Thursday, April 23, 2015
So I've digested the new codex and have put a list together that I think should be fun to play. I'm not giving up on my Iyanden army that I was working on before the drastic changes. That means the Wraithknight and Wraithguard stay around with all their D glory. If it turns out these units are over the top then I'll revisit the list. Anyway, going with the defender guardian host and wraith host as a template. While the use of these formations really limits the scope of choice when designing a list, it amounts to an army that I was well on the way to building prior to the changes. At bare min the guardian host costs 500 points. As I've kitted out my wraith models the detachment will come in at 960 points. My goal is to play at 1500 points while I get back to painting my army. I have a consistent painting strategy that will get the army into table top condition.
The break down of units are as follows:
Guardian Battle Host:
Farseer - Spirit Stone
3 x 10 Defender Guardian squads - EML upgrades
1 Viper - EML
1 Walker - Scatter Lasers, Ghost Walk
1 Weapon of Vaul - shadow weaver
Total Points - 540
5 Wraith Blades - axes
2 x 5 Wraithguard - D guns
Wraithlord - sword
Wraith Knight - 2 D-guns (though thinking of the sword instead)
Total Points - 960
What I like about the list is that I keep my theme. Bar the new gargantuan critter in the list I do not think it is anywhere near over the top. EML's in guardian units for free and the 15 point EML for the viper give me a nice little anti-air option that I struggled with before in my old army. With the new guaranteed 6" battle focus rule that all models get now I feel like the army will be a lot of fun on the table top with the reliable movement options. The guardians and wraithguard now have a solid 24" threat range. Its been a while since I last played so at the end of the day I have no idea how it will perform, but my local meta is filled with a bunch of good fellas to game with.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Just finished reading new codex. Big changes. Some initial thoughs in point form from my phone:
-cheaper points accross the board as seen with free aspect and exarch powers. Free skyfire for all eldar eml's. Banshee's reduced in points. Crimson hunter, viper, wave serpent, night spinner, reduction in points. Scatter lasers reduced by 5 points accross the board (no laser lock).
-exarch's and aspects look like a lot of fun to play.
-the bonus for taking a guardian host and formations is amazing for wraithguard. All models in the army have guaranteed 6"run move. Wraithguard get battle focus to boot as part of there formation. Guardians with this rule have an effective 24 inch threat range.
-jet bikes are all sorts of cool. Might be better to go down that road instead of guardian defenders.
-I will not feal guilty for running my iyanden army! Lol. But I just need to pick up 2 boxes of guardians and ive got my battle host and wraith army covered.
-but before I spend money on new models I will be playing a couple of games with a standard foc chart.
-I love the new plastic models! Lots of more options for me to grow my all plastic army.
-was in a malaise with the hobby after BA release. I'm all fired up again.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Not going to lie. I really want to play Eldar...
-- Edit --
I'm thinking off the top of my head the following list:
2 Iyanden Spirit Seers (shadow council).
Troops (objective secured):
3 x 5 Wraithguard units (one a wraithblade unit for comp), wave serpent, sl, sc.
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Final list I think. Trying to squeeze as much shooting into list mindful of the highlander comp.
10 Man Tac Squad - melta gun, combimelta, missle launcher, razorback, assault cannon
10 Man Tac Squad - melta gun, combimelta, heavy flamer, rhino
9 Death Company - power fist, (edit - jump packs)
Bike Squad - 2 gravguns, combigrav
5 Assault Marines - 2 melta guns, combimelta, drop pod
Baal Pred - assault cannon, heavy bolters
Pred - las cannons, fast
Total points 1250
Gives me mobility. As well as lots of special and heavy weapons. List also has a nice close combat punch.
Monday, January 5, 2015
Sunday, January 4, 2015
New highlander list nearly built. Love the new tac squads. I'm going to rebase whole army when 32 mil bases become available. Very fast hard hitting army. Looking forward to starting the tourny. I think my first match will be against necrons.
Sunday, December 21, 2014
After reading exterminatus I want to try out the following list.
Lord of war:
-9 death company - 2 power swords, powerfist.
-Death company dread - claws.
-5 man tac squad - heavy flamer, rhino.
-3 x 5 assault squad - rhino, 2 melta guns.
-2 Baal preds.
Total points: 1500
Probably not as good as detachment out of main codex. But it's cool and I have the models for it. Two rolls on flesh tearer warlord trait and a small chance for my models to have rage. Also can take one troop and up to six assault choices. I belive I still get furious charge as well but I know I loose +1 initiative.
If the army plays ok I might just keep it as my core and add to it. Extra units would likely be taken from fast attack to take advantage of the detachment. Perhaps a bike squad or some heavy flamer landspeaders. I should take at least one assault squad in a drop pod.
Yet to have time for a game but I can finish up painting this army. Should not take too long. Base death company and storm raven models. Add weapon bits and finish painting infantry.