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Heya all, im trying a list for 3 Falcons, as i plan on buying a Cloudstrike Squadron to get my army up to speed fast...
The Jetbike Farseer speeds after the warlock retinue in the falcon, with his own little retinue of jetbikers, and fortunes them when they disembark and start hurting people. He can also use doom to help their Eldritch Storm and Destructor.
All three Falcons are going to go up one flank, and hopefully run it over. The 10 harlies and avengers are going to head towards wherever theyre needed.
Runes of Witnessing
Runes of Witnessing
6 Fire Dragons
5 Harlequins Kisses
10 Dire Avengers
10 Dire Avengers
6 Guardian Jetbikes
2 Shuriken Cannons
Falcon (Seer Council)
Falcon (Fire Dragons)
Falcon (Harlequin Squad)
Thanks in advance
The biggest problem you have is that you can't fortune your seer council on the turn it comes out. Stupid FAQ.
Also your farseers will be prone to self destruction. Though it isn't like there aren't risks for all your units in war.
Technically no. Currently the letter of the law is that you can't use psychic powers while in a vehicle or use them on models in a vehicle. And fortune, guide and doom are all done at the beginning of the eldar turn before the models could be deployed.
That's a pain and it makes mechanized seer councils hard. Though that many heavy flamers in one unit is still nice. And you don't even have to have a farseer with them at all.
I am using my "great shadowseer" with Eldrad rules.
Gonna be fun
Falcon's with harlies/seer council/firedragons tend to draw unhealthy levels of firepower. First, nobody wants a falcon shooting 7 S6 and 2 S8 shots a turn, so they are already pretty high on your opponents target priority. Second, putting a squad of harlies in there is only going to raise that priority even higher. Falcons are tough, but they are not invincible, people do roll double 6s or 5 and 6. The fact that you have 3 deadly squads in 3 falcons does make it more likely that more of your stuff gets to them, but I just feel that 185 points is a lot to invest in a tank that's never gonna get to shoot. Personally, I'd be more inclined to use them as tanks rather than transports.
I don't know about in apocalypse but in regular games your falcons will tend to get to fire a couple times even if used as transports after the enemy has suffered some and they have more room to move (often switching from a transport to a tank role).
But I wouldn't go and spend a lot of extra points on weapons even if it were an option since you do tend to be shaken.
On that note don't forget about tank shock rules. With a 24 (especially with a 36) inch move you can often find yourself in a situation where there troops are dropped where you want them and you're shaken. Time to tank shock five of their units and end the move behind cover.
But ive only spent 25 points on weapons....
And yeah, the plan is to drop my units off on one flank, then fly back along it and shoot stuff. As i beleive those units should be able to hack and slash their way through most anything. Although... im tempted to get an even bigger warlock unit, put it on foot and walk up the board.... Either that or put them all on jetbikes
If i were you i would switch some powers around, giving doom to the foot farseer and giving mindwar to the bike one. THat way he can zip around and explode heads, and the other farseer will always be able to drop doom before you charge.
Also, consider dropping one unit of your painfully slow DA, and grabbing 6 more jetbikes with 2 cannons. In fact, i would replace all of your slow units. The 10 harlies might be ok with the shadow seer, but both them and your DireAvengers are gonna be many turns behind the bulk of your army.
I also agree that those falcons are gonna attract every bullet in the enemies army. Be careful, and maybe use something to screen them, like your unit (or two) of bikes. Honestly, i like getting bikes for your warlocks, dropping one farseer, cutting the other harlies to 6 as well and putting them in the falcon instead. Now you have alot of mounted psychic damage and two units of jet bikes leading a spear of three falcons with fire dragons and 2 harlie units!
this may cost you to lose your rock hard DA units, but everyone is using them now a days, be bold and take a battle without them!