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Discussion: Eldar / Considering Eldar
« on: July 02, 2014, 09:22:21 AM »
So I left Warhammer 40k tabletop back in the first year of 4th edition but kept up in the fluff, books, pretty much anything that wasn't models or Dawn of War.  I'm getting back into slightly against my will but remembering just how much fun it really was to play.  But, I'm still running a 3rd edition Tyranid and Space Marine army list and I think it's time to start from scratch with all the new toys that 7th edition has to offer. 

This leads me to the Eldar.  Decent Armor, specialized units that remind me of the Tyranids in that each unit fills a role on the field specifically, and flying support with a Titan-type thrown in.  Eldar always have what I considered some of the scariest guns on the field but I've never been into the whole jetbike idea as a useful unit.  So I'm just looking around, trying to figure out if I want to start something in with the Eldar.

Would I be offbase thinking of the Eldar as a run and gun army?  Something that can almost swarm forward using jetbikes and Guardians while Wraithguard in a Wave Serpent deposit S10 firepower directly into the lines of the enemy.  Swooping Hawks attacking from a flank while Dire Avengers hold objectives and Banshees and Scorpions take them from the enemy.  Am I missing obvious nuances or weaknesses thinking of the Eldar this way?  Points-wise, things are looking pretty cheap for bog-standard after going through the codex, which is a nice change from the ridiculous price of Tyranid MCs, but I would like to hear what experienced Eldar players look at when they see their army, or look for when making additions to that army.  How should I shift my way of thinking to utilize an Eldar list to its full potential?  It would take me quite a while to build up past a 750pt army, so this is more for smaller games since I do have to modernize the other two lists in my army boxes.

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40K Rules Questions / Heldrake
« on: June 25, 2014, 07:18:51 PM »
So, I'm seeing a lot of things about the Heldrake on Fritz's YouTube and I don't play Chaos but have a friend who does.  So essentially, I need to learn all of his rules because he is just starting the hobby.  But, in the Vlogs, there's talk of a Heldrake using Vector Strike?  Is that a thing in the rules?  I see it in flying MC, but not in 'Fliers'.  Am I just missing it, misunderstanding what I'm hearing about an unfamiliar unit or what.  Chaos and vehicles in general and definitely fliers, is not my forte and this prolly a stupidly obvious question.

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