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Old 19 Jun 2009, 03:39   #1 (permalink)
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Default Lots of help needed!

ok, currently heres how my eldar army stands:

1 farseer with singing spear.
2 squads of 10 dire avengers, exarches have power weapon/shimmershield combo.
1 wave serpent with shuricannon. no main weapons are glued on so i can use what i want.

its a good base, but as you can tell im lacking a big powerhouse that can hold its own. right now i have $95 that im planning to spend for my eldar, im looking for more of a mechanized assault army but since i dont really want to use jetbikes or fire prisms so i dont think it will hold up pretty well. But after some thought, i came up with these options:
  • Wraithlord and fire dragons(ill most likely go dragon wagon)
  • Wraithlord, scorpions and karandras
  • scorpions, karandras and banshees
  • avatar, scorpions and karandras
  • war walkers
  • dark reapers, scorpions and karandras

And now, here come the questions:
what are the key differences on how the avatar and wraithlord perform in combat? what would be the best way to prevent wraithsight from getting to a wraithlord without having to keep my farseer right next to him or having to buy an entire warlock squad? are monstrous creatures relentless?(i dont have my rulebook) what does stealth do? what advantages do harlquins have over scorpions or banshees? after looking at the codex, it looks like you can give a scorpion exarch a claw and a biting blade, but is that really legal?

i could really appreciate some help here.
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Old 20 Jun 2009, 12:35   #2 (permalink)
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I would personally not go for Karandras. I wouldn't choose the dark reapers either as you are going mechanized. I definately would have a unit of scorpions to tie up dangerous shooty units and I would take a dragon wagon. my current eldar army isn't that mechanized, but I still always make use of flat out with my 10 dire avengers + eldrad in a wave serpant and 6 fire dragons (+exarch) in a dragon wagon. Also, if your going to have a fair few tanks in your army, a farseer on a jetbike with mind war and fortune (in a unit of jetbikes or shining spears). They work wonders against my friends devastators: I speed up, mind war the most deadly to my tanks, then jump away into cover in the assault phase, futher maXing out on cover via fortune. It's always worked wonders for me.

In the end, it's your choice, but I hope I helped you on your quest for a great eldar army...

Cheers, scar.
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Old 21 Jun 2009, 21:14   #3 (permalink)
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yea, thanks a lot! since i'm going up against a lot of marines and crons, ive decided to go with reapers, dragons, and banshees. ill probably be playing my new stuff Monday so ill most likely post a battle report sometime.
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Against Blood Angels: L0, T0, W0
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Old 21 Jun 2009, 21:18   #4 (permalink)
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yea, thanks a lot! since i'm going up against a lot of marines and crons, ive decided to go with reapers, dragons, and banshees. ill probably be playing my new stuff Monday so ill most likely post a battle report sometime.
Reapers are absoloutly savage against anything with a 3+ save especially! Yeah, I wouldn't go for scorpions then as they're meant for against hordes, but remember to keep you banshees' enemies dooomed.
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