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I keep getting beaten by darn Eldar, Mech ones and infantry ones.
Farseer is my largest problem but sometimes it's not even close.
I have tried Lascannons, Stormies, Armoured Fist..........
Basicly i'm at my witts end and i just wanted to perhaps hear some stories where you guys have defeated these foes?
An allied Grey knight Brother Captain with psychic hood.
That's a LD10 unlimited range psychic hood - where you and opponent roll a D6 and add your Ld, winner cancels / casts the power. He costs 81 points, and you have a terminator clad S6 power weapon character to boot (Handy for adding to squads and using his LD too)
Tip no 2: Hellhounds. Ignores cover, beats most eldar saves, ranged, In fact it's a 2+ to kill (Instantly too) most eldar after hitting with a template. Nice.
Other advice: I'm assuming falcons / wave serpants are a thorn. don't bother with lascannons, a autocannon has almost the same chance of doing stuff to it, and you double your shots.
Miss Launchers's are also a good choice in your infantry - It can be turned into a template to hit his troops too.
Both of these weapons have a very important charecteristic - a exellent range too.
I would suggest LR's over a demolisher due to the range benefits - being able to move helps too (sentinels have this advantage too)
Sentinals also help by bogging him down in combat - the puny eldar s3 can't affect them.
Melee is your friend. Especially against those pesky vehicles - I rarely advocate guardsmen with powerfists, but having a couple spotted about can help. (Falcon/W.Seprant retribution.)
Some people swear by basalisks, but they're a bit redundant now IMO.
Melee is also your friend - You wound them on 4's! Ridiculous! (Obviously bar banshees / scorpions. Avoid combat with them.)
The last and best advice i can give: Read the eldar codex. All these lovely eldar units exel at one thing or another, and their special rules are very finickey. Learn them. Work out what their units are bad at, or can't cope with.
p.s. we do need a wee bit more info on what he and you are using though.
Last edited by stayscrunchyinmilk; January 16th, 2009 at 14:02.
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pick up 2 hellhounds, and I dont care what you have in your army, you could have men without special weapons, you could run with anything, but it you have 2 hellhounds, i can at least gaurentee a tie against your opponent as long as its not an annihilation mission (as long as you dont play like an idiot)
Hellhounds are good tanks
Satan - "**** you Kage! And **** you Jables! I'll get you Tenacious DDDDdddddddeeeeee!!!!!!"
Thanks so much for the input.
It's hard to say what they have used as it has changed a few times, they have used Harlequins, fire dragons Allways a Farseer.
Scorpions sometimes or swooping hawks.
Most recenrt was several warp spiders, some dire avengers and allways a Avatar.
Heaps of wraith guard and once Eldrad the jerk.....
3 x Guardsmen
2 x squads of Lascannons
2 x squads of Autocannons
1 x Elite Stormtroopers
JO with power fist
2 x Plasma guns
Sgt + close combat
Sgt + close combat
Sgt + close combat
Sgt + CCW
LRBT track guards x 2
LRD 3 x heavy bolters + track guards
The Squads have had heavy bolters before.......
You have some good basic tools but are lacking some of the most important eldar killing weapons you gan buy... namely flamers and heavy bolters!
LRD - Drop this guy and replace with a hell hound instead. If your eldar opponent has never faced off against a hellhound, he will soon learn the meaning of fear (even with an avatar on the board!)
Just a word on said avatar. I've faced a number of eldar armies that included avatars and most of the time I just ignore them and focus on their squishy troops instead. Avatars are pretty slow and are more 'fear factor' than actual threat. You should be able to avoid them with the majority of your forces while still pounding on the other eldar threats.
What Guardsmen dont want to hear...
"Ok boys, time to fix bayonets!"
Firstly thanks heaps for the comment.
A little problem i had was we were playing wysiwyg, and i only had a certain number of stuff.
These guys are mates so i will try out different things without actually having the model.
This said i did buy a hellhound yesterday