BDD 429 – Beating Segrums USA Masters Dark Elves

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Beating Segrums USA Masters Dark Elves

On this episode I give some tips on beating the best list at the USA Masters

  • Dreadlord
    • Ogre Blade
    • 4+ Ward
    • Other Tricksters Shard
    • Dark Steed
    • Heavy Armour
    • Shield
    • Sea Dragon Cloak
  • High Sorceress-
    • Lvl4- Beast
    • Ring of Hotek
    • Scroll
    • Dark Steed
  • Master
    • BSB
    • Cold one
    • Sea Dragon Cloak
    • Heavy Armour
    • Great Weapon
    • Luckstone
  • Master
    • Cold one
    • Sea Dragon Cloak
    • Heavy Armour
    • Halberd
  • Master
    • Cold one
    • Sea Dragon Cloak
    • Heavy Armour
    • Great Weapon
  • Master
    • Cold one
    • Sea Dragon Cloak
    • Heavy Armour
    • Great Weapon
  • Master
    • Pegasus
    • Sea Dragon Cloak
    • Heavy Armour
    • Sword of Might
    • Dawnstone
    • Charmed Shield
  • 15 Dark Riders FC /shields
  • 5 Dark Riders Shield/Xbows/Std
  • 18 Witches FC/Flaming
  • 4x RBT
  • Harpies
  • Harpies
  • 10 Warlocks

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BDP – Dark Elves Initial Thoughts

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Army Power Levels

Dark Elves Initial Thoughts

In this episode we take a first look at the Dark Elves

Fortnight in Fantasy

Ben has been building and painting dark elves and has played a ton of games! Off topic this month has been Breaking Bad and Joe Abercrombie, The First Law
Gareth played 4 games too!  He played against Kieran’s Beastmen, Nick Pearts Ogres, A small 500 points battle against Az and his Skaven.  Finally he faced Craig Johnson and did a 4 part YouTube battle report about it.
Mark played Ben’s Dark Elves and also went to a Tournament, Tribute in Cardiff at Firestorm Games.  Mark has bought a bunch of new models and is painting for his next event, the Mansfield Maul.

Dark Elves

We have a run down the new Dark Elf rules and give our thoughts on the changes.

Gareths Query Corner

We take questions about Slaanesh chariots, Walk Between Worlds, Using Bloodletter Glaze, a random question about changing rules, Painting blood effect.  Using Marauders in a Warriors list and lots more!

Close

We wrap up the show

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BDD 235 – AdeptiCon Dark Elves List

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AdeptiCon Dark Elves List

Since AdeptiCon I have received a bunch of emails asking about my Dark Elves list for the Championships.

In this episode I talk about the list I used and how it went over the weekend.

  • Dreadlord, Heavy Armour, Sea Dragon Cloak, Charmed Shield, Giant Blade, Pendant of Khaleth, Pegasus
  • Master, BSB, Cloak of Hag Grief, Dawnstone, Heavy Armour, Lance, Shield, Pegasus
  • Supreme Sorceress, Sacrificial Dagger, Lore of Death
  • Sorceress, Dispel Scroll, Lore of Metal
  • 5 Dark Riders, Standard, X-Bows
  • 5 Dark Riders, Standard, X-Bows
  • 5 Dark Riders, Standard,
  • 5 Harpies,
  • 5 Harpies,
  • 38 Warriors, Standard, Musician, Champion, Standard of Discipline
  • 8 Shades, xhw
  • 8 Shades, xhw
  • 8 Shades, xhw
  • Hydra
  • Hydra

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BDD 207 – Top 5 Executioners Moments

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Top 5 Executioners Moments

I used 40 Executioners at the Throne of Skulls and I talk about how they did in each of the games.

I had 5 aweseom games against 5 really nice opponents, Ben Ackroyd, Andy Lester, Dan Green, Dan Karkoci and Oliver Smith.  I didn’t play a huse range of armies faceing Dark Elves and Beastmen twice with the final army being Skaven.

In most of my games the Executioners played a starring role.  They were usually where the fighting was the most fierce and really got stuck in!

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BDD 138 – Split Personalities with Andy Potter

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Andy Potter Cauldron of Blood

Split Personalities with Andy Potter

I have Andy Potter on the show to talk about armies that can be used with more than one army book.
Andy is the master of this on the UK tournament circuit, having an army that started out as Dark Elves, was expanded into a Storm of Chaos Cult of Slaanesh army and then grew to be Warriors of Chaos.  This army is now large enough that it could be a full 3000 points of Dark Elves vs 3000 points of Warriors of Chaos and all look like a single 6000 points force.
Andy and I chat about;
  • Armies that can double up and play as 2 different races.
  • Why you would do this?
  • What are the problems and how to overcome them?
  • What Andy did to make his army work well and look good.

To wrap up the show we run down a few of our ideas for new armies that can work along this theme.  I play it safe with Chaos Dwarves crossing with Warriors of Chaos, Dark Elves and High Elves mixing nd finally a Vampire army that can also be Bretonnia or The Empire.  Andy is more adventurus and talks about an army of Werewolves, Warriors of Chaos Marauders crossing over to Beastmen and Lizardman army with a Chaotic theme.

Here are a few pics of Andy’s army.

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Suicide Elves and Character Light Armies

Today I am going to talk about a return to what was an old trend in the UK back in 6th and 7th Edition.  Started by Joe Sturge and encouraged by many who read his battle reports over on the warhammer forums, the Suicide Elves became quite a fashion of the time.

The concept revolves around taking as few characters as possible and relying on the units to do the work in the army.  Joe’s 7th Edition list might not work in the current enviroment of 8th edition Warhammer but the principles remain true.  A character to be the General, another to be the BSB (Even more so in 8th Edition) Magic if needed, but only if really required, this can be the general.  Magic is often the place where a lot of points are spent so it is interesting to explore just how effective it is and if another 4-500 points of combat troops would be more suited to this army style.

Dark Elves

My idea for the Dark Elves in this edition would be similar to this;

2x Death Hag with Cauldren of Blood.  BSB and General.

35 Warriors, Full Command, Shields
30 Corsairs, Full Command, Sea Serpant Standard
2x 5 Harpies

30 Witches
30 Executioners
20 Black Guard
10 Cold One Knights

Thats a solid baseline for the list, the Special points are very tight, I might have to drop a model here or there.  I would play some games with it and assess whats needed to make it work. Initially I think the 6 Combat Blocks would be hard to handle for a lot of armies, the trick would be matching the right units to to the right opponents.  I might be better dropping the spearmen into 4 units of dark riders

Other Races

Every army can make some interesting ‘Suicide” lists.  Oddly enough, Lizardmen would be a prime choice for this with a single Slann.  It would be very tempting to make him a full party slann, but at 300 points for a Lv4 who is your general and BSB its a bargin.  I also like the idea of an Orc list with a Orc Warlord and Orc BSB.  You can fit in the army all the usual toys like the Warmachines and Mangler Squigs, but you also get 5 Full Combat Horde units, or 3 and 2 big units of Trolls.

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You can also head over to the forums and post your own versions of a Suicide list in the episode discussion thread.

I look forwards to hearing what you have to say!

 

 

 

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