View Full Version : What is your metagame strategy?

02-03-2008, 01:23
What kind of players are active in your area? And how do you prepare for them? Mine happens to be Wood Elves, High Elves, Dwarves, and Empire.

Since I play High Elves, I try and throw down a list that's somewhat balanced but more towards the competitive edge. The Wood Elf player plays mass dryads/trees, the Dwarves and Empire does Gunlines and the High Elves play with several specials.

So let me ask you guys: Would you adjust your list to play competitively with everyone else or would you play balanced none the less?

02-03-2008, 01:44
I have Tzeentch Chaos, Orc-heavy O + G, Dwarves, Empire, another O + G, and Ogres mostly.

And no, I don't adjust my list, I play the list I wanted to play and I see if I can win. So far I haven't been doing well :)

Dragon Prince of Caledor
02-03-2008, 02:08
I would only alter my list to play against the gun lines. I have a dwarf army and still dont appreciate a gunline. uber eagles and scouts should take care of that. Maybe a dragon too.
Personally the only time i alter a list is when i know that i will be playing my tomb king playing friend. In that case i take a lot of scrolls.

02-03-2008, 03:03
Magic man. Magic. Cast a couple comets and make those empire and dwarfs want to move.

02-03-2008, 03:14
I never adjust my list. I play the list that I built and felt comfortable with, I tend to play balanced armies anyways (with the exception of my Orion army), and IMHO balanced armies should beat unbalanced armies every day of the week. I do adjust strategy though based on opponents, and never try to do the smae tricks twice in short time frame. Tactics are what win games.

02-03-2008, 09:40
So let me ask you guys: Would you adjust your list to play competitively with everyone else or would you play balanced none the less?

I take my balanced list, but that's mostly because a specialised gob army is a "maybe hit or very possibly miss" army anyway, balanced just works better.

03-03-2008, 18:24
If you've got a big enough army then it's sometimes nice to tailor a force. Also, if you aren't going to be playing against a strictly balanced force fight fire with fire. Both of you will enjoy a game more if it's competitive, and it'll be more competitive if you tailor your army against some armies.

03-03-2008, 18:28
I usually use the same list all the time if it's a case where I'm just showing up and playing. However if it's a pre-set game where my opponent knows what I'm using and I know what he's using, I'll change my list.

Chicago Slim
04-03-2008, 00:50
My local group has a long tradition of never bringing the same list twice (it helps that there are four of us with about 35 years of Warhammer experience between us, so we have a LOT of models). So, a lot of times, I don't even know when I'm building whether I'll be facing Empire, Brets, Vampires, Chaos, Orcs, or Dwarves; similarly, my opponents are liable to run into Chaos, Orcs, High Elves, Wood Elves or (rarely) Empire, Brets or Dwarves...

So, I tend to build "all takers" lists, though sometimes we'll agree ahead of time on which armies we're each bringing, in which case I'll tend to build a list with that enemy in mind.

As for metagame strategy, it depends on which army I'm playing, but I'm very fond of Sun Tsu's concept of formlessness (if you have no fortress to assault, you become a lot harder to destroy)-- Multiple Small Units is one common implementation of this strategy in Warhammer, but there are other ways to achieve the same strategic goal (especially with Wood Elves and Beasts of Chaos-- consider the "all skirmishers" army, and how it applies to the idea of formlessness...)

Sometimes, though, I strategize around providing a target-rich environment, or on stick-and-move tactics...

04-03-2008, 02:54
Play the list i want to play, if I win great, but main question is did I enjoy the game I played. if not, figure out why. if it was because of my own stupidity learn from it or any other learn from it and hope to have fun the next game