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I play an Alaitoc themed force, and I do run 1-2 squads of Rangers both because I like them and because of the fluff. But beyond the Rangers, what other focus does the Alaitoc craftworld really have?
I've read the fluff about them and how they are very strict with their dedication to the Path of the Eldar, but what does that really mean? Does that mean that they have fewer Guardians than most places? Would they be more like Biel-Tann with a lot of focus on the Aspects? Would they really use Wraith type units at all?
In the codex, they show a few Vypers and War Walkers done up in Alaitoc colors, so that leads me to believe that they do have a decent number of Guardians, but what about the rest?
I'm just trying to get a feel for what the rest of the Craftworld is doing while the Rangers are out doing their thing.
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From what I can see in the Codex lore, Harlequins would be an obvious pick since it's quite explicitly stated that Alaitoc have "close ties" to them.
Aspect warriors are mentioned in passing but I don't think that really means anything. I think it's likely they're not too different from other Eldar Craftworlds when it comes to combat. At most, you may be right about them having more Aspects rather than Guardians to reflect their "rigid" nature.
The Corsairs are also mentioned - Possibly, you could have Guardians painted in Corsair colours?
From what I recall they had the second most aspect warriors out of the big 5. Most people see them as sneaky and subversive. Which to them means warwalkers, scorps, and rangers because they can scout or inflitrate. As long as you have a few ranger/pathfinder squads the rest of the codex is rather open for you fluff wise.
Alaitoc is actually the most strictest and regimented of craftworlds, their outward appearance is just 1 of roaming vagabonds because they have so many drop-outs from their strict Paths.
So a Alaitoc army would probably have the most disciplined aspect warriors out there, perhaps not the most flexible. So a +1 leadership and a -1 initiave might be in order if ya wanna make homebrewed rules
Last edited by Zema; February 6th, 2009 at 19:48.
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