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    need convincing!

    im thinking of going from imperial guard to eldar. can anyone convince me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabricator_general View Post
    im thinking of going from imperial guard to eldar. can anyone convince me?
    Convince you to, or convince you not too? I think it all depends on why you're thinking of a change. So what is it that makes you think you might want to try Eldar as opposed to IG? That way it'll make it a whole lot easier to give you advice ... ... ...

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    No, no we can't. The Imperial Guard own us Eldar.

    You play eldar and everyone will cry cheese at you even while they're beating your army into a bloody pulp every game.

    Having said that though, we're fast, no-one else will match us for speed. We are also tough, no-one cept necrons will match us in resilience.

    Also we have guns, no-one will match a war walker in a firefight.

    Also we have melee, no-one beats a harlequin in close combat, no-one.

    However we have something called bad luck, its a well known fact that when you play a cheesy eldar army you're opponent will roll nothing but 6's on the vehicle damage chart and you will roll nothing but 1's for armour saves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LordLink View Post
    However we have something called bad luck, its a well known fact that when you play a cheesy eldar army you're opponent will roll nothing but 6's on the vehicle damage chart and you will roll nothing but 1's for armour saves.
    Been there, done that, written the script, Brother!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordLink View Post
    Also we have melee, no-one beats a harlequin in close combat, no-one.
    Not entirely true, Brother. Recently I had a squad of 12 Kroot in a building charged by a squad of 7 Harlies. At the end of the first round of combat there was only one Harlie left, and he promptly failed his morale and was subsequently eaten by the Kroot when he failed to flee quickly enough. It might be an unusual occurrence but it happened and was immensely satisfying, I can tell you. Harlies aren't the be all and end all that many folks seem to think they are and I, for one, am glad of that fact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thane of Ravenscraig View Post
    was immensely satisfying
    For you or the ever hungry Kroot?
    I am with Ravenscraigs first post, why would we want to persuade you to play eldar? far better if you explain what is atracting you and we can adive/confirm/deny/supliment information
    Everything you have been told is a lie!


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    Quote Originally Posted by LordLink View Post
    Also we have melee, no-one beats a harlequin in close combat, no-one.
    Banshees, Wytches, and any squad with a very high init character all beats harlequins in close combat squad for squad. About half the squad-choises in the WH40k game will beat them in cc point for point if used against isolated Harlequins..but I guess it's a bit unfair to compare that way.
    All that being said, Harlequins have their uses, being about as effective as Genestealers used right, when they are themselves used right.

    Anyway, I agree with your point, that Eldar have alot to offer.

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    Convincing you to play Eldar.

    Do you like a lot of flash, flare, movement, and powerful weapons?
    Thats eldar for you. Okay, so we really can't shoot for our lives, but we still have big guns.

    And yes, I hate that everyone screams "Eldar Cheese" everytime you field an army. I could field 1800 points of Guardians with Brightlances or Scatterlasers and still get screamed cheese at.

    Eldar Wonderfully Powerful Units
    Wave Serpent (Troop Transport with relatively cheap Twin-Linked big guns and decent armor)
    Vypers (cheap, big guns, fast, run in squads)
    Prism Cannon (BS4, S9 with 60' range and blast. Nuff said)
    Dire Avengers (much better now)
    Wraithlord (not as good as use to be, but two weapons makes up for the wraithsight)
    Pretty much the Entire Elite section

    The only problem most eldar players have when getting into the game is they want to take 1 of everything. Not a good idea as you will get slammed, hard.
    Last edited by Surllio; August 24th, 2007 at 20:58.

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    MC cheese in eldar army???

    I once saw a guy at my club field 3 wraithlords and an avatar in a 2000 pt game. They nearly threw him out of the store. But nobody frikin complains when some nid players brings in 6 carnifex's and 2 tyrants with wings. Yeah, I think a nidzilla army is cheesy. That is definitely not the tyranids. Eight MC's...... give me a break.

    Eldar if examined is not cheesy. Even when they are 3 wraithlords plus an avatar.

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    But three wraithlords and an avatar is perfectly legal rules wise. Especially if he is playing particular craftworlds.

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