Our LGS is hosting a ridiculous tournament (which I don't know if it'll actually happen as planned) in October. $50 entry fee (for a small community of WFB players... silly) with a $500 cash prize. There are really only ~3 players who are contenders for this thing and I'm in that camp. I pretty much have to bring my Empire army to be a threat (as my ogres won't be up to that range yet) and need to modify it a bit to get up to 2500 points.
This is what I'm thinking about. I will have 2 hard blocks with support, 2 fast, hitty elements in the knights and demigryphs, and a stank to hold up the deathstars. I'm not convinced on the general's build, but he's there for Hold the Line! on another unit (likely greatswords) and another magical weapon in case of ethereals (of which there aren't many in my neck of the woods...)
Feel free to advise however you need. If I don't have the models, I might be able to squeeze some more out of my budget, but it could be tough. Thanks for the optimization thoughts!
General - Armor of SIlvered Steel, Fencer's Blades, Potion of Strength
Archmage of Light/Life (not sure yet) - lvl 4, dispel scroll
BSB - AoMI, Greatweapon
Warrior Priest - HA, S, Relic Blade, Ironcurse Icon
Halberds x44, FC + 2 detachments of 6 swordsmen
Knights x10, Mus, Std, greatweapons
Greatswords x40, FC, Standard of Discipline + 1 detachment of 6 swordsmen
Demigryphs x4, mus
I'd love to fit in another cannon, but I had to choose between that and the stank... Any thoughts here? With this apporach, I'd really just have to paint up another 19 greatswords and the demigryphs. Not so bad...