We have had a couple days now of exciting information regarding Eldar. Assuming we get this codex in the next month or so, there will be quite a bit of new models on the horizon, once again changing our game for years to come.

Presence of Faeit is my weekly editorial where I discuss what I am thinking about.


Eldar
Of course Space Marines if and when they appear later this year, would be the biggest release of the year, but I truly think that Eldar have the opportunity to come in a close second in that regard. The Eldar are an iconic staple of warhammer 40k that has been far too under represented at the gaming tables.

The last couple days has me going through the old codex and digging around in the fluff and units, with the anticipation of getting a 6th edition codex. I am going to be taking a decent amount of Eldar with me to the Valhalla event here a week from now, mostly as a battle brother ally of my Dark Eldar.

I think new flyers, and a large monstrous creature are what I am looking forward to the most, and really hoping that Wraithlords once again become a staple on the tabletop. (im hoping for skyfire upgrades for them).

Right now I am on the fence of ordering up me some Eldar Heavy Weapon sprues for some flexibility for what is coming, as I do not have too many Eldar bits for customization of my forces.

Vendetta Failure
The last three games I have fielded dual Vendettas, they have proven themselves pointless to the point of wasted points. In aerial duals, I have shot multiple rounds even late games into the 7 round, and still not shot down a single flyer with them. Now this has gotten ridiculous, as 6 incoming twin linked lascannons should be able to down a flyer.

Instead the only luck I have had taking down flyers has been from ground units when the enemy flyers get in too close. Twin linking up melta guns or fusion blasters seem to be the only method I have to take them down, with the occasionally well protected gun emplacements. Otherwise this using a vendetta as a double costed flying chimera is getting old.

Of course the odds are they will someday perform, but probably not before they get removed from my lists.

Painting and Battlefoam
OK, my order for my new case seems like its taking forever. Not that its late, but that I have been following the progression through UPS of my order, and it sat the entire weekend at the Portland UPS hub on swan island just waiting for Monday. So yes, I am just a little bit anxious to get the new case, and load up everything to get a better feel that everything I want to take will fit properly.

My painting is done for now, meaning that I am technically done and ready to go for Valhalla with a week to spare. Yes, I could paint more models, but to be honest, I am burnt out and done for now. Now I just need to get my case, cut out some raider wrecked vehicles markers from plasti-card, and be done.

17 Comments:

  1. Tell you what would be better - taking the forge worldgun platforms. Interceptor, skyfire andtwin linked auto/las cannons.

    OK, they're static, but that's a part of the reasoning. Hydra are good, but a Nightscythe can nobble three quite easily. I do have to say though, if 6 twin linked las (assuming four hits) are not working against AV12 flyers then your dice are seriously wobbly.

    I'm coming around to thinking we get rid of the damage chart and just use hull points, but keep the +1/+2 from AP, but transfer it into additional hull points lost.

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  2. Plasti-card destroyed templates. Thanks for sharing. What a great idea, Natfka.

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    1. been doing this for a couple years with my Imperial Guard tanks. Its nice, because for 3-5 dollars you can do all that you will need.

      Unless of course you are necrons.........

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    2. In which case, you just need a box of delicious fresh croissants?

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  3. Can't wait to see your reports from Valhalla, Natfka! Also looking forward to your BF review. I love my P.A.CK. 720s. I'm waiting to hear back about a custom tray layout I did that would allow me to carry 2 Heldrakes & 1 FW Nurgle Daemon Prince (as a GUO), along with a few extra slots, all on one tray. If they OK it, I'll be able to play 2,000 point games with a single 720 bag of CSMs & Daemon allies... However, everyone from BattleFoam who could reply to my email have been away at Adepticon, it seems, so hopefully I'll get a reply tomorrow. I'm tired of hauling 2 bags in from my car to the FLGS just to have my 2nd Heldrake...

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    1. I called on Friday & the dude who answered said "the secretary has been at Adepticon all week, so nothing's gotten done. Try back next week.".

      I didn't have a chance to call Monday, will try to Tuesday, but I'm pretty busy trying to get a major software release into production, so time tends to slip away during the day...

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  4. I too are hopeing for a slight improvement for the Wraithlord. They are my favorite models gathering dust on my shelves. Currently they are only good as a tarpit vs infantry in melee with only A2, even if ya take the sword. Walking and shooting they perform well. Skyfire would be a welcome addition to the Eldar ML. As far as the 3+ sv, I can't remember ever rolling it vs shooting. Anything that can wound the T8, normally will auto-pop 3+. Something different there would also be welcome. FNP comes to mind, since they aren't alive. Oh, and I absolutely hate how Wraithsight works! So limiting as far as the units I can pair with thw Wriathlord as not have to worry about it be in-active. Grrr. I have lost a tourney on the last turn of the last game because of 2 in-active WLs. Damn those 1s.

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  5. I have a single vendetta and I don't plan on useing it for AA. Fighter dules are more about positioning then weapons and I don't want to try and make my vendetta dance if it dosen't have to. I prefer the saber platforms with twin las behind a def. line.

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  6. Pegboard is correct the Sabre Gun Platforms are fantastic for downing flyers. I have some TL-Punisher Cannons comming from forge world as well to convert my Vendettas into Vulture Gunships for some seriously good Anti-Infantry firepower. I will most likely run atleast 1 Vendetta though for the transport ability more so than Lascannon fire.

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  7. Nope
    2 vendettas Miss or fail to pen with 2-3 shoots. So lets asume youre Opponent evades. Then you are Short 1hullpoint of killing it. So 2 vendettas is no Sure kill vs AV11 or higher. Go 3! ;)

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  8. I'd wait on ordering those heavy weapons options...they tend to change a lot from codex to codex. especially the starcannon. i have a feeling they are all going to get a points adjustment...

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  9. My biggest complaint right now with C:E is the cost of heavy weapons. Guardians with BS3 pay 30 points for a bright lance platform? Sure it has range, but no reliability. Can't flood enough Guide to make all my platforms hit if I want my War Walkers or Vypers to be effective.

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  10. Honestly I came to the same conclusion, and I use to run vendetta's in 5th as air cav.

    The odds just aren't in their favor.

    With jink and the inability to hit/explode a flyer you only have an 8.3% chance of blowing up a AV 12 flyer with one vendetta...

    Three twin linked meltas in half range are about the same odds to take down a AV 12 flyer.

    Make it AV 13, and the three meltas are much better.

    With dark eldar you should be able to ignore/negate most flyers anyway?

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  11. Honestly I came to the same conclusion, and I use to run vendetta's in 5th as air cav.

    The odds just aren't in their favor.

    With jink and the inability to hit/explode a flyer you only have an 8.3% chance of blowing up a AV 12 flyer with one vendetta...

    Three twin linked meltas in half range are about the same odds to take down a AV 12 flyer.

    Make it AV 13, and the three meltas are much better.

    With dark eldar you should be able to ignore/negate most flyers anyway?

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  12. I once purchased something online and tracked it moving from California to Denver, sixty miles from me, in two days. I received it a month after that. At the same time I was waiting for my passport renewal, which got there first.

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  13. Please keep us informed about the battle foam! Can't wait to read what you have to say about it. I need to do something soon for my Tau!

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