Sunday, April 5, 2009

Mechanized Eldar, v1.1

This is one of the revisions I'm contemplating for the mechanized build.

HQ
Farseer
Spirit Stones
Runes of Warding
Doom
Fortune
Jetbike
175

Seer Council
6 Warlocks
4 Destructors
1 Enhance
6 Jetbikes
325

Elites
6 Fire Dragons
96

6 Fire Dragons
96
Wave Serpent
Twin-linked bright lance
Shuriken Cannon
135

Troops
9 Dire Avengers
108
Wave Serpent
Twin-linked bright lance
Shuriken Cannon
135

9 Dire Avengers
108
Wave Serpent
Twin-linked bright lance
Shuriken CAnnon
135

8 Rangers
152

Heavy Support
Falcon
Pulse Laser
Eldar Missile Launcher
135

Fire Prism
Shuriken Cannon
125

Fire Prisom
Shuriken Cannon
125

Total: 1850

Part of the changes are due to the fact that I've got a total of 3 Wave Serpents and 3 Heavy Support tank bodies.

I'm just really noy feeling the love on Falcons so far. Their shooting is 'eh', and as a transport, well, they're inferior to a Wave Serpent. Wave Serpents have a better main gun, more capacity, and the energy field. The only time I see the Falcon do something different is when it moves 6" and cranks out 3 S8 shots at BS3. I'm just not seeing a lot of the point in a Falcon, and a Fire Prism is better at taking out infantry. In a pinch, it can try to pop tanks with it, as well.

Beyond that, changes are twofold: the Autarch is gone, and there are Rangers in lieu of a third squad of Avengers. I'm going to give v1 some more testing, but this is probably the next incarnation of mech eldar.

2 comments:

DebonaireToast said...

Added a couple extra fire dragons I see. Five melta guns not quite enough for ya? Heh.

Seriously though: the changes look pretty solid. I'm no expert on Space Elves, but I do agree that the Wave Serpent > Falcon. Especially when used as a transport for Dire Avengers The double Fire Prism will certainly give hordes a difficult time as well. (...he said from experience.)

Raptor1313 said...

Hey, we saw that 5 meltaguns doesn't always do the trick...but that's dice luck for you. Normally a melta pen should be a destroyed on 4+, and on open-top, a 3+ should've done it...but hey, sometimes Snake Eyes just come up and stare at you.

I do plan on getting more tests in, and seeing if there's a way to keep the Autarch in there. I'd like to test that out a little bit before totally scrapping him.