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« on: October 13, 2013, 05:19:39 PM »
I thought this thread would fit in here.
I recently aquired 20 jet packed corsairs, 2 w fusion guns, 2 w flamers, 2 w shuriken cannon and 2 w eldar missile launchers, as well as a converted prince and a converted retinue.

Now, there are a few units that have changed and the corsair BS increase is a moot point because of the changes to the new eldar codex. I was hoping to use them in an ally form and was wondering what, if any, are the best configurations for the units. So far I'm leaning towards a 10 man unit with dual eldar missile launchers with the jetpacks. Jump shoot jump missile launchers with 8 abalative wounds for 145pts.

Or, a suicide flamer unit. 10 with 2 flamers for some seek enemies in cover action - 125pts

Anyhow.
Thoughts?
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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2013, 05:57:38 PM »
I'm soooooo glad we're talking about corsairs! ;D
I have 2 squads in venoms, one anti-tank and one anti-infantry. I gave the anti-tank unit a rocket launcher and a Melta and the anti-infantry a shuriken cannon and flamer. Worked fine for me!
If you are going to take them in squads of 10 you could get one of each weapons or get them specialised like I do. It might get expensive though! ;D
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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2013, 06:52:10 PM »
I like the idea of the first squad because Jet Pack Infantry are Relentless (I think?). Corsairs are rather cool, but I don't really have any experience using them. I think Ghost's suggestions are pretty good though.. it's what I would do^^.

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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2013, 07:13:26 PM »
I like the idea of the first squad because Jet Pack Infantry are Relentless (I think?). Corsairs are rather cool, but I don't really have any experience using them. I think Ghost's suggestions are pretty good though.. it's what I would do^^.

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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2013, 09:32:20 PM »
Darn you guys I really want to buy some of these things now, the models on forgeworld are awesome.

I coincidentally want to buy an eldar bike army, like I had in 5th.


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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2013, 10:16:42 PM »
Cool! We just got made into a subforum. Awesome. As for the Corsair prince I am loving the tactical bomb that he can be! The cool night fight missile would work great when allied with some dark eldar.
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« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2013, 10:55:59 PM »
Ohh how exciting!! I have always liked the Corsair models and I agree the Prince has nice synergy with Dark Eldar! I have always liked Storm Guardians too but i'm not sure Blade Sworn or Voidstorm Squads would do much better than they do on the table.

Do you guys think you could run pure Corsair list?
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« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2013, 09:12:21 AM »
I doubt a full corsair list would be viable because it takes old point values into account. A lot of the models and point costs took into account the added bonus of BS4 and now that the eldar army has that as a standard the extra points you pay are a moot point. In short, corsairs pay extra on top of the regular cost... There are a few things that are on point tho, the corsair units, the venoms and the prince. So I would always use them as an ally until IA11 gets a re-do and the point values are brought back to the regular values.
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« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2013, 11:33:01 AM »
I do run a pure corsair list! So far I've got good results with them, the only army I've had trouble with so far is dark eldar, because of their insane damage output. I think if you play dark eldar it would be very easy for your to also play corsairs since they basically have the same pros and cons (amazing offensive capabilities, nice gadgets, expensive and lacking armour in some places) but they also have stuff in common with the eldar such as weaponry, tanks, etc. That's why i find them fascinating! I even made up my own corsairs band, The Chitarri! (It means flying serpent). they're meant to be exodites from Saim-Hann (hence the name) and I first used them as allies. They where meant to be like Yriel's eldritch racers, but for Saim-Hann! :P
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« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2013, 03:48:21 PM »
Nice. Do you have a list?
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« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2013, 03:58:38 PM »
Nice. Do you have a list?
Chitari 1500 (1207pts)

1500pt Eldar Corsairs 6th ed 2012 Roster (Primary Detachment)

Eldar Corsairs 6th ed 2012 (Primary Detachment) Selections:

HQ (386pts)

Blade Sworn (124pts)
4x Blade Sworn (56pts), Haywire Grenades (10pts), Meltabombs (10pts), 4x Plasma Grenades 4x Power Weapons
Corsair Falcon (155pts)
Holo-Fields (35pts)
Scatter Laser (15pts)

Corsair Prince (137pts)
Force Shield (4+ inv) (20pts), Haywire Grenades (5pts), Power Weapon (10pts), Shuriken Catapult

Corsair Void Dreamer (125pts)
Rune Armour Gyrinx (5pts), Spirit Stones (20pts)
CCW (15pts)
Witchblade (15pts)Shuirken Pistol (15pts)Neural Shredder (15pts)

Troops (821pts)
X2 Corsair Jetbike Squadron (180pts)
2x Shuriken Cannon (20pts)
X 5 Corsair Jetbiker (25pts each)
Felarch Jetbiker (35pts)

5x Corsair (45pts), Flamer (6pts), 10x Plasma Grenades, Shuriken Cannon (10pts), 5x Shuriken Catapult
Corsair Venom (90pts)
Twin-linked Shuriken Catapults
Holo-fields (35pts)

5x Corsair (45pts), Eldar Missile launcher (15pts), Fusion Gun (15pts), 10x Plasma Grenades, 5x Shuriken Catapult
Corsair Venom (80pts) (IA:11)
Twin-linked Shuriken Catapults
Holo-fields (35pts)

That's 1207 pts..........I haven't got that many models.....yet!

It's an experimental list....and i really need to change some things, but I'll get to play them again this wednesday soo I'll let you know what happens. ;D
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Re: Corsairs. - The pirates!- -Sub forum-
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2013, 01:53:18 PM »
Anyone know if there has been a redux on them as of late since the new dex?

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« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2013, 03:55:34 PM »
Anyone know if there has been a redux on them as of late since the new dex?
Sadly not yet.  :(
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« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2013, 04:33:45 PM »
Anyone know if there has been a redux on them as of late since the new dex?
Sadly not yet.  :(

Should be done though. Maybe they'll even catch my attention  ;)

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« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2013, 06:07:54 PM »
Anyone know if there has been a redux on them as of late since the new dex?
Sadly not yet.  :(

Should be done though. Maybe they'll even catch my attention  ;)
Ohhh I get it, you're saying that we corsairs are not good enough for you! Well as an eldar I would try to insult you in a way that would both offend and confuse you, but as a corsair I'll just say **** ***** up a ***** and ******* until ****** you! :P
And back to reality. I'm really enjoying this corsairs thing! ;D
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