First Amongst the Stars …

Opy's Eldar For BerksGreetings everyone, Opy here.  As Rich stated earlier, I will be playing in the Berks Spring Assault II as my main army, the Eldar.  While they are not my first 40K army, the Eldar quickly became my favorite back when their last codex came out in 2006.

I have been thinking long and hard about my army composition for the upcoming tournament.  I didn’t think the Eldar’s usual tournament build of Dire Avengers, Fire Dragons, Wave Serpents, and Fire Prisms would work as the rules for this event are a bit different.  For starters the Elite, Fast, and Heavy slots are all limited to 0-2.  In addition, the tables are only 4′ by 4′ and all of the missions use Victory Points (in conjunction with objectives and modified kill points rules).  These factors really forced me to think outside the box and after many, many lists I finally decided on one to try.

My list includes:

  • Farseer with Guide and Runes of Warding
  • The Avatar of Khaine
  • Dire Avengers in a Wave Serpent with Scatter Lasers and a Shuriken Cannon
  • Jetbikers with 2 Shuriken Cannons
  • Vyper with Scatter Laser and Shuriken Cannon
  • War Walkers with Dual Scatter Lasers
  • Wraithlord with Brightlance and Missile Launcher

I have a feeling this army will win big or loose big, depending on the first few turns.  My theme was to build up as many strength 6 shots as possible and to try and fit in some fun units I haven’t used in a while, namely the Avatar, Bikes, Vyper, and Wraithlord.  In all I have 44 strength 6 shots, 1 missile, 1 lance, and 1 melta (Avatar).  The Avatar can also provide some close combat relief as the small board will almost guarantee some hand to hand combat and the Farseer to be able to shut down any psykers I encounter.

I look forward to playing this Saturday and getting in some good matches for our battle report on our first episode.  See ya then!

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