Wednesday, September 17, 2014

My First Game of Oldhammer for 20 years...

So the preview has shown you dear reader, that an aspiration of this blog has finally been met. GoblinLee and myself and our respective forces, faced off against each other across my new game boards.

I wanted my battle force to be a typical Elven army with all the archetypal troop types. The purpose of the battle was to relearn the warhammer 3rd edition rules, and have some fun reliving our childhoods - Not to win at all costs by using only the most effective armylist...

So therefore in preparation for divulging the full blow by blow account of the battle, I provide the army list of the Starlight Starbright Warhost! (Starlight Starbright being one of my D&D characters).



5000 Pts - Wood Elves Roster - StarLight StarBright Elven Warhost

1 Wood Elf Sylvan Chieftain, 261 pts (General; Level 20 Hero; Shield; Light Armour; Barding; Hand Weapon; Lance; Magic Weapon; Lornalim Long Bow; Magical Attacks; Agile),
1 Spell Shield (Magic Armour Ability), 1 Arcane Arrow (Magic Missile Ability; One Shot Missile),
1 Degeneration Strike (Magic Weapon Ability), 1 Warhorse (Riding Animals)

1 Wood Elf Greenfey, 320 pts (Level 20 Wizard; Barding; Hand Weapon)
1 Protective Runes or Symbols (Magic Armour Ability), 1 Scroll, 1 Horse (Fear Fire; Riding Animals)

10 Elven Lords, 390 pts (Wood Elves; Shield; Light Armour; Barding; Hand Weapon; Lance; +1 Shock Elites; Agile)
10 Warhorse (Riding Animals)

15 Archers, 165 pts (Wood Elves; Hand Weapon; Lornalim Long Bow; Skirmishers; Agile)

15 Archers, 165 pts (Wood Elves; Hand Weapon; Lornalim Long Bow; Skirmishers; Agile)

15 Archers, 165 pts (Wood Elves; Hand Weapon; Lornalim Long Bow; Agile)

1 Treemen, 280 pts (Causes Fear; Flammable; Hate Goblinoids)

1 Treemen, 280 pts (Causes Fear; Flammable; Hate Goblinoids)

1 Wain Lords, 148 pts (Scythed Wheels; Heavy Chariot; Large Targets)
4 Warhorse (Riding Animals)
4 Wood Elf Crew (Wood Elves; Light Armour; Hand Weapon; Chariot Crew; Agile)

1 Wain Lords, 148 pts (Scythed Wheels; Heavy Chariot; Large Targets)
4 Warhorse (Riding Animals)
4 Wood Elf Crew (Wood Elves; Light Armour; Hand Weapon; Chariot Crew; Agile)

1 Wood Elf Wood Lord (Wood Elves; Level 15 Hero; Shield; Light Armour; Hand Weapon; Lornalim Long Bow; Agile), 1 Hail of Doom (Magic Missile Ability; One Shot Missile)
1 Wood Elf Sylphseer, 203 pts (Level 15 Wizard; Hand Weapon)
1 Wood Elf Guardian, 89 pts (Wood Elves; Level 10 Hero; Hand Weapon; Extra Hand Weapon; Extra Attack; Agile)
19 Lord's Bowmen, 524 pts (Wood Elves; Musician mus; Standard Bearer std; Shield; Light Armour; Hand Weapon; Lornalim Long Bow; +1 Missile Elite; Agile)
1 Battlecall (Magic Instrument Ability)
1 War Banner (Magic Standard Ability)

10 Wardancers, 220 pts (Wood Elves; Hand Weapon; 2 Handed Weapon; Scouts; Wardancers; Agile)

10 Wardancers, 200 pts (Wood Elves; Hand Weapon; Scouts; Wardancers; Agile)

1 Wood Elf Glade Watcher (Wood Elves; Level 5 Hero; Shield; Light Armour; Hand Weapon; Agile)
25 Warrior Kinbands, 363 pts (Wood Elves; Standard Bearer std; Shield; Light Armour; Hand Weapon; Spear; Agile)

1 Wood Elf Glade Watcher (Wood Elves; Level 5 Hero; Shield; Light Armour; Hand Weapon; Agile)
27 Warrior Kinbands, 384 pts (Wood Elves; Standard Bearer std; Shield; Light Armour; Hand Weapon; Agile)
1 War Banner (Magic Standard Ability)

10 Wood Riders, 260 pts (Wood Elves; Shield; Hand Weapon; Spear; Lornalim Long Bow; Skirmishers; Agile)
10 Horse (Fear Fire; Riding Animals)

10 Glade Runners, 160 pts (Wood Elves; Hand Weapon; Lornalim Long Bow; Scouts; Agile)

1 Zoat Wizard Ally Commander [AZ], 275 pts (Ally Commander; Zoats; Level 15 Wizard; Hand Weapon; Scaly Skin; Allies)

Composition Report:
Troops: 72% (>=33% - Unlimited)
Characters: 23% (0 - <=50%)
Allies: 6% (0 - <=33%)
Hosts: 0% (0 - <=25%)


 So any comments on the army list? How would you have chosen differently?


6 comments:

Erny said...

Talk about diving in at the deep end 5000pts of Woodelves. Did GoblinLee fit a full 5000pts of goblins on your table?

Awesome job, army looks amazing, hope you got more than a few turns in.

Justin said...

GoblinLees' army was actually 5000pts of Slann. Obviously he has enough goblins for 5000pts of goblins, but the idea of travelling with that much lead on public transport was too much!

Warlord Paul said...

Well done to you and GLee! The list looks great to me but as long as you enjoy using it, that's what counts.

24_Cigarettes said...

I think the list is a great representation of what the elves can muster. I like that you took the degen quality to deal with high toughness opponents and I love the blocks of cavalry...
Quite devastating. The ONLY thing I would change in this list is to mount a 20th hero on a giant eagle with a longbow, arcane bodkins, and a lance with hell honed, parrying, and either parasitic or degen. And use him as clean up/war machine hunter/assassin. Your collection is awe inspiring!

Asslessman said...

Splendid army. I wouldn't dare comment on the army list since I know nothing when chaos is not involved but this is one good Warhammer Armies pose !

Weazil The Wise said...

Hurrah! Not many elven armies out there and I have long waited to see this one in the field. Totally looking forward to this!