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Hello all! I played 40k 2 or 3 times over 10 years ago and have always had fond memories of it. So, I recently decided to quit being cheap and just buy an army. I spent the last few weeks researching the different armies and decided on Tau. So on that fateful day that I visited the GW store I walked in with the intent of buying a crisis suit commander and 2 squads of fire warriors, and walked out with an Eldar army box. And I must say, I'm soooo glad I switched. I love the Eldar. There are so many good units, I have a very hard time deciding anything.
Ok, on to the list!
9 x Dire Avengers
1 x Exharch w/ 2 cats, defend, bladestorm
5 x Pathfinders
Total: 497 pts.
For my 1000 pt list I would add the following:
5 x Fire Dragons
1 x Exarch w/ firepike
5 x Banshees
1 x Exarch w/ mirror swords
Falcon w/ scatter laser, shuriken cannon and all upgrades
1 x Vyper w/ scatter lasers, shuriken cannon, spirit stones
My only regret is that I couldn't fit in my wraithlord. All comments welcome!
Scrap Eldrad. Quick. He's too many points for 1000pt games, let alone 500! Leave him until you are 1500pt+. He is good, but one lucky shot and you have lost.
For DAs, drop Defend; it's pretty pointless.
I would also scrap Banshees. They're only really good when there are 10 of them mounted in a Wave Serpent.
Fire Dragons aren't really needed unless you are facing tank heavy armies.
Vypers generally aren't very good either. Although that may just be me.
I would possibly add more Avengers, a Farseer and maybe a Wraithlord. I also recommend Jetbikes.
AGLOCO - Earn money by browsing the internet!Originally Posted by Krevzi and Me
Waithlord is good in 1000 and even better in 500. To properly use vypers your need a full squad. Warwalkers with shuriken cannons are really cheap and good especially in low games without a lot of anti-tank. I'd personally drop Eldrad and go with an avatar. Hes anouther monster in small point games. Instead of banshees go scorpians... there better allrounders or even try harlies. Fire dragons are kinda specialised for small points games.
The problem is I'm trying to work off of the models I have (Eldar army box and ranger box). The idea was to march the Avengers down the field supported by Eldrad's fortune and Banshees for the counter-attack until they reach the enemy for the guide/guide/doom fun.
I realize Eldrad is a little expensive, but doesn't his IC status make him difficult to kill since he will be behind the Avengers/Banshees? I do have the Autarch, but I don't think hes very good unless I were to buy some Shining Spears or Warp Spiders to put him with which would make him even more expensive than Eldrad.
As for defend on the Dire avengers, I imagined that as the Avengers/Banshees/Eldrad reached the enemy, he/she would choose to assault the Avengers. Is that incorrect?
I could drop Fire Dragons as you suggested, but the only other models I have that aren't already in the list are Guardians and the Wraithlord. Both of which I think are inferior to the Fire Dragons in the Falcon. And I only threw the Vyper in the list because its the only thing that could fit with the points I had left over.
You could use the eldrad model as a normal farseer. I have to disagree about the waithlord. For me hes done nothing but real good things. Fire dragons are more of a crap shoot. Most of the time they will kill that one tank, but usually they don't last much longer then that. They are a good squad but one thats better in larger games. Defend only works against attacks that target the dire avengers squad. So they really don't help the banshees that much.