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tyrant99
02-08-2009, 20:25
After horribly miscasting on two dice in each of the four games I've played with my Dark Elves, I've decided to try a list without magic. This will also be my first time trying RBTs. Please note, I haven't invested in them yet.

Here is the list:

Master (General) - 138
Soul Render, Heavy Armor, Sea Dragon Cloak, Pendant of Khaeleth

Master (Battle Standard Bearer) - 155
Armor of Darkness, Pearl of Infinite Bleakness

Sorceress - 150
2 Dispel Scrolls

19 Dark Elf Warriors - 148
Spears, Shields, Full Command
^General goes here. Deployed 5x4

19 Dark Elf Warriors - 148
Spears, Shields, Full Command
^BSB goes here. Deployed 5x4

10 Dark Elf Crossbowmen - 115
Repeater Crossbows, Shields, Musician

5 Harpies - 55

5 Harpies - 55

5 Dark Riders - 117
Repeater Crossbows, Musicians

20 Black Guard - 355
Full Command, Ring of Hotek, Banner of Hag Graef
^Sorceress goes here. Deployed 7x3

5 Cold One Knights - 186
Standard Bearer with Standard of Slaughter

Repeater Bolt Thrower - 100

Repeater Bolt Thrower - 100

War Hydra - 175

Total - 1997

Despite miscasting, I still pulled off victories against Beastmen & Wood Elves. However, VC are giving me a lot of trouble. I've lost to them twice in a row now.

Also, I don't know how to deploy with an army that includes RBTs when there isn't a hill.

Thanks.

danny7865
02-08-2009, 21:30
As a high elf player I find with RBT's as long as they see as much as field as possible and are far enough away from light cavalry your usually good to go

Gaargod
02-08-2009, 21:47
Even if there's not a hill, you can usually find a nice position for them.
Main thing to be aware of is that, although the best place for them to shoot stuff is on the flanks, so they can flankshot and won't have their LoS blocked, fast cav also likes to go on the side.

danny7865
02-08-2009, 21:50
If you are putting them on the flank just put some dark riders next to them and your first turn shoot the light cavalry with everything you have got and incase that fails more a unit to deny LoS to charge the war machines

tyrant99
03-08-2009, 18:04
Thanks for the input regarding the bolt thrower placement. With the incredible range it does make sense to put them towards a flank with the most open view of the battlefield. That way the rest of the army can advance as needed while the bolt throwers are firing away.

Anyone have any input/suggestions on the army list itself?

willowdark
03-08-2009, 18:16
You could loose the third rank from the BG, the pearl of infinite bleakness from the master and the musician from the RxBs and get another RxB unit with shields. This will give you more flexibility at your center since RxBs with shields live long enough to become redirectors. It will help you shooting phase as well since RxBs are horribly inaccurate.

You won't need the pear on you BSB since he should go in the BG. Give him a GW and he'll boost the BG in combat.

You don't want your sorceress in that unit. ASF means that she'll likely be safe from most mage hunters, but when you get into combat with something that matters she'll only take away from your combat. Put her with the RxBs or Warriors.

Otherwise, it's a solid list.

tyrant99
04-08-2009, 17:44
Thanks for the input, how about these revisions?

Master (General) - 138
Soul Render, Heavy Armor, Sea Dragon Cloak, Pendant of Khaeleth

Master (Battle Standard Bearer) - 117
Heavy Armor, Sea Dragon Cloak, Great weapon

Sorceress - 150
2 Dispel Scrolls

20 Dark Elf Warriors - 149
Spears, Shields, Musician, Standard

20 Dark Elf Warriors - 149
Spears, Shields, Musician, Standard

10 Dark Elf Crossbowmen - 110
Repeater Crossbows, Shields

10 Dark Elf Crossbowmen - 110
Repeater Crossbows, Shields

5 Harpies - 55

5 Harpies - 55

5 Dark Riders - 110
Repeater Crossbows

16 Black Guard - 296
Tower Master, Ring of Hotek, Banner of Hag Graef
^Master General, Master BSB go here. Deployed 6x3

5 Cold One Knights - 186
Standard Bearer with Standard of Slaughter

Repeater Bolt Thrower - 100

Repeater Bolt Thrower - 100

War Hydra - 175

Total - 2000