Hello Folks,Fantasy Army: Empire
Here is my current 2000pt configuration. I have a couple of questions about tweaks I could make
138pts - General of the empire with full Knight Kit (1+ save and a Lance) - Leads Reiksguard 1
225pts - Level 4 Heavens Wizard with a dispel scroll - Hangs with Infantry - Detach or parent
116pts - BSB with full Knight Kit (1+ save and a Lance) - Leads Reiksguard 2
98pts - Mounted Warrior Priest with a Great Weapon & a Dragon Helm - Leads Inner Circle Knights
65pts - Engineer on foot - near Volley Gun
310pts - 40 Swordsmen (5x8) with full command
35pts - 5 Archer detachment
30pts - 5 Spearmen detachment
310pts - 11 Innercircle Knights (2x6) with Gleaming pendant
170pts - 5 Reiksguard Knights (2x3) with Champion and Standard and Standard of Discipline
145pts - 5 Reiksguard Knights (2x3) with Champion
120pts - 1 Cannon
118pts - 6 pistoliers with musician
120pts - Hellblaster Volley Gun
The theory is that I deploy a unit of Reiksguard on either side of the 40 Swordsmen, like this
RGR SSSSS RBR
RRR SSSSS RRR
The one unit of Inner Circle gets deployed last a flank, the Hellblaster goes on the other flank. The pistoliers deploy in the center, where they can use the 12" move to redeploy left or right depending. The Wizard usually doesn't need much by way of line of sight, so can hide in a detachment behind the line.
The Reiksguard knight units are stubborn on 3d6 leadership tests - re-rollable, so can charge right into most front line units, and just get stuck. Then the flanking Inner circle comes in to flank charge, while the swordsmen sort of charge in as well later to provide 8 ranks and hopefully break steadfast.
The cannon kills big stuff, the Hellblaster and Engineer thin out dangerous units, and the pistoliers help screw up the enemies charge dynamic. The 5 man detachments can either screen the war-machines, hide, or heroically run out and 'meet' fanatics and the like.
The couple of times I have tried it, the setup works.
I could drop the General of the Empire down to a Hero, and save 47pts for other toys, and there are a few other little changes I can make while still keeping the concept.
I am looking for suggestions and criticism.
Thanks ~ Gaius Marius