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I recently got the IoB set, and I am starting to work my way towards 1k, so I made this list.

Heroes

Mage
lvl2
Silver wand
Lore of Life

Core
21 spearmen
FC

10 archers
FC
Banner of eternal flame

Special
10 SwordMasters of Hoeth
FC
Banner of Arcane Protection
Skeinsliver

Rare
2* Repeater Bolt Throwers

I'll have my archers in front of my BT's, my mage in between them, and my swordmasters and spearmen will be in front of the archers to defend.

I have 26pts left so I was thinking guardian Phoenix for my mage, to make him more survivable, but then I'm not sure. Should I make my force more manoeuvrable, say, take out a bolt thrower and something else and put in a chariot?

All advice apppreciated.
 

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I take skeinsliver so I can prepare for the enemies turn, and there is no real reason why you would want to go second unless it was an objective mission.

Those 26 points I am spending on a guardian phoenix for my mage, just to make him more survivable. I would probably take off a bolt thrower as well, mainly because I don't have the money yet. I am getting the battalion set soon though, so with the models I will have then, I have changed my list to this:

Heroes
Mage
Lvl2
Guardian Phoenix
Silver wand
Lore of Life

Core
15 spearmen
Musician
Standard bearer
Standard of discipline

15 spearmen
Musician
Standard bearer

10 archers
Full command

Special
10 Swordmasters of Hoeth
Full command
Skeinsliver
Banner of arcane protection

Rare
Bolt thrower

Now, I can have my bolt thrower, mage and archers staying back, whilst my spearmen flank the swordmasters and protect them.

However, I have 50 pts left.

Any ideas?:biggrin:
 

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Cheers Sven.:)

I could use a great eagle, but I'm not sure whether or not I can, because I have the prince on griffon from the IoB set, but I'm not sure whether I can proxy him as an eagle, as they are monstrous beasts, but the griffon is a monster, so I'm not sure whether the bases are the same size or not.

Also, do you think I need champions on my spearmen units? I don't really see the point, as he costs more than another spearmen, and my enemy can just challenge him, and I would rather he uses his attacks against the unit I'm facing, but if I don't accept, that's 2 attacks wasted as he will get sent to the back of my unit where he can't do anything, so I'm not sure.:dunno:
 

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I suppose.... All right so put champions in the spearmen units and take off the standard bearer and musician from the archers, leaving me with 45pts left. I don't really want to get rid of the hawkeye, as he has +1 BS, which could help. I will get a 2nd bolt thrower eventually, it's just that I don't have the money at the moment. Do you think I should get rid of the SM's musician, giving me 50 pts left, as I am not sure whether he will do that much good. This brings me back to my previous question; can I proxy my prince on griffon as a great eagle?
 

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Actually, A griffons base is bigger than a rat ogres, so I don't think I can proxy it as a great eagle.
Doesn't really matter though, as I am just going to get 3 more spearmen and 2 more archers, as I just found out that the battalion contains 20 archers and spearmen instead of 16.:)
This will make my list:

Heroes
Mage
Lvl2, silver wand, guardian phoenix, lore of life

Core
18 spearmen
Full command

15 spearmen
Full command
Standard of discipline

12 archers
Hawkeye

Special
10 swordmasters
Bladelord w/ skeinsliver
Standard bearer w/ Banner of Arcane protection

Rare
Repeater Bolt thrower

So, whaddya think?
 
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