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Old 08 Jun 2010, 19:47   #1 (permalink)
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ive been playing guard for a bit and want a little change. ive picked up some eldar models just to paint and love their styling. my questions are:
1: is their playing style flexible
2: how many men need to be fielded... ie. imperial guard need LOTS of men, so therefor dents the wallet a bit.

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Old 08 Jun 2010, 20:18   #2 (permalink)
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First of great to hear someone consider the Eldar.

1)
Sure they are as flexible as you want them to be. They tend to use all specialised units, so the units have their specified roles. They aren't flexible in units but among units. From special CC units to killer shooting units.

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But I think you'll be a bit disappointed by this. The Eldar cost some money like other armies. Sure you won't need as many men as with Guard but our Troop choices don't fill that many point.
Altough if you field Pathfinders/Rangers they fill up your Troops and points quite nicely.

Sorry for the short reply but this is just a fast compilation. I'm sure others will follow and give you more extensive replies.

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Old 09 Jun 2010, 00:11   #3 (permalink)
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You can go with the ever present Mechdar which would eat up points and cost a little less. Three or four tanks and that's half your army almost.
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Old 10 Jun 2010, 02:25   #4 (permalink)
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ive been playing guard for a bit and want a little change. ive picked up some eldar models just to paint and love their styling. my questions are:
1: is their playing style flexible
2: how many men need to be fielded... ie. imperial guard need LOTS of men, so therefor dents the wallet a bit.

thank you
The eldar codex is one of the most flexible. Pretty much whatever you want in a unit they got it. You usually pay points for it, but they got it. Mech eldar with seer councils is the most popular build right now, but there are plenty of builds within that.

As for units you will probably have less models than an IG army. My 2k list has 35 models and 7 tanks. It is a mech list with an expensive seer council and ICs.
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Old 10 Jun 2010, 21:51   #5 (permalink)
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If you want an army with expensive point:model ratio, go with Necrons.

20 man warrior squad with upg is 400 pts.
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Old 11 Jun 2010, 08:19   #6 (permalink)
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If you want an army with expensive point:model ratio, go with Necrons.

20 man warrior squad with upg is 400 pts.
They were inquiring about a flexible army.

As a necron player my self, I would never suggest Necrons for a flexible play style. However, you are correct in the points cost model ratio.
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Old 11 Jun 2010, 12:34   #7 (permalink)
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I always wondered what army had the easier AND feasible $/point ratio. If there were some plastic aspects Eldar could definitely be up there.

Eldar play style is flexible, but not on an individual basis. They are not flexiblelike marines where a tac squad can moderately annoy any unit in existence. Eldar prefer to have "guys for that job" flexibility, so as a whole you are flexibile enough to take on anything. This is further enhanced by a farseer (another GREAT $/point model), guiding the squad that is needed in your particular matchup, and dooming that which is most scary. This also SOMEWHAT makes a tough matchup, into something possible (Dire avengers to kill a carnifex).
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Old 12 Jun 2010, 05:57   #8 (permalink)
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I always wondered what army had the easier AND feasible $/point ratio. If there were some plastic aspects Eldar could definitely be up there.
Mech Eldar. Our tanks are not too badly priced dollar-wise for the amount of points they can eat up. And you can have small but points costly units inside. A seer council can eat up alot of points, but those metal models can get expensive.
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All we need is the plastic Wraithguard model and we'll have quite possibly THE most economical $/point unit.
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Old 22 Sep 2010, 17:32   #10 (permalink)
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Eldar are the most flexible team in 40k because you have many upgrades and weapon options.there is alot of selection when it comes to choosing the models tho!

sorry to say eldar are a little more pricey than quite a few teams.....but if you love diversity and never ending options its definately worth collecting eldar.

hope this helps even the tiniest bit!
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