Friends! Fellow pointy ears! A new era is upon us (until the next codex anyway).
9th edition is really shaking things up and I'd like to bring some life back to this part of the forum. Is anyone here?
This will be my first outing in 9th edition. I've been making a lot of lists and thinking I'm going to start with this one.
2k on the nose:
Warlock Skyrunner - singing spear
3x5 Shining Spears - Star Lances and Withdraw (not totally set on withdraw. We'll if they'll ever use it)
Expert crafters/Masters of Concealment patrol
Farseer (warlord)- Singing Spear -Falchu's wings - Doom and Executioner - Ambush of blades
2x10 Dire Avengers - dual catapults - Avenging Strikes
2x Wave Serpents - Star Cannons, Shuriken Cannon, spirit stones
2x3 War Walkers - Eldar Missile Launchers
Basic idea is post up on two objectives that are close enough to each other with the Serpents, Avengers, Farseer and Asurmen. These should be relatively hard to remove. Eldar sort of lack good board control but we can certainly hold down 1-2. I just want to make sure I'm getting 10 points for the primary. Avenging Strikes can make them actually put out quite a bit of damage of they lose a few models.
The Saim-Hann Shining Spears are my objective bully unit. I cam quicken one, and advance-charge another to where they need to be. Shining Spears are still pretty efficient this edition for the points increase. Their main purpose is to push my opponent off of objectives so that I can be holding more and prevent them from having more than one. They still have plenty of chaff clearing and tank hunting ability. Can hopefully use them to for the table quarters secondary as well. Going with smaller squads so it's easier to hide them with the new terrain rules.
War Walkers are extremely points efficient and are better now with the changes to vehicle rules. They can actually be decently durable with the invulnerable save always counting as being in cover. Expert crafters makes them even more efficient for shooting vehicles. These guys can blast enemy transports and tanks and even take advantage of the new blast rules against hordes.
I'll be trying this out this weekend.