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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
Here is a List I'm thinking of bringing to a friendly game. 3500pts Eldar and Marines vs Tyranids.

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Farseer skyrunner with spiritstone of Anath'lan

Farseer with spear

Troops
15 guardians with EML and warlock with Spear

6 Windriders and warlock skyrunner with spear

3 Windriders with three shincannons

Heavy

2 Fire Prisms with Spiritstones

Formation Detatchment
Aspect Host +1BS

10 Dire Avengers exarch with shimmershield and PW
Wave Serpent with TL EML, shincannon and Holo-Field

10 Dire Avengers exarch with Diresword
Wave Serpent with TL Starcannon, shincannon and Holo-Field

5 Dark reapers with Starshot Missles, exarch with EML

1750 pts
@Meldon post a list of the remaining 1750pts that complements this list. Lets stop this tendril in it's track!
 

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You want me to plan things now..? I thought you knew I dont do that ;)
I will look into things and se what space mariny goodness I can bring against the bugs.. :)
 

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Damn isn't maugan ra a costly bastard... i'd drop a 15 guardians and take something more fancy, like warp spiders or maybe (for fluff reason) sriking scorpions
 

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What do people think is the better options against nids? Maugen Ra or the Avatar? Equal points but one CC monster or a shooty monster? A third option would be a second farseer to give a better chance at Eldritch Storm at 4 WC, which I think would be a treat in this game. That would give some more points to random upgrades or a small seercouncil. @Sethis @neferhet @Meldon
 

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I can't see why you would go toe-to-toe with tyranids in melee. Maugan will help you a lot.
A lone avatar in melee (basically unsupported, becuse you have nothing that can really help him in melee) can be tarpitted by 30 gants or exploded by a couple of zoantropes... also, you will be able to reach melee in turn 2 at the very best. Maugan can be protected by other shooters around him to give ablative wounds and will start reaping from turn 1.
 

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I have edited the list since I'm taking the Spiritstone of Anath'lan (-1 WC cost when manifesting a psychic power). I had to cut down on Guardians but could give their warlock a spear aswell. @Meldon

Now since we are on the same side, will you bring any Libby with you or will I have all our warp charges?
 

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I'm learning towards trading Maugen Ra for a second Farseer, to max my chances on getting Eldritch Storm. I would also afford two more guardians, starshot(Krak)missles on my reapers and spiritstones for all tanks. What do you think?
 

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Imo no.... i would and this is my opinion here add in some vauls batteries for the lols with 1 battery of d cannons to follow up hits from vibro cannons but then thats me & i would have included some swooping hawks at least 6 for the huge pie plate lols b4 sky leaping to repeat
 

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Thanks for the reply @the_barwn but I don't have the models, my two options are what I have? And why would you take Vibrocannons against a horde army? Even D-cannons? Think Shadowweavers would work better if anything. Yeah yeah strength D but no, against Deathwing, anyday but not bugs.
 

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I would take both because the vibro cannons pin the troops & then the d cannons are pie plates but then thinking about it eml are the right choice but maybe a few brightlances thrown in here & there but i wouldn't take holo fields on troop transports. Do you have any war walkers? If so maybe bl & eml on them
 

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No WarWalkers. BL? Against Nids? I need lots of shots and lots of templates/blasts. D-cannons could work against nids but I would rather take Weavers because the range and alot cheeper. Cannons would be better against the big bugs but blast are better vs large groups instead of single powerful models. Have EML/Starcannons/PulsLaders/ShuriCannons/Scatterlaser/and everything with bladestorm for that. Once again, I have what I have and the two options I have presented are what I can muster. I lean more and more against trading Mr Ra for another farseer
 

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Yes I can see the pro's for dropping mr Ra for more psionincs but do you have any of the other Phoenix Lords?
Jain Zar or Karandras would also be useful as a big bug killer.
Hmm, have you also thought about Warlocks to bolster the guardian units as well?
 
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