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    Eldar infantry army question

    Hello out there
    I'm an old 40k player thinking of making a comeback from a 2 year break. Now, I've always liked eldar models and the other day I looked through the eldar codex and that got me thinking and prompted a few questions.

    I'm was thinking of fielding a horde of infantry, several guardian units to screen several dire avengers units along with an Avatar for morale and counter assault, a farseer for some nasty psychic tricks (Doom is scary!).
    Maybe some striking scorpions and howling banshees on foot to counter assault or go flanking, and either a couple of warwalkers or few wraithlords to provide firesupport.

    The above list is basically all the models I love in the eldar army, the only ones I truly hate are the Harlequins (which is sad, because I've been told that they are the perfect counter assault for a footslogging army).

    So, before I invest a large amount of money and time, is the above mentioned army competitive?

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    Horde armies can be competitive. You have some good ideas for for basic squads and you will have to have the couter assualt elements like banshees and scorpions. The Avatar keeps them where they stand which in alot of cases is good but can also be a pain when you really want them to run. The fearless ability is almost a hinderance now as you take additional wounds and for 5+ armour saves thats pretty much like losing another 3 to 5 guys after assualt. I would actually take an autarch or phoenix lord over the big burning man as I find its better to run away if you know you can come back another time and unload shuriken death into them but thats just my two cents. I think your list can be competitve and be very fun to play. Horde armies always freak people out.
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