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Forum: Eldar Army Lists   10-30-13, 02:16 PM
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Posted By ew_holmes
Yeah, I would have to agree that the Wave...

Yeah, I would have to agree that the Wave serpents could definitely use holofields over Shuriken Cannons.

Remove the 2 cannons from the Fire Prisms, and toss Holofields onto all 4 of the serpents,...
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   10-28-13, 02:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,194
Posted By ew_holmes
I would suggest (many may disagree with me here)...

I would suggest (many may disagree with me here) replacing the Guardians with Shuriken Cannon with a basic unit of Dire Avengers.

Here is my reasoning:
- 24" cannon still keeps Guardians out of...
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   10-28-13, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,361
Posted By ew_holmes
Similar. This is what I'd do if Divination is...

Similar. This is what I'd do if Divination is what you're wanting primarily:

Roll 1: Divination - keep foreboding/forewarning/any other spell that you want. Take primaris Prescience if you get...
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   10-25-13, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,361
Posted By ew_holmes
I've got to agree with Styro-J on this - not sure...

I've got to agree with Styro-J on this - not sure what spells you had in mind in Fate, but nothing IMO really out-damages Divination/Fate.

Forewarning, Prescience, Guide, Fortune, Doom will all...
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   10-23-13, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 693
Posted By ew_holmes
Very very strong anti-tank/flier. The only...

Very very strong anti-tank/flier. The only problem I have with this unit, is that it's 40pts per model and they are only T3 3+. VERY easy for a 200 pts unit to die from one turn of shooter, or a well...
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   10-23-13, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By ew_holmes
I agree with almost everything said above. ...

I agree with almost everything said above.

Replacing the Wraithseer with a Aegis Defense line will give you some anti-air.

With the rest of the points, get Fast shot for sure, and I suggest...
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   10-18-13, 04:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 997
Posted By ew_holmes
Generally heavy tanks like LandRaiders are taken...

Generally heavy tanks like LandRaiders are taken to store scary Terminators (or likewise) units. You generally want to tank to die as far away from your squishy Eldar as possible.
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   10-18-13, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,727
Posted By ew_holmes
Great points Rage. IG is STILL one of the most...

Great points Rage. IG is STILL one of the most competitive armies right now (at least in my circle), a mech IG list with 6 chimeras and 7 artillery tanks ruined the last tournament for our most...
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   10-15-13, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By ew_holmes
FoC looks wonky - 7 Fast Attack to my eye, unless...

FoC looks wonky - 7 Fast Attack to my eye, unless the Vypers are grouped up?

Not sure what to spend the 35 on.. another Shining spear maybe?
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   10-11-13, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By ew_holmes
Competitive could work great if you get first...

Competitive could work great if you get first turn, but my feeling is Iyanden lists (heavy wraith) will just not perform as well as Saim Hann, Serpent spam, etc. simply because of the lack of bodies...
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   10-11-13, 05:32 PM
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Posted By ew_holmes
I have to agree with irish, I'm not a fan on...

I have to agree with irish, I'm not a fan on single AV10 models hanging out alone :P esp if I dont get first turn.

You could run 2 in a squad, perhaps the BLs since they will be farther from the...
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   10-11-13, 02:07 PM
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Posted By ew_holmes
Awesome list! Even though the fusion gun may...

Awesome list!

Even though the fusion gun may not be NEEDED, I still suggest it. Reaper Launcher targets infantry from long range, where the unit will be trying to close the gap ASAP. It'll save...
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   10-11-13, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By ew_holmes
Yes, grav will suck, and so will poison. But...

Yes, grav will suck, and so will poison.

But you can deploy smartly vs poison (D.Eldar have very few intercept, just deep strike the Wraithknights in). Also, your wave serpents will make quick...
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   10-10-13, 06:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,673
Posted By ew_holmes
Perhaps not. Though if you are running the...

Perhaps not. Though if you are running the revised list with the Nightspinner, it can be way in the back corner, or behind a building out of LoS :).
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   10-10-13, 02:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,673
Posted By ew_holmes
Interesting indeed. may want to check the rules...

Interesting indeed. may want to check the rules for the Landing pad. It makes no mention of giving a 4+ cover save in it's own entry, but if it's a general fortifications rule, I don't see why not.
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Forum: Eldar Army Lists   10-10-13, 02:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By ew_holmes
I'd say drop one of the guardian units, replace...

I'd say drop one of the guardian units, replace with a Warlock with spear(optional) that can conceal the other guardian unit. That saves you... 70pts? See below for usage. Also, 10 Dire avengers may...
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   10-09-13, 05:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,673
Posted By ew_holmes
You'd have to remove the Autarch and the foot DA...

You'd have to remove the Autarch and the foot DA unit to fit the jetbike Farseer with Mantle. May be worth it for a couple key template landings, and you DO have 3 crimsons, so even if 1 doesn't come...
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   10-09-13, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By ew_holmes
Not a bad list at all. 4 troop, 4 mech, and 3...

Not a bad list at all. 4 troop, 4 mech, and 3 weapon teams, which are T7, therefore requiring some of their anti-tank weapons to fire on them. I like it. Running D-cannons on the battery?

Also, I...
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   10-09-13, 02:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,673
Posted By ew_holmes
I run my Farseer solo on a bike. Mantle of the...

I run my Farseer solo on a bike. Mantle of the laughing god = broken. 2+ rerollable cover save, 3+ armor save, 4+ invul save? Yes please!

Pretty hard to kill, and if you keep him in the back field...
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   10-09-13, 02:06 PM
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Posted By ew_holmes
The Dire Avenger exarch is completely...

The Dire Avenger exarch is completely unnecessary. 2 shots hitting on 2+ instead of 3+ is not worth the 10 points.

Warlocks are always good, since the primaris power is amazing for them! Conceal...
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   10-08-13, 02:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,673
Posted By ew_holmes
Great idea, Jayromandell. Either way, keep them...

Great idea, Jayromandell. Either way, keep them in reserves! Also, even on a unit of 3 bikes, a cannon makes them an actual useful unit. I had 3x3 with cannons last tournament, and they killed at...
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   10-07-13, 09:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,663
Posted By ew_holmes
That seems to be true. An explode does not seem...

That seems to be true. An explode does not seem to cause a disembark of any kind. They take pinning in either case, but RAW it appears they are allowed to charge after an Explodes result.
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   10-07-13, 08:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,663
Posted By ew_holmes
Again rules glazing. "... cannot declare a charge...

Again rules glazing. "... cannot declare a charge in their subsequent Assault phase." Meaning the unit's, meaning the player's.

Can't get around it. You're running the length of the board, or...
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   10-07-13, 07:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,663
Posted By ew_holmes
You're really glazing over the rules here. All...

You're really glazing over the rules here. All page 80 says is the make a normal disembarkation, which is explained on 79. One of the restrictions of a disembarkation is that you cannot assault in...
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   10-07-13, 02:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,673
Posted By ew_holmes
I actually think this is a super strong list....

I actually think this is a super strong list. Because of the triple Crimson (you're a hero, and must have a big wallet!), you won't have ANY issues with anti-tank after turn 2. You can then use the...
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   10-07-13, 02:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,663
Posted By ew_holmes
Hey Darklove, even emergency disembarks (from a...

Hey Darklove, even emergency disembarks (from a vehicle explode/wreck) count as disembarking the following turn I believe. So the unit of Wraithguard cannot charge the following turn. They can...
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   10-04-13, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,194
Posted By ew_holmes
Drop the rangers - look good on paper, but...

Drop the rangers - look good on paper, but they're statistically 2 wounds a turn. Not worth it!

With those points, give your 4 Wave Serpents holofields, and split the jetbikes into 2x3 with a...
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   10-04-13, 02:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,663
Posted By ew_holmes
From my experience, Rangers are pretty much...

From my experience, Rangers are pretty much awful. You'd be better off running a unit or jetbikes for capturing/contesting objectives.

Also, EML's are now (IMHO) the worst selection for Eldar....
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   10-04-13, 01:50 PM
Replies: 28
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Posted By ew_holmes
IMO, make a 5th unit of dire avengers. do 4x5,...

IMO, make a 5th unit of dire avengers. do 4x5, and 1x7. Have the unit of 7 in reserve, and come on for late game objectives. Foot slogging makes them vulnerable, but if you can keep them off the...
Forum: 40k Tactics   10-03-13, 07:37 PM
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Posted By ew_holmes
First, should this be moved into the Eldar...

First, should this be moved into the Eldar tactics thread?

I always take them, as priority OVER chin cannons. There may be lots of weapons that ignore cover, and others that ignore cover (the...
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   10-03-13, 06:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,673
Posted By ew_holmes
Double TL on Fire Prisms isn't terrible. But...

Double TL on Fire Prisms isn't terrible. But he'll have to be outside a wave serpent to benefit from him. Maybe an Autarch isn't bad after all.
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   10-03-13, 02:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,673
Posted By ew_holmes
First of all, nasty! It'll be a strong list for...

First of all, nasty! It'll be a strong list for sure, just play somewhat conservatively with the wave serpents. 4 very easy to kill troops will be your downfall.

Secondly, What's your main goal...
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   10-02-13, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By ew_holmes
I'd keep the spirit seer. I ran one this past...

I'd keep the spirit seer. I ran one this past weekend in a unit of Scytheguard, and Wraithguard the next game. 2+ armor wraithguard with conceal is AMAZING. So was Quickened Scytheguard. Just saying!...
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   10-02-13, 02:08 PM
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Posted By ew_holmes
I actually LOVE this list composition. But I tend...

I actually LOVE this list composition. But I tend to agree you heavily lack in troops. In the tournament I just went to, I had the same 2 troops you have, but then 3x3 jetbikes with cannons (did...
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   10-02-13, 01:58 PM
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Posted By ew_holmes
6th has been harsh to combat squads. I haven't...

6th has been harsh to combat squads. I haven't run any myself since, as our transports not being assault has really ruined their chance of making it into combat. Scorpions may work still, but I'd...
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   10-01-13, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By ew_holmes
I'd make your troop be 5x6 jetbikes with 2...

I'd make your troop be 5x6 jetbikes with 2 cannons per unit. Remove a couple shining spears, the second Crimson Exarch upgrade, the Nightspinner upgrades, and the Warp Spider Exarchs. All of those...
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   09-26-13, 06:48 PM
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Views: 394
Posted By ew_holmes
Good point. I'll have to play test that tomorrow....

Good point. I'll have to play test that tomorrow. My thought is the range may benefit more than the slightly better anti-infantry power. The rest of my list is pretty much inside tanks, so they would...
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   09-26-13, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By ew_holmes
1850 Semi-Mechdar

Hey all, yet another revision to my list for this weekends tournament.

HQ
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Farseer - jetbike, spear, mantle of the laughing god, spirit stone of Anath'lan- 175
Spiritseer - 70

Toop...
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   09-26-13, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By ew_holmes
I'd say the obvious cut would be the Dire Avenger...

I'd say the obvious cut would be the Dire Avenger Exarch. He really adds nothing to the unit, except +1BS for his on shots - save the points.
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   09-25-13, 02:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,194
Posted By ew_holmes
That's not a terrible idea, but I would assume...

That's not a terrible idea, but I would assume the Exarch would be firing the Lascannon during the Intercept phase, which means he can fire his normal weapon during the shooting phase.
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   09-24-13, 02:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,194
Posted By ew_holmes
Partybear raises an interesting point... The...

Partybear raises an interesting point... The Avatar is also BS10, so he has built-in guide, which is great since the Lascannon is not twin-linked... However against heavy-air armies, use the Dark...
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   09-23-13, 02:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,194
Posted By ew_holmes
I would counter Omoroule's suggestions for...

I would counter Omoroule's suggestions for Guardians with this - Keep them all in, but switch to Brightlances. The S6 AP2 shots are not needed in your list. Fire Prisms will act better as AoE...
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   09-19-13, 01:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,568
Posted By ew_holmes
I would actually say the Farseer is NOT very...

I would actually say the Farseer is NOT very vulnerable at all. Sure, ignore his 2+ rerollable cover. He has a 3+ save and T4.

Oh, you used an Incenerator, (one of the few weapons that is both...
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   09-18-13, 06:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,568
Posted By ew_holmes
Aren't Hawk guns S3? I would always take Warp...

Aren't Hawk guns S3? I would always take Warp Spiders. Personal preference, but I don't see any advantage to Hawks other than better anti-horde (which I never face), and AV13+.

Plus, if you're...
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   09-18-13, 02:06 PM
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Views: 407
Posted By ew_holmes
I'd recommend rocking dual BLs on all the...

I'd recommend rocking dual BLs on all the Wraithlords, and giving your Waveserpents Scatter lasers. Serpents benefit way more from TL (the other 5-10 shots they get). It also gives more firepower...
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   09-18-13, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,390
Posted By ew_holmes
Depending on how your Wraithknights are geared,...

Depending on how your Wraithknights are geared, this may be VERY strong, against anything except poison, and poison armies. Suncannons will solve your anti-infantry problems. is EVERYTHING bare? A...
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   09-10-13, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By ew_holmes
MotLG is great for running a farseer and keeping...

MotLG is great for running a farseer and keeping him separate from your other units. A jetbike unit with him inside will get focused.. This allows you to keep him back-field, and giving him...
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   09-10-13, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By ew_holmes
I'd say they are worth it. They'll make you live...

I'd say they are worth it. They'll make you live PROBABLY an extra turn, which is likely more useful than an extra 3 shots. Especially since your tanks are carrying storm guardians (charging forward...
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   09-09-13, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By ew_holmes
Warwalkers should have scatter lasers... ...

Warwalkers should have scatter lasers...

What's this about 2 SL on a wave serpent? you mean TL? I'd give the serpents holofields over cannons. that'll soak up your 10 pts.
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   09-09-13, 06:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,568
Posted By ew_holmes
I think the Avatar will be awesome. The only...

I think the Avatar will be awesome. The only issue with your list is you don't have a lot of targets for anti-tank. He's going to get pummelled with all the las/missles/etc they have, and will...
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