« Last post by dog_of_war on October 14, 2021, 07:00:44 PM »
Hope it`s okay that I`m posting on my plog after almost two years, but in the spirit of Halloween, hopefully some thread necromancy will be tolerated.
Unfortunately, as with a lot of us, Covid changed all the rules and my hobby had to be shelved for a while. I work retail in Ontario, Canada and the lockdowns and subsequent lay offs and overall changes in how we did business took priority over everything. I`ve finally now been double vaccinated and gathered up enough courage to have my first game of 40k in about two years and I can tell you I`ve got the bug again. Since that game last week I`ve dug out and dusted off those pesky eldar and dropped about $150 CAD on some new second hand models. I know, I know, you`re all saying why didn`t I start back up with my orks, especially since they got a new codex and all sorts of shiny new gubbins and that`s exactly why I didn`t. I never really liked playing the hot, new army and always preferred the underdog. Since eldar or aeldari, as they are now called, are about the oldest codex out there, I thought it would be a good place to start.
The game I had last week was with my eldar, and while I`m not going to post a batrep or the list I played with, I will post the list that I built in response to that game. The reason was that I made a ton of mistakes, as it was the first 9th edition game and to be honest I didn`t have the foresight to actual record what was happening. Regardless I learned a ton (much thanks to my opponent) and tweaked what I had, which initiated a lot of those eBay purchases I alluded to earlier.
So here`s the list I`ve come up with. Comments are most eagerly anticipated.
Custom Craftworld - Expert Crafters, Masterful Shots
Farseer with witchblade (Warlord) - Faolchu`s Wing (Fateful Divergence, Guide, Fortune) Seer of the Shifting Vector
Farseer Skyrunner with witchblade - (Smite, Doom, Executioner)
3 units Dire Avengers - 9 DA, + DA Exarch with dual catapults and bladestorm
Toyed with taking shredding fire, but tried to do the mathhammer on it and with my goal of getting more AP -3 shots, the extra generation of hits from bladestorm seemed to win out.
1 unit 5 man Rangers
Toyed with running a larger windrider unit below, but with me wanting to eventually get into some tournaments in the near future, I thought having a fourth troop choice would be beneficial.
3 units of 5 striking scorpions + exarch with scorpion`s claw and scorpion`s sting
Getting those mortal wounds every fight phase on a 5+ versus a 6+ was huge in my first game and I wanted to continue with that success.
2 units of 9 warp spiders + exarch with dual deathspinners and power blades and web of deceit
The web of deceit was fantastic the first game allowing great redeploy after their initial deepstrike.
1 unit of windriders 3 normal and 1 with a shuriken cannon.
My first game I had swooping hawks instead of the jetbikes. They were ho-hum that game and with the addition of a farseer skyrunner to this list, it seemed a natural replacement.
2 Wraithlords with dual brightlances and twin shuriken catapults
1 unit of 3 war walkers each with dual Starcannons.
I had a unit of dark reapers instead of the war walkers in the first game and they were a priority target for my opponent and as I couldn`t move and fire them well with them being heavy and not a monster or vehicle they ended up being sitting ducks. Hopefully I can fire and fade the war walkers effectively and they would be a good candidate for guide.