For the first
time in many years I am heading down to Southcon and will be joining Josh and Gordon to play Kings of
War. I’ve had lots of practice games with my Ogres and had planned on taking
them but after a single game with my elves changed my mind so am taking an army
I have very little experience using- a total of one game under my belt so the list
is far from fine tuned.
The elves are
considered an elite army and somewhat of a scalpel force and nowhere near as resilient
as my ogres are so it will be interesting to see how they go.
2x Palace Guard Regiments
1x Therennian Seaguard horde
1x Quicksilver lancers (Stormwind) Reg
2x Silverbreeze Cavalry Regs
1x Drakon Riders horde
1x Elven King, Mount on a Horse, shardblade (melee 2+)
2x Lords on Drakon 1 with the Boomstick
2x Elven Archmage’s- 1 lightning bolt,
inspiring talisman, #2- lightning bolt
20x Unit Strength, 11 Units
Elite medium infantry with CS 1, reasonable defence (Def 4).
I was tooing and froing between taking them as a horde and the seaguard as regiments
or vice versa. In the end I stuck with my original idea of having the palace
guard regiments flanking the Seaguard and trying to manoeuvre into flanks. I
see these two units also as working together when possible.
The plan is to have hem holding the centre, plinking away
with 25 shots hitting on 5+. Spears with Phalanx, hitting on 4s with elite is
unit is a solid, versatile unit. I hope to blunt attacks and then counter attack
with the Seaguard. The now have steady aim with their shooting too. I’m not
expecting their shooting to do much but hope to aim at Def 3 or 4 units as much
I’ve used the GW Galadheim Elves as for these units and very
happy with how they have turned out.
lancers (Stormwind) Reg
Elite elven heavy cav. They have been boosted n Clash of Kings
2021 with the Quicksilver Lancers option for one regiment which makes them
nimble and increases their nerve to 15/17. This makes them a real threat on the
flans with their options to turn on a dime. I’d have loved to add Jesse’s boots
to them but alas not enough points. I am using Galadhiem Knights and also
Riders of Rohan to make up this unit.
I like using
light Cav type units and the Silverbreeze are some of the bs tin the game. No
thunderous- unless charging off a hill memo to self for during the games!), speed
10, melee and ranged 4+ which isn’t too
shabby, nimble and elite and steady aim. For this unit I am using GW riders of
Drakon Riders horde
I love the look of this regiment, using the new Mantic mini’s.
These guys fly and have CS 1 and TC 1 + elite. 18 attacks, hitting on 3s. A
real threat and I will need to combine with my other cav units when possible. A
dangerous unit and so one that opponents will focus on.
Speed 9, 5 attacks, CS 1, with the shard blade (hits on 2+).
My mobile anti-flyer and anti character unit. I didn’t have points for the
sabre tooth a cat (duelling). A mobile, inspiring support unit.
2x Lord on Drakons
In my practice game I only had one but have dropped my other
unit for a second one. Again I am using the new Mantic Drakon models which are
stunning. I have one the Boomstick for 3 lightning bolts but am kicking myself for
not taking the blade of the beast slayer. My reasoning was the broomstick turns
him into a mini dragon with a breath attack option so we will see if it works
out. Again highly mobile with elite melee, fly, inspiring, nimble and TC 1. Not
as tough as Gordon’s human kings of winged beasts but are also cheaper. Hitting
form the flanks or rear will give them 10 or 15 attacks so I need to make sure
I position them correctly.
2x elven archmages
Again pretty simple- lighting bolts and one with the inspiring
talisman to inspiring trools. I intend to use them as speedbumps/chaff if
necessary but their main role witl be for close fire support with lightning
bolts with the sea guards.
So there we have it, 11 units, 20 unit strength. Having seen
the other army lists I think it might struggle in some match ups but I am hoping
to be able to work the flanks and manoeuvrability. I don’t think it will do
that well but am hoping to win 2 and would happy if I could win 3 games over