June 28, 2013

Modified High Elf Tournament List @ 2400pts

Ah the dilemma of re-building a list post tournament.  Run through a large number of options including trying to fit the IoB Griffon into the list.  I think the model is fantastic but taking him means trying to slot a 300pt unit into your list somewhere - 300pts is approx. the minimum you'll have to spend to kit a Noble on a Griffon out and make him reasonably survivable. Id also like to get Alith Anar in there somewhere but again it means taking points out of the list. 

There are three more WHFB events that I plan on attending this year of which only one is the standard army size of 2400pts and Ill take High Elves to all 3, those events are:
  • Warfire - 1000pts Sept 14th
  • Skitterleap - 2400pts Oct 26/27th
  • Vermintide - 1200pts Nov 16th
There are a few more events around the country but none that I can make but I'm thinking Ill take the following to Skitterleap.


Archmage - 285pts
w. Level 4, Book of Hoeth, Lore of Shadow, Golden Crown

Dropped the 5+ WS and the Ironcurse and just gone with the 2+ vs. first wound which should be more than sufficient.  Keeping Lore of Shadow because it did work most of the time.  

Mage - 145pts
w. Level 2, Lore of Fire, Dispel Scroll

Lore of Fire now instead of High Magic principally for the Signature Spell which is a good option when your not in combat and you roll low on the Winds of Magic.  No Ring of Fury this time round though.

Noble - 149pts
w. BSB, Armour of Caledor, GW

14 x Archers - 150pts
w. Musician

13 x Archers - 140pts
w. Musician

13 x Archers - 140pts
w. Musician

5 x Reavers - 105pts
w. Musician, Spears & Bows

5 x Reavers - 105pts
w. Musician, Spears & Bows

Two units of Reavers instead of one both with bows.  Total of 50 shots vs. 46 in my list for Horned Rat.  Archer units are a bit smaller (had 16/16/14 at Horned Rat) but Reavers will help.

27 x White Lions - 431pts
w. Full Command, Banner of World Dragon

Only change is going from 24 to 27 bodies

14 x Phoenix Guard - 250pts
w. Full Command, Banner of Eternal Flame

Unit drops in size from 23 to 14 as I wanted points elsewhere.  BSB typically went into this unit at Horned Rat and they are largely there to survive.  Very hard for opponents to kill them if I keep them next to supporting units.


Eagle - 60pts
w. ASF


Eagle - 60pts
w. ASF

Adding ASF to both Eagles which will help in those early charges and make things nasty for some opponents, combined with the 2 units of Reavers I have some good redirecting stuff here.


RBT - 70pts


RBT - 70pts

Sacrificed one unit of Swordmasters for 2 of these which will be more useful me thinks.  This does take me from 2 large and 2 small combat blocks to 1 and 1 but additional shooting and Frostheart balance that out.

FrostHeart - 240pts

Dropping 2nd unit of Swordmasters and smaller P/Guard unit allow this to be included in the list.  Going with Frostheart because of T6 and its abilities in combat also provides a solid support unit.  With Reavers and Eagles I have a fast moving group of units for charging etc.

TOTAL - 2,400

12 drops in the list meaning I have a good chance of out deploying people but Ill lose the +1 on the roll for first turn.  Think it will work well and do wish I had taken it to Horned Rat.  Will make Skitterleap interesting especially if the new Lizard and Dark Elf books are out by then.

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