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Ok, I'm a new Eldar player (just got the codex yesterday) and new to this forum so Hi everyone. I have some exp. with Grey Knights and Dark Angels for a while, but became bored, and wanted a change that actually took some thought, and something that no one was playing in my neck of the woods. Ok, so I have a 500 pnt. starting escalation campain that is going to be starting soon, and I need some major help. I wanted to use some quick divesity and some things not seen so here is my idea:
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Pathfinder squad(5 mem) 120 pnts.
Pathfinder squad(5 mem) 120 pnts.
7 Scorpions + exarch 150pnts
(Biting Blade, Shadow strike, Stalker)
Total: 489 pnts
I think this is weak so far, and would really like some help as I would like to add in some hawks for templete vanish drops if posible, though I don't see it happining, also any sugetions on where to start taking this, as we are going to 2000pnts by the end, and the 2000 go to a map campaing. I will mostly be playing against 3 SM, 1 IG, 1 Nid, and 1 Tau, and these guys have been playing their armies for a while. Any c+c and help would be GREATLY welcome.
Thanks in advance, and sorry it is so long,
For 500 pts I think that is a good list. Snipers should be able to take out any vehicles and MC at 500 point battles and scorpions are good as well. Autarch is kinda by himself there since u cant have him infiltrate with the scorpions. Maybe you should switch him with a Farseer who can use Guide for the snipers and maybe Doom on the enemy, maybe a spear as well.
As you go up the points you should probably add aspects in junction with the Wave Serpent. Fire Dragons work well with killing tanks and need a Wave Serpent to be effective. For the lower point battles try to avoid wraithguard since they are expensive, and also need a Wave Serpent to be effective. Eldrad is nice for higher points battles since he has many powers and can redeploy units after set up, helping you bait the opponents set up. Wraithlord is good if there is a Psyker nearby with maybe a Bright Lance and sword equipped. Falcon is a good choice as it is hard to kill. Avengers with bladestorm is a good troop choice. For marines, Banshees against a doomed sqaud works wonders, need wave serpent though so they dont get shot up. Fast, if you have Autarch, with Hawks are good then since they get the higher chance of being deployed. Vypers are good to as they can pester the enemy OR become a tank hunting unit. Good Luck!
Edit: To free up some point in your 500 pt list, turn the Pathfinders into rangers and maybe add a protective screen of guardians (or storm guardians) since they are cheap.
Last edited by Cheese Army; April 1st, 2007 at 23:06.
Really good idea, I think that the farseer will help alot (and a few points cheeper), and I added a little more umph into the army to, so here we go
Guardian Bike squadx3+ cannon 76
6 scorpions+exarch 138
Wow, on paper this looks efective, and the bikes fit the quick move of the army. The farseer isn't as moble, but at least I can use his powers from a distance, and then slowly move him to where I need him using IC rules to save him. Thanks for the help, I will repost with the upgrades from here!
Almost forgot, guide works wonders with Rangers and light tanks!
Farseer is already pushing the expensive side in 500 points (really that is a combat patrol sort of level, where you dont need HQs and indeed farseers would be illegal)
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Normally I would agree, but 2 basic troop pluss hq are required so I don't know which one to take. I'm hurting on tank hunting, rellying on snipers for it, so I need eather the seer to make it more efective, or the Autarch to do it himself. I would use guardians, but I don't have any yet (being new) and don't much care for them unless someone has some REALLY good ideas for them, but I just don't want to get SM hammered to death or ork smashed, and I don't want to forget about IG tanks and Tao Mechs.
Maybe Try something like this:
HQ - (85)
Farseer - 85 (Gurdians)
Runes of witness, guide, Which blade
(Cheap effective Hq, nothing to fancy, at this level of points i feel 2 powers isnt worth the points.)
TROOPS - (360)
9 Dire Avengers, 1 Exarch w/ SP & PW Blade Storm - 265
Wave Serpent w/ TL Eldar Missile Luancher, Sprit Stones
(You have a fast Mobile versitile force here good for either close combat at this points, or shooting. the TL Eladar missile lauchers gives you some tank busting options, also ability to cause pinning which can be really effective at this level of points.)
10 Guardians - 95
Scatter Laser Platform
(the scatter laser makes this unit peretty versitile being able to put out a lot of shots for practicly nothing. Between the wave serpant and this you should have sufficient armor killing skill. and you can also bust up toops by forceing lots of saves. 4 str 6 shots is great at this low level of points)
Fast Attack - (50)
1 Vipers- 50 Pts
I had some points left over so i threw in a Vyper couldnt think of anything better for 55 points left over, maybe beefing up guardians. Bu tthis gives you another mobile support option that could server to be useful in such a low points game)
Hope my sugestions helped some best of luck
Thanks for the help, that does look more balanced, I will have to get more peaces and paint, but that is half the fun!:yes: I will admit that choosing for eldar is 10x harder than choosing for SM, alot more options for everything. I just hope I do this army some justice.