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I have had regular Eldar players tell me that they have never had jetbikes make thier points back (in fact, the only time he ever used them was on a dare to see if he could make them work). So, my question is, with the very-superior-to-guardians Harlie on the bike, have you found that they make points back? Is it worth it to put a Avatar or Shadow Seer on a bike?
It seems to me that a smallish jetbike squad (maybe 5) would have a hard time making back points, but they would be able to get into combat so much quicker, possibly tieing up enemy heavy weapons or destroying a vehichle that the damage they prevent could make them worth it, even if they only make back 1/2 thier own point cost.
I don't believe in "making points back" and I believe that it's a kind of stupid idea. Honestly, if they don't get killed they've "made their points" by being a scoring unit.
However, I honestly believe that Harlequin Bikes are extremely good. They get all the normal special rules, turbo boosting. +1T, a 3+ save, and can still take special weapons, pistols (for +1A), etc. Throw on a Shadow Seer with whatever his power is and you have a nice unit there. A large squad of course would be better, but more expensive. 2000+ points these guys would really tear it up.
Yeah but he heared that the regular bikes suck. Regular bikes do suck indeed if you ask me. If you compare them to the Dark eldar variant.
Eldar jetbikes get a twin linked shuriken catapult meaning range 12 S4 reroll
Dark eldar range 24 S3.
Ok not that impressive BUT De bikes can get blasters S8 AP2 range 12. Making them perfectly suited for tank hunting.
Also the eldar jetbike exarch with shining spear is just to expensive and the units aint that good in CC while the De jetbikes gives you not only +1 T but also +1S And thats why there alot better.
Eldar jetbikes are just very hard to play with they dont deal that much damage there upgrades suck and they cost to much dont get them.
I dont know about the harlies bikes but as far as Ive seen them there alot better then the eldar cousin bikes.
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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Harlequins Jetbikes are basicaly a better version of the Eldar Jetbikes and their speed lets them bet into cc faster. I personaly think that the Eldar Jetbikes suck but i think the Harlequins Jetbikes are good and worth taking