October 17, 2013

High Elves @ 2400pts - evolving tournament list

Now that I have two of the IoB Griffons I'm dead keen on using both of them at once in any future High Elf list especially for local tournaments.  So far I've had mixed success with it finding that either my play style hadn't evolved to suit it or that I wasn't using it effectively.  A key weakness of the original version of the list was the lack of shooting necessary to take out enemy chaff and keep them busy while the big flyers moved in for the kill.  Giving the latest variation of the list a run tonight against Hamish's Ogres.  My first game with High Elves for sometime, should be fun.

High Elf 'Griffon' Tournament List

Eltharion the Grim - 490pts
w. Stormwing & Lore of Beasts 

WS8 I8 A4 S6 with no AS for Eltharion & WS6 S5 I7 A4 ASF for Stormwing.  Lots of hurt, plus Stormwing gets Terror & Thunderstomp and creates a nice 18" bubble for Eltharions L10.

Noble - 310pts
w. Battle Standard, Dragon Armour, Sword of Might, Charmed Shield, Golden Crown, Griffon, Swiftsense

3+ AS, 2+ WS vs. first hit, 2+WS vs. first wound, 6+ WS and 2+ WS vs. Flaming (inc. mount as per Dragon Armour rules).  Only S5 but he's still horrible to face in combat.  

Noble - 145pts
w. Barded Steed, Dragon Armour, Ogre Blade, Enchanted Shield, Luckstone

1+ AS with a single re-roll.  Basically a nice little combat character to chuck into stuff. 

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

Blah mage, goes with an Archer unit to spam MM at people.  

15 x Archers - 170pts
w. Standard & Musician

15 x Archers - 160pts
w. Musician

15 x Archers - 160pts
w. Musician

5 x Reavers - 95pts
w. Musician, Bows instead of Spears

5 x Reavers - 95pts
w. Musician, Bows instead of Spears

7 x Dragon Princes - 248pts
w. Full Command, Lichebone Pennant

BoWD is available but Lichebone Pennant makes takes their Dragon Armour WS to 5+ which is reasonable and a lot cheaper.  Mounted noble will go with this unit.

Frostheart - 240pts

Bolt-Thrower - 70pts

Bolt-Thrower - 70pts

Look more shooting!!!

TOTAL 2,398pts

So lots of shooting 45 shots @ S3 plus the two RBT's (am going to have to buy a couple more) plus MM spam from the L2 Mage.  It does put all my eggs in 3 baskets so to speak with the Griffons and Frostheart but it also requires any opponent to divert their shooting a bit.

For those that know me they'll see that this is a huge shift from my normal infantry based lists - up to know I have never liked HE cavalry and while DP are still pants in combat they are mobile which is the whole point of their inclusion.

We'll see how we go tonight....

Hobby wise news in general I'm in a bit of a rut at the moment with no real idea what project to pick up next... just waiting waiting waiting for Forgeworld to post out Book 2 Massacre!!! 1 more day till they do!!!

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