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Well I was all set to start a Daemonhunter army to contrast my 2 current Shooty armies, IG and Necrons. However I decided to check out the Eldar forums and what do I find but a post about the CC madness of the Eldar. Now this really got my attention, I have decided to give a closer look to the Eldar as my next army. Now I know about the Biel-Tan they get aspects for troop choices, but I was wondering which Craftworld is CC based so I can take a deeper look at them. And if you don't mind giving me a brief summary of each.
Best CC capabilties would probably be Biel Tann because of the high numbers of aspect warriors. Iyanden wouldn't be bad... but would be a very small army and horde armies would tear it to shreds. Ulthwe and Alatioc are both very shooty. Saim Hann could be CC... i guess, in reality i've never seen it played, so I can't be for sure.
Harlies are definitly CC but youd have to deal with a experimental codex. They'ree also definitly the exact opposite of ig and necron as the army only consists of a few models, definitly a good choice if your looking for conversion (Y)
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Probably the best way to go is field a Vanilla Eldar army or Biel-Tan. Eldar units that are geared for CC are:
Farseer with Warlocks, outfitted for CC
Wraithguard (sort of)
Swooping Hawks (if used as an Exarch Delivery system)
So, of course any CC-oriented Eldar army should have an over-abundance of those units, either some or all of them. The most effective would have to be the Striking Scorpions and Banshees. Any Eldar army with a lot of either will do some major damage in combat. Also, don't discount the CC potential of Ulthwe: you could field one or two fully CC-geared Seer councils with witch blades, as well as a ton of Black Storm Guardians, who have an extra point of WS. Come to think of it, an Ulthwe force designed like that with a Wraithlord or two, and some Scorpions or Banshees might be one of the best CC Eldar armies right there.
I really would recommend starting Vanillar Eldar before a craftworld, but the choice is up to you. With Eldar, you have tons of options.
yes i agree with ever1 else for a cc army i would go with biel-tan but you could always get a vanilla army and put a whole lot of cc units in
just a suggestion
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Well thanks for the feedback. I will have to thumb through the codex at my local hobby shop next time I am there. Still not sure yet if I will go DH or Eldar but Eldar do sound like alot of fun!
Yeah,beil-tan. But an eldar army should never go completely h2h or shooty or speedy. You have to find a perfect balance of units that compliment eachother. I think you'll enjoy eldar,their much more challenging than IG or necrons