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first of all this isnt a rant of how unbalanced the new eldar are. i totally belived they needed a revamp... but i am now wondering how to go about beating them. in a tournament this weekend we had many eldar players... and they all did incredibly well, the top 3 spots were all eldar. i faced one eldar army and was amazed how much stuff they could fit in only 750 points.
i was totally overwhealmed. with 2 squads of direavengers (both squads with a commander type unit), a war walker squad, a wraithlord, striking scorpions and a aurchoch (sp?) i had to fight just to hold on to my small area of the board.
how do you combat direavengers that reduce your atack by 1 in closecombat and have a 3+ save? and strike before my poor alpha legion marines knew what happened. any units or tatics that i should keep in mind when fighting them?
This was a usefull thread a bit back. Basically, all aspects of the eldar are now really good and the eldar player is spoilt for choice. AT least,, at least, he didn't take harlequins.
I would strongly recommend reading the above thread, but other than that, it's a question of experience and know thy enemy and all that.
Well, facing a wraithlord and a squad of warwalkers in a 750 point game is MEAN. Dire Avengers have a higher initiative than you for starters. Secondly the reason you lost an attack was because of an exarch power( least i think thats it I've only glanced over the new codex) Warwalkers are fairly simple to take down, I'm gona go out on a limb and say they were equipped with a bunch of starcannons... A havoc squad with 4 auto cannons and tank hunters, will light those little bugger up real nice like. If you want to neutralize the wraithlord chuck some cultists at them, it can only kill at max like 3 a turn, so by doing this your effectively removing it from the game for a few turns. This frees up the rest of your army, A cheap lt is always good for small games, keep him under 100ish points, a power fist and flight should do the trick. ( or what ever floats your boat the trick is to spend very little on him) If you want to be mean give him gift of chaos and turn the exarchs in to chaos spawn. This seriously cuts down on the effectiveness of the squad. Oh and keep your Alpha marines in cover so they strike at I10, that , will teach em! Well theres a few ideas you can play with good luck next time you play them.
Rheagar fought nobly
Rheagar fought valiantly
Rheagar fought honorably
And Rheagar died.
Don't forget greenbeard's post also - some really positive remarks there.
But, as they're so new, most of us are in the same boat. I haven't had to fight the new eldar and their hanky waving ways yet.
So, we're all learning