Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Ard Boyz list for tournament this Weekend

Being a big fan of competitive gameplay and a challenging game, I've signed up for the 'Ard Boyz tournament this weekend.  I'll be providing battle reports and pictures - you can expect a lot of unpainted armies since most of the people I play with usually play at around 2000 points.

Anyway, this is the list I'm taking.  I've decided to attempt the super annoying L10 Stubborn Lore of Beasts Spirit Sword 5+ ward Save Eternal Guard Bunker of Doom.  In reality all I did was add 1 unit and 2 characters to my 2000 point list and enlarged my core units.  Goal is to utilize the Spirit Sword and Wraithstone against my enemies other deathstar units while the rest of my army functions pretty much the same.  

3000 Pts - Wood Elves Roster

Highborn (1#, 239 pts)
1 Wood Elf Highborn, 239 pts (General; Scout Kindred; Hand Weapon; Longbow; Extra Hand Weapon; Light Armour; Extra Attack)
1 The Bow of Loren
1 Arcane Bodkins

Spellweaver (1#, 290 pts)
1 Spellweaver, 290 pts (Hand Weapon; Longbow)
1 The Rhymer's Harp

Highborn (1#, 208 pts)
1 Wood Elf Highborn, 208 pts (Hand Weapon; Longbow; Light Armour)
1 The Spirit Sword
1 Enchanted Shield

Noble (1#, 142 pts)
1 Wood Elf Noble (Battle Standard Bearer), 142 pts (Hand Weapon; Light Armour; Battle Standard Bearer)
1 Wraithstone

Dryads (14#, 180 pts)
13 Dryads, 180 pts (Causes Fear; Skirmishers)
1 Branch Nymph

Eternal Guard (27#, 399 pts)
26 Eternal Guard, 399 pts (Musician Mus; Standard Bearer Std)
1 Guardian
1 Razor Standard

Glade Guard (20#, 258 pts)
20 Glade Guard, 258 pts (Musician Mus; Standard Bearer Std; Hand Weapon; Longbow)

Glade Guard (20#, 258 pts)
20 Glade Guard, 258 pts (Musician Mus; Standard Bearer Std; Hand Weapon; Longbow)

Waywatchers (10#, 240 pts)
10 Waywatchers, 240 pts (Lethal Shot; Hand Weapon; Extra Hand Weapon; Longbow; Extra Attack; Scouts; Skirmishers)

Squad (1#, 50 pts)
1 Great Eagle, 50 pts (Flyer; Stomp)

Squad (1#, 50 pts)
1 Great Eagle, 50 pts (Flyer; Stomp)

Wild Riders (10#, 296 pts)
9 Wild Riders of Kurnous, 296 pts (Musician Mus; Standard Bearer Std; Spear; Light Armour; Fast Cavalry; Magic Resistance (1))
1 Wild Hunter (Spear; Light Armour)
10 Elven Steed

Tree Kin (6#, 390 pts)
6 Tree Kin, 390 pts (Causes Fear; Flammable; Scaly Skin; Stomp)

Composition Report:
Points of Lords: 737 (0 - 750)
Points of Heroes: 142 (0 - 750)
Points of Core: 1095 (750 - Unlimited)
Points of Special: 686 (0 - 1500)
Points of Rare: 340 (0 - 750)

Total Roster Cost: 3000

The Highborn with the Spirit Sword, the BSB and the Spellweaver join the 27 Eternal Guard into a unit of 30.  They will be flanked by Wild Riders and Treekin while the Dryads will serve as a protective escort for my Waywatchers.  The Glade Guard units will focus fire on my primary targets while the Great Eagles hunt warmachines.  In other words - this list works the exact same as my 2k one only I added a big ass block of cheese to the situation.
We'll see how it does.  I feel pretty damn cheesy using Eternal Guard and even more cheesy using 3 chars in 1 unit but whatever it's Ard Boyz.  If Orion would only allow you to bring Waywatchers =(.  

Someday - there will be a Wood Elf army book released that will fix the Forest Spirit Ward Save and allow Spellsingers to take Lore of Beasts and Life.  There will be cheaper units and more cost effective cavalry and my friends that day there shall be rainbows and unicorns for all!