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500 point escalation league help

Sat Jun 26, 2010 7:49 pm

Hello!

First post here, new to the game looking for some feedback. Playing in an escalation league starting up next week, currently this is what my first 500 pts looks like (starts at 500 goes up to 3000, 500 pts a month)

Elrond 215
Galadrhim Reg 100pts (2 companies) +10pts for shields
Galadhrim Archer 50 pts (1 company)
Woodelf Warband 135pts (3 companies +15pts to give entire formation bows)

500 pts.

Now im thinking about dropping the Galadrhim Reg and Archers and putting 3 companies of Galadrhim knights for 150pts instead or dropping the Galadrhim Archers and putting a Captain in with the Regiment.

Whats a better move at this point level?

Just so you know what I have to work with, I have purchased one Elrond, 1 galadrhim box, one gald knight box one woodelf box and a Glorfindel. My Current plan is to throw the knights, Glorfindel and maybe another two companies of wood elves in as my next 500 pts.

Thanks guys!
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Re: 500 point escalation league help

Fri Jul 02, 2010 5:08 am

i would add in the knights and give them sheilds, cast guide arrows on the wood elves using elrond, that 3 extra dice per comp with shooting and ride down whats left afer 2 or 3 turns with the knights. but at that points total with elves you will be easily surrounded, so playing defensive would be a good idea.

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Re: 500 point escalation league help

Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:17 am

I never tried making a 500pts Elf list, seems tough because they're so expensive points-wise. I would personally drop Elrond and take one of the Twins (the one with Epic Strike) and 3-4 extra companies instead - a Moria army can get Druzhag, Durburz and 16 companies and that would roll over your army without any problems at the moment in my opinion. So yes add cavalry or whatever else you want, but spending almost half of your points on a hero in an already very expensive army is not helping.
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Re: 500 point escalation league help

Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:07 pm

take out Elrond and add legolas and a hornblower


legy is better IMO yes you may loose a brillient fighter and spell caster but you get a guy that makes
your formations attack quicker and is great for felling monsters
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Re: 500 point escalation league help

Sat Jul 10, 2010 5:39 pm

Get an elf twin (since they are only 30pts) instead of elrond...
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Re: 500 point escalation league help

Sat Jul 10, 2010 5:40 pm

I LOVE small WotR games (500-1000 pts) myself, and would love to be in your league. Heh. :)

Anyway, I agree with the others - at 500, Elrond is almost half your points. I'd drop him for a cheaper hero and bulk-up with some regular troops, myself.

Good luck in your league! :)

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Re: 500 point escalation league help

Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:02 pm

best advice... Don't take elves in 500pts...
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Re: 500 point escalation league help

Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:44 pm

215 points on one hero in an elf hero in 500 points?! EEEK! I think you're best off taking the twins and perhaps a captain. Or maybe Thranduil. Though I wouldn't reccomend using elves in 500 points.

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