Planning a new army is full of lots of decisions. The first decision is normally what race or faction take, then for me the next important decision in colour scheme, after that, everything else is details.
After tweaking my initial idea and adding purple, and painting a test model; I think I have that cracked.
The next decision is what to build. Most armies have a set of builds that work, and a few that are outrageously over powered. The over powered route may be tempting, but tends to leave huge weaknesses and can be very boring to play (and play against). In the case of eldar, Eldrad and Seer Councils are very obvious units in this respect.
Unfortunately the Warhammer 40000 meta game seems to have left the eldar behind as one of the older codexes. That makes the obvious things even more of an issue, as everyone has a way to deal with them.
So avoiding the obvious, the decision becomes one of theme, and I think fast suits my playstyle best. Eldar tanks are fast and I like tanks, so let’s have lots of them!
The other factor deciding what appears in this list is the models I already have available, as I no desire what so ever to purchase anything Finecast. Call me old fashioned, but I prefer hard plastic, hard resin, and metal. Besides, I have quite a lot of unassembled pixies already.
So here it is! 1500 points of fast, armoured, pixies.
|Farseer (runes of warding, doom)||95|
|Autarch (laser lance, mandiblasters, jetbike, fusion gun)||140|
|Striking Scorpions, 9 Striking Scorpions, Striking Scorpion Exarch (chainsabres, stalker), Wave Serpent (shuriken cannons)||282|
|Jetbike Squadron, 4 Eldar Jetbikes, Warlock (destructor)||143|
|Dire Avengers, 9 Dire Avengers, Dire Avenger Exarch (defend, diresword & shuriken pistol), Wave Serpent (shuriken canons)||257|
|Rangers, 5 Rangers||85|
|Warp Spiders, 4 Warp Spiders, Warp Spider Exarch (additional death spinner, powerblades, withdraw)||152|
The troops are all about snatching or holding objectives, whilst the Scorpions are my close combat thump stick.
Everything else is there to annoy my opponents; controlling movement, making psychic powers a little more dangerous, or peppering stuff with Strength 6 weapons.
That’s the theory anyway!
Right, back to painting my Retribution stuff now!