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This is something of a first draft of mine. Please feel free to rip this army to pieces for me.
Runes of Witnessing
Rides with Banshees
9 Warp Spiders
1 Howling Banshees Exarch
8 Howling Banshees
1 Striking Scorpions Exarch
9 Striking Scorpions
1 Dark Reaper Exarch
1 Fire Dragon Exarch
5 Fire Dragons
rides with falcon
Heavy Support 310
I swear too goodness, I just put a 1500 pt Biel-Tan list together today that looked almost exactly like this. I think the only difference was me ditching the Wraithlord for another vyper. Also gave the Dark Reaper Exarch Crack shot instead of Fast Shot.
Banshees in the WS, Dragons in the falcon. Yup, all the same. Only I don't think I had as many Warp Spiders. Not sure where the points went.
Right now my army is Ulthwe, so I'm still trying to see how Biel-Tan will work in combat. I guess I'm currently used to a slightly more shooty train of thought. I like the list, but would give the farseer a withcblade, since he's going to be in CC.
I can't say much more as of yet. We are probably gonna be on the same part of the learning curve. Still the likeness in lists is unreal
Great minds think alike!
reaper exarch with missile launcher is a bad idea.
reapers die very easily (t3 4+ save, even with good cover it's not great) so you want to get the bang for your buck quickly. this is not going to happen if you waste 4 guys fire shooting the missile launcher at a vehicle, which is the temptation. if you take the exarch, leave him with the reaper launcher and take crack shot. devestator squads hold up in cover won't know what to do as the exarch's shots rip through them.
if not, just take the 5 reapers, far cheaper
Ok first of all....very nice list!! I like it but still there are a few things that could make it just a little bit better.
1) Reapers....oh how fun they are. They fir and then there is dead marines everywhere!!! -evil laugh- but...most space marine players will field a whirlwind or a vindactor. If either one gets a shot at them and they lose one guy...they could be pinned. Which means useless for a turn then the marinecan just keep pinning them. Plus they attract a lot of fire. As soon as a MEQ sees them that will be his first target....well there goes 200+ points. So if you want to keep them, drop the exarch and go with 5 normal guys. Or drop them and spend the points on more speed.
2) I would also drop the firedragon exarch. I like the way the model looks and all but the fire pike is not as effective when the normal str 6 at half range does the job on any tank. Use the point to get a war spider exarch with Withdraw(Hit and run) Instead. This helps if you are tied up in CC cause they are horrible in CC.
3)A player with eldar know how will say, "Wow...i wonder where the dragons are. And i bet there are banshees in that shinny wave serpent over there." I would field two falcons. One for the dragons and one to jsut shot. But you will have to free up points somewhere. So this is just a thought.
4) I noticed that you have a lot of marine and MEQ killing power. If you are taking this to a tourny i would drop the starcannon on the vyper and put scatter laser. Try to get other hoard and IG killing power. Shuriken cannons work very well for this. So if you take this to a tourny i would put CTM on the vyper along with a scatter laser and another shurien cannon. Once again tho you would need to free up points so it just a suggestion.
5) Overall a very powerful list but it would have major troubles against any form of hoard army. So try toi adjust it to fit that if you plan to take this to a tourny of some kind.
Well, what can I say? You pretty much go by the book here. I would suggest that you find points to give your Farseer a Witchblade, it will help your Banshees considerably.
If anything, I don't think the Wraithlord will do you much good. It is a slow unit, and it will be left behind by the the rest of the close combat units in the army. Sure it is a good thing to have a BS4 Bright lance, but points are wasted on its resilience since no enemy in their right mind would shoot at it before they take down your Wave Serpent and stuff.
If you drop it, you could buy a War Walker with 2 Bright lances and a Witchblade for your Farseer. Alternatively, 2 Vypers if you drop the Fire Dragon Exarch as well. Or at least his horribly expensive Firepike.
Warhammer Fantasy: Warriors of Chaos, High Elves
Warhammer 40k: Eldar, Space Marines, Orks