August 15, 2013

WHFB fun @ at 1000pts - Ogres, Elves or Dwarfs

With the FOW tournament season over - well for me anyway - its back onto the WHFB band wagon for the rest of the year.  The next event is Warpfire a one-day 1000pt no-comp WHFB event on 14th September.  At no comp I expect a fair bit of filth but hopefully some fun lists from people but we'll see.

Gave two lists a go tonight against Reagans Vampires.  Both games ended in a tabling the first to me the 2nd to him and confirmed my initial thoughts that Ogre Kingdoms are the way to go at 1000pts.

The lists I ran tonight were:

OGRES
Bruiser
w. Heavy Armour, Additional Hand Weapon, Dragon Helm, Crown of Command

6 x Ironguts
w. Full command, Look out Gnoblar, Gleaming Pennant

2 x Mournfang
w. Heavy Armour, Ironfists, Standard, Musician

2 x Mournfang
w. Heavy  Armour, Ironfists, Standard, Musician

Sabretusk

Sabretusk

Ironblaster
2 units of Mournfang at 1000pts is just nuts but fun.  Absolutely brutalised the Vampires and the armies overall movement was great.  Lack of magic hurt but not much as remains in play spells I could get rid of in my magic phase.  Can't include a Butcher without busting points cap, but could take a bare L3 Slaughtermaster but that would require me to drop 250pts from elsewhere.  Ironguts are cool but would more Bulls be better?  The Bruiser worked well but don't think Crown of Command is necessary maybe Ruby Ring or +1 to hit Sword as he did fluff the odd attack.

HIGH ELVES
Noble
w. Barded Steed, C/Shield, Golden Crown, Sword of Might
5 x Reavers
w. Full command, Spears and Bows
5 x Reavers
w. Full command, Spears and Bows
9 x Dragon Princes
w. Full command, Banner of World Dragon, Ogre Blade
Frostheart

Frostheart is just awesome but High Elves still suck in combat without GW.  Problem is at this points level you have to have a mobile army and that means Reavers/Dragon Princes.  An RBT would be nice but that would require dropping a couple of DP bodies.  Its a fun list, fast and hard hitting on the charge but suffers from the usual HE frailities.

I would take Dwarfs but I'm saving them for Skitterleap and 2400pts plus at 1000pts they're not quite as good although I did have a nasty no deploy list worked out with a Scouting Lord, Bugman, 2 lots of Rangers and some Miners.  That would really muck people about.

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