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Hi, I have a few painted Eldar model, everything is painted a few years back before the latest codex came out. So I was just toying with the idea what I need to make a ok army or at least a playable one that's not complete crap.
This is what I got:
1x farseer, the one with a speer and a gun
2x warloks sword
7x dire avangers +exarch, with sword
6x fire dragons + exarch
4x swooping hawks + exarch
5x howling banshees
4x dark reapers + exarch
1x wave serpant
1x shadow weaver
1x wraith lord
I have a few unpainted models as well
4x howling banshees + exarch
3x dire avangers
3x fire draons
3x war walkers
so is this possible to use as a base? And what shod I need more. Any suggestions.
It's definitely a decent start. As for what you'll need, the absolute first thing you need to go for is more Troops - either some more Dire Avengers, some Rangers, or some Guardians, since you've only got the one 10-man squad.
After that, I'd recommend a few more Wave Serpents, personally. Mech Eldar is nasty.
well I actually dont have any 10 man... not painted anyway . but I have the models for 10 dire avangers 10 fire dragons and 10 howling banshees. So paint them up and two more wave serpents?
Maybe I can cheat some if I ever paint one more wave serpent, the last wan was a hell to paint!
farseer, fortune, doom, spirit stones singing spear 118
3 warlocks with destructor = 105
10 dire avangers +exarch and bladestorm = 150ish
5 fire dragons + exarch upgrade = 92
5 fire dragons basic = 90
5 hawks + exarch upgrade + skyleap = 130
10 banshees + exarch + warcry = 180
warithlord depending on what youve armed him with = 100-150
5 reapers inc exarch + fast shot and crack shot = 220
wave serpent = 130 points ish
3x war walkers = 180ish depending on weapons
youve got between 1250 and 1350 there, with a bit of painting. its not legal, as you definatly need another troops choice. but its playable, and a good number of models to have. as mentioned already, a few more transports wouldnt hurt you.
hmmm, for another troop there are a few alternatives... if I go for another 10 dire avenger then I need a wave serpent for them, that will not happen. And guardians are just to boring. Then there is rangers or 3 jetbikes, jetbike looks fun to paint so that is +. The rangers are still cool as well...
I really prefer not to paint to many tanks, they take soo long and I will never have the patient to pant to many. Maybe I can aim for 2 and then we will see.
you could take 5 rangers, they would be nice.
As for troops, you would greatly benefit from another squad of Avengers. I and most people recommend those over Guardians.
Another Wave Serpent is highly recommended for both your Fire Dragons and your Dire Avengers. I run four Wave Serpents regularly, you should have at least two.
Aside from those, the rest is up to you.
Jetbikes are cool to use, but I personally hate their model, so I never bought any.
Rangers and Harlequins look very nice and they are not bad in gameplay.
War Walkers are also a good Heavy slot.
Eldar without a tank spam is not competetive. I can say that with great confidence as all the veteren players on here use mech eldar and I have seen/played hybrid and foot sloggin lists and handed over victory by turn 3.
Mech Eldar is where its at bro.
A good base is:
If interested in treadin the waters with mech eldar, i have a stickyed thread which gives some good details about units for it.
Eldar -APOC- 6500 Points
Chaos Daemons -Fate Crusher- 3500 Points
Grey knights - 1000 Points
Pretty much summed up. Dire Avengers should be your bread and butter, go-to unit for all things troop choice related. But to be honest, I LOVE the ranger/pathfinder models. I adore them.
So if I paint up those models I have something that do sent completely suck? (not counting what I already have painted.)
2 wave serpents
or 1 wave serpent + 1 falcon?
5 banshee inc. exacrch
2 dire avangers
3 war walkers
1 fire prism
Thats 12 models + 3 skimmers + 3 waking things, it feels quite ok to paint actually, if I go down a bit on the painting standard on the skimmer, maybe 600h of painting for everything.
dose that sound ok, I have not counted the points for everything but looks like I can experiment a little on the list? Maybe use my hawks, vyper and reapers? Or even the wraith lord for bullet magnet.