Monday, March 12, 2012

My Current Lists: Dark Elves 2,500


Switching gears to Warhammer Fantasy, here is my 2,500 point Dark Elves list.  I’ve long professed my love of Dark Elf chariot spam, so this list should come as no surprise to anybody.



Lords

Dreadlord
-Dark Pegasus
-Pendant of Kaleth
-Crown of Command
-Whip of Agony
-mundane armor kit
=300

[This guy is growing on me so much.  He is great at harassing the enemy backlines and warmachines and magic bunkers.  He is also amazing at shutting down enemy death stars.  I haven’t faced an opponent in a really long time who didn’t have something in his list that this guy was able to exploit effectively.]

Supreme Sorceress
-Lore of Shadow
-Level 4
-Focus Familiar
-Dark Steed
=315

[Between the Focus Familiar and Dark Steed the chances of ever being exposed to enemy charges or shooting is slim to none.  With those problems solved, you can proceed with totally raping the enemy with Lore of Shadow and Power of the Darkness.]

Heroes

Master
-BSB
-Cold One Chariot
-Armor of Eternal Servatude
-Dragonbane Gem
-Halberd
-Shield
-Sea Dragon Cloak
=245

[Many people think a BSB on the chariot is dumb.  Normally it is.  This guy isn’t super afraid of enemy shooting thanks to 4+ regeneration and 2++ Fire Ward.  Plus, this list has so many ‘big’ threats that if he focuses fire on this guy, chances are he won’t be killing the rest of the list in any time.]

Master
-Cold One Chariot
-Relic Sword
-Mundane armor kit
=190

[Cheap as hell master who exists to +1 the chariot count in the list.]

Sorceress
-Lore of Metal
-Level 2
-Dark Steed
-Tome of Furion
=162

[Lore of metal has some great spells that compliment the army nicely.  No matter what three spells you roll, chances are you’ll get something useful.]

Core

12x Repeater Crossbowmen
-Shield
-Standard
-Musician
=142

12x Repeater Crossbowmen
-Shield
-Standard
-Musician
=142

5x Dark Riders
-Musician
-Repeater Crossbows
=117

5x Dark Riders
-Musician
-Repeater Crossbows
=117

5x Dark Riders
-Musician
-Repeater Crossbows
=117

[The core is superfluous.  The Xbowmen sit back and on the flanks to keep faster enemy units from flanking the monsters.  The Dark Steeds use the vanguard redeployment trick, and they give 4++ LOS saves to your Sorceresses, and they are decent harassers in a pinch.  People say they are fragile and die easily.  I agree, and I don’t care.  They are not integral to the overall success of the army, but they do compliment it.]

Special

Cold One Chariot
=100

Cold One Chariot
=100

Cold One Chariot
=100

[These guys are tough, hard to kill and have a lot of hitting power.  They are the hammer of the list.  If all three of them multi-charge an enemy, no much can survive that.]

Rare

War Hydra
=175

War Hydra
=175

[And ofcourse these are the anvil (but also a hammer when needed) for the list.  They are also tough and also hard to kill and also have nuts offensive ability.  Hydras don’t need much explanation to veteran Fantasy players.]

Total: 2,497

I’ve spoke at length as to how the army operates, so there isn’t really much need to rehash it here.  This list scales down to 2,000 very well, which is great.  And as you’ll see, it scales up to 3k pretty well too.

Thoughts?  Comments?  Questions?

5 comments:

  1. Seeing lists like this just shows me how much my wood elves are missing.

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  2. Lore of Metal on Dark Elves = love.

    It's a very very very nice army, and an excellent case for "play 2500, you'll get everything you need to manage eighth edition's excesses in there". I'm having enough trouble knocking together 2000 point lists, never mind anything smaller. Which, I have to say, I don't particularly appreciate...

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    1. I've been more and more appreciating 2k point games. Certain overpowered things like Teclis and Slann lose their danger at 2k. Sure you can bring them, but they won't have adequate support and should be easy to beat if you have a plan for them.

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  3. I like the list. Very different from what you usually see, and very effective still. We usually play 2400 pts here.

    I´ve been toying with the idea of trying something similar with Warriors of Chaos. Do you think it can be done?

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    1. Warriors of Chaos chariot spam has trouble because their Rare slot doesn't add much that would take away fire from the chariots. Warshrines are close, but Warshrines are not in the same league as a Hydra.

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