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PostSubject: Dark Elves?   elves - Dark Elves? Icon_minitimeSun 23 Nov 2008 - 16:56

Hi Everyone,

I have a new member of our game group who wants to play Dark Elves. So I was wondering what you folks think about them. I looked at the list and it seems a bit overpowered. Most have WS 5 or 4, and the Dark Elf Equipment list is amazingly powerful. Thoughts? Accommodations?
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PostSubject: Re: Dark Elves?   elves - Dark Elves? Icon_minitimeSun 23 Nov 2008 - 17:19

The equipment is good but expensive. If you buy it at the start then you will have a very small warband.

Henchmen are also expensive, makes any losses a real problem.

There was a Dark Elf player in one of my old campaigns and they never created any problems. I'd say they were fine.

Something to bear in mind is that the Sea Dragon Cloak works slightly differently than the WFB version. The Mordheim one can't be combined with light or heavy armour but has an improved base save.
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PostSubject: Re: Dark Elves?   elves - Dark Elves? Icon_minitimeMon 24 Nov 2008 - 1:17

I have never played with or against them but I did hear a lot of bad things about the list being unfair. But as Catferret said, maybe they are not. If you decide to allow them in your group, please post some feedback after a couple of games and let us know how the games went.
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PostSubject: Re: Dark Elves?   elves - Dark Elves? Icon_minitimeMon 24 Nov 2008 - 17:02

iI have always allowed them in my campaigns.

As a Game Master you just need to watch adn see if they get too ubber powerful but to date that has never happened in the 9 years I have been playing but with that said it seems to be happened in other people's groups.
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PostSubject: Re: Dark Elves?   elves - Dark Elves? Icon_minitimeTue 25 Nov 2008 - 2:17

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iI have always allowed them in my campaigns.

As a Game Master you just need to watch adn see if they get too ubber powerful but to date that has never happened in the 9 years I have been playing but with that said it seems to be happened in other people's groups.

Thanks for your impressions, Andy. This does sound good. I do remember Flavio complaining about Dark Elves (all Elves actually) on the SG Forum. I will go with you two guys' impressions. The many random factors in Mordheim (or any tabletop) can make a warband (irrespective of the type) go totally uber, but this doesn't always have to be an indicator for unbalancedness.
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PostSubject: Re: Dark Elves?   elves - Dark Elves? Icon_minitimeTue 25 Nov 2008 - 9:51

Thanks for all the advice guys.
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PostSubject: Re: Dark Elves?   elves - Dark Elves? Icon_minitimeTue 25 Nov 2008 - 14:02

Thanks Cianty...with that I have never played the elves as I am not an elf lover. LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Dark Elves?   elves - Dark Elves? Icon_minitimeTue 25 Nov 2008 - 14:58

Da Bank wrote:
Thanks Cianty...with that I have never played the elves as I am not an elf lover. LOL

Me neither. God forbid! Elf = Sleep
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PostSubject: Re: Dark Elves?   elves - Dark Elves? Icon_minitimeTue 25 Nov 2008 - 15:39

NO WAY! Don't bring the "what i would do to an elf if nobody was watching" discussion to this forum as well! pig
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PostSubject: Re: Dark Elves?   elves - Dark Elves? Icon_minitimeWed 26 Nov 2008 - 15:43

There's a good warband of them in here:

http://druchii.net/monthly/issues/dherald-05-07.pdf
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PostSubject: Re: Dark Elves?   elves - Dark Elves? Icon_minitimeWed 26 Nov 2008 - 15:56

I agree with the original games developers on this. Dark elves along with high and wood elves are not appropriate for the Mordheim setting.
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PostSubject: Re: Dark Elves?   elves - Dark Elves? Icon_minitimeWed 3 Dec 2008 - 15:15

UnderBheit

Do you have a list in mind of warband you mentioned. I am going to test DE in one champain so can see if they are if you share list you think is OP
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PostSubject: Re: Dark Elves?   elves - Dark Elves? Icon_minitimeThu 4 Dec 2008 - 0:30

donceka wrote:
UnderBheit

Do you have a list in mind of warband you mentioned. I am going to test DE in one champain so can see if they are if you share list you think is OP

I'm sorry, but I don't quite know what you mean. Could you clarify?
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PostSubject: Re: Dark Elves?   elves - Dark Elves? Icon_minitimeThu 4 Dec 2008 - 4:03

What exactly you mean overpowered only ws5-4 or smt else to ?
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PostSubject: Re: Dark Elves?   elves - Dark Elves? Icon_minitimeThu 4 Dec 2008 - 15:14

I've never played them, but the people at my group say the Lustria rules are pretty balanced. And at least on paper, they are no stronger than, say, the Dwarf Treasure Hunters (and paper-wise, MUCH more fair than the Shadow Elves.)
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