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With the arrival of the new Codex, it's time for a new tactics round-up as most of the information in the previous thread is outdated.

This is where the perrenial threads about Codex Eldar will be posted.  Please check here before starting new topics, any redundant topics will be merged with their predecessor or simply locked. 

As always, suggestions are welcome!  If you see a particularly valuable insight, brilliant stategy, or beaten-to-death subject, post a link to it here with a short description of it.

The list is sparse now, but I suspect it will be filled to capacity in no time (and in need of multiple threads).

Note: most of the threads below were written before 5th Edition was published.  I will make a point of updating this thread and splitting-off the older topics.  Look below at Moc's and Gustikk's posts for more up-to-date tactical analysis.

I've added some of the most common fifth edition topics to this list.  Better late than never as they say - Iris.
 

5th Edition

How a new ruleset or Codex affects Eldar
Eldar in Planetstrike

Unit options and upgrades

Unit tactics

Fire Dragons - suicide units?

Wave Serpents or Falcons as transports

Are Harlequins Worth It?

Diresword versus Power Weapon and Shimmershield

Counter Assault Units: Comparing Striking Scorpions and Harlequins

Striking Scorpions versus Howling Banshees

Vypers and the starcannon

The "Seer Council" - what is it and how is it used most effectively?

Pre-5th Edition Threads

Equipment options
Arming War Walkers
Shuriken Cannons vs. Scatter Lasers [on War Walkers]
New Player, Questions about unit size.
Brief Harlequin Tactica

Unit tactics
Guardians [Why does no one use them?]
Dire Avenger Tactics
How to use Warp Spiders
Wraithguard vs Fire dragons
How to use wraithguard efficiently?
Scorpions superior to Banshees?
jetbike tactics
Uses for Striking Scorpions
Karandras should win a popularity contest [Phoenix Lords in general]
Swooping Hawks and their many uses

General tacticas
Using War Walkers
Tactica: The Logistics Of Eldar
Best HQ in the 4th Ed codex


Phoenix Lord HQs

(from the Eldar Forum) New Codex rules queries thread. (Includes Deep Strike + Skyleap debate)

The previous incarnation of this thread:
3rd Ed. Eldar Codex Strategies and Topics


EDIT: links fixed - Lor.
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Re: Common Topics: Frequently Posted Questions, Strategies, Dillemas.
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2006, 10:14:06 AM »
The topic currently on the first page about optimal unit sizes is a pretty good, general question.
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Re: Common Topics: Frequently Posted Questions, Strategies, Dillemas.
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2006, 10:18:27 AM »
i started this one a while back with the hope it would be stickied to avoid endlessly answering the same questions.... but then the flood of posts came and it became lost. so i gave up on updating in because it wasnt being used anyway... if its linked or stickied i can continue updating the content summary at the beginning to keep up with discussion....

ive already starting spotting multiples of some of the questions.

http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=124965.0

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Re: Common Topics: Frequently Posted Questions, Strategies, Dillemas.
« Reply #3 on: December 5, 2006, 10:03:23 AM »
The topic currently on the first page about optimal unit sizes is a pretty good, general question.

Naturally, I overlooked this thread when it finally recieved replies, could you dig up a link to that please?  :) 

Edit: Link added.
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Re: Common Topics: Frequently Posted Questions, Strategies, Dillemas.
« Reply #5 on: October 3, 2007, 09:39:06 PM »
Self-promotion aside, very nice job!  Sorry it took so long for me to notice this.

Edit: Fixed War Walker spelling typos and added link to using War Walkers.
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Re: Common Topics: Frequently Posted Questions, Strategies, Dillemas.
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2009, 11:35:31 AM »
This project thread is going to function as a list of links to posts, sorted by content type, so that users can find a bunch of older threads about topics that may interest them. This first page is a general topic list; subsequent pages will be lists of links to posts dealing with a specific topic. Generally, as more helpful links become available, less helpful ones will be removed. PM me if you feel something is worthy of inclusion [basically an excellent post or thread], or if something needs to be removed [due to inaccuracy, incompleteness, or general lack of helpfulness]. The links will go to discussion and tactical threads alike, as well as rules discussions on the rules forum [since some of you like to look on the Eldar boards for rules!].

Discussion topics linked to are those that pop up frequently; mathhammer will tend to be linked immediately as there's no need to do the math over and over again.

Scenarios:
Terrain:
Flying Stands, Terrain and LOS issues
Terrain Tactics:
Deployment Styles and Strategies:
Meta-game considerations:
Go for Objective-Based Victory, or Wipe Out the Enemy?
5th ed effects on Eldar Transports and Skimmers
Going First or Second?
Thoughts about applying force
Eldar, 5th ed, and model quantity

Game Phase Frequently Posted Topics:
Movement Phase and Positional Strategies:
Ramming, Tank Shock and Star Engines
Skimmers moving flat out
Infantry moving in the turn after your transport has been destroyed
Grav-tank screening and protecting your infantry
Harlies and Pathfinders always strike at initiative?
Shooting Phase:
Anti-tank in 5th edition
Assault Phase:
The Avatar, Fearless squads and hazards of CC resolution

Unit Comparisons:
Theory (mathhammer):
Latest in the scorps/banshees debate
Brightlance vs EML for anti-tank
Spiders or Walkers?
rangers vs pathfinders + doom and guide
points per shot for eldar heavy weapons
Practice (anecdotal):
Scorpions, the new Harlies?
Serpents over Falcons?
Vypers or Walkers?

HQ Section:
The Avatar:
The Avatar and Fearless in 5th
Avatar and 5th Edition
Phoenix Lords:
Phoenix Lords in 5th edition
Maugan Ra with Wraithguard bodyguard
Eldrad:
Eldrad using two shooting powers?
Yriel:
Farseers:
Inability to turbo and use psychic powers
Psychic Powers inside Transports
Eldritch Storm doesn't scatter?
[http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=168953.0]Do Farseers have to stay with Warlocks?[/url]
Eldritch storm does indeed not scatter
Autarchs:
Autarch Loadout in 5th edition
Autarchs and Hit and Run vs Withdraw
Warlock Units:
Why use the seer council?
Flying Council
Are Warlocks a Retinue for a Farseer?

Elite Units:
Fire Dragons:
Firepike vs Dragon Flamer
Howling Banshees:
Warshout vs Fearless
Striking Scorpions:
Scorpions flying in from a flank
Biting Blade vs Tanks with Outflank
Scorpions vs Orks mathhammer
Harlequins:
Hiding behind Harlies to gain cover
Wraithguard (elite or troop choice):
Wraithguard in 5th ed

Troops Choices:
Dire Avengers:
Avenger Diresword ignores Instant Death
Rangers and Pathfinders:
Ranger Long Rifle, how does it work?
mathhammer; doom and guide on pathfinders in 5th ed
Pathfinders in 5th edition
Pathfinders vs Tanks; AP1 vs Rending
How many pinning tests? Per weapon, or per unit...
Pathfinders AP1 vs rending
Jetbike Teams:
jetbikes holding objectives
jetbikes and LOS
Guardian Defenders:
Storm Guardians:

Fast Attack Choices:
Vyper Squads:
Vypers unable to ram?
Vypers in 5th
Vypers and ramming
Swooping Hawks:
Swooping Hawks in 5th
Grenade Pack scatter in 5th
Warp Spiders:
Warp Spiders and 5th
Shining Spears:
Shining Spears and Autarch keeping Hit and Run

Heavy Support and Transports:
Grav-Tanks - Falcon, Fire Prism, Wave Serpent:
Mathhammer; Prisms as anti-tank in 5th ed
Wave Serpent in 5th Edition
Falcons, Star Engines and Holofields
Vehicle Upgrades in 5th
Serpent or Falcon, when to use which?
War Walker Squads:
Warwalkers in 5th edition?
War Walker Weapons
Artillery Support Batteries:
D-cannons
warlocks firing shadowweavers, etc
Wraithlords:
Dark Reapers:
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Re: Common Topics: Frequently Posted Questions, Strategies, Dillemas.
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2009, 01:50:09 PM »
I just rifled through a few of those thread, and their decent; but some are sadly 4th ed outdated versions.... should I start at the top and go through each to see if their 5th ed relavant and report back, or would you like some other method used...

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Re: Common Topics: Frequently Posted Questions, Strategies, Dillemas.
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2009, 07:20:04 AM »
If you have the time and inclination, then feel free Moc!
Let us know which are useful and which are outdated and we can edit/compile a better list of links and then get to work on finding topics of more relevance.

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Re: Common Topics: Frequently Posted Questions, Strategies, Dillemas.
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2009, 10:46:12 AM »
OK, I will go through the list one at a time... and give a blurb on what I think overall... then I will (if required) write a thread to update and or revise the old one (no need to dig up the dead).... I will simply put my overall comment here, if something is requried, and a link to new info (if requried)..

Scenarios:
Terrain:
Flying Stands, Terrain and LOS issues Looked over, is decent; but lacks input on the 4 stand sizes (not 2)... I will look for a more in depth thread or write a more comprehensive blurb for this.
Terrain Tactics:
Deployment Styles and Strategies:
Meta-game considerations:
Go for Objective-Based Victory, or Wipe Out the Enemy?Looked this one over, and its a valid Question; yet lacks discussion... needs an overhaul onthe how to, etc... I remember reading something more in depth somewhere and from the same author.. so I will investigate.
5th ed effects on Eldar Transports and SkimmersThere is some good discussion here, it might be sumed up in one post; but otherwise its decent.
Going First or Second?I have seen better threads that discussed this topic... but again a one post summary would solve the whole issue an dmike it super duper easy...
Thoughts about applying force Huge thread,,,, like pages... its also all over the f---ing place... it was worth reading but massive to undertake. A re-writen simplified post could cover most of it; but this one would be a big undertaking.... PS, Post where Lorizael offered a pts advantage to the guy that said all Eldar were lower then bottom Tier in regard to tournie, was priceless.
Eldar, 5th ed, and model quantity Shorter thread; with a few good points in it... Good as is, as most stuff is covered and relavant to 5th Ed.


OK, so thats the first section.... gone over with an actual read of everything (like 50 pages so you know I was bored)... I will start on the proposed write-ups, summary's etc... and get them to you, or a link...

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Re: Common Topics: Frequently Posted Questions, Strategies, Dillemas.
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2009, 06:01:01 PM »
Which ones are you flipping through? All the ones I've linked to should be 5th edition threads. Not that they're the best, necessarily; and quite a few of them were posted up relatively soon after 5th was released. So I'm sure better ones have since developed.

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Re: Common Topics: Frequently Posted Questions, Strategies, Dillemas.
« Reply #11 on: August 6, 2009, 03:45:15 AM »
Please refer to GW's Rulebook FAQ and the GW's Eldar FAQ for Games Wrokshop's official FAQs.


Been a while since any updates in this list of Common Topics. If anybody has seen any good recent topics please can you link them in this thread. I'll then get round to compiling them and giving them a new, uptodate thread.
« Last Edit: August 6, 2009, 03:46:28 AM by Lorizael »

 


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