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So with the last few codexes (IG, SW, soon to be nids) how do my fellow Farseers and Autarchs feel about the aparent Codex creep going on?
Will our codex be able to stand up and be competitive into year 2010? or is the eldar community about to enter a gaming dark age?
Just wondering peoples thoughts if we will have any kind of chance against these shinnie new codecies. I remember an age when I was one of the major contenders in tournament. We had unkillable falcons, the dreaded 3 shot starcannon, and all our vehicles could move and shoot whatever they pleased! (pretty much) now it seems im forced to push my tactical brain to the limit just to scrape out a a victory 50% of the time. Now the fact that tactics and carful planning are required to win with eldar have always been a reason Ive played the race but now it just seems like the whole game is an uphill iceskate. Ive been away from the race for a while so it could just be me but it seems like we are about to be left in the dust...
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yeah i can agree to that sentiment, but unfortunately it's just how GW does things.
they are out for profit at a faster rate because they can't make more money faster without making money faster (super acceleration). in gaming terms what they do is definitely screwed up big time when a new codex comes out it's generally buffed and becomes the strongest around, seeing as there are many armies by the time a codex is released it's definitely in the dust with the exception of generic space marines of which mainly 12 year olds play meaning if they droped behind they would lose the real money makers of the company.
Jaws of the world wolf isn't that good with our usually high init units(most are only leaving on a 6, unless I got the read it wrong) and its not like we field 100+ models in tight formation. If that isn't enough for you just slap runes of warding on your farseer. Thunderwolves I haven't fought yet(SW period, working on an army), so haven't came up with any sure fire ways to deal with them but then my Farseer + warlocks + my rolls care very little about 20 attacks. IG o no tanks wait there in a squad glance now sends them packing and also people think am sane when I put my Swooping hawks on the table. Now I can say something else then flat out on my first turn( Wraithguard and locks need to get to the other side quickly).
well i will say one thing they are giving too much power to those new special characters like njal stormcaller... varied effects every turn that can ruin armies accuracy and more... i dont want warhammer 40k to be about who can feild the cheapest, meanest characters.
Please avoid offensive language. - Alzer
Last edited by Alzer; November 16th, 2009 at 06:12. Reason: Language
In all honesty, the impression I get is that we've been fielding Eldrad for enough time that our right to that complaint is waived
...although I don't much enjoy the prospect of being pidgeonholed into useing Eldrad (or the lesser used Yriel) just to compete with other races uber ICs in higher point games...
Last edited by Alzer; November 16th, 2009 at 06:13.
Eldrad is in no way some kind of insane super character.
Compared to the newer characters its a joke that people complain about eldrad.
He had a few advantages, but when it comes down to it has to be used tactically the newer characters are just someone you have and suddenly your entire army gains new and totally overpowered rules.
Crying about Eldrad is about as fair as crying about LR's.
The eldar codex is starting to show its age a bit. But it can still hold its own against most armies if one is willing to really narrow down and play one of the few viable builds eldar have. The biggest thing that SW have and Njal in particular is the ability to shut down pyskers better than any other army, this hurts eldar more than just about any other army played except perhaps 1k sons.
I do feel with the eldar unit specialization that we will never be completely out matched and can build to compete with/against the local meta game.
As stated above, because every eldar unit has 1 specific purpose it'll be a long time before you're not able to make a build to counter any type of army. And, I don't really notice any severe problems with the eldar codex aside from some unit costs needing adjusting.
Not to mention there are many other codexs in dire need of updating before the eldar...