Yeah, that's what I was hinting at when I mentioned strict growth. If you're stuck with the models you've already picked - which I'm pretty sure is standard Journeyman rules, though one of the ones I played chose to ignore that rule - then you want to be really careful about which theme you're working towards. Because by the end, you're really going to want a theme; the game is just skewed that way at the moment. So starting with a Gnarlhorn and a Woldwyrd pretty much ties you to The Wild Hunt, which may not be what you wanted.
Crap, my whole post wasn saved, due to Forum crashes today… So, once gain. I finally got a "plan"...well, of some kind. I would very much appreciate any tipps.
0 Points: Iona Stalker -> Will lose these 2 games I somehow guess…
15 Points: Iona Stalker Ghetorix Brighid and Caul
30 Points: Iona Stalker Ghetorix Brighid and Caul max Ravagers + Chieftain (free)
45 Points: Iona Stalker Ghetorix Brighid and Caul max Ravagers + Chieftain (free) min. Trackers Gallows Spirit Cauldron
60 Points: Iona Stalker Ghetorix Brighid and Caul max Ravagers + Chieftain (free) max Trackers + Nuala Gallows Spirit Cauldron Tharn Ravager White Mane / or LotF (when taking LotF, taking him for free instead of Chieftain) Tharn Wolf Rider Champion (free)
A couple of issues, at least from a journeyman perspective
In standard journeyman (and listbuilding in general), you're only allowed to play 5pts down, week 1 you're 11pts down. Also, in standard journeyman you're only allowed battlegroup models at 15pts, so no Brighid and Caul before 30pts.
The following isnt meant as snappy or rude, its written with the best of intentions, so please forgive the tone.
I think you're so far from the journeyman concept at this point that you should probably call it something else to avoid getting bad advice from people who think its a modified journeyman league.
From what I'm reading it doesnt sound like you're playing these games to learn the basic rules and then add complexity slowly. You sound more like experienced players trying a list building format that presents new challenges and you're trying to optimise your lists to deal with those challenges.
Talk about the league rules with the other players and modify the league rules to suit the games you want to play. Are they having trouble squeezing in models like Megalith and Ghetorix too? The easy fix is to change one of the points levels so you add 20pts instead of 15pts. If you're saving 5 pts from the week before, you should be able to add almost any single model/unit, barring collossals. And since you all know what week it is, then you'll all know when your opponents are going to be bringing powerful models.
It really took a long time for me to understand something written here as rude or snappy, I am happy for every Input. As a matter of fact, I forgot about the rules with "only battlegroup at 15pts"
I asked my opponents, they would be happy About some Units, regardless when, because they are both playing Beast/´Jack heavy lists and they seem to be relativly good at Infanterie removing. I personally absolutly hate Anyssa Ryvaal for example and have no clue what to do about her.