Well I have to say I am excited. I received my old school Eldar battle force yesterday that I found on eBay. You know the one actually worth the retail price. 3 jet bikes, 20 guardians, a Vyper and a Falcon for $70 bucks. Not a bad deal. I also discovered that the new Dark Eldar codex is now in Army Builder. Lastly I revamped “The List” and it turned out more themed and I think harder hitting and functional. I am looking forward to testing it on Wednesday.
The units I removed really changed the feel of the list after I added their replacements. I removed the Avatar and a fire prism. I added in a squadron of Vypers and changed the weapon load out on the War Walkers. I also added in a bit of artillery in the form of Vibrocannons. I decided after loosing an objective game because my guardian squad was wiped out by drop pod delivered dreadnoughts I needed a better defense for the objective, to back up the Guardian squad holding it. I may change to Distortion cannons depending how well the Vibrocannons do. I have actually never used them before and many Eldar players don't use them let alone stationary artillery. I opted for the Vibrocannons because of their range and because of their ability to hit multiple units. They are also a pinning weapon so any chance to pin a unit is good. Distortion cannons are way more devastating, but have a much shorter range and make themselves a target quicker. Being AP 2 and always wounding on a 2+ with instant death on a 6+ always seems to make opponents nervous especially when they are small blast barrage weapons, go figure.
It really is a hard choice given the nature of most lists I may face. Deep striking drop pod lists make range irrelevant so the Distortion cannons are a better choice. Armies keeping their distance and with swarms of troops make Vibrocannons better especially since they auto glace vehicles. Neither may work and I may just stick a Night Spinner in.
I swapped out the bright lances on the war walkers for missile launchers and the bright lances on the loan wave serpent for missile launchers as well. Granted this removes my lance weapons but I still have enough anti armor in my opinion. SO the great experiment continues. I hope to get a game in with the new list tomorrow.
Later this week I will be discussing a Dark Eldar character that I plan on adding to a modified version of my Duke Sliscus list. I have been experimenting with units and character and I thought its time for a unit I never even used in the old codex, Hellions. So of course I have to talk about Baron Sathonyx. I will also go over the 1850 point version of the themed list I like to call “The Freak Show”. Haemonculi, Wracks and Grotesques oh my!
Blood Runs, Anger Rises, Death Wakes, War Calls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!