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Hi there, need some advice as I am thinking of starting an Eldar Army with its Emphasis on Harlequins as the models and ethos is awesome, toruble is i dont have much experiance with 40k - being a WFantasy player.
The Army I was thinking of is as follows:
Farseer (master shadowseer); Doom, Mind War and all the usual upgrades
Avatar; (toying with the idea of converting the Deciever Necron model with green stuff and a harlequin c/scheme)
6x harlequins, 2 x fusion blasters
10 x harlequins, troope master, shadowseer and lote of kisses
10 x harlequins, troope master, shadowseer and lots of kisses
6 x units of 3 jetbikes painted with a harlequin c/scheme and maybe converted using guardian storm trooper models to make them more - harlequinny(?) lol
2 x Wraithlord with Big assed sword, representing legendary halequins that have fallen in battle
1 x Falcon with Tankbusting Equipment and holo field
this should all work out at about 1500 pts with a bit of tweaking
as i havent played 40k since the new ed came out is there anything i should know that will change how my army should be composed?
my painting skills are up to the job but it will be a major time investment - dont want to find i have been spending a year painting an unplayable army
any comments/complaints/critisisms/abuse most welcome!
It does sound good to me, but my army skills aren't that great, so I might be wrong. You seem to have a lot of jetbikes. would they be used to speed about the board trying to claim last minute objectives or are they intended for a more shooty role? I feel they'd be held back abit as the rest of the army moves more slowly towards their target. Even with the falcon as speedy support, a lot of the enemy will get to your bikes before the harlequins and the like get there to back them up.
I don't have much more else to say since, like I said, I am a poor tactician. But A Harlequin themed army sounds cool. You'll no doubt get people in an uproar with the Harlequin Wraithlords, but I think such things are cool, albeit a bit unfluffy.
From a concept point of view: Very nice. From a gaming point of view it's not very balanced.
In 5th Ed Troops rule and you only have 18 troops, albeit split into a lot of squads. I would suggest you change it to either 3 x 6 strong or 2 x 9 strong as they will have a bit more surviveability. Remember if you take 1 wound in shooting you will be foced to take a morale check with a squad of 3. Consider putting a jetbike warlock in each squad as well. As all Harlies are "broken" at the waist you could perform an easy conversion for a stand-in warlock.
Alternatively you could take a squad of guardian defenders which could be painted up like Harlies. You could call them Mimes which I think is the lowest grade of Harlies.
You're not very shooty, which I suppose is the point if you're running Harlies, but I would consider dropping the swords on the Wraithguard and giving them Scatter Lasers and Bright Lances or EMLs to give you a boost in the shooting department. You can still model the sword if you want and your opponents are relaxed about that sort of thing.
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I love the concept. In practice, it will be great against MEQ's and TEQ's, CC focused armies, and it should do well against GEQ's if you can use your units to their best abilities. I think tank hunting might be a little tough, though, once your wraithlords get up the field they can do that as well. I agree with switching it to be 3 groups of 6 bikes, and if you can add warlock or two that can add tank hunting and make the bikes much more resilient. Your army makes me want to try it out.
the small units will be fine provided you keep them around the avatar for fearless.
i think itll definatly look great on the battlefield, but you may have problems dealing with mob armys (who doesnt?)
ah thats where the neuro-disruptor and bio-explosive ammo comes in
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