December 6, 2013

Ruination 4000pt WHFB tournament event - what list?

One advantage of not being able to play cricket this season is that I can justify sneaking in a tournament event early in the year in this case another Dunn event 'Ruination'.  4000pts with basically no comp except that Grand Army rules are not being used and the lists should be fun(ish) not horrible.

Of my 3 armies only 2 have enough models to fill out 4000pts High Elves and Dwarfs.  Of the two High Elves have far more options but are not in a decent painted state (although there are no presentation/painting scores at the event), while the Dwarfs - being Dwarfs - are relatively generic but look better and I'm itching to take down my new display board.

So what do I take?  Have procrastinated a fair bit and come up with two lists based on the models I own and would like to use.  What do you think?

#1 - The Throng of Karak Thorinkin


Dwarf Lord - Shieldbearers, GW, MR Kragg Grimm, Ro Snorri Spanglehelm, Ro Cleaving, Ro Iron x2, Ro Resistance, Ro Furnace

Thorek Ironbrow

Dragon Slayer
Dragon Slayer
Dragon Slayer

Thane - BSB, RO Stone, Ro Resistance
30 x Warriors - Full command, GW
30 x Warriors - Full command, GW
16 x Quarrellers - Musician
10 x Quarrellers - Musician
10 x Quarrellers - Musician
18 x Miners - Full command, Steam Drill
18 x Miners - Full command, Steam Drill
18 x Hammerers - Full command, Ro Determination, Ro Battle
18 x Hammerers - Full command, Ro Determination, Ro Sanctuary x2
Cannon - Ro Forging, Ro Burning
Cannon - Ro Forging
Grudgethrower - Engineer, Ro Accuracy, Ro Penetrating
Organ Gun
Organ Gun
Gyrocopter.

There is only so much you can do to make a Dwarf list interesting and versatile.  Did consider taking Bugman with a lot of Rangers as well but this has been done to death, that and chance to take Thorek (who hasn't been banned) was to good to miss out on.

#2 - Purple Elves of Pleasure


Eltharion the Grim - Stormwing, Lore of Beasts
Alith Anar
Dragon Mage - Level 2, Dragon Armour, Opal Amulet
Noble - BSB, Griffon, Swiftsense, Dragon Armour, Sword of Might, Charmed Shield, Golden Crown
Mage - Level 1, Lore of Fire, Dispell Scroll, Barded Steed
Noble - Barded Steed, Dragon Armour, Ogre Blade, Enchanted Shield, Luckstone
15 x Archers - Musician
15 x Archers - Musician
14 x Archers - Musician
14 x Archers - Musician
5 x Reavers - Musician, Bows no Spears
5 x Reavers - Musician, Bows no Spears 
5 x Reavers - Musician, Bows no Spears  
5 x Reavers - Musician, Bows no Spears 
35 x White Lions - Musician, Standard, Banner of World Dragon
5 x Dragon Princes - Musician, Standard, Lichebone Pennant
5 x Dragon Princes - Musician, Standard, Banner of Swiftness
Bolt-Thrower
Bolt-Thrower
Frostheart Phoenix

Definately not my usual list as normally Id fill it full of a ton of Spearmen at this points level.  Lots of small units most of which can't do much except get in the way long enough for the 4 big horrible things (the 2 Griffons, Phoenix and White Lions) to do their thing.  Shadow King with the White Lions gives them Swiftstride which is a nice little extra.  I have been endeavouring to get a 2400pt version of this list work with the 2 Griffons and enjoying it, and I haven't used a Dragon Mage in years. 

3 comments:

Scott said...

I guess it depends how you want to play on the day - Dwarfs can castle up and give it out, whilst Elves give you more dynamism and maneuver...

Tane said...

Made up your mind yet? I'll be there with my Dwarves. If you take yours we need to come up with rules for a 'Dwarf Off'. I suggest it be based on a drinking competition between the characters in the army.

I don't like the thought of killing Dwarves, but the thought of heroes and champions drinking each other into the ground is a great one. Very Dwarven too.

John Murrie said...

Taking Dwarfs inc. the White Dwarf special character as General rather than Thorek and a ton of shooting