Appologies my health is not so shiny at the moment and so Ive not been updating this too much. I think its taken me a week to punch this out.
This post covers both Fantasy and 40K and the vagueries of the random missions. I'd like to point out I don't do competitions so I have no idea about how tournaments work out, this is just for friendly games. In short its about covering you bases...
Right so in the current 6th and 8th editions respectively you have random missions so you dont know what youre going to get.
In the WFB campaigns, both of them infact people did whinge mightily about how they lost because of the damned mission/scenario Blood and glory is particularly harsh against Demons as I understand they dont get banners... other than a BSB, Ive not look at an up to date daemon Army book since I think 2nd ed (when it was all chaos) but the point is take armies that will cover all the possiblities. For WFB take as many banners as you can, and a unit of 20 core. For 40K take alot of scoring units and try to also take one infantry fast attack and heavy so no matter what mission you can have another scoring unit. Both 6th Ed and 8th ed are more tactical rather than the hard smash of Kill point 5th ed.
My rule of thumb for 40K (I may have said this before) is 2 scoring units for the first 500 points and one for every 500 points after that and it seems to be winning me more games than not.
With Fantasy battle Im trying for 2 banners per thousand... with high elves its hard.
So my potshot today what sort of ratios do you have in your armys and do they work?