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VonFeenhausen
13-08-2010, 20:13
Evening All,

I've decided to look at getting back into playing fantasy again with the arrival of 8th Ed and thouht it was about time to get back to my roots Wood Elves, my first and favourite army. I've got the WE Army Book however I don't have my own copy yet of the 8th Ed book and therefore don't have a list of the new common magic items. I'm also unsure quite what the resolution is on exactly what size 8th Ed armies should be.

With that all said, I've put together the following list having been through this forum to steal items. All opinions, comments etc very welcome.

Regards,

Von F

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Highborn - Alter Kindred, Bow of Loren, Arcane Bodkins, Glamourweave, Briarsheath (285)

Spell Weaver (215)

Noble - Battle Standard Bearer, Amaranthine Brooch (125)

12 Glade Guard - Musician (150)

12 Glade Guard - Musician (150)

12 Dryads (144)

12 Dryads (144)

31 Eternal Guard - Full Command (414)

Treeman (285)

Great Eagle (50)

Great Eagle (50)

2000 Points on the nose.

Lords = 500/2000 = 25.00%
Heroes = 125/2000 = 06.25%
Core = 1002/2000 = 50.10%
Special = 0/2000 = 00.00%
Rare = 385/2000 = 19.25%

thesheriff
13-08-2010, 20:59
I would drop the glamourweave and brairsheath for lv.4 on the spellweaver or the wand of whych elm. Make them better in 2.5k.

goodz
13-08-2010, 21:02
I wish i had great eagles, i love the alter highborn but i am not sure i would run him anymore. Might prefer in 8th to get the level 4 spellsinger with wand of wych can maybe fit the alter in with less equipment, there is a new armour he can take in 8th that gives a 4+ ward i think.

I am not a fan of eternal gaurd, they will get eaten up better off using 6 treekin for an anchor

Col. Dash
13-08-2010, 21:04
Agreed. They are still a t3 unit with crap for saves that cost a buttload.Treekin is the way to go.

thesheriff
13-08-2010, 22:35
I take a unit of 8, a treeman and an ancient and they are some of the toughest units in the game. Which for WE, is a lifesaver.

VonFeenhausen
14-08-2010, 09:49
Thanks for the advice all.

I think I'm happy that Treekin are probably better however they are pretty nasty models :-s Will my level 3 (Life) Spell Weaver enhance the survivability of my 8x4 Eternal Guard block with BSB? It's obviously difficult as they are a huge chunk of points at 414, has anyone used them successfully in 8th?

Von F

major soma
14-08-2010, 10:19
Nice overall army I agree that a lvl4 is probably a must have as for the EG they happen to be my personal favourite unit the best thing to do is play a few games with the different units find which you like and drop the ones you dont. I've had great success with my EG dont forget because of the new rules in 8th edition they will be fighting in three ranks basic. So far they have pwned a unit of 15 chosen, 20 daemonettes, 10 chaos knights and helped bring down a shaggoth.

VonFeenhausen
30-08-2010, 13:46
Hi all,

After the advice and going back and reading very single Wood Elf thread I could find I've tweaked my list and come up with 2 possibles. They are pretty similar but I think they differ enough to have put them both in this post. Thanks especially for the advice regarding standards, I have since seen how vital they can be in this months White Dwarf Battle Report. The only thing I'm considering for the 2 lists is whether to include the Razor Standard on the Eternal Guard, this would mean dropping 4 Dryads from list 1 or 4 Glade Guard from list 2.

That all said, I'd very much appreciate any and all advice on the following and your thoughts on the Razor Standard:

Highborn - Alter Kindred, Bow of Loren, Arcane Bodkins, Glamourweave - 270
Spell Weaver - Lore of Life - 215
Noble - Battle Standard Bearer, Armour of Silvered Steel, Ironcurse Icon - 140
10 Glade Guard - Musician, Standard - 138
10 Glade Guard - Musician, Standard - 138
12 Dryads - 144
12 Dryads - 144
32 Eternal Guard - Full Command - 426
Treeman - 285
Great Eagle - 50
Great Eagle - 50
TOTAL - 2000

OR

Highborn - Armour of Destiny, Enchanted Shield, The Dawn Spear - 235
Spell Weaver - Level 4, Lore of Life - 250
Noble - Battle Standard Bearer, Armour of Silvered Steel, Ironcurse Icon - 140
12 Glade Guard - Musician, Standard - 162
12 Glade Guard - Musician, Standard - 162
11 Dryads - 132
11 Dryads - 132
30 Eternal Guard - Full Command - 402
Treeman - 285
Great Eagle - 50
Great Eagle - 50
TOTAL - 2000