I am quite new to Fantasy, having been a 40k player for some time, although I am familiar with the rules, just not the strategies. I have been asked by a friend to create an Empire army (2k), to help test my friend's High Elf army, and so it needs to be competitive but also not extreme in any way, unless that is normal for Empire (eg all artillery or whatever). This will help him refine his army against al comers.

Would any of you be able to help me come up with some ideas for an Empire army that I could construct? He has a whole range of models for me to use so that shouldnt be a problem.