May 16, 2013

More High Elf lists - planning for next WHFB tournie

Another night where rather than get some work done I decide to make another collection of lists from the new High Elf book, which by the way gets better everytime you read it.  This time I'm working toward a goal "Horned Gobbo VI" on 22nd/23rd June down in Wellington another of Pete Dunn's 2400pt extravaganzas.

Now the list I end up taking depends on three things:
  1. Getting the all important spousal approval to attend the event :) 
  2. Getting and painting my Everqueen model in time
  3. Getting and paiting my Flamespyre Phoenix in time.
Assuming I get (1) then the others are entirely budget and postage dependent but I have worked out a couple of lists using only those models I currently own.  The two options I am going with are:


The everything gets here on time "Everqueen" List
Everqueen - 350pts
w. High Magic, Lore of Life
Level 2 - 170pts
w. Ring of Fury, Dispel Scroll, High Magic
Noble/BSB - 149pts
w. GW, Armor of Caledor
40 x Spears - 400pts
w. Full command, Banner of Eternal Flame
16 x Archers - 170pts
w. Musician
16 x Archers - 170pts
w. Musician 
5 x Reavers - 95pts
w. Musician, Bows instead of Spears
27 x White Lions - 431pts
w. Full command, Banner of the World Dragon
10 x Swordmasters - 140pts
w. Musician
Eagle - 50pts
Eagle - 50pts
Flamespyre - 225pts

Total 2,400pts

I had to reduce the size of the White Lions here to fit under the comp. rules 450pt max unit size cap unfortunately.  Very core heavy list as you can see and it relies heavily on my ability to deploy effectively, get the White Lions into favourable combats and ensure my magic phase works to my advantage.  Everqueen + High magic + Lore of Life give you a lot of awesome buffs e.g. she grants 5+WS to her unit, High Magic buffs that by +1 up to a max of 3+ etc.  Not sure about the small unit of Swordmasters but we'll see.

The going with what I have oh thats pretty list
Archmage - 285pts
w. Level 4, High Magic, Book of Hoeth, Golden Crown  
Mage - 170pts
w. Dispel Scroll, Ring of Fury, Level 2, Beasts
Noble - 270pts
w. Griffon, Swiftsense, Heavy Armour, Enchanted Shield, Reaver Bow, Lion Cloak, Halberd
Noble/BSB - 145pts
w. Barded Steed, Dragon Armour, Sword of Might, Charmed Shield, Ironcurse Icon
35 x Spears - 350pts
w. Full command, Gleaming Pennant
16 x Archers - 170pts
w. Musician
5 x Reavers - 95pts
w. Musician, Bows instead of Spears
5 x Reavers - 95pts
w. Musician, Bows instead of Spears
28 x White Lions - 404pts
w. Full command, Banner of Eternal Flame
8 x Dragon Princes - 312pts
w. Full command, Banner of the World Dragon
Eagle - 50pts
Eagle - 50pts

TOTAL  2,396pts

No Flamespyre and no Everqueen and I'm going for slightly more mobility here with the Dragon Prince bus, that I'd run 3x3, and the Griffon.  Noble on Griffon has a 2+ AS or 0+/1+ vs. shooting and the Reaver bow is a nice little addition.   BSB has 2+ AS, 6+ WS (2+ WS vs. flaming) and 2+ vs. first wound.  While Dragon Princes are only S3 in turns after they charge the Signature spell from Lore of Beasts should help that.  High Magic on the Archmage also gives buffs and helps out units.  

In the typical comp. system High Elves can take units of upto 550pts in size vs. the 450pt max set for everyone else to reflect their elite status.  This changed as a result of the new book which is fair given that it will take time to figure out what it does.  But it does mean that I can't field the block of 50 x Spears that I wanted to.         

In terms of the 600pt core requirement for 2400pt lists I am still figuring out a combo that works for me.  The one in the 2nd list seems pretty good but still comes in at 705pts or 105 more than necessary. Also considered 3 blocks of Archers @ 170pts & one lot of Reavers which totals 605 but I really like Spears and plan to take them in every army.

In non-gaming news our house is on the market and fingers crossed it sells quickly and we can get into the new house we put an offer on last week... while having more space for the kids is fantastic the new place also has..... a big space for a gaming room and small painting/study room so I can finally (hopefully) get a table permanently set up and start collecting some terrain. 

3 comments:

Meals said...

Im not sure splitting spells on the queen is worth it. Seems like it only increases the chsnce you get no decent spells from either lore.

Mikko Hellemaa said...

Best of luck with the selling, we sold our house just month ago, after having it on the market since December.

John Murrie said...

Thanks guys - @ Meals yeah I agree with you now, will prob take High magic on both of them

@ Mikko - cheers, its looking good for a quick sale atm fingers crossed