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I was thinking of ways to paint my Eldar forces, and enjoyed the colour scheme of the Iyanden Craftworld. The only problem is, I wish to include a list that isn't anywhere close to the current fluff for Iyanden...
So my question is, what was Iyanden like before it was attacked by the Tyranids?
I'm not sure that it ever really mentions what they were like before they fell to the tyranid hive fleet. All it really says is that they were the most populous of the craftworlds and that they were too slow to outrun the hive fleet.
One thing you could do is recreate Yriel and his exiled pirate raiders. I think that would make a cool list.
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If it was a populated craftworld, I would imagine a lot more aspect warriors and a lot less guardians-no need to strip the craftworld of its artisans and labourers at the same rate as other craftworlds.
I would ialso assume it would be a toy heavy army too-but not weird toys...standard toys like walkers and tanks without as many of the tragic units like the wraithgaurd guys.
Although Im no Eldar history buff-I met most eldar the old fashioned way-pulping them with my Marine Chaplain.
Yeah they would most likely be the standard army list with lots of Aspects but not to many WGs/WLs.
I actualy would take the other veiw, rather than a sword wind style aspect fest have six full strenght units of guarians backed by as many tanks and artialry units as you can. Play them almost like a eldar IG army.
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Why? Why would they send Guardians when they most likely have a greater number of Aspects?
It doesn't make sense, but it gives the impression of numbers. Sure, logically, they'd have more Aspect Warriors, but if you're really trying to push the idea of numerous Eldar, you need massed Guardians.
Besides, maybe Iyanden was lazy and not many of their inhabitants followed Warrior paths. I don't know.
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Yeah well the Aspects are the frontline warriors of most Craftworlds really and I think Iyanden was 'your standard craftworld' before the Tyranids attacked. But I can't be sure because we have almost no information at all about it. But if it were the most populated Craftworld, and followed the 'regular path of a Craftworld' then logic says that it should have enough Aspect Warriors to not field massed Guardians.
Yeah...I dont feel guardians are the right route. Guardians embody total war on a societal level- you are giving away your infrastructure, your future, your art and your science on a battlefield (with a 5+ save if memory serves). A populous craftworld would not "need" to employ that method of warfare at the same level as other less populous craftworlds. Instead they would employ the aspect warriors (total warfare on an individual level lol) to simply hammer the helll out of whoever dared oppose them.