merlonc Posted April 29, 2008 Share Posted April 29, 2008 Hi, I just played in my first warlord tourney and first warlord game since early last year and I thought I would share my observations. I realize I have had very little experience with the lastest incarnation and only against 3 different armies and generals so far but here goes anyway. I played an elf list with 4 troops and 3 solo's for a total of 8 initiative cards. No mages, clerics or warlords but 9 archers and the sniper. I also used a merc contingent. I played against a Reptus list, Razig list and another Elf list. The lack of magic defense meant that any wizards got to zap me but with spread deployment and mass archery fire it did not really hurt that much. Getting to go pretty much when I wanted to with 8 cards helped. And the elves are fast enough not to need to stay close together to be able to support. I am not going into a detailed battle report now but across the three games the following stood out. Archery beats magic. With more range and the ability to continue to deliver damage down range every turn. The only threat my archers faced was fast mounted troops and the eagle and treeman were able to tie those up fairly nicely. I think two treemen will be even better. No healing was not that big an issue. Most of my troops don't have tough and die quickly. A healerfor the treeman would be nice but is not essential I don't think. Its all about speed and discipline. Beng to reposition my units with Ranger was key. Having standards to re-roll disengage tests and friendly fire tests is a big plus for elves anyway. Musicians are worth it. Elves are fast, but even faster is better. All elves die fast in combat, this makes the Merc rule great. Tough or disposable units and it fits the fluff. Elves pay someone else to o the dying. Treemen rock. I want 4 I will probably play something like this if I play the warlord reapercon tourney. Thanks to all my great opponents putting up with me relearning the rule specifics. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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