Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Worcestershire, UK
I've played a lot of 1k games in warm up to 2*1k doubles and its a fun points limit where you really have to think about every upgrade you take: just adding full command to everything is a very bad plan and you won't necessarily have the points for a mage, general and BSB.
we've found you can get some horrible mismatchs but generally the games work very well, but that you really need to focus on movement: with so few points on the table you get a LOT of space, so its very easy to avoid things you don't want to fight. That means that slow deathstars often suffer.
There are some units that really break the game at 1k: HPAs are horrible and if you have nothing to deal with them (and hydras are a little nastier then normal) but its the stupid steam tank that takes the biscuit... its almost unkillable for most 1k armies.
Overall I'd say that if people aren't complete cocks then its a fantastic points limit to play: quick games, lots of tactics and manoeuvring and a real focus on good lsit building... very fun.