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So I have decided I am goin to start an eldar army. Probly a biel tan one but my question is should i buy stuff now or wait until the new codex and models and stuff is released. I really would rather not buy stuff then in the new edition find out my start to an army is a crappy start. Does anyone know how long it will b b4 they are releasing the new stuff. Anyways any answers guesses or advice would be helpful. Thanks all.
I would wait if I were you. The eldar is broken beyond your wildest imagination, and personally I dont fint them fun to play. Eldar has so much potential, but the many thoughtless blunders GW made when writing the dex ruis the gaming expirience every time. Thats why I started a DE army instead, and thats why 80% of my eldar army remains unassembled until GW fixes the dex. Trust me, starting eldar now is a bad idea.
According to my local GW, the eldar will have a new dex by november, but that sound a bit optimistic. After all, there is still 1000 space marine codexes to be made before they can turn their attention elsewhere.
I'm just getting into eldar, and I dont regret it because the new codex is so far off no one even knows when it's coming. might as well go for it I say; no changes to the eldar in the forsee-able future-maybe some whisperings about a new codex but what I've found is it's more of a 'they cant really ignore us for THAT much longer' type whispering. if you want to play eldar, go for it..I do and I am :p
PS: biel tan is an expensive army, think $5 US per model. definately something to do slowly, but collecting an army 1 blister per week gives you a good pace to do your painting at and you form a good army from a small force up.
a great 400pt list I saw was a squad of scorpions and a squad of warp spiders with (I think) a vyper as heavy weapon backup. quite deadly for 400pts!
As people have said, the release date for the Eldar codex has slipped and slipped and is now as far away as ever, it is doubtless coming, GW have confirmed they are working on it, but dont kold your breath.
Beil Tann is likely to remain largely untouched, aspect warriors like banshees, scorpions and reapers, whilst they may get little tweaks and new minis, are very unlikely to change much, I would go for it now
ok so if I am looking to start a mechanized biel tann army what all do i need to start out with. Should i get a codex or just start with some models to paint and such. I am new so I dont know exactly what things are effective so any advice would roxxor my boxxors. Thanks again
For beil-tan, you need three units: Banshees (in wave serpents), Striking scorpions and warp spiders. You also might want some vypers with starcannons or something like that for support, but that is optional.
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ok so I have been looking around and a saim hann army(sp?) is sounding like the kind of mobile death that might interest me as well. Are they likelyt to change much when the new codex comes. Also what things can carry bright lances because my only concern with both saim hann and biel tann is that its mostly for shredding infantry from what little i have seen. So any tips would be cool.
Saim-Han are likely to become better, at least will Jetbikes probably become cheaper points-wise. That's the common notion though, we don't know what GW is up to...
The given places to put Bright Lances in a Saim-Han army is of course the Vypers, as they are like mobile weapon platforms. In Biel-Tan it is popular to put it on the Wave Serpents and on Wraithlords.
Warhammer Fantasy: Warriors of Chaos, High Elves
Warhammer 40k: Eldar, Space Marines, Orks
I dont know that Saim Hann will become better, nothing has been officially released. Saim Hann are my main Eldar army at the moment and I really enjoy playing them, but they are trulley Naff, they are mobile - sure but death? no, not unless you go all power gamer and buy 18 vypers.
The way to go is buy Codex Eldar and codex craftworld. Decide which army you want to play, make up a list and post it, get it refined and that will tell you what models you need to buy