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Has anyone ever fielded an all-aspect warrior biel-tan army using EVERY aspect warrior unit, with each unit lead by an exarch? Would this be cool/fluffy/feasible/fun?
I've attempted to write a list incorporating this theme. It is currently posted in the army list section. Let me know what you think.
I have a while back.....had a 2000pts list, it was ok, not the best army I can think of now, was really young back then
It was generally supported by wraithlords big squads of gaurdians. Generally I used to use a Guardians as a screen to sheild the more fragile aspect warriors (your own troops used to block line of sight but only for the opponent, you could still see past your own units) and then volentary fall backs to get the aspects into combat or shooting range for the next turn.
Unfortunately this does not work any more due to new rules. But Modern terms it can be a highly effective army but small, so it might be an idea to fill up on big squads of gaurdians. They will also need suport. Wraithlords and falcons seem to fit well in beil-tann, to make this viable I would leave the wave serpant transports and rely on fleet of foot. Some may think this is a risky tactic for lighter infantry but be smart and you should be fine.
it would be pretty darn expensive point-wise, and impossible to be effective in small games..
the point of the army is also to field ONLY aspect warriors.
Thus, there will be no falcons, guardian meat shields, or other support units.
Check out the army list section to see a list written up for such an army.
game-wise (tactically speaking) it'd be the worst idea ever, for not only do you lose out in composition, but it'd be even less effective. floot-slogging units with base costs of 16-22 with little support is simply asking to get you a** handed to you on a silver platter hehe
fluff-wise, it still makes no sense since no where does it say that the biel tan limit themselves to only aspects. UNlike the wild-riders who lose out in the elite/heavy departments, swordwind maintain all choices.
so having said that, i'd don't exactly understand the point of such a list...
Every army needs supporting units, that's how Eldar work.
You could field a squad of each, but you need Wave Serpents for some etc.
Warhammer Fantasy: Warriors of Chaos, High Elves
Warhammer 40k: Eldar, Space Marines, Orks
I play an all aspect-army but I still have some supporting units of course. Trust me my games would be terrible if the falcon and rangers and farseer didnt support.
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I agree with the others, it's not a very good idea to go without some of the gaurdian based units. You would lack numbers, long range support and a great deal of firepower. It would also be harsh on you as any casulties you take would be a mojor blow to the army since each model costs more than a space marine.
Couldn't you just take lots of dire avengers in place of guardians...
they don't cost more than a space marine...
and besides, I like their hats
I like your idea about lots of dire avengers. that would reflect the fact that they're the most common aspect and that they're kind of the "lower level" aspect warriors. Have like 3 squads, each with an exarch. The exarchs can even be great character/monstrous creature killer! Hooray! That would be a really fun 2000 point game.