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Support Weapon Batteries
OK, I'm just wondering what most of LO think is the best close combat unit, excluding things like Wraithlords and Avatars. My vote would go with Howling Banshees, they're just awesome for what they are and in comparison to things like Scorpions and Harlequins are well underpriced. I love them.
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I think support weapon batteries are by far the best Eldar CC unit. There's not even any competition - their awe inspiring weapons combined with their frankly unneccessary weapon skill makes them complete beasts. Add the awesome S and armour saves, and you have a flawless CC unit. With enough of them you might even be able to kill some gretchin.
Although I've never used harlies... I still voted for them!! I think they are perfect for a hybrid mechanized army cuz they provide a psycher to prevent wraithsight. 1 Avatar, 1 (or 2) wraithlords, and a formidible squad of harlies is something to be worried about for sure!!
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Has to be scorpions, Ok, undeniably slow moving, but they can handle alot in combat! 3+ armour saves, which rules and i very rarely fail them, 4 (5 for exarch) attacks on the charge (when you have a few of them it causes alot of damage) and can outnumber you enemies with attacks even if you have twice as few models! I have annihilated hordes of genestealers with my scorpions in the past.
Being S4 helps alot as well, something that the Banshees lack. If i was to use any unit against terminators though, definately HB's! They are a terminator marines worst nightmare!
most survival unit is the Scorpion..but as change/impact in battle course i had more successes with the banshees but probably because i always have a farseer with them. Dooming banshees are ussualy more effective than the scorpions but they die also a loooot
War Walkers. Just because. Either Walkers or Harlequins.
Scorpions can't deliver the punch that banshees can - they're better all round and more failsafe, but Banshees can be much more effective if used properly, which as an Eldar player I would hope everyone is doing.
As as SM player, I don't care about your Scorpions - my 3+ armour deals with most of your S4 hits. It's the bloody Banshees that I always make sure die at the earliest opportunity.
I know full well a Wave Serpent full of Banshees moving flat out means that I'd better kill it (and the contents) now, else I'm in for a world of pain.
Warlock/seer counsil is the best cc unit IMO. Farseer bodyguard, with fortune and wounds on 2+... power weapons, for 25 a model. That is truely stomp taskic. Wipe a unit of pretty much anything, and reroll your 4+ invul saves.