Thank you for the compliment!!
To allay the fears of the MODS, my aims were purely platonic. I am a veteran gamer with many years under my belt, and a 4-year old daughter, the apple of my eye, name of Emily.
Lictor, if you really want to play Eldar, they are a fantastic army to collect. by far the best-looking army, they are serial-slaughterers of marine lists....so if beating up large men wearing fridges is your thing, come over to the Eldar forum where players can aid you further.
To answer you briefly though, yes, you need an HQ plus 2 TROOP choices, as per the game norm. This is a good time to start too as the new codex is about to be released with a raft of beautiful figures.
Happy gaming lictor,