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Eldar help for a friend's sake...

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Hi again

Having fought my friend's Eldar again recently, along with his small and illegal Tau army, I have decided to come here to beg for help. I have a ratio against him of W: Uncountable over 4 years D:1 L:0. His army consists of (as I said somewhere in another thread):
Farseer+ 3 Warlocks. Usually run with Eldritch Storm, Mind War and Destructors.
Maugan Ra
3 Dark Reaper to go with Maugan
28 Guardians with 2 Heavy Weapon platforms, one a Starcannon, the other unbuilt so I have no idea what it may be. They are run in three squads.
4 Swooping Hawks inc. Exarch
9 Warp Spiders inc. Exarch
4 Fire Dragons, no Exarch
2 Falcons/ Wave Serpents, it change every game.
2 War Walkers
Wraithlord w/Wraithsword, Missile Launcher, Brightlance, Shuriken Catapults
2 Guardian Jetbikes
10 Dire Avengers with 2 Exarchs, will probably be run in one squad.
3 Rangers
allied with:
1 Krootox
Battlesuit Commander with Burst Cannon, Flamer and Missile Pods
12 Fire Warriors, in two teams. 2 have Carbines, the others have Rifles.
3 Stealthsuits with 2 Burst Cannons and one Fusion Blaster
Devilfish, unbuilt so I don't know about upgrades.

It's an illegal list, I know. The question is: What does he drop, add and do tactically? I suggested more Jetbikes, drop the Hawks, Reapers, PL and Drags for 10 Banshees in a Wave Serpent, give the Farseer Fortune and Doom, and put the Warlocks in the Guardian squads. Tactically, I've told him to keep the Farseer back, out of CC.

I think he has what I call 'Dawn of Waritis', which is when someone believes the computer games relate to the tabletop. As such, he sends the Farseer into melee needlessly, thinking that she is an excellent CC opponent, attacking a mob of 30 Orks with the Warp Spiders then assaulting, not realising that they are in the middle of my army. He has never made an Army List, which is why mine is so vague.

I really need some help!

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Thanks Sethis for the great post, +rep. Thwe War Walkers have 2 Eldar Missile Launchers, 1 Scatter Laser and a Starcannon


EDIT: Oh, yeah, he has a copy of the Eldar codex but not Tau yet. His argument for having so many Guardians is that he got one squad to start off the army with, and two from battleforces. I'll tell him to try and sell 'em off. Good tip.
I'm glad someone mentioned eBay, that's how he got all the Aspect Warriors. I've said "Get a blister pack or box of each Aspect Warrior Squad you have, or drop 'em". The Guardians perform terribly in games, I'm sure they're good as objective holders, but he uses them as a close assault unit.

VS. Necrons: Gets within 12" and gets a single round of shooting in, which does almost nothing (3+ save and then WBB). Necrons rapid fire back, kill most of the unit.

VS. Orks: Gets within 12", kills a few which hen combined with Mr. Maugan kills around 10. The remaining 20 Orks charge, turn Guardians into a bloody paste. Maugan Ra has been so occupied shooting Boyz that he has ignored Snikrot rapidly scaling the building he is standing on. A few stabs of Mork's Teeth later and bye-bye PL. Target Priority, people!

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