Odin

11-01-2006, 12:52

I wanted to start a Wood Elves army, and the logical place to start seems the Batallion box (24 glade guard, 12 dryads, 8 glade riders)

Problem is, none of them are really at their optimum unit strength. Dryads don't need units much bigger than 8, as they can't have ranks, so the extra troops are pretty much wasted. So I decided to get an extra box, giving me a total of 24 Dryads - 3 units of 8.

8 Glade Riders in a unit also seems excessive to me (anyone disagree?), so I decided on an extra box of them, giving me 16 riders, to be slit into a unit of 6 and 2 units of 5.

Then there's the Glade Guard. I wanted 2 units, so the 24 models in the boxed batallion actually seems about right. Problem is, I wanted a small unit of 6-8 scouts as well. That means buying another box of 16 extra glade guards, giving me a total of 40. I reckon 1 unit of 12 GGs, 2 units of 10 GGs, and one unit of 8 Scouts.

This gives me the following troops...

12 Glade Guard, inc. Hawkeye & Musician 156

10 Glade Guard, inc. Hawkeye 126

10 Glade Guard, inc. Hawkeye 126

8 Scouts, inc. Hawkeye 142

6 Glade Riders, inc. Horse-Master & Musician 165

5 Glade Riders, inc. Musician 127

5 Glade Riders, inc. Musician 127

8 Dryads, inc. Branch Nymph 108

8 Dryads, inc. Branch Nymph 108

8 Dryads, inc. Branch Nymph 108

Grand total... 1293

The question is, am I bonkers? Or could this work?

Problem is, none of them are really at their optimum unit strength. Dryads don't need units much bigger than 8, as they can't have ranks, so the extra troops are pretty much wasted. So I decided to get an extra box, giving me a total of 24 Dryads - 3 units of 8.

8 Glade Riders in a unit also seems excessive to me (anyone disagree?), so I decided on an extra box of them, giving me 16 riders, to be slit into a unit of 6 and 2 units of 5.

Then there's the Glade Guard. I wanted 2 units, so the 24 models in the boxed batallion actually seems about right. Problem is, I wanted a small unit of 6-8 scouts as well. That means buying another box of 16 extra glade guards, giving me a total of 40. I reckon 1 unit of 12 GGs, 2 units of 10 GGs, and one unit of 8 Scouts.

This gives me the following troops...

12 Glade Guard, inc. Hawkeye & Musician 156

10 Glade Guard, inc. Hawkeye 126

10 Glade Guard, inc. Hawkeye 126

8 Scouts, inc. Hawkeye 142

6 Glade Riders, inc. Horse-Master & Musician 165

5 Glade Riders, inc. Musician 127

5 Glade Riders, inc. Musician 127

8 Dryads, inc. Branch Nymph 108

8 Dryads, inc. Branch Nymph 108

8 Dryads, inc. Branch Nymph 108

Grand total... 1293

The question is, am I bonkers? Or could this work?