|Summary of changes|
|– General 20% reduction in price for all company points costs.|
|– Glorfindel, is currently Resilience 3, and reduced in price by 20%.|
|– Legendary Formations repriced in line with new upgrade costs, and rebalanced.|
|Galadhrim Regiment||45 /co||35 /co||May buy a Stormcaller for 75 points|
|Galadhrim Archers||50 /co||40 /co||May buy a Stormcaller for 75 points|
|Wood Elf Warband||40 /co||30 /co||longbows or glaives +5/company|
|High Elf Regiment||55 /co||45 /co||—|
|High Elf Archer Regiment||60 /co||50 /co||—|
|Mirkwood Sentinels||50 /co||40 /co||—|
|Galadhrim Knights||50 /co||40 /co||May swap longbows for shields (free)|
|High Elf Cohort||60 /co||50 /co||—|
|Guards of the Galadhrim Court||70 /co||55 /co||May buy a Stormcaller for 75 points|
|Rivendell Guard||125 + 65/co||80 + 50/co||—|
|Gildor’s Household||160 + 40/co||150 + 35/co**||—|
|Haldir’s Elves||95 + 50/co||90 + 40/co|
|Guardians of Caras Galadhon||125 + 70/co||90 + 50 /co||May buy a Stormcaller for 75 points|
|Glorfindel||250||200||Changed to Resilience 3|
* See bottom of the page for a more detailed description of how the new legendary formation costs were determined.
** As these are Wood Elves armed with longbows, the company price is 30 + 5 = 35.
|Galadriel, Lady of Lothlorien||175||175|
|Galadriel, Protectress of Lothlorien||200||200||—|
|Celeborn, Lord of Lothlorien||175||175||—|
|Thranduil, King of Mirkwood||125||125||—|
|Elrond, Master of Rivendell||215||215||—|
|Legolas, Prince of Mirkwood||200||200||—|
|Cirdan of the Havens||75||75||—|
|Gil-Galad, High King||300||300||—|
|Haldir, Guardian of Lorien||75||75||—|
Legendary Formation Pricing
This seems to be slightly haphazard in the rulebook. But the core principle seems to be 25/Might point of the hero leading the formation, and then adding in the cost of any banners and hornblowers and sometimes 15 or so points for a ‘special’ rule. In reality Legendaries should be ‘something special’, not just the same price as a base unit of troops with a leader. There should be some efficiency and desire to take them.
So I have applied the following metric:
- 20 points per Might point of any Heroes.
- 10 points for any ‘special’ rules beyond those available in the standard troops of the same type.
- 10 and 20 points for a Musician or Banner respectively, if included in the formation.
- 60 points if a hero is a spellcaster, and 30 points for each extra level of Mastery.
Then at the end, to make sure the Legendary formation is a little more ‘desirable’ and ‘efficient’ I applied a 10% discount.
For the Elves this has meant a significant price reduction for the Guardians of Caras Galadhon and Rivendell Guard. But only a very minor adjustment for Haldir’s Elves and Gildor’s Household. Both these were that rare thing under the old system: Underpriced Legendaries. This was easily apparent with Gildor and his lads. But Haldir’s Legendary Formation effectively was a 3 Might Hero with both a Hornblower and a Banner as well as a special rule all for a mere 95 + 50/co. I guess they should have costed about 125 + 50/co.
Anyway, these changes should now make all four Elven Legendary Formations comparable and now worth seriously considering when constructing an Elven force.