and with 3 Flying units and one capable of Vanguard you've got a fair bit of redirection and chaff in there.  Mind you it does leave me with just one killing unit - the Dragon Princes who would have the BSB, Tyrion and possibly the L2 with them or the Reavers.

Run the Dragon Princes 6 wide with Tyrion and BSB in the front and you get the following attacks

On the Charge
Tyrion - 4 attacks @ WS9 S7 Flaming plus S4 magical breath weapon once per game
BSB - 3 attacks @ WS6 S5
Dragon Princes - 15 attacks @ WS5 S5 (4 guys in front inc. Champion = 9 + 6 from 2nd rank)
Horses - 11 attacks @ WS3 S3 and 2 @ WS4 S4

All attacks would be armour piercing and get re-rolls

If charged (in front)
Tyrion - 4 attacks @ WS9 S7 Flaming plus S4 magical breath weapon once per game
BSB - 3 attacks @ WS6 S5
Dragon Princes - 15 attacks @ WS5 S3
Horses - 11 attacks @ WS3 S3 and 2 @ WS4 S4

Again all attacks would be armour piercing and get re-rolls

Seems like it could be fun, I just have to (a) find a willing victim to test it out on and (b) buy a Mage on a Horse and Tyrion.

3 comments:

Wryth said...

I offer my services as punching bag for the High Elves. Thats a pretty powerful unit to deal with John.

Are there any events coming up that can use special characters?

John Murrie said...
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John Murrie said...

Sweet next weekend maybe?

Call to Arms in Aug allows them but not more thsn 450pts for any single model/unit