Tau Empire Codex 2013 | Army Builder Program
Dark Angels Codex 2013
Chaos Daemons Codex 2013
Chaos Space Marines Codex 2012

Warhammer 40k Forum Tau Online

 

Warhammer 40K Forum

My friend is Eldar what should i whatch out for
Closed Thread
Old 16 Apr 2005, 04:02   #1 (permalink)
Kroot Shaper
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Aliso Viejo California (Laguna Beach)
Posts: 49
Send a message via MSN to (Your Name)
Default My friend is Eldar what should i whatch out for

My friend is Eldar what should i whatch out for
(Your Name) is offline  
Old 16 Apr 2005, 05:55   #2 (permalink)
Shas'El
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: In my secret lair plotting forum domination....hehe
Posts: 3,804
Send a message via MSN to Tau-killer
Default Re: My friend is Eldar what should i whatch out for

Do you mean generally or specific units?* If you told us what army you play it would also help.

Generally if he has a good Eldar army his main two strengths will be speed and firepower.* Eldar have great short ranged weapons and they use their speed to quickly close with the enemy.* Watch out for wave serpents.* These are the best transports in the game - they can have great twinlinked weapons, they have good armour and a powerful protective energy field, they're skimmers - so they can move very fast, and they can transport up to ten models.

Watch out also for fire dragons (especially if you play with SMurfs) - these guys are the perfect marine killers with their high strength and their very low ap and they;re also the perfect tank killers.

Beware of wraithlords - these towering monstrosities have amazingly high toughness, a great save and plenty of wounds.* They can be taken down either by sheer high strength firepower - which is a good idea as they're vertually invincible when they reach assault.

If you could tell us more - eg, what craftworld does he play and what army do you play I'm sure you could get a lot more information.

Edit: Ok, I've seen from the other boards that you play Tau. Ok, keep hammerheads and crisis suits and broadsides protected from things such as fire dragons/wraithguard. Their firepower can kill anything (including the toughest of tanks) and what's more they can more than stand up for themselves in assault against Tau anyday.

If your friend has any sense he should be using lots of fast units against you - as the Eldar cannot outshoot Tau. Watch out for deepstriking swooping hawks - they can really mess up your fire warriors and be aware of fast moving guardian jetbikes. They can outflank you and they they can also destroy lightly armoured fire warriors.
Warp spiders as well could make your life difficult - simply because they can move faster than you can. They also have a very powerful (strength wise) weapon, although the ap is non existant. However it can cause you to have to take lots of saves.
Be aware that the Tau are probably the race tham finds it the easiest to kill wraithlords. Broadsides with railguns between them are the best units from the job - but if he does have a wraithlord don't let it get to your line as once it's in assault you won't be able to stop it - Tau have virtually nothing good in assault and it's toughness is so high most units won't be able to even scratch it.
Dark Reapers and rangers could also be a problem. These guys have long ranged, powerful weapons which can destroy many from long range. he only way to deal with them is through firepower - rangers for example are very lightly armoured and can be wiped out by a small squad of firwarriors.
Hope that helps
Tau-killer
__________________
I never bluff, TK.
Tau-killer is offline  
Old 16 Apr 2005, 19:14   #3 (permalink)
Kroot Shaper
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Aliso Viejo California (Laguna Beach)
Posts: 49
Send a message via MSN to (Your Name)
Default Re: My friend is Eldar what should i whatch out for

He only has the starter kit+farseer
(Your Name) is offline  
Old 16 Apr 2005, 19:24   #4 (permalink)
Shas'Vre
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Orkney- SCOTLAND
Posts: 1,407
Default Re: My friend is Eldar what should i whatch out for

I presume you mean the battleforce, well, theres nothing really scary there but the falcon could be nasty, are you wanting to play 500/1000/1500/1850pt games and what does he plan for his army, knowledge is power, we need to know before we can help you
Master Lytaing is offline  
Old 17 Apr 2005, 18:39   #5 (permalink)
Kroot Shaper
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Aliso Viejo California (Laguna Beach)
Posts: 49
Send a message via MSN to (Your Name)
Default Re: My friend is Eldar what should i whatch out for

He has a farseer to with all the upgrades. he also wants firedragoons
(Your Name) is offline  
Old 17 Apr 2005, 22:28   #6 (permalink)
Shas'O
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: deep in your mind.... it's dark in here.
Posts: 9,342
Send a message via AIM to elflord9d Send a message via MSN to elflord9d Send a message via Yahoo to elflord9d
Default Re: My friend is Eldar what should i whatch out for

take out the fire dragons before they get close to any vehicles.

wait. dont take out the eldar. we rule!
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dra'Tuisich-Novae
Competitive, sure. Sports...
Quote:
Originally Posted by executioner
Note "3.diversion; recreation; pleasant pastime."
Its a sport...
In that case, so is sex. Therefore, pornstars and prostitutes are professional athletes.
elflord9d is offline  
Old 18 Apr 2005, 00:38   #7 (permalink)
Shas'Saal
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 103
Default Re: My friend is Eldar what should i whatch out for

I assume you mean he has a farseer, 3 bikes, a viper, a falcon, and 20 defender guardians. The guardins shouldnt be a problem b/c the firewarriors with rip them apart. The viper should also be taken down easily with FW. Use missile pod armed crisis suits or broadsides to take out the falcon. The bikes can assault you quick so take them down.
tau aun is offline  
Closed Thread

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
help for a friend........ jacktheodd The Warhammer World 5 17 Aug 2009 08:59
my friend shas,o,kain General 40K 33 26 Oct 2007 20:05
friend needs help with eldar Death-Merchant Craftworld Eldar 16 28 May 2006 02:52
what should my friend get next? Death-Merchant Space Marines 2 07 May 2005 15:49
My friend is Space marines what should i whatch out for (Your Name) Forces of Chaos 3 24 Apr 2005 06:09