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I was wondering, in an effort to try to end an ongoin debate amongst many Eldar players, just what is our best assult unit? I like the idea of Banshees with Doom cast on them myself, but I'm likeing Harli's more and more. What do you think?
Harlequins are very awsome in CC but i think points wise banshees are better. They have power weapons and two combat weapons they clock up a few attacks each,same as the harlie's but less points.
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I went for Scorpions, simply because they can run(well actually walk up) into close combat, throw down alot of attacks, and stay in there. That's the real issue for me, that while Bashees are marginaly better at dishing it out, Scorpions can roll with the hits and keep on hitting back.
I'm not going to vote. All our cc units are equally as good and no-one will ever convince me otherwise.
The most common assault unit is probably the banshee's as they work well with the frequent mechanised eldar lists.
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You missed out the warlock unit. I'd say they're definitely top tier.
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i voted for shining spears, it was a toss up for me between them and the harlequins, but i really like the shining spears speed, and the exarchs ability to instant kill hq's with his star lance. They've bagged alot of generals and command squads for me in past games.
But after reading what lord link said, i'd have to agree with him. All the assault squads are pretty much equal. Some may hit harder, some stay longer, some are quicker, some are faster, but it all evens out in the end. It just comes down to personal preference and style of play.
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I would have to say, in an all-comers list, scorpions have my vote. they have more attacks (equal to harlies), have higher strength, and have better staying power than all of the other ones, plus they can infiltrate. every other one is situational. banshees suck against hoards like nids and orks (learned orks the hard way), harlies hit extremely hard, especially against monstrous creatures, and the like, but are expensive, and if they just so happen to be able to be shot at, they fold like paper. shining spears are good in a lot of ways, but they just don't have the number of attacks the should befit an all comers assault choice.
So my vote goes to scorpions.
Well I have to say that I agree more with Rork here. Warlock units have power weapons, can have a Farseer with Doom/Guide, and Enhance/Destructor, and everyone in the unit has an 4+ invul. Not to mention if you give them Singing spears they are also anti-meq!!!!! WOW thats all i need to say!
Other then them I would have to go with Striking Scorpions, Although I will eventually use Banshees too. I just like Scorpions better personally, and I like using them and they do their job so it works for me. But in the end it is up to the persons style and personal preferance though. Scorpions are just cooler in my mind!!!!!!
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