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I JUST GOT SMASHED BY ELDAR
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Old 04 Mar 2005, 00:57   #1 (permalink)
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Just want to let everyone know to keep an eye out for eldar missle launchers. They absolutley mauled me with xxxxx or xxxxx their versatility against tau is maximised. especially when you have a reaper exarch with crack shot (No Cover saves). I also lost an entire FW squad to the exarch because he had fast shot as well and that was two plasma missles at the one squad.

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Old 04 Mar 2005, 01:03   #2 (permalink)
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yes, quite deadly arent they? too bad they only have a 4+ save and the exarch is 3+, hello fireknife team? or even a sub round will be traumatic, 2+ to tound and no save? hell yeah .

its all about the right weapon for the right job, they have theirs, we have orus, good thing is we can get a lot more than they can
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Old 04 Mar 2005, 01:12   #3 (permalink)
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The only problem is that Dark Reapers are one of the few Eldar units that can out-range most Tau weapons.

Still the Sub-Munitin as Dizzy said will deal with them, providing the Exarch hasn't destroyed the hammerhead, at least when you do kill the reapers you know it has been worth the effort due to how many points they cost. They normally com ein at around 250pts for a 5 man squad.
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Eldar are a good army to deny line of sight too.

Twin-linked missile pods are my weapon of choice against those pesky Eldar. Eldar like catching 18 pod hits every turn.
And markerlights are actually useful... Conceal? Where? Oops! It's gone! *pie plate*

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All funny business aside, can you tell us more? Like what were the two lists like? Mission? Terrain, etc?
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I'd also like to hear about the lists.

that and point out that nothing out ranges the HH (well almost nothing ), and if I'm going to put my MBT infront of a reaper exarch then he is going to die .

also crisis popping up give reapers a real headache.
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In my experience Crisis suits are the prime target for Reapers, especially as with most boards the Reapers can reach almost any part of the board (4X4,6X4). Reaper missile launchers shred through crisis suits with ease and this really racks up the points for the Eldar.

Still... Yes the hammerhead is very suited at taking them down, But on most boards it would have to risk a volley from the exarch (well if the eldar went first), something which you wouldn't have to risk if your opponent had no Reapers and only BL's to take down armour.
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I find crisis never get exposed to reaper fire as I'm a big fan of pop-up, and I habitually hide all my tanks behind terrain, and if there isnt enough terrain behind other tanks to force priority.
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Pop-Up?

There is very little way to avoid Reaper fire with suits on a 4X4 board unless there is a huge amount of very deep(as in 3"Radius) terrain.

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6" out of terrain, 6" back in. = pop-up

and w/ 25% requirement read the terrain thread for an explanation on how much terrain there is.
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I did have a hard time with reapers in one game...but i was able to use the terrain against my appoint and beat him still...
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