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I'm starting up a new Eldar Army (well...partly revamping my old eldar army, partly getting new figs) Anyhow, the point is, I don't really know how to PLAY with what I've got as far as Eldar Forces go. Have no idea what's effective or not. I haven't played Eldar since 2nd Edition and then only a few times (when I got rolled for my lunch money).

So any assistance would be simply grand!
 

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Ive been playing them since the most recent codex release and dabbled with them before. I can tell you, you will want no other basic troops than Dire Avengers. They are now the cream of the crop and I believe besides a basic Necron Warrior, they are the best troop in the game. Take both Bladestorm and Defend with thier Exarch. Bladestorm is sick on any infantry and Defend will make them one of the best speed bumps in the game if need be. Most people do "Snakes on a Plane" as well, Fire Dragons in a Falcon have become very popular. And don't forget infiltrating Striking Scorpions. Here is my 2000 point list to give you an idea of what I use...

Autarch
Fusion Gun
Scorpion Chainsword
Spyder Warp Pack

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6 Fire Dragons
Exarch
Heavy Flamer
Crach Shot (nice to be able to reroll your wounds with a heavy flamer)

6 Howling Banshees
Exarch
Executioner
War Shout

3 X 10 Dire Avengers
Exarch
SP/Diresword
Bladestorm
Defend

12 Guardians
Scatter Laser Platform
Warlock
Conceal

10 Warp Spyders
Exarch
Powerblades
Spinnert Rifle

5 Dark Reapers
Exarch
Tempest Launcher
Crack Shot
Fast Shot

Wraithlord
Wraithsword
Brightlance
2 Flamers

Falcon
Pulse Laser
Scatter Laser
Shuriken Cannon Upgrade
Spirt Stones
Holofield

Hope that helps
 

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This is around a 1750 tourney list I've been trying to tweak:

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Maugan Ra (I normally run Eldrad, but this is for a change)

4x 10 Guardians w/ EML (one squad led by Spiritseer)
10 Dire Avengers, Exarch, Powerwpn/Shimmershield, Defend, Bladestorm

5 Fire Dragons
6 Striking Scorpions, Exarch, Scorpion's Claw (a leftover points unit, still working)

Wraithlord, Brightlance/EML
Falcon, Starcannon, Shur Cannon, HF, VE, SS
5 Dark Reapers, Exarch, Fast Shot
 

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ahhh good old dark reapers ... :) god bless the reapers
 

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This is what I went for, its basically what you get in the box sets without having to spend more money haha

Eldar Kaelor (1996pts).

Autarch Antrillien Morningchild Shuriken pistol, Plasma grenades, Haywire grenades.
Forceshield, Banshee mask, Power sword.
=83pts.

Farseer Mirehn Bielann Ghosthelm, Shuriken pistol, Singing spear, Rune armour.
Runes of witnessing, Spirit stones, Runes of warding
Doom, Guide.
=148pts.
4 Warlocks Rune armour, Shuriken pistols, Witchblades.
2xSpiritseers, 2xsinging spears.
Conceal, Destructor, Embolden, Enhance.
=168pts.

6 Striking Scorpions Shuriken pistols, Scorpion chainswords, Mandiblasters.
Plasma grenades, Exarch, Scorpions claw, Stalker.
=128pts.

6 Howling Banshees Banshee masks, Shuriken pistols, Power swords.
Exarch +12, Mrrorswords, War shout, Acrobatic.
=128pts.

10 Dire Avengers Avenger Shuriken catapult, Exarch, Power weapon
& Shimmershield, Defend.
=162pts.

10 Dire Avengers Avenger Shuriken catapult, Exarch, Power weapon
& Shimmershield, Defend.
=162pts.

10 Guardians Missile Launcher.
100pts.

10 Guardians Missile Launcher.
100pts.

5 Rangers Ranger long rifle, Shuriken pistols.
Pathfinders
=120pts

5 Rangers Ranger long rifle, Shuriken pistols.
Pathfinders
=120pts

3xWar walkers 3xBright lances, 3xShuriken cannons, spirit stones
=210pts.

Wraithlord 2xShuriken catapults, Wraithsword, Bright lance.
=140pts.

5 Dark Reapers Reaper launchers, Exarch, Fast shot, Crack shot
Eldar Missile launcher
=227pts
 

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Here's my incredibly bland 1500 point list which hasn't lost yet. Bland as it may be, it's fun to play and to play against, from what I've been told:

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Autarch - 110 points
Hawk Wings
Fusion Gun
Power Sword




ELITES
Striking Scorpions + Exarch - 165 points
Biting Blade
Shadowstrike




TROOPS

10 Dire Avengers + Exarch - 152 points
ShurCat
Bladestorm

10 Dire Avengers + Exarch - 152 points
ShurCat
Bladestorm

10 Dire Avengers + Exarch - 152 points
ShurCat
Bladestorm

Wave Serpent - 100
Twin-linked Shuriken Cannons

Wave Serpent - 100
Twin-linked Shuriken Cannons

Wave Serpent - 100
Twin-linked Shuriken Cannons

FAST
8 Warp Spiders + Exarch - 193
Exarch Deathspinner


SUPPORT

Wraithlord - 155
Brightlance
Missle Launcher


4 Dark Reapers- 140



This list has been so completely successful for a number of reasons. First, the fire output. FoF with the Serpents + Bladestorm = 32 shots * 3 sqauds = 96 shots every other turn.

Scorpions run assault/counterassault via infiltration, Spiders I've found are the best harassment unit in the game. Reapers just rip shit up, point for point, really. I've found the Reaper Exarch to be unnecessary. Four Reapers by themselves get the job done just as well and for cheaper. 49 points for a S5 AP3 Heavy 2 gun isn't that good. Same for the EML...

You'll note the apparent lack of anti-tank. A brightlance and EML, and a fusion gun. Surprise. Shuriken Cannons are S6. With a skimmer, it's easy to pull off side and rear shots. S6 per shot, three shots with rerolls to hit. It's nasty, and it's hidden. Sure, it isn't very reliable, but the fire output is alright. Any imminent threats can be dealt with by the dedicated tank busters, but anything else, like light skimmers or transports, can be dealt with by the shuriken cannons.
 

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Here is something I've been toying with...

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Autarch w/ mandiblasters & powerweapon
Striking ScorpionsX6 w Exarch - powerclaw, shadowstrike

Farseer w/ Ghosthelm, Shuriken pistol, Singing spear, Rune armour.
Runes of witnessing, Spirit stones, Runes of warding
Doom, eldritch storm
warlocks X4 two spears, two swords, Conceal, Destructor, Embolden, Enhance.

Troops
WraithguardX10 w/ spiritseer w/ spear, conceal

Dire AvengersX10 w/ exarch bladestorm, two shuriken catapults
Wave Serpent w/ TL brightlance, vectored engines, stones

Pathfinders X6

Elites
Striking Scorpions w/ Exarch, Biting Blade
Shadowstrike

Fire Dragons w/ Exarch, crackshot
Wave Serpent w/ vectored engines, stones, TL Brightlance

Fast Attack
VyperX3 brightlanceX3, cannons X3, halo fields

Heavy
Wraith Lord-Brightlance, scatterlaser, flamerX2

Dark ReaperX3 w/ Exarch tempest launcher, fast shot


Its a rounded army with heavy firepower, Scorpions run assault/counterassault, Reapers are good suppression, as are the Dire Avengers. The Wraithguard can hurt heavy armor and Dreads, Vypers are good hit and run as well as harressment. Pathfinders are good at pinning and more suppressive fire.
 

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Im new to eldar and this is the first list i have made

HQ
Autarch: , mandiblasters, scorpion chainsword , fusion gun 95
Farseer: singing spear, spirit stones, mind war, doom, eldritch war 143

Elites
9x Fire dragons: 1 Exarch: fire pike, tank hunters,crack shot 200
9x Howling Banshees: 1 exarch, mirrorswords, 182
5x Wraithguard: warlock, enhance, singing spear 218

Troops
9x Dire Avengers: 1 Exarch,power weapon shimmer shield 147
5x Rangers: 95
5x Jetbikes: 110

Fast attack
3xShining Spears 1 exarch, star lance 167

Heavy support
Wraithlord, wraithsword,bright lance 140


Total: 1497
 
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