lol thanks bud! Yeah I just forgot to keep my guys 7 inches close on turn 1… big blunder but oh well. We we’re BSing a lot in the beginning so that’ll happen. Anyway thanks man!@Auric’s Pride-
Hey AP thanks man. Yeah it was a weird army… he was trying to Smite Spam me but it just didn’t work. I think he was planning on the Knight and the Raven lasting longer and doing more damage but I wasn’t gonna let that happen. I can see where that list would actually catch some people off Guard because its super mobile, can actually put out a ton of wounds that are super hard to deny… but it just cannot take a hit. I knew as soon as I took out the Knight and Raven it would be game over. Because I can deal with those Librarians, just not backed up by the Knight and Raven. I told him if he had just replaced all those Librarians with normal Marines and some Teriminators he would’ve done soooo much better. The Knight, 2x Talons and Raven are a great combination. You just need stuff to keep up the pressure alongside them. Anyway thanks bud appreciate the praise for the use of my army, it means a lot. Thanks buddy!@Irisado-
lol… I agree with you so much Irisado. It was a shame too because my buddy Chris is the “loremaster” of all my gaming friends. He reads Black Library galore and knows the ins and outs of the Soul Drinkers history to the Nth degree. Honestly he’s a great guy… but he’s desperate to beat me! lol… he’s lost every single game he’s ever played against me over the course of 3 years and (modesty forbids me from detailing how many games it probably is). He’s actually a decent player and has a winning record against other players just not me. I had a case like that with my friend who played Space Wolves and Necrons. Although it was only like a 4 game losing streak… but still it hurt! lol… Chris has thrown everything at me, Battle Company, Battle-Company + Sky Hammer, White Scars Grav-Cav, Drop Centurions lists, normal lists, balanced lists and now this. Like I mentioned to AP I told him if he’d just drop all those Librarians and had a standard Marine force backing up the Knight and Flyers he’d have done really good. The last game we played (which I didn’t bat-rep) he brought a normal type list and did great… but lost on the last turn. I thought that would’ve encouraged him to stick with a balanced list but nope.
But still I agree with you whole heartedly. It was a ridiculous list and not befitting of a lover of the lore!@Faitherun-
lol… damn poor Chris you guys are crushing him! But hey he deserves it! lol I agree with you… I did think it was a weak list. I think it actually has some potential perhaps if you can’t deal with the Flyers… and they plus the Knight really whack you turn 1 and then the bikes ride in and sort of smite the hell out of you. Perhaps against a sort of Conscript spam type army with short range on the Leman Russ….
But I admit I’m stretching things. I don’t know why he took this list… because I helped him craft a similar list that beat the ever so living hell out of one of the really good IG players in my area but just fleshed out with all manner of actual Marines. lol… Anyways I agree with you my man! Thanks for stopping by and checking out the bat-rep Faitherun I appreciate it!@Looshkin-
Thanks so much Loosh. Damn! My man Chris is getting dogged! lol.. he deserves it though. From a lore stand point its kind of a travesty. Not too good from a gaming POV too lol… poor Chris! Anyway thanks Loosh I appreciate you checking in as always. Thanks my man.@Dread-
lololol! Oh damn… call a medic this man is getting burned alive on the forum! Poor Chris! I’ll never send him to this forum. Its true though… like I said it was a travesty to the lore. When he asked me “How many detachments are you cool with?” I knew I was in for some BS. But Chris is a LONG time buddy. One of the first guys I played when I moved down here and just an awesome dude. But like I said… he’s on a 3 years losing streak against me… and modesty FORBIDS me from detailing how many games it probably is… but you are right. Damn this is an inferno level burn fest going on here. Poor Chris! lol Anyway thanks so much Dread I cant disagree with you. @Everybody-
Oh man in typing my response I practically forgot what I came here to share today but you guys had me cracking up. Damn that was funny!
SO on to what I hope is an ode and honor the lore! The post-Codex refitting continues… and lo and behold I find myself with a 2nd Eldar army. I did the unthinkable and stripped 2 of my Hornets and have begun repainting my Swooping Hawks!
I cannot tell you guys how excited I am for the new Dex. I’m chomping at the bit to record our CWE codex review on Splintermind and even more pumped to play. The new Codex has really changed the way I look at my collection. It basically opened the door for the “Shadowstrike Coterie” element of my army which was painted in all black just to make my army a bit more visually interesting to become an army of its own. It really stems from the decision to my Rangers in all black way back in 5th… but my 7th edition obsession with Striking Scorpions opened the door a bit wider… in strode the War Walker and the door opened a bit further… then 8th edition dropped and Craftworld system busted the door off its hinges.
I’m now making a dedicated “Alaitoc” wing of my overall collection and strictly dividing my army into those two wings. I’m pretty sure I’ll be playing Iyanden for my Lions of Asuryan host with the my Corsair Prince doubling as Prince Y’riel or the Visarch. I acutally have a really cool list that I’ll share with you guys and you can let me know what you think.
Anyway here are the pictures check them out!
So as you can see I’m doubling down on the Alaitoc theme and even used their glyph on these Hornet which I think looks super cool. I hope you guys like it. I feel a little cheesy going with Alaitoc as its the most obvious advantage (but not the best IMO) but I hope that my dedication to theme shows in the list and as you guys know I’ve been playing my Shadowstrike Coterie with strong dedication going back all the way to 8th with my Striking Scorpion obsession (which is being honored once again!)
So check out my list conceptCWE Doube Battalion List-Iyanden Warhost-
Spirit Seer- Protect/Jinx, Quicken Restrain
Storm Guardians x10- Flamers x2-Alaitoc Warhost-
Spirit Seer- Shiftshroud of Alanssair, Quick/Restrain, Enhance/Drain
Striking Scorpions x10- Claw
Hornet- Bright Lance x2
Swooping Hawks x5
Basically the Iyanden wing is my attack wing. I probably could have used another CW to greater effect but I have to have an awesome HQ leading the way and since they’ve pretty much gutted the Autarch I have to have Y’riel who is one of my faves of all time. Besides in the lore of my army my Corsair Prince is an ally to Y’riel and the Eldritch Raiders so its fitting… plus the whole back story of when my Prince left his Craftworld… his ancestors from the Ghost Hall followed him into exile… so I think it fits.
The Alaitoc Wing is super tricky… basically the Reapers, Rangers, Illic and Conceal/Reveal Warlock are gonna hang together and be concealed. While the Spirit Seer is gonna deepstrike deploy alongside the Scorpions, cast Quicken on them so they can assault out of Deepstrike. The Hawks will deploy in support of them hopefully punching a hole through any screening units (with assistance from the deepstriking 20x Guardian squad from their Iyanden brothers if required) allowing the Wraithguard to get in deeper and hopefully pop tanks and Knights or whatever.
Y’riel and his Wraithguard will be riding into the breach but also stand ready to intercept anything coming towards the heart of my army.
All the while the Rangers and Illic should be taking out important characters like Commissars, Company Commanders etc. They can deepstrike and do that, while the Warlock + Reapers can be shifted around using Phantasm before T1.
Anyway been working on this for awhile and wanted to run it by you guys. Didn’t want to explain it all at the beginning of a bat-rep… so hope a few of you guys could make it through the slog of reading. Anyway let me know what you guys think! All comments and critcisms are encouraged! Thanks to those who read all this! Thanks for all your feedback guys… stay tuned I’ve got some awesome stuff coming up!