First ever 1000pts! help?!

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First ever 1000pts! help?!

Postby Munkeytoto » 07 May 2010, 19:24

1000pts. Wood Elves


Lords/Heroes
Branchwraith (General)
+ Cluster of Radiants + Annoyance of Netlings.
115

Alter Noble
+ Light Armour + Sheild + Great Weapon + Alter Kindred
+ Hail of doom arrow.
138

Core choices

Dryad's * 8
96

Dryad's * 8
96

Glade Guard * 10
120

Glade Guard * 10
126
+Musician

Glade Riders * 5
+ Musician
129

Special

Wardancers * 7
+Musician
133

Rare

Great Eagle
50

A grand total of 1,003 Points


Okay, played 40k for a few years and am starting fantasy. Choose wood elves (LOVE the models + the whole elfyness of them :D )

So...any advice or criticism would be much appreciated. BTW I got the battalion and Branchwraith + Noble so far. Getting Wardancers soon too.

Thanks! :D :)
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Re: First ever 1000pts! help?!

Postby ArchMagosAlchemys » 08 May 2010, 02:13

One Hero in 1000 points is generally considered best in 1000 points, and a 1331 point mounted noble with HoDA is probably the best.

The points saved would allow you to buy one more small unit, perhaps giving you 2 x 6 WD (as I field in this type of army).
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Re: First ever 1000pts! help?!

Postby Forest Primeval » 09 May 2010, 04:48

First and foremost, I bid you greetings Munkeytoto! Welcome to the site.

AMA has summed it up quite nicely. Wood Elves don't rely on characters as much as other armies, and at 1,000 points, it's really better to spend those extra 100 or so points on troops. I'd drop the Branchie and opt for the Eagle/Steed-mounted Noble with LA, Shield, Spear and HoDA (HotH optional). You shouldn't have to worry too much about magic defense at this level. Remember that you can always use your Eagle as a mage-hunter (even if you have to suicide him into a unit; just make sure to direct all your attacks against the mage).

Assuming you drop the Branchie, the GG's musician, and reconfigure your Noble, you'll have 98 points to spend (or 136 if you decide to mount him on a Steed rather than Eagle). An Eagle allows your Noble to be more maneuverable and more effectively shoot the HoDA. However, if you mount him on a Steed, he can hide in the GR until he needs to jet out. Also, the 136 extra points could be used to select another unit. I'd go with one of these:

- 5x GR, Musician
- 7x WD
- 5x WR
- 3x WhR

I'd actually prefer the WhR (more harassment plus AMD), but that's just my playstyle! Hope this helps.
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Re: First ever 1000pts! help?!

Postby Munkeytoto » 09 May 2010, 19:10

Thanks guys =D So I'm thinking of putting him on a steed and putting him in GR to give them a punch and shot the HODA as I'm planning on getting the eagle and GR behind the enemies ranks ASAP. Love the wild rider models so I'll pick up a box of them. Just realising how much I can actually put into 1000pts. Tis pretty cool =D. And wish i had waited cuz i got the noble with bow model and Drycha form GW but its cool, love the models and i'll fit them into a 1500 setup possibly =D.
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Re: First ever 1000pts! help?!

Postby Munkeytoto » 14 May 2010, 20:28

1000pts. Wood Elves


Lords/Heroes


Mounted Noble
+ Light Armour + Sheild + Great Weapon + Mounted on Elven steed
+ Hail of doom arrow.
125

Core choices

Dryad's * 8
96

Dryad's * 8
96

Glade Guard * 10
120

Glade Guard * 10
120

Glade Riders * 5
+ Musician
129

Special

Wardancers * 7
+Musician
133

Wild riders * 5
130

Rare

Great Eagle
50

999 Points all in all. This list seems to be looking pretty swanky, but against WoC would it be good to drop say the GR and something else to put 3 treekin in there?
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