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So until next week, this is all theoretical, but with the release of the new Eldar Codex, the Crimson Death Formation comes out for everyone to use.

To start, the Crimson Hunter It's a fairly stock light flier hull: AV10, 3HP. They have Vector Dancer, and a fun little rule that lets them reroll armor pen against fliers. Standard weapons are two bright Lances (which means glancing Land Raiders on a 4) and a pulse laser. Strong armaments for everything from TEQs to heavy armor or MCs. One CH per detachment can upgrade to an Exarch, getting BS5, an option for Starcannons over Lances, and precision firing on 5+.

Now enter the Crimson Death Formation. For 420 points you get THREE of those, plus special formation rules. 4++ cover, rerollable jink saves, AND Preferred Enemy: Fliers.

So we have kind of an alien take on the Stormwing Formation. The Imperial formation is a little bit more tank-hunter based, since the Raven gets Strafing Run, but I think this might be an amazing option for some armies that either a) need some heavy weapons (I'm looking at you, Grey Knights), or b) have lousy anti air options (coughDarkAngelscough). I'd even consider it for Tau, not that they lack anit-air, but they lack a really strong flier.

Thoughts?
 

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Except that you can't JUST take 2 Riptides. You have to take 2 HQs and 2 Troops to get 2 Allied Detachments. Or 1 HQ and 2 Troops for a CAD with 3 open Elite slots.
 

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Yes, actually, I am one of those 'elitists' who feels that unbound is cheating. There are Formations, there are Detachments, Force Orgs, Decurions, Warhosts...

Why the hell would I even bother making a post about a Formation if I wanted Unbound as a response.


Nice try editing before I saw it though.
 
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