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Just thinking about starting a Iyanden army, but I wanted to hear from someone that they are viable. I have never even seen them in action, but the army list looks great.
So far I am thinking of using them as shields for squads of howling banshee's, wraithlords and war walkers and Avatar. I would put a spiritseer in each one with concela, and a farseer behind em to give one fortune when one needs its particularly.
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My friend plays Iyanden. At first, I thought it was untouchable, but after I formulated better strategies, I figured it out and outsmarted the next one I played.
As far as I'm concerned, Iyanden has the biggest weakness of any of the craftworlds, as the opponent will know right away that your basic troops are expensive and thickly armored. Wraithguard must be your dominating troops, the force chart only allows them and Wraithlords. If an opponent properly prepares for them (Missiles everywhere,) it will be a tough fight for you.
Make your army as diverse as possible. The Wraiths will be your backbone, but mix in many Guardians, as you will need bodies when your troops cost as much as they do. Get some Aspect Squads as well. Reapers and Hawks will complement Wraithguard nicely.
Overall, make sure to give your opponent a surprise. A standard, plain Iyanden force will be anticipated and defeated.
Yeah, the obvious downsides have been mentioned thus far, let me clue you in to a few more complex ones.
1) Yes, you will be outnumbered, probably badly.
2) You cannot fight in hth combat with Wraithguard, it just won't work. Obvious exceptions notwithstanding of course.
3) If your Wraithlords get tied up with Grots or some base equivilant, you will lose. Its something you need to compensate for.
4) Your army will be surprisingly easy to shoot down, because all those anti tank weapons will now be shooting at your Wraithguard and Wraithlords.
Make no mistake, Iyandin is tough ***** to play, but it looks really good on the battlefield, and against an unexpecting oppenent, you can have a field day.
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all of those arent really true u can make yourself better its all on what u think of them if u like them and study them for a long time as if u study anything for a long time u will become master u will defeat anything im going to play these guys to and there tough little s***s to beat if u know ohw to play them right. and remember wraithlords are good but dont expect them to win your battles for you! ^_^
Originally posted by Drizzt_GreyKnights_TERMINATOR@Dec 13 2004, 015
all of those arent really true u can make yourself better its all on what u think of them if u like them and study them for a long time as if u study anything for a long time u will become master u will defeat anything im going to play these guys to and there tough little s***s to beat if u know ohw to play them right. and remember wraithlords are good but dont expect them to win your battles for you! ^_^[snapback]273897[/snapback]
In regards to the other posts that can actually be read, any army can create a list that will destroy a certain army. If someone knows you are going to play necrons, then they will create a ant-necron list, etc etc etc...
I think everyone should be creatign lists that they normally field. The fun of the game is to bring in the units/models that you enjoy playing and that you are smart enough to win a battle with thr given uints you own. I always bring a list that is comprimised of a jack of all trades attitude. I know with Eldar that is a little tough to do, but it can be done. I'm currently working on an Alaitoc list. Of course it's shooty, but I mixed it up so I can deal with a number of situatiuons.
there seriously something up with iyanden now haha seeing that there are a few more topics posted on the bottom of this one
hmm makes me to consider them.
Exactly.Originally posted by tanglethorn@Dec 13 2004, 18:31
In regards to the other posts that can actually be read, any army can create a list that will destroy a certain army. If someone knows you are going to play necrons, then they will create a ant-necron list, etc etc etc...[snapback]274645[/snapback]
I personally consider Warhammer 40,000 as a rock-paper-scisors game. Just more expensive. :shifty:
Once someone knows that you play rock, he'll switch to paper pretty soon!
"Rolling sixes with a Wraithcannon. Priceless."
- Craftworld Eldar Iyanden, 2000pts
- Space Marines Dark Angels, 2000pts
- Dark Eldar, 2000pts
- Chaos Death Guard, 2000pts
Thats wat tactics are for dude. Or you get some banshee support dunno fast CC that tie the anti tank squads that hurt long enough to let the wraithguard get closer and the next batlle you use a serie of waveserpents to transport them way faster within 12''
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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