My roommate had played several games with his new bugs with me and our Eldar-playing other roommate. We started an Escalation League among the three of us, and he's won 3 of his first 4 games at low points levels.
On a larger scale, with 1750 point armies, he's beaten me once and I've beaten him once or twice, IIRC, but they were good, close games that came down to the wire. I think he's lost to the Eldar the only game he's played against them.
How? Hmm. Venomthropes plus a gaunt screen for the rest of his army gives everything a 3+ cover save, which is damned annoying (less so against my cover-ignoring Noise Marines IDing his Venomthropes with Blastmasters, but...). Dual flyrant. Dakkafexes. A trygon with the plasma cannon unique relic is pretty useful. The jury is still out on Harpies and Hive Crones, though he's bought one and sometimes proxies another. I feel like tentaclids don't reliably do enough (unless you have 2 Crones firing 2 each at a Flyer), but a Vector Strike at S8 followed by a flamer template at point blank cleans up infantry nicely. The new big plasma cannon beasty--Haruspex? nah, that's the melee one. Whatever it's called--acquitted itself nobly, but I don't think he's sold on it.
What sphinx of plascrete and adamantium bashed open their skulls and ate up their brains and imagination? Imperator! Imperator!
Last edited by Mossy Toes; 03-19-14 at 02:50 AM.