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Old 12 Feb 2007, 13:50   #1 (permalink)
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Default I want to expand this to a tournament 1700 point list

So I'm trying to make a 1700 point list for tournament play. I know I want it to be primarily aspect warriors and this what I've got so far in the list. I'm at 1426 points meaning I have 274 left, but I don't know what to spend it on! Advice would be very much welcome, thanks.

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155

Farseer w/ doom, spirit stones, fortune
130

10 Avengers w/ exarch, bladestorm, defend, power weapon and shimmershield
177
Waveserpent w/ spirit stones, twin-missile launchers, vectored engines
150
327

10 Avengers w/ exarch, bladestorm, defend, power weapon and shimmershield
177
Waveserpent w/ spirit stones, twin-missile launchers, vectored engines
150
327

5 Shining spears w/ exarch, star lance, withdraw, skilled rider
237

Wraithlord w/ EML, sword
125

Wraithlord w/ EML, sword
125

1426
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Old 12 Feb 2007, 17:45   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: I want to expand this to a tournament 1700 point list

You need a warlock or two for your Wraithlords (wraithsight now applies to them).

If you have the figures, use Storm Guardians...here's the thought:
2 x 10 Storm Gurdians, 1 Warlock (Enhance & Spirit Seer)
Keep one with each Wraithguard.

Other wise do the same with Guardian Defenders, but with Conceal on the Warlock and a Scatter Laser.

Alternatively, put together a warlock bodyguard and make at least one a spiritseer. Keep them with the Wraithlords.

Here's the deal, you're looking at the potential for 250 of your points to wraithsight on the same turn and become statues.

Otherwise it looks good (*snickers at two wraithlords and an avatar*)
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Old 12 Feb 2007, 18:16   #3 (permalink)
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(*snickers at two wraithlords and an avatar*)
I mildly resent that!

The original concept of the list was an eldar phalanx advancing up the field sheltering behind three lumbering behemoths before popping out and running amok. Somehow though the footsloggers wound up climbing into tanks...

That being said here's an attempt at the 1700 Footslogging list I sorta envisioned.

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Prince Yriel
155

10 Dire avengers w/ avenger shuriken catapults, exarch, power weapon and shimmershield, defend
162

10 Dire avengers w/ avenger shuriken catapults, exarch, power weapon and shimmershield, defend
162

6 Striking scorpions w/ mandiblasters, shuriken pistols, scorpion chainswords, exarch w/ scorpions claw, stalker
128

5 Wraithguard w/ wraith cannons, spirit seer w/ conceal, singing spear
224

5 Shining Spears w/ laser lances, jetbikes, exarch w/ star lance, withdraw, skilled rider
237

8 Warp Spiders w/ death spinners, warp jump generators, exarch w/ 2nd death spinner, power blades, withdraw
218

Wraithlord w/ wraith sword, EML
125

Wraithlord w/ wraith sword, EML
125

Total: 1691

The whole idea behind the list is that it's all aspect warriors. The only thing is some of the aspect warriors are dead, but they're still fighting. The whole thing marches forwards while the two fast units zip 'round and cause havok before the whole thing hits around turn 3.
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Old 12 Feb 2007, 19:19   #4 (permalink)
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(*snickers at two wraithlords and an avatar*)
I mildly resent that!
What?!? *looks away innocently* I was just saying that I wouldn't want to face that combo!

Honestly, I like the footslogging list better. While I prefer a faster Eldar list, I can certainly see the potency of the footsloggers. That's a lot of Aspect warriors to kill...not counting the Avatar & 2 Wraithlords!

It's too many living people to use Yriel, though. Sorry.
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Old 12 Feb 2007, 19:31   #5 (permalink)
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It's too many living people to use Yriel, though. Sorry.
Nah, this is just Yriel using a more "pirate" based list. He's bored of the total lack of conversation that he gets with Ghost Warriors so he's decided to lead some more lively troops into battle.

On a more serious note I chose Yriel for a couple reasons

1 - I wanted an Autarch, it just fits the list really well.
2 - I wanted an Autarch that could actually acomplish something, and didn't feel like a jetraurch.
3 - Special characters are cool, and they're really just archetypes. So it's not actually Yriel leading my force, its just a badass Autarch. Though I still might use the Yriel model/base it on the Yriel model just because it's cool looking.

But overall you think this list looks viable, themed and interesting?
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But overall you think this list looks viable, themed and interesting?
It looks interesting. Themed? Not sure...if the theme is lots of aspect warriors, then yeah, it's themed.
If the theme is pirate captain, then I'd say no. I don't see a pirate captain really leading aspect warriors (not multiple shrines) or wraith units into combat...not to mention the Avatar (unless he's using someone else's Young King).

But I do think that it's a viable list. There's a lot of 4+ troops to kill there, plus a few 3+ troops. The hardest part will be successfully coordinating all of the various components to "do their thing" at the right time (rather than just mobbing).
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