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Old 11 Mar 2005, 16:47   #1 (permalink)
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I saw a similar topic on the Tyranid board which instantly made me very curious...

So why did you choose to play Eldar over all the other races? I chose Eldar because I loved their weaponry. I decided I wanted to use more civilised ways of killing than cc WARGH mess. (No offense Tyranids and Orks you simply don't suit my style of play!) I also loved the look of Eldar fluff which looked incredibly detailed and interesting.
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Old 11 Mar 2005, 18:07   #2 (permalink)
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Well I started playing eldar because of dawn of war, it was nice to play a race that didn't build squads that sit in cover with their heayweapons, then a friend told me about WH40k and it turned out I liked them even more than previously. The best thing about eldar is that you can be flexible, they're not shooty, they're not cc, they're are whatever you want them to be. And they're specialized, it makes them so much more interesting than say, space marines or necrons, not to metion they have great models.
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Because I bought a Jetbike and some gaurdians. I thought they looked cool...
I was about 10 at the time, and still did not have the rules for 40k. Bythe time I did, they were third edition: and oddly, the patch-together rules me and my brother used were somewhat similar in many ways to actual 40k.
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The finesse and fragility of them mainly.

I also like the fact that most units specialization is a double edged sword.

Still i probably started them due to GW claim that they are an army difficult to master and use well, i like a challenge.

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Old 11 Mar 2005, 19:17   #5 (permalink)
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I guess the fluff has alot to do with it...

The Eldar are very mysterious, magical and wise...and with their tragic history, makes me sympathetic to their cause...survival. And Jes Goodwin's early designs for their appearance, style of armor and weaponry really makes them stand out from most armies. And the Aspects...each with a specific role on the battlefield...Eldar have class!

Besides...I hate the dogma and almost nazi-like propaganda of the Imperium...really turned me off from Space Marines...which was my first love, way back when 40K was called Rogue Trader. I still have that venerable old Rogue Trader rulebook...

Eldar still need some tweaking though...and I'm hoping that the new codex (whenever that will come) will fix some of the really bad stats for what's supposed to be a highly advanced, ancient civilisation...

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Old 11 Mar 2005, 20:08   #6 (permalink)
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I'm hoping that the new codex (whenever that will come) will fix some of the really bad stats for what's supposed to be a highly advanced, ancient civilisation...

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lol, amen to that ;D
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Old 11 Mar 2005, 22:13   #7 (permalink)
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When I first started collecting eldar I was extremely new to 40k and just picked the race that looked the coolest.
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Old 11 Mar 2005, 22:57   #8 (permalink)
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Same way as freeman. And that's it.
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why do I play any army, because the models looked cool :P.
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Old 13 Mar 2005, 01:11   #10 (permalink)
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If your not turned off by the pointy helmets then eldar are a very appealing race at first glance.
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