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i was looking through the codex and read this by the storm guardians (SG):
"formed from eldar from one of the CC aspect shrines"
one thing aspect warriors are WS 4 and storm guardians WS 3
wouldn't it be logical if they to had WS 4, since the way i read it the SG are veterans who have retired from the aspects. they should have a lot of experience.
so why are they WS 3
(PS if this has been coverd before, i am sorry but i couldn't find anything on the matter)
"Ask not the Eldar a question, for they will give you three answers; all of which are true and terrifying to know"
storm sqauds have less affective wepons in cc so they will have a lower wepon skill your only as good as your tool
The real reason is that GW is just a bunch of jerks who can't get their fluff and gameplay to match.
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Well when you don't practice something for a while, you tend to get a bit rusty at it. Eldar are long lived, so they might be decades out of training with CC weapons. I know after a year only of not doing something, I usually am pretty bad at it at first . My only guess...
yeah and those reasons lol
Remember that Eldar will follow only a single Path at once to protect themselves from the excesses of the Fall. So while they might have been an Aspect Warrior and trained constantly for many years to be supremely skilled at that aspect of combat, they won't be continuing to train, drill or practice to keep themselves from losing their edge.
Recall that 3 is the average skill for people who've had military training, and 4 is equivalent to the skill of Space Marines, who train 12+ hours a day, or are actively fighting. Civilians probably have WS/BS 1 or 2, so 3 isn't bad for someone who's spent the last 250 years weaving wraithbone baskets & avoiding swords and shuriken pistols like the plague.
That said... I think Guardians as Troops is un-fluffy and not representative of the way a normal Eldar force is portrayed in the background story. I am looking forward to usable Dire Avengers for this reason.
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Guardians taking a back seat to Dire Avengers doesn't really help those of us who have 60+ Guardians in their army.Originally Posted by Tsenzouken
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Since my black guardians have a different style than my regular guardians, I will have my black guardians "count as" dire avengers. (Unless I can still take Black guardians with the new codex)Originally Posted by evilive138
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* "Call me old fashioned, but an evil ascension to power just isn't the same without someone chanting faux Latin in the background."
It does suck for you Ulthwe people out there that Guardians are getting pushed to a backseat role, but it makes sense fluff-wise. The Eldar are dying out, sad as that is. Current guardian tactics often consist of "Enemy? Let's throw a bunch of worthless lives out there to catch bullets!" I can't see a Craftworld surviving long with that mentality.
Since it didn't fit well fluff-wise, GW had to fix it, and they had two choices. One involved them rewriting a huge amount of fluff and the other involved them making a huge amount of money. They made the logical choice.