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Hi, I'm thinking about collecting an eldar force after my Salamanders are done. But I have some questions. I haven't seen the newest codex, but I was looking through an old one a friend had, and there seemed to be differences between craftworlds. Is this still the case? A Beil-Tan army of aspect warriors sounds appealing, but overpowered.
Darn. Thanks for the reply. I like a lot of the eldar units, but I don't really care for the guardians and dire avengers' models. Anyone have a suggestion on how to get around this?
The models I really like are the Howling Banshees, Fire Dragons, Striking Scorpions, the warlocks, and the tanks. I'm not sure if this is the right place for this, but is it possible to build a reasonable 1500-2000 pt list focussing on these units? I understand that with 5th Ed. troops are very important to winning games these days.
The only troops choice we have that doesn't include dire avengers or guardians is rangers/pathfinders, they look pretty awesome and can be effective in combination with striking scorpions infiltrating.
Hmmm, that has some possibilities.
*gears start grinding*
Actually while not overly popular you can take wraithguard as troops.
And since you don't mind guardians in tanks, maybe you wouldn't mind them in jetbikes. Those are troops too. And pretty good actually.
Wow, I didn't realize Eldar get so many troop choices. I'm definately going to have to get myself the eldar codex soon after my Salamanders are finished.
It's too bad you don't like the Dire avengers models, cause they are a really excellent troop choice. As was said before, you can take wraithguard as a troop choice, though the unit has to be 12 strong and have a spiritseer warlock with them. This is very expensive, both point and $$ wise. However, they are tough as ... well wraithbone, and deadly to anyone that gets in range of their guns. They can get tied up in melee though, so having a counter charge unit nearby is recommended.
Well, don't give up hope on me yet. I think the models are growing on me, and it's going to be quite awhile until I get around to this project. I'll probably change my mind 1000 times before I decide on what I want to do.
Right now, my main ideas are an orange and dark grey colour scheme, and a close-combat focussed army with lots of tanks in it.
Last edited by Argentis; March 4th, 2009 at 15:41. Reason: Spelling
That said, with all Eldar having strength 3, it's a little tough to do a pure assault list. They have some really great assault units, but the troops are mostly shooty and the Eldar have some of the best shooty units in the game. If you have a couple squads of Banshees or Scorpions backed up with Dire Avengers and have them all mounted in Wave Serpents, it can be very nasty for any enemy to face.
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