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LOL point taken there

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Well, going back to the relatively high numbers, perhaps a larger number of High Elves are dedicated to warfare compared to regular humans? I haven't read the HE army book, but that would be my guess.

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People always tend to take the larger numbers... But in those fluff-battles, there is often the phrase "hundreds", sometimes "thousands", but usually no more. The largest number of troops I ever found in fluff was the chaos-army of Asavar Kul, numbering 100,000 or even 3 times that number (including large numbers of beastmen). And that was an immense army, almost destroying the empire. But if the high elves are able to field 10,000 dragon princes, 10,000 phoenix guard, 10,000 sea guard of lothern, and (logical thinking on) 10,000 white lions, 10,000 maiden guard and so on, Asavar Kul's army is no longer impressive in any way. If a race that is fading away fields 10,000s or even 100,000s of troops, how much more must the empire as a growing state being able to field? And why should the outcome of the Great War against chaos have been so close then? The high elves would surely have send a little bit more than 3 mages to support the empire, if they were able to field numbers of troops similar to the forces of chaos which were up to conquer the world.
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but you fegot that they also need somebody to defend their homelands because for example they where to send hundrets of mages the dark elves could atack and destroy them because they dont have much magic defence or when they send away many troops they could be atacked there because it is also ill defendent

on the subject of the army of asavar kul it is very impresive because it is made up from many tribes who normaly fight against eachother


and could you say your source fo thinking that the empire is growing because as i understand it it was slowly falling with the chaos incursions growing ever more frequent and all the other raids by orcs dark elves etc.


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People always tend to take the larger numbers... But in those fluff-battles, there is often the phrase "hundreds", sometimes "thousands", but usually no more. The largest number of troops I ever found in fluff was the chaos-army of Asavar Kul, numbering 100,000 or even 3 times that number (including large numbers of beastmen). And that was an immense army, almost destroying the empire. But if the high elves are able to field 10,000 dragon princes, 10,000 phoenix guard, 10,000 sea guard of lothern, and (logical thinking on) 10,000 white lions, 10,000 maiden guard and so on, Asavar Kul's army is no longer impressive in any way. If a race that is fading away fields 10,000s or even 100,000s of troops, how much more must the empire as a growing state being able to field? And why should the outcome of the Great War against chaos have been so close then? The high elves would surely have send a little bit more than 3 mages to support the empire, if they were able to field numbers of troops similar to the forces of chaos which were up to conquer the world.
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Nope cause Vangel is the second everchosen-he created the slayer of kings that Archaon relies too much on.

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