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I am wanting to start an eldar force. Im thinking about the battle force as a way to start.
5 Dire Avengers
10 Gardians with a platform
Is this a good start or would i be better off buying sperately?:wacko:
If this is your first time then I would have to say yes it's a good force. All you need on top of this is an HQ character to lead them army and you've got all the basics to start playing. Normally you will find that you save a bit of money buying a battle force (though not much) so it's quite worth it.
The force you mentioned is very flexible to change. You can add different models into the army and it will compliment what you have already so when you gain more experience you will still find yourself using these models and not leaving them on your shelf to gather dust.
However if this is not your first time collecting and you know what you want as an army through experience then I suggest you post an army list to get feed back and buy the specific force you're looking for.
Theres also a box with a falcon or waveserpent (can't remember which) and some guardians.
And the battleforce comes with:
8 guardians +heavy weapon crew and 2 crew
5 dire avengers
1 war walker
Games Workshop Online Store - ELDAR BATTLEFORCE (2006)
Most of the aspect warriors are coming out in box sets. I would just grab from them but the battleforce won't hurt.
In as far as builing an army goes, one lone warwalker isn't going to do much so you'll want three. The you'll want to increase the dire avenger squad size to 10 but they only come in box sets of 10.
So let's look at the long term cost break down:
2 warwalkers out of the War Walker Box Set: $60
Dire Avenger Squad: $30
You have 5 Dire avengers and a Warwalker leftover.
Individual Prices for the same practical force:
Wave Serpent: $40
War Walker Squadron (3 War Walkers): $60
Dire Avenger Squad: $30
16 Guardians: $35
Heavy Weapons Platform(this comes with 2 guardians): $15
You can buy another Heavy Weapons platform for an additional $15 to form Another guardian squad. There are no leftover units using this process
So if you look at this, the battleforce doesn't actually give you that much of a cost advantage in the long run.
I think the Eldar Boxed army (the $245 one) just makes more sense as a starter set. However, I would recommend eBay to buy models just because you can get them at a drastically reduced price. If you're not into eBay, there are also a lot of other 40k retailers online that offer a flat 20% discount on all GW products. The site I usually use is Battlewagon Bits.
Last edited by hsin_dragon; November 30th, 2006 at 05:52.
Kai Shin Craftworld (Biel Tan / Ulthwe) 5000 pts
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The main problem I see with the Battleforce is that it only comes with 5 Dire Avengers. I game play, you'd probably be better off with a 10 man squad like they Dire Avengers box set.
Otherwise, it seems like a good way to get some vehicles.
"What do Humans know of our pain? We have sung songs of lament since before your ancestors crawled on their bellies from the sea."
- Farseer Eldrad Ulthran of Craftworld Ulthwe
I heard that the 3 warwalker box was limited time only and is a good deal. But like i said before (as have others) the battleforce is okay but you can get want just by buying the units seperately. Box of Guardians and a blister for a warlock and a weapon team, or a box or two of dire avengers is a good start. If you want war walkers them get them now before they go back to buying them individually.
I'll probably buy it, it just needs some more troops to fill up the squad sizes.
To expand the force what would you recemmend?
I might go for an Autarch, Prism and some scorpions, that would be around 750Pts.
And another box of Avengers.
Are there any other good units to expand this army?:wacko: