View Full Version : New to Empire - Need help

03-04-2007, 22:38

I have all the empire stuff that came out of the big box set. I curently play Chaos in all it's many malevolent forms, but am wanting to branch out to my arch nemesis The Empire.

What would be good to start buying for a 2000 pter. I have the unit of handgunners, spearmen, mounted captain(?), a great cannon and a mortar. Where should I go from here?

Thanks in advance

Von Wibble
04-04-2007, 11:34
At 2000 I'd say that it all depends on how you want to use the army.

The only definate must unit is pistoliers.

Other than that I'd say a balanced 2500pt army ( I play 2500 - just remove which bits you don't want as much!) is something like

Characters - 700. Any 4 you like should be less than this. I like Arch-Lector, Warrior Priest, Wizard and Captain myself, (army standard optional).


2 x Swordsmen (or spears, halberds) plus free company and archer detachments. - 2 x 300 for all.

5-6 Knights - 150

16 Handgunners - 128

Pistoliers - 90

Cannon - 100

20 Flagellants (wait for the plastics) - 200

Helblaster - 110

Leaving 400 for pretty much anything - I tend to have Greatswords and more Flagellants but Inner circle knights, another cannon, more pistoliers - all viable options.

04-04-2007, 14:59
Thanks for the tips, I'll concider that.

Anyone else to add?