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Ok i have an army list that i thought was good and i liked. After speaking with my friend (the one i am going to playing against most, feilds new Dark Angles or a Nid army) he suggested that i rework my list into a shooty army as that is what Eldar are best at. Currenty i really have about 1/2 and 1/2 CC and shooty. I really like the concept of Scorpions, but all i hear about is how good harly's are. Here is my current list:
Autarch, Lance, Bike
2 x 9 Striking Scorpions, Exarch, Biting Blade, Stalker, Shadowstrike
2 x 10 Dire Avengers, Exarch, Bladestorm,2 x Cats
4 Shining Spears, Exarch, Star lance, Skilled Rider, Withdraw
2 x 1 Vyper, 2 x Sh Cannons
WL, BL, EML
Fire Prism, Holo, Spirit Stones
does this army look good? Does a shooty army perform better? I am new to 40k but have played fantasy, would the shooty be a better option for a green player? What should i have? i hear WW are good with guide for a shooty army, as well should i get Spiders or Reapers? I am going to be playing against Dark Angles the most, scorpions arent the best suited i know, but i like thier all around abilities.
Do i really need a shooty army? and how the hell am i going to kill his Termies with lightening claws and shields, standard, and apoth and darkwing leader?
curiously I thin kthe weak point is the scorps, I would switch the DA to power weapon and shimmer shield and give them defend as well, that will make them an absolute tar pit for untis like terminators, allowing the autarch and spears to take them out with impunity
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Hmm im not a veteran or anything but i like To use Pathfinders as troops because they have the +2 to covers saves rule so in 4+ cover they have 2+ cover saves, they are good shooting units and with roles of 5 or 6 they have AP1, and most players i have played dont bother to shoot they because of the save and because they usually are busy with my wraithlord and banshees.
I two like scorpions .... i just dnt have any yet haha but unless you have a unit like Swooping hawks or the spiders to back them up, there infiltrate abiltiy is pretty pointless. i use my autarch with SH wings to follow behind my banshees and dart bewtween cover, and when they are close enough i move the full 12 inches with the autarch and then hope the banshees make it there two.
My mate uses Dark angels too and the last game we had i annhilated him, i killed 4 of his 5 termies straight after they deepstiked with the rangers, and his librarian and two sqauds of men fell to the aurtarch and banshees so the CC and shooty combo is what i see eldar are.... i see them as a cross between Tau and orks there shooty and CC.