Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Jumping on the Gravwagon

I've had a small secret store of old metal eldar figs for some time, including Baharroth painted up in my own particular... idiom. After witnessing the power and grace of McEldar firsthand, I figured I'd draft my own variation on the theme. It's a dream list that makes the most of the figs I already own and incorporates Avengers and 4 of those skeevy little tanks. Given the fact that I'm still way behind on my bug painting, maybe it could be done by next spring. I need to cut it down by 16 points but I haven't decided where yet.

HQ

Baharroth

ELITES

8 Striking Scorpions
Exarch - scorpion's claw, shadowstrike

TROOPS

10 Dire Avengers
Exarch - twin shuriken catapults, bladestorm, defend
Wave Serpent - twin-linked scatter laser, shuriken cannon, spirit stones

10 Dire Avengers
Exarch - twin shuriken catapults, bladestorm, defend
Wave Serpent - twin-linked scatter laser, shuriken cannon, spirit stones

FAST ATTACK

10 Swooping Hawks
Exarch - sunrifle, skyleap, intercept

8 Warp Spiders
Exarch - twin death spinners, powerblades, surprise assault, withdraw

HEAVY SUPPORT

Fire Prism - shuriken cannon, spirit stones, holofield, vectored engines

Fire Prism - shuriken cannon, spirit stones, holofield, vectored engines

4 Dark Reapers
Exarch - fast shot

2 comments:

Aventine said...

I would save some points by taking defend off both the Avenger units. In my expierience the transports allow you to dictate whether or not you want them to get in combat in the first place (which you probably don't). If they're in combat they're not bladestorming, so either way its a waste of points... :)

-Chris

bigred said...

I agree with Aventine.

Using fleet I can usually dictate the terms of assault, and it's only easier with mounted Avengers.

Basic 10-man squads with double-catapult bladestorm exarchs saves you lots of points to get more goodies elsewhere.

"simplify and add lightness"