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Old 07 Dec 2004, 15:05   #1 (permalink)
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Which in your opinion is the best Eldar close combat unit for effectivness, value for points and for all round abilities?

For me it would have to be the strikeing scorpions. Gotta love the guys. Best aspect for combat in my opinion. Ok no pwr weapons but they have the armour and the strength to compensate for it. Not forgetting the mandiblasters!

Also speaking for versitility, they have the weapons to combat both swarm and heavy infantry. The Exarch can be equiped with a scorpions Claw making him very effective against tanks and heavy infantry. Also the rest of the squad can be given grenades thus making them effective against tanks also. And due to their armour they can hold their own against many tough opponents. This for me is a great unit and I never fail to take them or be impressed by them.

But thats not to say i have a one traked mind. Im a fan of the others too. Banshees, Shining Spears and, to an extent, warp spiders. But what is your view?

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Old 07 Dec 2004, 15:51   #2 (permalink)
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For the criteria you have given Scorpions are definitely the best. Although Black Storm Guardians could give them a run for their money (being much cheaper), especially with a Warlock accompanying them.
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I'm a Scorpion man myself... although I think the Wraithlord does more damage.
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wraithlords can get over che***y if ta take 2 or 3
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I know, that's why there's two topics about them already...
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Old 07 Dec 2004, 15:58   #6 (permalink)
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well I love Banshees, 8 of em 1 exarch and a warlock in a wave serp, deadly
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Aspect Warriors cannot be accompanied by Warlocks.
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Old 07 Dec 2004, 16:02   #8 (permalink)
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oh well tak 9 banshees then, viola fixed!
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My personal favourite are scorpions. Good strength and armour, lots of attacks and most importantly Heywire Grenades! The look on my opponents face when my five man scorpion squad blew up his land raider, killing half the troops inside it...
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i like the banshees, but i mainly vs SMurfs, and my bro now has an ork army so im switching them for scorps
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