Hello friends! First post in this forum...
I've been playing a few months now, loving MP over Campaign even if I lose a lot.
Trying to learn one faction before going to others, High Elves has always been my favorite (I have all the HE DLC).
Lookind for suggestions from more experiences players, and more recent suggestions as a lot of posts are a bit old DLC wise...
Now, I've been watching streams, videos, reading in this forum and reddit, and I've got a few builds that work pretty well against most races, but I struggle against:
I saw how Lotus Moon does it against Empire, but his build is too difficult for me to pilot well. Point is I struggle against the artillery.
Magic: fireball is too slow to take them out before they get their value out of it, tried other spells but mixed results, for exemple Archmage of Shadow on Eagle and dropped Pit of Shades on a crew+cannons a bit underwelming for the cost in WOM.
Others: bolt throwers work fine, but range and map is an issue. My artillery works well only on very flat maps, empire's can snipe me even behing a hill.
Is bolt throwers the answer? Should I try and snipe their artillery while keeping my expensive units out of range? Alith Anar vs Empire maybe? It works VS Skaven's artillery, but I think because they are bigger targets, agains cannons they are not so effective.
I've tried shadow warriors, they work fine but forces me to stay in range of the arty given how slow they are.
Tried sniping lord and mobility but man, I don't understand how they work. Once I killed the general early in the game, lasted to the end with a princess on stardragon and a few beaten up cavalry, opponent had two half dead spear goblin and one healty unit of orcs (big uns I think). I've tried charging them over and over, surrounding them, firebreathing them, still they didn't rout. On video they seem to rout so easily once the lord is dead...
Also I don't know what I do wrong but three units of Reavers Archers focus-firing take forever to kill even a single unit of spider riders, and they get beat up in the process...
Finally, they are so many and so tanky. Skaven give me less issues because lion chariots eat them alive, but dragon princes, for example, against orks everytime a charge in a few models remain stuck in the enemy unit when I pull out, and I lose precious HP and the deaths counts it's never enough...
Suggestions on army comp. for HE vs Greenskins in Sept 2020?
Man, this is the matchup that frustrates me the MOST. Their units are slightly worse than HE ones, but are cheaper. Cavalry is not bad at all, and overtrades me on price and effectiveness, especially when supported with magic. I've tried done some magic supporting of my own, but two issues:
First not clear which would be good support magic in a cav vs cav fight given how little options HE have in that department. No spell gives AP right?? I tried plage of rust, but then I really miss the healing...
Second if I put a mage in the middle of two units of DP to support their fight I get gooned by the stronger DE morathi or malekith. Even Tyrion got dumped in the trash once by morathi supported by manticore. I always feel I need to bring a star dragon to protect me from general gooning and to try and goon myself, but that restricts me on the cav department, given the price...
Third, the chariots: seen few of them so far, have scary reputation, but I don't own that DLC so I can't test how to deal with them.
Forth, if I make an army specifically to try and counter their cav, chariots and lords, then I get killed by the first DE player who brings reaper bolt throwers and decimates my infantry (esp. sisters)
So, please, any help or suggestions for army composition, in the current meta, against these three? Don't need to give me advice on all three of them, but any suggestions will be appreciated.
Sorry for the long post, thank you for the help
PS: shouldn't there be a race-specific category in this forum so that, for example, all HE players can share information, tactics and builds? Or is the MP community too small for that?