Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Dark Elves are coming!

So I've begun construction on the army (and am working on it as I'm typing this), though initially I am building up to a 500 point level as my club is going to start an Escalation League after the new year.

Here's the list I'll be using:

497 Points
22x Corsairs with Extra Hand Weapon (Musician, Standard Bearer, Sea Serpent Standard)
12x Repeater Crossbowmen

Master (Extra Hand Weapon, Heavy Armor, Sea Dragon Cloak, Pearl of Infinite Bleakness)
So, I'll attach the Master to the Corsairs, and use the Repeater Crossbowmen to mitigate any flanking nonsense or soften up a big block of troops before they make it to my Corsairs. By having the Pearl and the Frenzy banner, my Corsairs will have one extra attack AND will be immune to psychology. I think this makes up for the fact that I'm only bringing 35 models to a 500 point game, but hey, it could be worse. The Corsairs wills strike at Initiative 5 and since I'm ranking them up 7-wide, they'll have 25 WS4 S3 attacks plus 4 WS6 S4 attacks from the Master (at Initiative 7), all re-rolling failed rolls to hit in the first round of combat (thanks Eternal Hatred).

On a side note, I didn't include a Reaver in the Corsair unit because I knew I was going to attach the Master, and honestly I can't justify spending 10 points for one attack when there's a character already in the unit.

So, we'll see how it goes, and I'll be sure to post updates soon.

Friday, December 3, 2010

It's an Army!

So I've made the plunge! I have finally purchased my Warhammer Fantasy army of choice, the Dark Elves! Here's what I purchased:
  • Dark Elves Army Book
  • GW's customizable Movement Trays
  • Dark Elf Battalion
    • 20 Corsairs
    • 16 Repeater Crossbow Warriors
    • 12 Spear & Shield Warriors
    • 5 Cold One Knights
  • 10 Corsairs
  • 16 Repeater Crossbow Warriors
  • 5 Cold One Knights
  • Dreadlord
  • Sorceress on a Cold One
  • Hydra
  • Lokhir
Also, next Friday I plan on purchasing the following:
  • 40 Corsairs
  • 20 Blackguard (with command)
  • Cauldron of Blood
  • Assassin
  • Dreadlord on Cold One
  • Hydra
Also, I'm putting together a Fantasy "escalation" style league at my local game store. I'm hoping I'll get between 4 to 6 participants so we can end up with a couple of people who will have fully painted Fantasy armies in a couple months time!

More to come, including pictures of the Fantasy emo Elves in progress...