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Old 23 Aug 2009, 16:01   #1 (permalink)
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Default Wave serpent question (Especially forgeworld related)

Ok here goes, with my idea of the eldar equivalent of Ragnarok, I pretty much end up with a full sqaud of every aspect and their Phoenix Lord. And, as a general rules, people gives them a Wave serpent as transport, especially the fire Dragon.

So my questions are:
1) How significant a change would 1 wave serpent bring to a mostly footslugging Eldar Guardian list bring?
2) Looking at Forgeworld:
i) Regular Wave serpent of Wave Serpent type II? Or, is the conversion kit worth it?
ii) Twin-link turrets? Worth it or not??
iii) The vehicular upgrade pack, Would it be worth buying it, or It's pointless since we don't use most of those upgrades?

It's simply to see if the extra investment would be worth it or not. I know it's mostly a look factor, but I would like to know, what you think or hear about your experience with the FW additions.
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Old 23 Aug 2009, 18:46   #2 (permalink)
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Well it depends on what that one wave serpent is carrying, but probably not much.

Personally I like the normal wave serpent, and I like GWs version even better with the exception of the roof mounted twin linked turrets.

Twin linked turrets, honestly the only wave serpent bit I would buy from Forgeworld.

I wouldn't advise buying it, but that's all a matter of personal taste. I just find the Forgeworld serpent up grades tacky looking. But I do like the Twin Linked turrets better than the almost Tau looking ones GW provides.

That's just my opinion.
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Well it depends on what that one wave serpent is carrying, but probably not much.
If I where to use it, it would carry either Aspect Warriors (fire Dragon, Scorpion, avanger or Banshee) or Guardians (regular or storm)

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True, and I'm likely to have opposing opinion, but that's what i'm looking for, see how you feel about it and try to get a general feel of it.

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Old 23 Aug 2009, 19:46   #4 (permalink)
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I would definitely make it a dragon wagon. That is an aspect that should not be foot slogging.
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After some quick math, it's 22CAD cheaper to go for the ForgeWorld Wave serpent type II full kit instead of ordering the conversion kit...granted there's smoe shipping to pay, but still.

So what would be a good wepaon/wargear setup for aDragon Wagon that would also carry the Phoenix Lord?
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Old 26 Aug 2009, 23:21   #6 (permalink)
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Maybe scatter lasers to try to keep infantry away from your dragons.
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The Type II Wave Serpent is gorgeous, but it's turret is a bit... meh.

The Type I is still cool, and has a much better turret.

GW's attempt is just ugly.

I would always suggest going with Forgeworld if you can - I got a Mk IV Dreadnought, and it is a thing of beauty.
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