Lost in the wilderness
Hi my name is Stevan and my friends are looking at getting into WHFB. My friends are looking at orcs (for fluff and fun) and lizard men (because he wants to fight with dinosaurs). I have occasionally looked into FB several times in the past but usually stayed away. I am not a fan of tons and tons of models. But at a demo the other week a guy told me not to look at the table and see them as 50 guys but as 2 models that just have really big bases. That actually made alot of sense to me so now i am looking to find an army for me.
I'd still like to steer clear of extremly troop heavy armies and i think i'm begining to narrow my choices down a bit. What is really important to me is the following.
I want magic to be an important part of my army. I don't mean that i need to have the most powerful spells in the game but i want it to definatly be a factor. Honestly I actually find defensive magic and buffing magic the most appealing but having the option to blow stuff up is always nice too.
I'd like my troops to have access to skirmishers. Rank and file is good and dandy and I understnad all armies need those guys but I feel I get to be a bit more tactical and invovled with my army when I have control over them individually.
"The big guys" nothing gets my blood pumping more then having some big monster go slamming into a mess of little troopers why they scramble about trying to figure out what to do.
I've narrowed my hunt as far as asthetics go down too the following beastmen, dark elves, wood elves, and skaven. I find all of thier lore at the very least interesting. So I plan on scouting the boards trying to find out more about each army.
When i have played around on my army builder I tend to build something along the lines of 2 casters (a lord and a hero), 2 blocks of infantry, a skirmisher unit, a unit of ranged support, and atleast two big guys (treemen, hydra's ect).
I don't know how helpful any of this might be but if you have any thoughts let me know. Alot of other boards and people have siad they think dark elves is most up my ally so i'll definatly be spending some time reading those forums.
Nice to meet you and thanks in advnaced for all your thoughts.