Just a quick update from me. I played a 2,500pt. game last week and it was my first time fielding that many points all at once!
I played against someone who's playing 2,500pts. for the first time as well. He has a Skaven army with 2 HPAs and a Screaming Bell. This was his deployment:
I played with a HKB Lord with a unit of 11 Knights Errants with the Errantry Banner, a BSB plus 2 defensive Paladins leading 9 KotR, Lvl 4 Life Prophetess with 8 Grail Knights, a Lvl 2 Beast Damsel with 42 Men-at-Arms, Pegasus Knights, Peasant Bowmen, and 2 Trebuchets.
Unfortunately, I'm still lacking a few of my army's models so I had to proxy a bit (or leave gaps inside units). I've already ordered what I'm missing and should get them in a week or two.
The whole game was pretty evenly matched. I destroyed his Rat Ogres in my first turn, but he destroyed my Grail Knights with his HPA. My Pegasus Knights held his Clanrat bus and allowed my KoTR to get the flank charge. My HKB Lord and his Knight Errants killed one HPA. One of my Trebuchets helped reduced his horde's numbers, while the other misfired for 2 turns. My Men-at-Arms were hit with some spells / mortar, and I was able to get Dwellers off on his large Screaming Bell unit.
I was actually marginally down on points in the later turns when I suddenly got the upper hand, all thanks to a good Power Dice roll. My only surviving wizard let loose and cast the Transformation on herself and became a Great Fire Dragon for the rest of the game. She proceeded to chew through the Screaming Bell and Grey Seer's unit.
In the end, I was able to get the victory over the rat men, my first at 2,500pts.!