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Mobile Shooty army 2500pts

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Ok, as im starting again to get my self immersed in the game again after so many years, the first thing i need to do is obviously build my army in paper before starting to get models; so at least i know what to get first to start playing.

And so this is my first try at something that might look like a working army. The idea is to have mobile units to eliminate enemy chaff, mages or warmachines fast, then charge with the heavy hitters. All of this while buffing/debuffing with mages.

The list comes as follows.

Lords:

Dread Lord (CoK unit)
Cold one, SDC and shield.
Chill Blade and Armor od Destiny
276pts

Supreme Sorceress Lvl 4 (Goes alone)
Dark Pegasus.
Cloak of Twilight, Talisman of Preservation.
365pts

Heroes:

BSB master (CoK unit)
Cold one, Full mundane and lance.
Trickster's Helm
175pts

Sorceress Lvl 2
Ruby ring of ruin and dispel scroll
165pts

Core:

3*5x Dark riders: Xbows, shields and muso
19x Darkshards: Shield and muso

Special:
8x CoK Full comand+Razor Standard

3x RBT

5x Shades: Aditional hand weapons and muso

1x War Hydra with Fiery breath

Rare:

5x Warlocks

This totals: 2498pts


The main idea is to soften everything with Spellcasters and shooting, then charging with CoKs or Hydra, even maybe with Warlocks if posible, or a combo charge.

How good/bad is this?
If bad. How can it be good/better?
If good. How can it be even better?
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Re: Mobile Shooty army 2500pts

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The basic principle is good.
Except shades cannot have muso.
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Re: Mobile Shooty army 2500pts

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The list looks okay, Calisson has already mentioned the issue on the Shades.
Personally I like the option to split fire so I may have looked at two units of shards rather than a bigger one. Smaller foot prints and move manoeuvrable but still the same output, you could probably drop the shields on them too, as if you are aiming for a fast army to outmanoeuvre your opponent you have pretty much failed if they hit your back line and shard units.

There are a number of threads here on Dark riders and xbows. Some are in favour, some not. You lose a lot of accuracy whilst running them as chaff bait and flee units, so any shots give little return to the cost.
Can however be useful at times though when you need to ping the occasional wound off of something. Possibly think about a couple of units without and one with. This will gain you a few more points back and makes sacrificing them a little easier as they cost less.
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Oh.... That might be an error in Battlescribe then... Will take out the musician off the Shades.
I forgot to mention that the Sorceress lvl2 will go in the Darkshards unit, that is why it has 19 models.
I will drop the shield on the darkshards and see what can i get in return. Open to suggestions. xD
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Re: Mobile Shooty army 2500pts

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Even with the Sorceress in them, personally I would still split. But that is just me.
If it looks as if they will get charged, she can just leave the unit.
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I actually did some changes to my roster as you suggested.

Changes are:

Lords: Remain the same.

Heroes: No changes

Core:

3*5x Dark riders: Xbows, shields and muso
15x Darkshards: Muso (took shield out) Sorceress goes here
10x Darkshards: Muso

Special:
8x CoK Same as before

2x RBT (took one out)

5x Shades: Aditional hand weapons.

1x War Hydra with Fiery breath

Rare:

5x Warlocks+Master of Warlocks

This totals: 2491pts


The basis of the army is Use the sorceresses' shadow magic to buff myself and debuff oponent's troops while i soften them up with chaff. Then when i see a good chance of breaking havoc i charge with my CoK "deathstar" or my Hydra, to finish the job.
A charge of my CoK unit while buffed with Mindrazor should be enough to wipe a softened unit or make it runto their moms
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Sounds fine.
Have fun and report!
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Unfortunately i just started to buy the stuff for my army, so i first need to assemble, paint and then play the army xD

That is why i wanted to get a list done, so i can see what would i need and give it priority, so i can start playing as soon as posible.

Thanks for your comments! :D
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Re: Mobile Shooty army 2500pts

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Think you should be okay with the list. Good luck learning to use it.
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Re: Mobile Shooty army 2500pts

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Oh, that will be the best part xD

I also plan on doing a more infantry based army, just to have something different to play and not get bored easily.
I might make another post about it, as i dont see the point of doing it here.
Killing is no fun, for me.
A dead person, feels no pain, no suffering.
Death is my gift, to enemies worth of my sword.
The rest will know the true definition of agony.
And i will make damn sure they live long enough to learn it.
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