Welcome to Librarium Online!
What do you think the most effective army list against these marines would be? I'm looking at a small skirmish army of between 750 and 1000 pts as they make for quick games and allow me to try out different tactics...
"Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance."-----------------------------------------------------------"I didn't know you could talk!""Shut up pete! This is my dream!"
just to give u a run down on all of our units and how good they are agaisnt marines
HQ: Farseer: can make anything into a killing machine, very tasty.
Avatar: A monster in cc, makes ur troops fearless, fortune him with the farseer and he can be an absolute pain for marines (not so much chaos as they have their own mc's) players with that rerollable invul. save.
Autarch: great if attached to spears but i'd stay away from them at this point level as they are extremely expensive (eat up half ur points)
Elites: Banshees: need a wave serpent, quite effective agianst marine with their power weapons. not a big fan of them as i prefer scorpions but they are a good unit to take to knock out that 3+save.
Scorpions: reliable, cheaper than banshees, inflitration, tough as nails (for eldar standards), and would slaughter ur average marine squad. stay away from termies and they are sure to cut down some marines.
Harleys: Extremely powerful, in another thread we were discussing how they are too powerful and how to stop them from killing the entire enemy squad and die next turn to shooting. i dont know a unit they wouldnt work against in the whole marine army. take a shadowseer and this will extend their life by 5million% so be sure to take one, use them carefully as they are fragile and very expensive.
Fire Dragons: solid anti tank unit, at this level i'd just take a small 6 man squad and put them in a falcon.
Wraithguard: very effective against marines, but i'd stay away from them at 750pts.
Dire Avengers: awesome awesome awesome, take an exarch with 2SC bladestorm and make sure you use 10 man squads. just take 40 of them and watch the marines drop like flies......
Guardians: nothing compared to Dire avengers take them instead.
Rangers: if ur gonna take them, use pathfinders. they're only good for termies and not much else, i'd leave them at home at this point level.
Bikes: good for capturing objectives on the last turn, but i dont see them do all that much damage compared to other units.
Warp Spiders: good for killing vehicles on their rear and side armour and anything that catches u off guard.
Vypers: good cheap weapon platform that's actually pretty resilliant considering it's paper armour (or worse), good for harrasing them. take them with 2 cannnons, and keep them cheap.
Spears: like i said too expensive to take at 750
Hawks: u can use them for tank hunting but they are very unreliable and fragile. not suggested
Falcons: take one, tougher than a landraider and with a starcannon it's firing 4 ap 2 shots a turn.
fire prism: take 2 and u get an ap3 pie plate extremely effective. one of the best units to take against marines
reapers: s5 ap3 2 shots what else is there to say? arguably the best anti marines unit available to eldar.
walkers: get 3 and put them with 2 scatter lasers plus a farseer with guide and they are sure to cause damage, but they are really fragile will die to even bolters.
wraithlord: very flexible and very powerful, u can use him for anti tank (lance and eml) or cc. though the lack of an invulnerable save does let him down a bit.
hope that helps
Signed Sealed Saint
Fortius Quo Fidelius
I would agree with just about everything that TooKool said. at 750-1000pts I would try to be redundent. Take a Falcon as HVY support w/ star cannon or Dark reapers if you don't have a falcon. Troops= take 2+ units of D.A. and for HQ take a Farseer with support abilities. If you run out of points take an Avatar instead. I would take these units as a core and then whatever points are left use them to fill in units that would e good for that particular battle or you just like.
Veni Vidi Vici
"The plan is to win, if we don't win its cause you guys didn't follow the plan!"
Eldar: 25,000 pts
My Marine Killers consist of a Falcon with a Star Cannon, Star Engines, Holofields and a Shurikan Cannon with a full load of Scrops wtih a Biting Blade armed Exarch in the back. Apart from that you can just go for harlies and read my sig. these things tend to eat up marines pretty well. you can rev straight across the board, safe from the crude mon-keigh tube launchers, gate-crash a marine squad and kilkl the all with your guns and Scorps.
Join the Children of Isha