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I got suckered into buying swooping hawks because of the exarch with powerblades and Sustained Assault. But that seems like the only good thing about the squad. Could I get a few pointers on how to use them, because I feel like it was a waste now. The basic Hawks just don't seem that good = /
What you mentioned is usually called the "Exarch delivery system", and it is about the only way to use Swooping Hawks efficiently. The biggest pro of this squad is that it has a potential charge range of 24", and most of that movement can be over terrain which makes it a good counter-charge unit. It is quite expensive though, and very fragile when it comes to shooting. They're most effective on a board with lots of terrain since they can hide behind it and move over it freely.
They need a careful hand, but can be a useful tool as a supporting unit. By the way, you can't give him powerblades, buy you can give the Exarch a Web of skulls and a Shurken pistol. The Web of Skulls count as a power weapon in CC, and with it you gain an extra attack because of the pistol. If you just buy a power weapon, you have to keep the lasblaster and that way you'll only get 2 attacks which is far too puny. Remember that the Web of Skulls can be thrown as well, useful for scoring some extra victory points when not planning to assault. Don't forget your Hawks' lasblasters as well, 8 shots at something 24" away is pretty sweet if you have to stand idle anyway.
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Cant realy help you, but they are (IMO) the best looking eldar models. Realy fun to paint thats way I got mine.
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Viktor has beasically given you it, you can use hawks in all sorts of ways but they are effective at only one - exarch with Sustained assault. web of skulls and a shuriken pistol and the squad is just abaltive armour to keep him alive long enough to chew through stuff- dont expect him to take out HQs that easily but he should chew through squads
Everything you have been told is a lie!
That Exarch chews through SoBs like they were made of butter :tongue:
It chews through most troops, it stops when it hits a mini with high WS and multiple woulds, particularly if it counts as a seperate unit in close combat
Everything you have been told is a lie!
i ment powerweapon not powerblades, good info there viktor really appreciate it. I'll probably play with them today and see what happens.
Yes, they are fun to paint altho they are all the same model. To mix it up I bought the phoenix lord, and exarch and 4 normal models. I painted the phoenix lord yesterday for 4 hours and 30 minutes. Since I'm playing Ulthwe Strike Force I decided to go with a Phoenix like color scheme (Rise of the phoenix) he looks amazing and I can't wait to finish the whole squad... which might be awhile because I just have so many models : (
The only reason I get Swooping Hawks is because of their mobility. They can deepstrike whenever, and move 12-18" in a turn. I use this benifit for capturing objectives by coming down after a couple turns and moving them behind cover to contest or capture.
So am I usually going to start them in reserve for deep striking so they don't get chewed up by enemy fire?