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Vostroyan
23-04-2008, 21:50
I want an army that is talented in shooting, magic and has decent mounts and infiltry. I would also like a cool looking mounted HQ to lead my army. I was thinking along the lines of chaos or elves. (I don't like Dark Elves, Wood Elves or Nurgle) If there is a better race for me please tell me.

Lord Raneus
23-04-2008, 23:15
Chaos has zero shooting, so big no-no.

Sounds like you'd want High Elves, Empire also fits the bill, but if you'd prefer Elves they fit the bill. They don't have a lot of shooting options, though, it's bows and RBTs only. Empire has by far the most...colorful collection of ranged weaponry of any army, barring maybe Dwarves, but they lack cavalry.

Lordmonkey
24-04-2008, 00:17
I want an army that is talented in shooting magic and has decent mounts and infantry. I would also like a cool looking mounted HQ to lead my army.

Ok, so, your choices are essentially limited to Empire and High Elves.

Empire: Heavy firepower, lots of heavy cavalry, specialised infantry with the detachment rule for handling tough enemy infantry when charged. Your general (not HQ, silly 40k speak!) can be a mounted Grand Templar, who makes an excellent leader for a cavalry unit. Magic, like all armies (except Dwarves) is present, but not very competitive. You would need to take at least 2-3 wizards to throw any kind of serious magic around with these guys, but it is possible.

High Elves: Moderate firepower, very surgical when it wants to be. Infantry is vicious due to the Always Strikes First rule, which every elf in the army has. Your general can be mounted on a dragon and your cavalry comes in several forms. Your magic is your strongest point with these guys.

Hope this helps :)

Anodai
24-04-2008, 02:06
Brettonians actually sounds almost like what you are looking for, they have awesome cavalry and really cost efficient archers, as well as not too shabby casters. They are lacking in CC infantry however, as men at arms are some of the worst infantry in the game. Empire and High elves both sound like about what you are looking for, but Orcs and Goblins might be interesting too. They have good infantry and cavalry in large numbers, as well as decent archers. Their mounted heroes are really cool too. Their magic is very interesting, and gets better the better your men are doing. They do however have animosity, which may deter you.

The Red Scourge
27-04-2008, 15:03
Theres always Tzeentch if you wanna go chaos.

The magic makes up for the lost shooting face, and your casters have the cojones to twist the neck off any general in the game.

And if you want artillery just get a hellcannon, so whenever an empire general whips out a great cannon, you can always go: "Thats not a gun – this is a gun" while whipping the meanest monster on the block.

Leogun_91
27-04-2008, 19:46
Theres always other parts of the forums, this is for background and your question is not about background.

Hideous Loon
28-04-2008, 07:47
Theres [sic] always other (and real) mods of this forum, this is a regular member and the one above me is not a real mod.

Leogun_91
28-04-2008, 08:27
Theres [sic] always other (and real) mods of this forum, this is a regular member and the one above me is not a real mod.

I didnīt realise you have to be a mod to tell someone that they did something wrong, I only thought that they were the only one that could force someone to change/shutdown and simmiliar. If I got this wrong please correct me.

ashley.willson
28-04-2008, 08:43
Stuff like this best left to mods....but handbags away!

In answer to the original question, hang fire for the new dark elves you may decide that you like the new models and rules. If you cant wait I would choose high elves. Awesome infantry (Phoenix Guard, White Lions, Swordmasters), really good magic resistance and magic offensive ability, decent mounts (start dragon - need i say anymore) and not oo bad shooting (ar chers, Lothern sea guard and bolt thrower). There is also lots of variation in the army so you can do lotys of different styles of army. Cavalry wise, Silver helms are poo so go ellysian reavers or dragon princes.

Leogun_91
28-04-2008, 09:43
I want an army that is talented in shooting, magic and has decent mounts and infiltry. I would also like a cool looking mounted HQ to lead my army. I was thinking along the lines of chaos or elves. (I don't like Dark Elves, Wood Elves or Nurgle) If there is a better race for me please tell me.

Background wise both empire, elves, undead, lizardmen and chaos fit this bill. And all those have mounted special characters that are suposed to look good, if you however mean HQ like in "the general and his bodyguard" Kurt Hellborg and his reiksguard kn ights or Archaon and the swords of chaos would be cool, and fluffwise the swords of chaos are OTT good.

Gimp
28-04-2008, 11:28
Have you thought of Lizardmen.

They have a fair amount of shooting from poisened blow pipes to salamanders to the steggadons bolt thrower.

They also have some haed-core magic and good if not slightly over-priced cavalry.

Their saurus are good in close combat too.

Maybe start thinking o lizardmen

Emeraldw
28-04-2008, 14:14
To be honest, many armies fit your description. Almost all armies have some shooting, magic and Cavalry.

Mortals of Chaos have no shooting, but have the others.

High Elves have a little of everything, but mainly they are an elite (if easy to kill) CC army with a lot of good special units. They have archers and RBT's.

However if you want a bit of everything, Empire is the way to go. Solid Core, Good specials, lots of war machines. You can Build an Empire army to do anything pretty well.

Really just ask whats important to you. Do you want Tough infantry that win fights? Do you want weak but good Infantry? Do you want Lots and lots of Cav and weak infantry or do you want some core knights and solid infantry?

soulcrusher
28-04-2008, 14:17
a chaos daemons army, for me . horrors have some nice magic and flamers have nice shooting

however for a newbie i would recomend empire