View Full Version : New to Warmaster, got some model but could do with some advice

25-09-2008, 23:05
Hey all,

First time in this side of the boards, don't really play a lot of specialist games any more mainly due to a lack of opponents.

But anyway, I always liked the look of Warmaster models and today I managed to pick up the following lot of High Elves for the best price (free) and was wondering as a force how they look.

If this was Warhammer I would know exactly what I would need to make this a legal and usable army but alas for Warmaster at the moment I know nothing.


So from what I see I have:

4 x Characters
1 x Dragon
3 x Bases of Reaver Knights
3 x Bases Archers
3 x Chariots
2 x Bolt Throwers
Some random other Character or command models?!

So what do people think I should add to this army to make it playable?

Thanks in advance for any help you can give!

26-09-2008, 21:44
So what you have is
1 unit of reavers
1 unit of archers
1 unit of chariots
1 unit of bolt throwers
1 unit of dragon riders (or hero on dragon)
1 general, 1 Wizrad & 2 Heroes

Best place to start is here http://www.specialist-games.com/warmaster/whatis.asp
Download the rulebook and have a look at the army lists.

A good computerised army selector can be found here http://www.brumbaer.de/

You currently have an illegal 1065 point force (if you take the dragon as a unit choice).
The game plays best at 2000 points and above.
Your force is illegal as you have 1 too many heroes and need 2 units of spearmen correcting these errors will take you to 1105 points (plus a spare hero for when you get to 2000 points).

I would however recommend getting some silver helms as these are the punch of a High Elf force.

Hope you stick with it.


26-09-2008, 22:03
Thank you very much for the information.

I had a good look at the site you linked me and it has lots of very useful information, some of the pictures on there of massed battles look fantastic.

I also had a look at all of your armies and I must say they look superb! Your enthusiasm for the game makes me keen to find another player so that I can give it a try.

I will regardless however get the missing units to make this army legal, I am already looking forward to painting these up!

27-09-2008, 09:20
Thanks fo rthe kind words.
If you are ever up South Yorkshire way drop me a PM and we can arrange a game.

27-09-2008, 10:40
I certainly will!

If you are interested I will post pictures of my High Elves in my project log when I get around to painting some of it (Maybe next week) I would love to hear your opinions on them if you have time.

Thanks again,

27-09-2008, 12:54
I will look forward to it.
I am just in the process of adding some more troops to my elves using some different colour schemes.
I am also doing a couple of alt units of lothern sea guard and lion chariots of chrace.
I'll post pics in my high elf plog.

03-10-2008, 17:59
As promised.
Silver helms, alt units and repeating bolt throwers.

03-10-2008, 20:15
Very nice, especially loving the freehand banners on the Swordmasters.

07-10-2008, 23:04
Thanks, it is high praise inedeed from yourself.
Your stuff rocks.
Just added the lion chariots.