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I recently returned to the hobby and decided to go with Eldar since they were so far from what I used to run, anyway I bought the new codex today and noticed the bit about the corsairs, I like the idea and thought it would be fun to create an army also it would be a great chance for some conversions. I also saw a corsair army example in an issue of WD when the Eldar came out. My question is being fairly new and just glancing over the new codex do any of you vets out there have any knowledge or suggestions when it comes to creating a corsair themed army?
I would say you want a fast, autarch-based list. Corsairs should be raiders, in many ways like Dark Eldar, so units like bikes, vypers and shining spears would probably fit the bill.
Basically I'd say try to avoid the heavy tanks - they're not very raider-ish...
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Rangers/pathfinders (being outcasts) would also be good, and maybe converting some Dark Eldar and using Kroot Mercenary stats would do for some corsair warriors.
I agree that the bikes, vypers, shining spears and autarch are perfect for them...
I think a corsair force should limit itself to one or two Waveserpents in the tank department. A fast raiding force would need transportation, but I can't see them using the heavier firepower of Falcons or Prisms. I agree on the Wraithlord/War Walker point.I don't know about that. You could claim that Falcons and Fire Prisms are raider-ish (fast strike and all that). War Walkers and Wraithlords should be avoided more in my opinion. (but obviously each his/her own).
Other than that, I would suggest you use Rangers/Pathfinders and lots of faster units, with a non-Craftworldy colour scheme.
For your troops I'd say guardian bikes, vypers, any of the tanks since they are fast. Autarch on jetbike, shining spears,etc. I agree on the wraithlord, wraithguard, non-transport infantry have no place in this list. War-Walkers? Maybe. They are scouts so it could be possible but you could use vypers that would be more themy.
In this case, i would take a whole bunch of pieces from other armies and attach them to your bike, vyper models to look more original. That way, they look as if they are raiding and pillaging in order to keep their way of life. I'd like to see an eldar jet bike squad rolling on some salvaged SM bikes, but that might be pushing the envelope too much.
in the tactica forum you will find an article on light skimmers I wrote a while back, here:
http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...ad.php?t=86879 (Jetbikes, Vypers and Walkers – Stratergy and Tactics of the Eldar light vehicle Army)
I would suggest that Raiders are unlikely to have any or certainly at the most 1 aspect shrine so probably really minimise your aspects,
These would all work
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I'm actually thinking they would focus on the tanks, likely with star engines. I'm sorry, anything that moves 36" in this game is VERY raiderish.
Remember they aren't short on tech. The corsairs have starships after all.
But I agree the aspects don't fit in as well. Nor the farseers and especially the avatar.
However dire avengers, especially without the exarc, are frequently used to represent elite guardian units, which really does fit, and similarly with other units. If you're going to have shrines draongs and spears might be top choices.
And harlequins join up with whoever they feel like.
But I generally agree with the others. Get a fast force with jetbikes, and grav tanks(Oh and if you're new to eldar you'll really want to read up on the holo fields).
Thanks for all of the help, I agree with much of it and I will work on a list. I saw a corsair list in an issue of WD and the guy had wraithlords in it. I love the models but I don't see how I could make them work here.
Actually you could justify wraiths.
All Eldar are psychic, it is not compulsory to follow the Path of the seer to be psychic
The Corsairs do come from craftworlds, whilst they would lack things like aspect shrines, it would be common for them to follow the Path, hence Seers are feasible
The core of Corsair ships, and for that matter all eldar technology, is wraithbone, which would be inhabited by the spirit of the dead.
Why wouldnt they do the same as craftworlds and use these in times of dire need (indeed I would think it was less abhorant to Corsairs than the Craftworld Eldar)
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