|QUOTE (LAV-Kitsune- @ Apr 22 2012, 04:01 PM)|
| 1 or 2 Battleforces would be a good start on fantasy battle army even with the models that you already got. Basic fantasy battle army (the very very basic) has Greater daemon, 1-2 Heralds of Tzeentch, 2-3 Core units of 20-40 models, few furies and or single fiends plus some flamers on it. You could start with it and then see what direction you want to go to. |
So you already got characters so few more battleforces would give you viable amount of core units. Hounds are ok too, but you could do a good army without too big investments.
|QUOTE (JonathanC @ May 9 2012, 07:35 PM)|
| I'd advise using a list that sticks to your existing collection as much as possible to begin with, and then develop your army from there. The army list posted above is decent, if a bit cookie-cutter for the most part.|
I would also advise ignoring the linked article generalian posted, its very poorly written and a lot of stuff in it is wrong or out of date.
I disagree about the Plaguebearers and HoN too, I think they're great and prefer them to Bloodletters myself. Like 40k, their resilience is their main selling point. If you intend to field them you'll probably want at least 20 though.
Other than that check out the WFB section of this forum, lots of useful stickied articles and topics of discussion there. :)
|QUOTE (generalian @ May 10 2012, 01:40 PM)|
|I've read most of the stickies and honestly, they seem outdated and poorly organized.|
|QUOTE (JonathanC @ May 10 2012, 07:59 PM)|
Sorry if it seemed like I was just having a go at you or trying to rubbish all your points - I actually agree with a lot of the things I didn't comment on but maybe should have said so to clarify my position further. :(
I don't think the stickies are the be-all and end-all of the tactics either (I'd been using Daemons for many years before I read them and haven't changed my tactics much because of them since), but I do think they are a useful starting point for new players from which to branch out on their own. If you have any comments on how they could be improved I'm sure LAV would be glad to hear your input, he periodically edits them anyway to incorporate feedback and new ideas he's picked up.
Sure this site doesn't need to be the only source of information for Father, but I stand by my opinions on the linked article. I never said it was completely wrong, but it does have mistakes and the writing standard is very poor.
As for my preference for Plaguebearers over Bloodletters, you seem to misunderstand what I was saying. I'm not saying Plaguebearers are better, they just work differently and I prefer PB's over 'Letters. I'd actually say the poorest core unit is Daemonettes by far, but I'm sure many would disagree with me here.
As for your list, like I said it is decent enough. A good starting point for Father would probably be to take your list and tweak it to fit his collection a bit better, then decide what he wants to add after a couple of games.