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Hi i recenty started collecting eldar and was wondering if i could have a few tips for my army selction.
I already have an:
10 dire avengers exarch with dire sword and shuri pistol
autarch with power sword and reaper launcher
Oh and i forgot to mention 6 fire dragons
i want an army that shoots up an ememy and disrupts formations with pinning and by taking out leaders bfore counter attacking with fast close combat units.:shifty:
Any tips would help alot
Last edited by Ghost Arrow; January 24th, 2007 at 07:21.
well, what you need here is 10 fire dragons (or 20), in a wave serpent , supported by shining spears.
If you are good at guessing distances and want some character joined to a unit REALLY dead, you may try disembarking your dragons pretty near to his unit, but not too near ...just near enough that he will be almost the only one in range. According to the rules, this will single him out and kill him pretty easily.
Of course, people will catch up with this trick pretty fast and hide their characters in the rear ranks of the unit. Also, this is spelling the word "The End" on your fire dragons, since the rest of the unit is still at its full potential, but well, it guarantees that your opponent will be rather unnerved.
rangers and wraithlords with an eldar missle launcher are great for pinning stuff. Reapers will give you a little bit more heavy infantry killing power, Fire dragons in a wave serpent are good for hunting high point units(like hq's) and tanks. Shining spears and harlequins are great counter attack units IF they're used very very carefully(use cover!!!)
Most my mates play space marines, would banshees be better then harlequins for that purpose??
They are equally good... harlequins are overall deadlier, but more costly and for the most part stuck on the ground running. Since their speed is dependent on their fleet of foot roll, they are harder to coordinate with the rest of the army, while 10 banshees in a wave serpent are as fast or as slow as you might need. Banshee on the other way struggle to wound MEQs.
Obviously, in this case, a farseer with doom helps.
thx i plan do get some banshees in a serpeant soon
Personally im going for the harlies. I was going to go for banshee's myself but then thought about marines in terminator armour and decided that a rending unit would be far better for this. Yeah they require fleeting to get into battle, but have special rules that help avoid being hit on the way there.
Yes, you can rely on them getting there in the thick of it, my only gripe with them is that you can't predict WHEN they will get there. Of course if the enemy is aggressive and HtH oriented, there's no problem, harlies are perfect for counter-attack.
Remeber you can always put harlies in a falcon that will get them to combat much quicker and safer.
ok thx i will definatly give harlies a go thx for all the help
Last edited by Ghost Arrow; January 26th, 2007 at 05:40.