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What would be the best craftworld for a beginner?? Or would i be better off making up a craftworld. And one more thing if you select a certain craftworld do you have to follow their painting scheme?
The advantage of the new codex is that the old craftworld rules have been removed. The only thing limiting you is how close you want to stay to the fluff. In theory you can have an Ulthwe painted army that loads up on aspect warriors and skips guardians entirely.
As for starter armies, thats tricky as Eldar are not a forgiving army to play and definatly take some getting used to.
What I'd suggest is if your not worried about fluff then pick up a few core units, pick a paint scheme you like the look of (existing craftworld or of your own design) and play a few small games. From there you can decide what direction you want to take the army in based on what you enjoyed. Liked fielding a massed shuriken wall? lots of Avengers and Guardians are the way forward. Liked that specialised excellence that aspect warriors bring, fill out those elite/fast attack slots with aspects. Loved the graceful forms of Eldar Tanks and Bikes? Falcon heavy mobile strike force time
The advantage and weakness of the Eldar is that they can play to almost any style but that also means that without focus in the mind of the player your force wanders off doing it's own thing trying to do everything and fails at everything.
Personally when building an Eldar list I like to play to a theme, High speed strike force, static firebase with counter assualt, overwhelming melee. Then I pick the troops to meet that criteria. Playing these small games will allow you to find the initial direction you want your Eldar to go and thus lead how the army expands.
Last edited by Emerald Cat; October 10th, 2008 at 08:13.
"ask not the Eldar a question, for he will give you three answers, all of which are true and terrifying to know"
Any craftworld is fine, there is no difference as far as the army you can make ulthwe and alaitoc both could field a full wraithguard army. Now people will say that it is quote unquote unfluffly but both craftworlds can do so. Now if you want a fluffly list it will depend on what type of army you like. As for the painting if you choose a craftworld and want to play as that craftworld then yes I would recommend painting in their colors (but you dont have to ), remember though that aspects have their own color schemes also.
In the end guess I'm saying play an army you like, If you find a craftworld that you like go ahead and play it. If you have an idea for a new craftworld/paint scheme go for it. The hobby is here for you to have fun.
I would suggest playing aroun a bit with a smaller army until you get the hang of eldar and go from there.
hey guys thanks for all responses they really helped and i have decided i might make up my own craftworld and fluff.
thanks for all the help