Welcome to Librarium Online!
Join our community of 80,000+ members and take part in the number one resource for Warhammer and Warhammer 40K discussion!
Registering gives you full access to take part in discussions, upload pictures, contact other members and search everything!
Sounds like an old style craftworld list Depends on what you want. Beil-Tan are really heavy on aspects. Saim-Hann have lots of jetbikes and vehicles. Alaitoc have pathfinders and rangers in profusion. Iyanden are full of wraithguard and wraithlords. Do you want a slow list, a static list, a beat down list, or a maneuverable list?
yes eldar have plenty of ways to be low model high point cost. But they don't have a all around uber unit. Not tying to any craftworlds i'd take things like wraithguard as troops, guardian jetbikes, harlequins in full squad, an Avataar, and a firedragons squad in a falcon. 4 units, one hq, one tank/transport and approx 1500 points. Slip a farseer in there with a power to complement where u plan to stick him if u can. I'd give him fortune regardless of where u put him with such a small force. Rerolling armor saves will reduces losses on such an expensive force.
Eldar is definitely the race to choose for low model count but high power units. A good place to start would be with troops and get a decent core but leave room for more toys later.
Wraithguard: expensive but in essence it's a space marine with a 12" gun of doom.
Dire Avengers: your common well trained, well armed troops. Best for taking out light armor troops
Guardian Jetbikes: Fast, durable to fire, try not to get them caught in combat as they die easily
Even Rangers could fit in but they most often fire from one location picking off a few troops, nothing special
Everything here fits in it's own way
Scorpions for taking out hoards, Banshees for tearing through power armor, Fire Dragons for melting tanks and heavy armored troops, Wraithguard for pretty much the same as dragons just different style, and Harlequins for those who want to do everything. (note these are considered by many to be cheese if you care about such a title)
Shining Spears for the heavy armored troops and light vehicles
warp spiders for harassment and durable annoyance to your enemy (these frequently distract my opponent far more than they should)
Swooping Hawks are fast, long range, somewhat weak guns but still have their place on the field harassing and killing tanks with skyleap
Dark Reapers are a great choice for shredding troops
Wraithlords for those who want to have a unit immune to small arms fire
If you want to go for vehicles to keep the model count lower then Falcons, Fire Prisms and Wave Serpents are all awesome tanks.
My advise is to choose units that you like just be careful not to overload on too many units that are meant for the same roll. Example: Banshees and Shining Spears will compete for targets. However, if used against the same target it ensures that the target will be dead. I hope I have been helpful. Good luck!
Never apologise for asking questions young seers, through asking
questions we find answers, and through those answers we gain
knowledge of ourselves and the universe around us
Meet My Autarch