800pt Tournament list-Fangorn, Lothlorien, and Mirkwood

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800pt Tournament list-Fangorn, Lothlorien, and Mirkwood

Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:11 pm

Alliance of the Woodland Realms list for an upcoming tournament. I made the list more for a unified look than anything else as I want a shot at "best painted" and my woodland based elves look good next to the Ents... but it should have punch and the possible devastation of 2 nature's wraths in a turn... I will need lots of knock down shenanigans to mitigate the low numbers but it should be fun to play.

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Warband 1
Treebeard (leader)
2 Ents

Lothlorien and Mirkwood

Warband 1
Galdhrim Stormcaller
3 Galadhrim with shields
3 Galadrim with spears

Warband 2
Galadrim Stormcaller
3 Galadrim with shields
1 Galadrim with spear
1 Galadhrim with spear and shield
1 Galadhrim with bow

Warband 3
Legolas with armour
5 Wood Elves with bows

=800pts
23 models

Thoughts?

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Re: 800pt Tournament list-Fangorn, Lothlorien, and Mirkwood

Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:56 am

With the combination of 3 monsterous ents and the casters, that looks like a good, challenging army to have to fight.
It lacks mobility and numbers, being quite small for 800 pts. If I was to play against it, I'd probably try avoid/tie-up the ents in single combats, and take out the elves as fast as possible. In objective missions, I'd place them as far from the centre as possible.

Have you considered dropping one ent in order to add either Galadhrim Knights or more warriors?

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Re: 800pt Tournament list-Fangorn, Lothlorien, and Mirkwood

Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:22 am

I kind of want to keep the Ents just for visual appeal. I have thought of taking out Legolas and using his nearly hundred points to fill out the warbands more. I've toyed with using both versions of Thranduil at one point and a few other things. The main reason I chose Galadhrim was because the gold looks soo nice against the earth tones and wood. I could take shooting out altogether and lose the Legolas/Wood elf band entirely, I dunno. I want it to look good without it being too easy to break and hope with all the hurling and nature's wrathing going on that I have people knocked down for enough turns that it dismounts mounted threats, gimps charges and their ability to make strikes in combat. Hopefully I can even out the numbers a bit after a couple of turns and have him still staring down Ents.

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Re: 800pt Tournament list-Fangorn, Lothlorien, and Mirkwood

Wed Nov 25, 2015 4:09 am

That's a point. Legolas is great, but also expensive. He can justify that by being Leader and putting on an Elven Cloak to keep opponents from scoring that goal, but in your army you have Treebeard for the job.

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Re: 800pt Tournament list-Fangorn, Lothlorien, and Mirkwood

Wed Nov 25, 2015 3:04 pm

I thought about doing

Treebeard
1 Ent

Radagast on sleigh with Sebastian

Stormcaller
6 Galadrim spears or shields
3 Galadhrim bows

Stormcaller
6 Galadhrim spears or shields
3 Galadhrim bows

Same model count, same number of bows (though Legolas kind of counts as 3 more).

OR

Swap Radagast with Thranduil on Elk (horse), take out the 6 Galadhrim bows and add back in the 2nd Ent to go with Treebeard.

Not sure which, if either, I like better.

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Re: 800pt Tournament list-Fangorn, Lothlorien, and Mirkwood

Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:44 pm

I like Thrandruil, TB and 1 ent, and more Elves. Radagast doesn't improve the army enough to be worth thematic compromise imho.
These are all good, viable lists though.

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Re: 800pt Tournament list-Fangorn, Lothlorien, and Mirkwood

Thu Nov 26, 2015 5:37 pm

Thanks for the replies....

Nailed it down to 2 lists:

Treebeard
+1 Ent

Thranduil on elk

Stormcaller
+8 galadhrim with shield or spear
+3 galadrim with bows
+pike galadrim

Above warband times 2

=800pts
29 models
8 might

OR

Treebeard
+ent

Stormcaller
+6 galadrim spear or shield
+3 galadhrim with bows

Above waband times 2

Grim Hammer Cpt.
+12 grim hammers

=800pts
35 models
7 might


I'm leaning a bit on the side of the dwarves.

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Re: 800pt Tournament list-Fangorn, Lothlorien, and Mirkwood

Fri Nov 27, 2015 2:00 am

Then that'll be list 1, laddie
Ye'll nae find we dwarfs fighting fer yer tree-loving woodelves.

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Re: 800pt Tournament list-Fangorn, Lothlorien, and Mirkwood

Fri Nov 27, 2015 3:11 pm

Oh, the dwarves are not fighting for those woodland sprite buggers.... they found out they were hunting down Azog and there was no way they were going to let some pointy eared elf steal their kill!

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Re: 800pt Tournament list-Fangorn, Lothlorien, and Mirkwood

Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:59 am

That is quite the tale to tell down at the pub!
I'll let you off this once.

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