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High model count armies of Good

Postby Smeagol » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:01 pm

Gondor is spoiled for choices, but I wanted to present a suitable bodyguard for the leader of my force. Of course he's a bit unstable, hence the heavily armoured bodyguards.

1 Denethor
4 Guards of the Fountain Court with shield
8 Citadel Guards with spear

1 Captain of Gondor
12 Warriors of Minas Tirith with shield

1 Captain of Gondor
8 Citadel Guards with spear
4 Citadel Guards with Longbow

1 Beregond
12 Citadel Guards with Longbow

Points = 599
Models = 52
Might = 5

Denethor is a bit wonky, but the force is solid. If I take Damrod instead of one of the captains of Gondor then I can upgrade the other to Faramir in heavy armour. Net change would mean the loss of one fighting hero and no change in Might. Still Faramir would make a more survivable leader than Denethor, but then I have a thematic problem with Denethor being subordinate to his son which isn't how that family works.
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Re: High model count armies of Good

Postby Smeagol » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:11 pm

Arvedui
12 Warriors of Arnor

Captain of Arnor with shield
12 Warriors of Arnor

Captain of Arnor with bow
5 Warriors of Arnor
3 Rangers of Arnor with spears

Halbarad
12 Rangers of Arnor

Points = 600
Models = 49
Might = 10

Halbarad is being proxied for arvedui's son who eventually lead a force to the Grey Havens in order to link up with reinforcements from Gondor. This force is just before they went to their seperate destinies.
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Re: High model count armies of Good

Postby Guardian of Ecthelion » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:17 pm

Thanks
I kinda like the second list Might have to give this one some serious thought. Might be a great army for BBB. I actually really dig the Warriors of Arnor models.
I just look at the lack of Cav, I like having combined arms.
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Re: High model count armies of Good

Postby Smeagol » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:44 pm

Forlong the fat
9 Axemen of Lossarnach

Captain of Dol Amroth
10 Knights of Dol Amroth

Angbor the fearless
12 Clansmen of Lamedon

Duinhir
12 Blackroot Vale Archer

Points = 598
Models = 48
Might = 9

I don't have all the models yet, but with Forlong as the most survivable hero and capable of doing some damage. The knights shield from archery, the blackroot archers do a decent job as shooters, but excel at taking out monsters. The clansmen give me heavy hitters and a banner reroll.
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Re: High model count armies of Good

Postby Smeagol » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:21 am

Captain of Numenor
6 Warriors of Numenor with shield
6 Warriors of Numenor with shield with spear

Captain of Numenor
6 Warriors of Numenor with shield
6 Warriors of Numenor with shield with spear

Captain of Numenor
4 Warriors of Numenor with shield
4 Warriors of Numenor with shield with spear
4 Warriors of Numenor with bow

Captain of Numenor
12 Warriors of Numenor with bow

Points = 600
Models = 52
Might = 8

Six hundred points is not adequate to do a proper Numenorean force, but it is still doable with generic captains. Not that GW sell generic captains with shields or bows.
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Re: High model count armies of Good

Postby Lordgoober » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:27 am

yeah. I'm feeling that with the Numenorean force I just bought. When I get around to painting up the models that were just primed in the force I got, I'll specialize the paintjob on a couple of them so they can count as captains.
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Re: High model count armies of Good

Postby Smeagol » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:41 am

Faramir with bow
12 Rangers of Gondor

Cirion
6 Warriors of Minas Tirith with shield
6 Citadel Guard with spear

Captain of Gondor
6 Warriors of Minas Tirith with shield
6 Citadel Guard with spear

Damrod
4 Warriors of Minas Tirith with shield
4 Citadel Guard with spear
4 Rangers of Gondor

Points = 600
Models = 52
Might = 9

My Ithilien force. Faramir is one of my favorite heroes in the game. My alternate to this force trades out the warriors of minas tirith and the citadel guards for rangers of gondor and just "discard" the bows on two thirds of the warriors.
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Re: High model count armies of Good

Postby Smeagol » Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:00 am

Erkenbrand
12 Helmlingas with shield

Grimbold the Grim
12 Helmlingas with shield

Captain of Rohan with bow
12 Outriders

Eowyn with armour, shield and throwing spear
8 Helmlingas with shield and throwing spear
4 Outriders

Points = 599
Models = 52
Might = 9

Strange how an infantry version of Rohan is still stronger than a cavalry version.
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Re: High model count armies of Good

Postby Smeagol » Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:14 am

Rework of my wood elf force.

Galadhrim Captain
10 Wood Elf Warriors with wood elf spear

Galadhrim Captain
10 Wood Elf Warriors with wood elf spear

Galadhrim Stormcaller
8 Wood Elf Warriors with wood elf spear
2 Wood Elf Warriors with eleven bow

Galadhrim Stormcaller
12 Wood Elf Warriors with eleven bow

Points = 600
Models = 46
Might = 6

Still a decent force given the numbers are nearly as large as my Haradrim and orcs. Low defense, but with terrain and decent tactics it should work out. Cavalry charges can be countered with the stormcallers assuming dice work properly. I'll have to give it a run for its money.
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Re: High model count armies of Good

Postby JLeong » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:21 am

The Stormcallers are a great choice. Considering their low points cost, I was thinking of using them exclusively as my heroes in a Rivendell army, but I noticed that Rivendell Stormcallers can't cast "Nature's Wrath!" Super, super sad.



Faramir with bow
12 Rangers of Gondor

Cirion
6 Warriors of Minas Tirith with shield
6 Citadel Guard with spear

Captain of Gondor
6 Warriors of Minas Tirith with shield
6 Citadel Guard with spear

Damrod
4 Warriors of Minas Tirith with shield
4 Citadel Guard with spear
4 Rangers of Gondor


I love citadel guard. Do you thik there is any room to drop a model (or something similar) to add spears to the rangers? They would be able to support the Citadel Guard in combat.
It is just the way I play, though. We have very different styles!

How does the All-Ranger configuration work out? If you do run that, I'd love to hear how the Ranger of Ithilien upgrade (move through woods) works for you as well
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Re: High model count armies of Good

Postby Guardian of Ecthelion » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:26 am

Thanks again,
I have faith that good can compete. I really appreciate it. I was really concerned that 600 points would be very difficult for the forces of Good.
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Re: High model count armies of Good

Postby Smeagol » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:15 am

JLeong wrote:The Stormcallers are a great choice. Considering their low points cost, I was thinking of using them exclusively as my heroes in a Rivendell army, but I noticed that Rivendell Stormcallers can't cast "Nature's Wrath!" Super, super sad.

I love citadel guard. Do you thik there is any room to drop a model (or something similar) to add spears to the rangers? They would be able to support the Citadel Guard in combat.
It is just the way I play, though. We have very different styles!

How does the All-Ranger configuration work out? If you do run that, I'd love to hear how the Ranger of Ithilien upgrade (move through woods) works for you as well

I noticed the differences in the stormcallers too. They do have strengthen will so they are good backups to Arwen and Elrond. Those two have nature's wrath and the stormcallers act as batteries.

Dropping a couple of warriors would provide the rangers with spears and since we round up for archers there is no net loss in archery. I haven't tooled the ranger list. These are just quick lists based upon the models I have at hand.
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Re: High model count armies of Good

Postby Smeagol » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:18 am

Guardian of Ecthelion wrote:Thanks again,
I have faith that good can compete. I really appreciate it. I was really concerned that 600 points would be very difficult for the forces of Good.

I was concerned as well. I'm going to finish my Galadhrim force as a result of this conversation. It'll be nice to give BaronDeSade a contemporary foe to lose to with his Dol Goldur forces. :-)
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Re: High model count armies of Good

Postby BaronDeSade » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:34 am

Pshaw! Your multiplicity of models simply makes the job of wiping out your army that much more tedious. Besides, I thought that you hated Blackroot Vale archers with a passion bordering on madness? Ah, you fear the Great Beast of Gorgoroth, I expect! :P

I look forward to this Friday with special anticipation...

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Re: High model count armies of Good

Postby Smeagol » Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:00 am

BaronDeSade wrote:Pshaw! Your multiplicity of models simply makes the job of wiping out your army that much more tedious. Besides, I thought that you hated Blackroot Vale archers with a passion bordering on madness? Ah, you fear the Great Beast of Gorgoroth, I expect! :P

I look forward to this Friday with special anticipation...

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No, I don't suddenly like them. It's just that they are the only archer choice native to the fiefdoms. I'm stuck with them.
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