Grey said:Fluff Reason:
The Eldar cannot afford to spend too much time focusing upon any one aspect of their life or they will become totally obsessed with it and unable to do anything else, ie: Exarchs. This is regarded as a bad thing, because if your entire society is composed of Exarchs, there are no seers, no bonesingers, no artists, no ship builders, no food production types, no technicians, no plumbers(if eldar have plumbers), and perhaps most important, no new eldar, as I'm pretty sure the Exarchs are all too busy practising how to kill things to have time for making, having and raising little eldar tykes.
So typically, eldar will move from one career to another. Those presently practising the way of the warrior are aspect warriors and have the 4 BS and WS.
The guys with the 3 BS(guardians) are not regular warriors, they are the regular civilians who happen to get called up because there's not enough aspect warriors to meet the threat.
Game Balance Reason:
The eldar have some of the best weapons in the game. If all of them were also all good at using those weapons, they'd have to cost more points, giving you less eldar in your army, causing:
GW loses money because less people are buying Space Marines( ) and instead buying small, ultra elite Eldar armies.
It's a good thing that Eldar don't have fraternity houses in college. Their entire society would be obsessed with beer and sex. Now that I consider it.... is that a bad thing?The Eldar cannot afford to spend too much time focusing upon any one aspect of their life or they will become totally obsessed with it and unable to do anything else, ie: Exarchs.
Yeah, that's pretty much a description of Eldar before the fall. . .Worlds Collide said:It's a good thing that Eldar don't have fraternity houses in college. Their entire society would be obsessed with beer and sex. Now that I consider it.... is that a bad thing?
Nope, our warriors are the same points as your guardians, with an extra Bs, Ws and I. The guns are about even but I'd prefer a shuriken catapult so that I can assault after shooting. but your guardians Can be made as good or better. Black Defender guardians with enhance have the same stats as a DE warrior and black storm guardians with enhace have a higher weapon skill but lower ballistic.Murekhalir said:BS 3 is enough, you up to BS 4, well... we can argue that our brothers.. DE have great BS..
But we are cheaper points, and we want to stay as cheap as we can get. =)
red120 said:Dude, if you've been training to be the master cookie baker of your craftworld for the past ten years and you get called back into service, you're not gonna be the best shot in the world, either.