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Offline Gosbert

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2000 pt list for quick tourney
« on: April 26, 2015, 07:17:06 PM »
Hi all.

Just getting back into WFB after several years off--this will be my first set of battles in 8th edition. I'm putting together a 2000 point list for a tourney with friends (wood elves, orcs and goblins, and lizards). No changes to the list between battles. Orcs will have a souped-up leader (probably a troop killer)--they always do. Elves and lizards are harder to predict. Scenarios will be random and decided on the day of the tourney.

Any comments are greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Two versions follow:

Version 1

Captain (with spears)
Talisman of Preservation
Full plate armour
Shield


Captain--BSB (with spears)
Standard of Discipline
Full Plate Armour
Shield

Wizard (lvl 1--lore of light--with archers)
Two Dispel Scrolls

Witch Hunter (with spears)
Sword of Striking


44x Spearmen
Full command
20x Swordsmen (detachment)
20x Halberdiers (detachment)

10x Handgunners

10x Archers

12x Reiksguard Knights
Full command
Banner of Swiftness

2x Great Cannons

5x Pistoliers

5x Outriders

1x Helblaster Volley Gun



Version 2

Captain (with spears)
Talisman of Preservation
Full plate armour
Shield


Captain--BSB (with spears)
Standard of Discipline
Full Plate Armour
Shield

Wizard (lvl 1--lore of light--with archers)
Two Dispel Scrolls

Witch Hunter (with spears or greatswords)
Sword of Striking


40x Spearmen
Full command
20x Swordsmen (detachment)
20x Halberdiers (detachment)

10x Handgunners

18x Archers

20x Greatswords
Full command
Banner of Swiftness
10x Swordsmen (detachment)

2x Great Cannons

5x Pistoliers

5x Outriders

1x Helblaster Volley Gun

Offline Gosbert

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Re: 2000 pt list for quick tourney
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2015, 07:25:18 PM »
Should have added a bit more information:

We are all using models that we have from out previous playing days (i.e., we don't have most of the new stuff that came out with 8th ed.).
We try to build balanced "realistic" armies that would fit in with the fluff.
We try to avoid cheese, but do like to have a surprise or two per battle for our opponents.

Offline Fidelis von Sigmaringen

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Re: 2000 pt list for quick tourney
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2015, 07:35:14 PM »
Consider dropping the Captain as your general for a WP. Or make your WH the general (he has ld 8 too) and use the free points for something else, like upgrading your Wizard to lvl 2 - it is well worth the points. Note that your Wizard cannot have 2 Dispel Scrolls.

Handgunners are generally assumed to be overcosted in this edition. Consider dropping them for other things, like perhaps the Ruby Ring of Ruin for the WH. 

I would also find the points for a musician on the pistoliers. They are best at hit-and-run tactics, so you would like to make sure they actually rally.

I would take the knights over the GS. 
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Offline Gosbert

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Re: 2000 pt list for quick tourney
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2015, 08:41:57 PM »
Thanks for the advice. I've updated the list as follows:

Witch Hunter (general, with spears)
Sword of Striking
Enchanted Shield
Other Trickster's Shard
Brace of Pistols

Captain--BSB (with spears)
Talisman of Preservation
Full Plate Armour
Shield

Wizard (with archers)
Dispel Scroll
LvL 2

Master Engineer (mainly with VG, run around an needed)
Light armour


48x Spearmen   (in bus formation)
Full command
20x Swordsmen (detachment)
20x Halberdiers (detachment)

16x Archers

12x Reiksguard Knights
Full command
Banner of Swiftness

2x Great Cannons

5x Pistoliers
Musician

5x Outriders

1x Helblaster Volley Gun

Offline Gosbert

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Re: 2000 pt list for quick tourney
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2015, 10:58:33 PM »
The enchanted shield is on the bsb. Not the wh.

Offline Fidelis von Sigmaringen

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Re: 2000 pt list for quick tourney
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2015, 11:04:18 PM »
You can modify your posts, you know.  :icon_wink:

I am not sure if you know that, in the current edition, it is possible (apart from Wizards) to take magical items without having the option of the mundane equivalent (like a shield). So, the WH could take the ES. I am not saying he should, but if he would, you can use the Dragonhelm with a mundane shield for the BSB.   Be aware that the Ruby Ring of Ruin will have the KB special rule (but not the Sniper special rule) against the primary quarry of the WH. A Brace of Pistols is indeed so mandatory for a WH, that I forgot to mention it. 
There is not much point in giving the ME Light Armour (unless you have 1 pt to spare).
16 Archers in one unit is a bit superfluous. Better to have 10 as a Wizard Bunker and another 5 as chaff.
« Last Edit: April 26, 2015, 11:28:21 PM by Fidelis von Sigmaringen »
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