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Old 03 Mar 2005, 12:08   #1 (permalink)
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ok, i'm a tau guy starting a new eldar list. I've pretty much hit the epitome of tau army lists, and as such, have decided to start a new army. i decided that this time, i'd use a standard codex army list and try to keep the aspect warriors to 1 or 2 squads at the max. here's my first list, take it apart and tell me what you think.

Note: i dont have the codex or my armybuilder list with me so i'm not 100% on points values. just understand the army addsup to 1750 points.

Farseer with fortune and mind war

11 guardians with warlock with conceal and brightlance weapon platform
11 guardians with warlock with conceal and brightlance weapon platform
11 guardians with warlock with conceal and starcannon weapon platform
11 guardians with warlock with conceal and starcannon weapon platform

9 rangers

viper with starcannon
viper with starcannon
viper with brightlance.

falcon with bright lance, spirit stones, holofields

Falcon with bright lance, spirit stones, holofields

Wraithlord with starcannon

7 striking scorpions with exarch with scorpions claw with stealth ability.


Ok, there it is. what do you guys think??? tell me potential strengths/weaknessess. thanking you guys in advance.
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i'd take out a unit of guards. use them for support.
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I like this list a lot. Its almost a pure Ulthwe, if you add the psykers. It gives you the option of going ulthwe later if you feel like adding a seer council.

Except for the scorps, you dont have CC hitting power though. Normally, its my experience never to send out CC folks out alone, they wont come back. Taking (how many you CAN take) wraithguard to put into a wave serpent to get real close and flank something nasty, might be a good idea. Not that WGuard hits very much at a time, but they hit hard, and they soak damage quite good. Get them, perhaps at the expense of the falcons. The wave serpents are NO LESS resilient (they have the force shield) than falcons, and can have a (twin linked even, if I remember correctly) bright lance as well...

Your strenghts in this army or course are versatility and resilience. You have a whole lotsa shot all the time, and you have the numbers to avoid breaking the entire army (as my biel tan may do from time to time). You also have some speed, and tank busting power, and numbers to resist CC assaults to an extent (not that 11 guardians will last that long in CC against CC oriented foes, like orks, will rip them apart in no time)

Good list... I would love to play against it
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i like that list! although i would make 1 minor change.
swap the bright lances on the falcons for weapons with str 6 or less, so that it can fire all its guns on the move, while still moving over 6"!
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Hmm... looks good to me.* It's very uncheesy and I like the amount of starcannons and bright lances ;D* One thing i would say is that it is extremely brittle.* The Guardians (even with the warlock) will die easily and the amount of vehicles good be dangerous against a firepower army (such as Tau.* If I were you I'd consider getting something resilient which can soak up firepower quite happily.

CoughWraithguard(Or Seer Council)Cough

Do consider being Ulthwe.* There'll be no disadvantages for you (as you only have one aspect warrior squad) and the advantages would be tremendous as your black guardians would then all get free upgrades.
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He would HAVE to take the council, which might be expensive
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True, but with the army he's got I think the advantages outweigh the disadvantages
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yup, all those black gaurdians raging accross the board in an ulthwe army would be scary. I wouldnt worry too much about the seer council, they can be kept in a falcon and if one member fortunes the whole squad once per turn then they are going to be resilient to anything thats shot at them.

You sure have a lot of starcannons and bright lances in your army, some may consider that cheesy, but a seer council with witchblades will mean some will have to be dropped to make up points and you will be more relient on black gaurdians (a good thing ;D) too support the scorps in combat, while still retaining fire power in the faclons, vypers, rangers and wraithlord - in all a very nice mix.
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We'll i've always been a fan of the massive ammounts of firepower of the war walker.
I suppose the falcon is better but you need to make a list that fits you not just something that will win.

looking at your list you look like you might enjoy aoltic sniper list.
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i like that list! although i would make 1 minor change.
swap the bright lances on the falcons for weapons with str 6 or less, so that it can fire all its guns on the move, while still moving over 6"!
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I like this list alot. It is very similar to my standard eldar list. But like Dom said and I definetely agree. Swap the bright lances on the falcons for starcannons.

By the way how many points is it?
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