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Hmmm. There's a sort of Eldar that interest me, those that walk the line between being Dark Eldar and Craftworld eldar. Those few who have struck out, Exodites and independent souls from the Craftworlds, and formed agressive and powerful bands.
Eldar Pirate Princes are repped in BFG and in Inquisitor...any suggestions from you all on how to represent them in 40k without using the Dark Eldar list?
I was thinking about an army with three Harlequin Venoms carrying small squads of Dire Avengers, or perhaps Scorpions, to represent the boarding troops of the fleet. Squads of Guardians should be the rest, maybe? Or a lot of jetbikes and vypers to represent the 'raiding party'? I want this list to be both legal and effective, so...fire away!
Clever response there, kiddo. Way to spam.
Anyhow, my initial ideas are to fit the fluff, if 'okee-dokee' is shorthand for "I need clarification."
According to the fluff, Eldar Pirates are Exodites, Craftworld Eldar, and Renegades who left the strict societies of the craftworlds without succumbing to the Dark Path, usually due to their own psychic strength of the influence of a strong leader.
These leaders are the canny and unique Pirate Princes, who with their own wit, power, and funds have usually built up a small exploration and trade fleet and crewed it with similar discontented Eldar.
I imagine the 40k version of such a force would be fast, but low on 'actual' aspect warriors, since they have no access to shrines. They would probably favor jetbikes and the like, and heavy vehicles would be limited, since deploying them from or transporting them on spacecraft would make for a logistical nightmare. Perhaps they would make use of mercenary units like Kroot, as well.
This guy came up with something that sounds a lot like what you were looking for,only he did it with humans I think.I'm pretty sure no official lists or rules exist for this type of thing,but if I was gonna make one I think I'd make it a lot like Saimm-Han (sp?), lotsa jet bikes and stuff.
Hmmmm. Almost, but not quite, what I was looking for. I need a way to do this legally, within an established codex(es).
Originally posted by consular@Dec 6 2004, 21:31
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Dude seriously what the hell are you on about? Post something useful.
Anyways I'm not sure there's a legal way to do it.Unless you used the rules for an existing craft world or simply DE rules,GW won't consider it legal.They get anal about the whole "tournament legal thing" and they'd never let you mix stuff from 'quins and 'nilla eldar like you mentioned in the first post.Iono man..I'll have to think about this one for a bit. :wacko:
If there was a legal way to play with eldar pirates they'd be in the codex.. Right now there is nothing. Even in 2nd edition (when they did have a codex entry) they weren't much different than normal eldar
You can just use stats for storm guardians or something and call them "pirates"
He gave the answer to hisself if you ask me the pirates are between the dark eldar and eldar. Well there is no legal way even if you search for 100 years that comes close to our id of a legal raiding party. I would say something like raiders (duh RAIDers) with things like stom guardians wo are the main pirates (pirates have ussaly a litlle gun and a cutlas or something.). Anyway like you said you will need alot of bikes because they are fast so things like eldar jetbikes with blasters or somethign would be a id due to its hardpunching shots. The first wave should whipe the enemy out or they retreat and try again another time. Wyches or striking scorpions could represent the veteran pirates and things like vypers, jetbikes with blasters the heavy support. Altough this sounds really unfluffy (I guess) it is the closest thing that are on the edge of being a pirate or dark eldar.
However with that statement out of the way, I would say listen to ArchonBjorn. He has a really good tendency to not say stupid things and give bad advice.Learn from yesterday.
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with anything tat is labelled pirates, i think that peg-legs are always a classy choice.
outlaw pirate type guys would probably wear cloakes to cover their faces a lot (rangers could be a major part, makes sense to me)
while it makes a lot of sense to have lots of jetbikes, i dont agree with the idea or no heavy support, why dont your guys hijack a falcon? you could pirate everything out with chains and battle scars.
you wouldnt need or even want to stick with a color scheme for your stolen vehicles and raggedy bunch of outlaws. i hope i'm understanding correctly that they are kind of misfit and outlawish.
ooooo good idea! soem kind of grafitti that pulls all or your vehicles togethar. you could have like some siam hann and some aliotic and all that but then put soem kind of bright eye-grabbing grafitti on it to let everyone know to back the **** off.
i'm thinking that infiltrating would be a serious aspect of these pirates, when i thnk of more stuff i'll post again, this is a really cool idea
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