It is a funny thing trying to write an army list for my Eldar. On one hand, I already have a huge collection of stuff, and there’s loads of options in there all ready to be played immediately.
On the other hand there is the temptation of the ‘shiny’, the new things. This means building and playing (sometimes buying) new toys. This is satisfying because my painting has improved greatly over the years, but it also takes a REALLY long time. And the models required, the longer it takes.
The flip side of this is the incentive to get things built and painted so I can use them. Thankfully I’m at a stage of life where buying stuff is not a problem, however getting the time to do the hobby bit is an entire different matter.
So this is my dilemma. Either way, I want my Eldar to be my 6th Edition army. My Tau and Marine armies are fun, but the pixies are my first love in this game, and after a great many years they deserve some attention.
Thankfully, I had already made some progress on the ‘new’ version of my Rath-Torhan army. The troops are built and painted, and I have some tanks and units in various stages of assembly. Wait a minute, this is starting to sound like a plan…
With the exception of the War Walkers, everything in the list below is built and at least I do not need anything new. Unlike my Tau, this seems like a very small elite force but on the plus side, that means less to paint!
|Farseer Nanathera (singing spear)||105|
|Warlock Bodyguard, 3 Warlocks, Warlock (singing spear), Warlock (jetbike)||195|
|Dire Avengers, 9 Dire Avengers, Exarch (power weapon and shuriken pistol)
|Windrider Jetbikes, 3 Jetbikes, Jetbike (shuriken cannon)||78|
|Rangers, 5 Rangers||60|
|Fire Dragons, 4 Fire Dragons, Exarch (fast shot)
|Warp Spiders, 4 Warp Spiders, Exarch (powerblades)||135|
|Night Spinner (holo fields)||130|
|Falcon (holo fields)||140|
|War Walker Squadron, 3 War Walkers (shuriken cannon, scatter laser)||195|
Looking through the Eldar codex this seems a less than optimal build, however I like these models so I don’t particularly care (until I get fed up of loosing with them). The obvious solution would be to drop either the Phoenix Lord and/or the Warlocks and add in another unit, but for now this will do.
Looks like its time to crack out the airbrush again!