Sowing Misinformation – Part 1

With the second group stage fast approaching the clock is ticking on the decision of what to field in the 2nd stage of the competition.

Before making this decision there are a couple of things to take into consideration.

If you qualify for group A or B there are 5 additional bonus points for keeping the same army book and a further 5 additional points for keeping the same army. If you submit the 2nd stage group list before 29 October there are another 5 bonus points. So potentially there are 15 bonus points up for grab before the 2nd stage even starts.

However if you are in my position, you don’t know yet if you will even qualify for the top two groups and as the final gaming night is the 21 October and it will take at least a few days for Steve to compile the final results, it will potentially leave only, say, 5-7 days for me to decide on the list build. So either I wait till they are published or I proceed as if only the 5 points for submitting the list before the 29th are available. Realistically I will have to go with the latter option, So with that worked out, I am free to play around with other army lists.

There are currently only four armies that I can use (easily get my hands on) for the second stage of the comp and this post will concentrate on:

High Elves

I love the amount of options you get in the high elf book. There are so many of the units that I would want to take and use that the only way to do so would be to use an MSU based army something that i’m not necessarily comfortable with as it takes a degree of skill to utilise that style of play well and i’m not sure that I have the requisite skills. That being said, I am not discounting it as I do like a challenge, especially after taking the safe option in the first group with the dwarves.

As ever, I would continue to use the models I like rather than those that are considered the most competitive and so with that said I present a possible first list option (MSU).  It is of course a rough guide missing some info. I can’t give away everything before the second stage starts, especially as there is a chance the competition will read this!

7 Kariko's Lancers
Karikos Lancers

MSU List

Characters

General – Loremaster (Akkarin Stormsurge) – Some magic bits

BSB – Noble (Hurin Nemmin) – Some magic bits

Core

15 Archers

20 Lothern Sea Guard

5 Ellyrian Reavers

5 Ellyrian Reavers

Special

14 Phoenix Guard

5 Dragon Princes

5 Dragon Princes

10 Swordmasters

10 Swordmasters

10 White Lions

1 White Lion Chariot

Rare

10 Sisters of Avelorn

2 Bolt Throwers (Not sure if this is legal in the comp)

5 Hurin Nemmin
Hurin Nemmin

Split Offensive

My second list is  a bit more conventional with the thought being that there is a couple of solid infantry units backed up with some ranged options and a hard hitting mounted element. I find it difficult to not have a reasonable mounted element in any high elf list for a couple of reasons. I love the idea of massed cavalry charging across the field (no matter how effective it actually is) and after playing dwarves the increase in movement distance is just amazing. I’m not sold on the sisters or in particular the Handmaiden as she seems over priced and a bit of a one trick pony but I love all the models so always try and fit them in (in the same way I love the swordmasters).

Characters

General – Archmage (Rothern Yikmo) – Some magic bits

BSB – Noble (Hurin Nemmin) – Some magic bits – steed

Handmaiden – Some magic bits

Mage – Some magic bits.

Core

13 Silver Helms

5 Ellyrian Reavers

20 Archers

Special

20 Swordmasters

19 Phoenix Guard

5 Dragon Princes

1 Lion Chariot

Rare

14 Sisters of Avelorn

6 Vaelin's Helms
Vaelins Helms

Cavalry Prince

My final list for consideration is a variation on Seredain’s cavalry list. If you have not come across Seredain before, he had a long running army blog over on Ulthuan.net, running through several different army books and stretching over 57 pages! (Seredain’s list evolution) . It is definitely one of the better examples of a list evolution i’ve seen documented and was one of the inspirations for starting this blog.

Characters

General – Prince -Vaelin al Sorna – Some magic bits – mounted (of course he is, the title kind of gave it away…)

Archmage (Rothern Yikmo) – Some magic bits

BSB – Noble (Hurin Nemmin) – Some magic bits – steed

Core

13 Silver Helms (Vaelin’s Helms)

21 Archers

5 Ellyrian Reavers

Special

19 Phoenix Guard

5 Dragon Princes

1 Lion Chariot

21 Swordmasters

Rare

2 * Bolt Throwers (again will need to check that 2 are legal).

8 RBTs
Bolts of Destiny
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