View Full Version : 2500 Empire Army, first attempt

Baron of Heldaine
13-08-2007, 18:47
Here goes nothin ;)


1 Arch Lector of Sigmar @ 231 Pts with Swordsmen
General; Prayers of Sigmar; Great Weapon; Armour of Meteoric Iron; Holy Relic; Van Horstman's Speculum

1 Captain @ 134 Pts with Knightly Orders
Barding; Pistol; Full Plate Armor; Battle Standard; Warhorse; Standard of Arcane Warding

1 Battle Wizard @ 150 Pts
Magic Level 2; Dispel Scroll x 2

1 Battle Wizard @ 130 Pts
Magic Level 2; Doomfire Ring


24 Swordsmen @ 299 Pts, Full Command
10 Detachment - Free Company @ [50] Pts
10 Detachment - Crossbowmen @ [80] Pts

9 Knightly Orders @ 247 Pts, Full Command

30 Flagellant Warbands (Core) @ 310 Pts, Prophet


20 Greatswords @ 370 Pts, Full Command
10 Detachment - Archer @ [80] Pts
10 Detachment - Swordsmen @ [60] Pts

1 Great Cannon @ 100 Pts

6 Pistoliers @ 115 Pts, Musician

6 Pistoliers @ 115 Pts, Musician


1 Steam Tank @ 300 Pts

Casting Pool: 6

Dispel Pool: 6

Models in Army: 144

Total Army Cost: 2501

Thanks for lookin. Sorry if my inexperience is laughable :angel:

Lord Asuryan
13-08-2007, 20:20
looks pretty good.
I'd drop the greaswords for some more state troops, or (gasp) missile troops. the biggest strength of the empire is in it's shooting, and you've got next to none of it.

Baron of Heldaine
14-08-2007, 04:20

I'd really prefer to keep the Greatswords if possible, but I would not be adverse to adding missle troops/core troops in lieu of flaggellants or pistoliers, or even knights. Is that feasible?

Baron of Heldaine
15-08-2007, 16:23

any ideas out there? I am also interested in the viability of outriders as opposed to pistoliers...

15-08-2007, 22:41
They serve two different purposes. Outriders are what the engineer should be... they're mobile, high BS units capable of leveling a troop block with a barrage of shots. 5 Outriders gives you 15 S4 AP shots that hit on a 5+ at long range/repeater. The Champ hits on a 4+ with 3 shots. I loooooove Outriders, and often use them over handgunners.

Pistoleers are more of a flank protector or a way to defend your war machines. They're short range troops, which makes them useful for harassing, but they can't do much against slow foot-slogger armies (Empire, Dwarves, etc). Good at stopping scouts though.

Both have the benefit of a 360 degree line of sight.

As to the list, I'd recommend boosting your GS to 25 and dropping your knights to 5. At 9, they're just an expensive extra rank. Perhaps just make a 5-deep block of nilla knights to go with the list.

Baron of Heldaine
16-08-2007, 00:38
Does equipping outriders with barding make any sense? I'd imagine people would be trying to get them to panic through shooting...

16-08-2007, 05:20
No. If they use barding, they lose their Fast Cavalry status, and with it, their 360 LOS. The biggest benefit to Outriders is not just the pain they deal out to advancing blocks, but also covering your edge from ambushers.