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I am contemplating the Eldar, and have an option of buying the Eldar Army box. I have not seen the codex yet, so I would like to ask whether the contents are usable and a good buy for the price, or whether I should buy the models individual depending on my need. And advice welcome and appreciated!
hello well im quite new to eldar so take what i say with a pinch of salt but the first thing i bought was the codex most usefull thing to get because you can see the stats costs of everything the eldar has to offer.
3 things about the box set that come to mind is
1) there is no HQ so you will have to buy that extra
2) there is no codex so you dont no what does what so need to buy that extra
3) is more bout the box and most people dont bother to much the guardians and just get DA (dire avengers)
just my thought mate but dont let a noob put u off
If that's the one that comes with only 5 dire avengers and 10 guardians, then don't bother, the only thing that's any good in there is a wave serpent. dire avengers come in boxes of 10 and they certainly need to be that size to do anything. start with the codex and see which HQ and Troops you like then buy them. If you want models first then get either a farseer or a box of avengers, EVERY eldar player uses these two choices at some point or another.
Fortes Fortuna Adiuvat
i think it is the £100 box with 20 gaurdians and 10 Dire avengers
The big one then, I think thats pretty good, you get 4 core choices which is a good number. I like guardians for sitting on objectives, for less than 100 points pretty cheap. The only thing I don't like in there is the vyper.
it's not bad. Not great but not bad. A couple of problems you'll likely have with it:
1) your wraithlord will be subject to wraithsight ( 1/6 chance to not do anything for a turn)
2) your guardians will have some leadership issues without a wralock to baby sit them
3) the jetbikes don't have the shuriken cannon upgrades (i figure that's why they give you 4, so you go out and buy your two shrieker bikes to go with the set)
I personally like vypers when kitted out with scatterlasers, annoying enough that enemies will shoot at them, but with it's 36" range, more difficult then it sounds.
The falcon's still a favorite, despite not being as godly as in 4th ed.
At *minimum* you'll need to buy:
* an HQ (i'd recommend the farseer with warlock retinue so that you can put some warlocks in with guardians)
* 2 shrieker cannon bikes
The big problem with this army box is it's all over the map strategicly. It doesn't focus on one aspect of the eldar but covers a wide range. It's a great intro to the army, but you won't likely win much with it.
you get some GREAT models to paint though.
Best thing that you can do, which someone previously mentioned, is buy/read the codex. After taking a look at it go ahead and write down an army that you like then purchase units towards that army list. For army ideas you can always check out the army listing forums as well.
By my maths to buy everything in the box seperately from GW will cost 143 GBP in the UK and the Army box is 100 GBP (and you get 4 more Guardians) - So it's a good deal from a financial point of view
But I've a friend who bought the daemon box set and you find that you end up playing the army that you bought instead of the army you actually want. He's now having to buy a whole load of new stuff and retireing a lot of the models he bought.
As they other folk have said - read the codex first.