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Offline mcphro

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Eldar 8th Tips and tricks
« on: November 18, 2017, 08:56:38 PM »
As you come up with first little ideas and tricks.. put them here for debate and sharing.

Idea: Own the center!
Army: Aliotoc
Notes: So it seems you can use celestial shield on guardian units (ok we know that). But what if you put a 1-2 ranger units wrapped in a circle ready for 2 deep striking units.

Unit 1:
A 20 man storm guardian squad  on the outside of the ranger bubble. They are there to stop things getting through. With celestial shield in cover(all of this is in cover), they will be resistant and force the opponent to use a lot of firepower to remove them. Why would the opponent care at this stage about them at all?

Unit 2: 3 x Dcannon Support weapons Deep strike into the center of the rangers. Now you have a unit that really cannot be ignored, will be -1 to hit, (add spirit seer within 18" to give conceal and another for Protect), and if they focus on your support weapons, you can celestial shield them as well being guardians (so I understand... or do i now need to apologize?)
Effect: A support weapon battery free now to put out 3 x D3 shots of Str 12 -4 D6 goodnees, in the center of the board, wrapped in rangers with -2 to hit wrapped in Storm guardians with -1 to hit, 4++ celestial shield (depending on their target of course).

Basically its a big distraction carnifex that if the opponent had charging land raiders etc, now has to take these guys into account. Normally support weapons only threaten the charging army who comes to get you, but this way, you can threaten the army that wants to stay back like imperial guard.

How much firepower to remove this blob (that can do things like choose to run and charge closing units to tie them up), resilient to firepower due to hard to being hit being aliotoc with celestial shield goodnees.

The guns only have to kill 220 points to make their points back. And, for opposing units like baneblades, they wont see this coming and the opposing player had better hope you cant DS within 24" of one.

In addition, I would buy a Hemlock fighter as well for the 2 more auto hit Heavy D-Sythes that add to this party as well.

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Re: Eldar 8th Tips and tricks
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2017, 09:14:29 PM »
How are you deep striking the D-Cannons?

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Re: Eldar 8th Tips and tricks
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2017, 11:21:42 PM »
It cn be done using the cloudstrike ability. It just means you cant deep strike the infantry unit. But thats ok since you can still used rangers for it

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Re: Eldar 8th Tips and tricks
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2017, 11:31:20 PM »
It cn be done using the cloudstrike ability. It just means you cant deep strike the infantry unit. But thats ok since you can still used rangers for it
Cloudstrike only works on Asuryani vehicles that can fly, and Support Weapons do not fly.  They don't meet the criteria for Webway Strike either.
« Last Edit: November 18, 2017, 11:34:08 PM by The Mattler »

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Re: Eldar 8th Tips and tricks
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2017, 03:11:56 AM »
"cry"

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Re: Eldar 8th Tips and tricks
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2017, 06:03:45 AM »
I should of seen that.  Newb error