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I have about 7000 pts of eldar, and am about to start my army in Apocolypse. The people that I usually play against can muster up about the same amount of points. I'm not quite sure as to what I should prepare for as an eldar force for this new expansion. I'm just curious as to what everyone has for ideas.
Without Titans are you prerpared to take down any titans or flyers they may field?
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hi, both I and my son have fought quite a few oppoc battles against both standard armys and armys with super heavies in them, the only concesion to forgeworld models we have made is my nightwing
I would put a couple of points up:
typically I would guess that you have about 6000 points of worth while force, and the remainder will be a mix of stuff you have tried but is less sucessful (doesnt work too well with the rest of your army) or alternative (I will use A vs Meqs and B vs light infantry army) - in this case dont worry too much, appoc is so big that generally you will get use of a unit if you try (or you may not regardless of how the unit is if it scares your opponent enough
When it comes to super heavies, go for them and go in hard, too often I have seen players hide from things like bane blades and titans, it doesnt work, hit them hard and fast, if there are multiple super heavies, hit them until they are doing nothing next turn then move on to the next one
Aircraft persent less of a problem for eldar armies, the prolific amount of str 6 shots we can throw out, and the fact we can throw them out from very mobile platforms with good range means we are capable of dealing with all but the heaviest without any special consideration
If you can tell us what sort of army you have and what you expect to face we can perhaps offer more information
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My collection is a little Ulthwe heavy. Plenty of guardians, and guardian based stuff, just not a whole lot of the jetbikes tho(but have been really reconsidering that lately). and there is enough variety in there i could even do a biel- tan army too.
The armies i face most often is black legion(a lil marine heavy), dark angels(nice mix of ravenwing,too), necrons, or another eldar force(varying between ulthwe and iyanden themed), occasionally tau or bugs.
looks like mostly MEQ in opposition, I have to say aspects seem to do excpetionally well in appoc, guardian fire power will also be nice given the 12 inch gap at the start of the game, you can lay into them turn 1. Are you likely to face super heavies?
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More than likely not for the time being. At this moment I am the one supplying the apocalypse codex, and we are all wanting to dabble into the new world of it. but i am willing to bet it wont stay like that long.
I checked on their websit for other datasheets and noticed that the strike force was given back to ulthwe, just not at the same force as it was before, mainly the statitistic changes for being black guardians.
I noticed that the aspects have a few good formations for a strong assault, as long as they are not targeted by too many barrages. I was thinking maybe mixing that with the cloudstrike formation and the seer council, for a nice mix of tactics.
I agree, if your facing superheavies, just do enough to make them get knocked out next turn... too many times people try to knock them out all together, which takes a lot of firepower off of transports and the like.
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If you can muster 3+ Fire Prisms, that formation is just obscene! I have 2... should have bitz ordered the 3rd while I could. I have enough aspects to field the Great Court of the Young King. That is some fun!
I have the following formations already atm:
Seer Council - by up to around 15 models
Ulthwe Strike Force - at a relative basic level for apocalypse
Aspect Assault Wave - Only enough for 1 formation, not enough wave serpents
If I borrowed my friend's prism, I would have enough to have the Sunstorm Formation. I just wish I had maybe up to a total of about 5 of them...Ouch is the only thing I can think of for being on the recieving end of any of that.
I am also working on having 2 formations of the Wind Rider formation. They look like rather nice harrassers. I am also looking into some of the super-heavies, as to whether or not they will be worth the time(money and points) to acquire.