Got a late night game in with the new Eldar codex against Dark Eldar with Eldar allies. Now I was fielding mostly a Wave Serpent and Reaper list, while my opponent had plenty of splinter cannons, couple farseers, and a Dark Eldar/ Eldar flyer list.

The game was a Mission 1, with 5 objectives set on a Dawn of War deployment. We of course did terrain placement rules and the game was set 2500pts. Just perfect for trying out a bunch of different things on both sides of the coin.

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  1. Yay u thought to do the same thing with youre aurtarch

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  2. Naftka, very nice battle report. I enjoyed seeing the eldar units complement each other. However, why 2500pts? A normal tournament/game is 1500-1850, which seems to be par for the course right now. Eldar SHINE at these higher point levels, but try a 1000 point list or 1500 point list and 3 squads of reapers is not viable (let alone an aegis defense line which takes up a much needed points). I'm also beginning to think that the wraithknight is not worth the point cost. 2x str 10 shots for 240 points on a monstrous creature...even though I bought one I'm hesitant to field it.

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    1. You must be European, hehe. In the USA 2000+ points games apparently have become the norm since the first 'Ard Boyz tournament.

      This has sort of divided the worldwide 40k gamer community. Americans play those huge games and we Europeans arrogantly scoff at it, hehe.
      This also has diverged the Meta Games. Hardly surprising when one side of the pond predominantly plays with two force organization charts and the other side with one.

      I wrote some comments in the Youtube video site for this video about why I personally don't like such big games either, but I doubt that I can do anything to sway Nafka. In the end it wouldn't matter anyhow. As an American he has to play other Americans and if that means mostly playing 2000 and 2500 point games, then that is how it is.

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    2. Sorry to throw a wrench in your hypothesis, but I'm in Spokane, WA USA. The GT circuit here is 1850, BOA (Bay Area Open, in California) and Feast of Blades are both 1850 points. Don't know where you got the whole "Americans" use 2000pt and 2500pt, because that is not true at all.

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    3. Good for you. All I ever see coming out of the states are 2000+ lists and battle reports.

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    4. My preference is either 1,500 or 2,000. I have only used one army chart, even in games that hit around 2,500. 6 troop slots can eat up a lot of points.

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    5. While there are plenty of people in the states that like the big battles, most of the lists and battle reports on various sites like DakkaDakka are under 2000. My group sticks to 1500-1750 right now. Its not that we can't field bigger armies, its just that we normally play during the work week, so bigger games take too much time, and plus double FOC leads to some boring spam armies.

      As for Nafka liking 2000+, give him a break, he's trying to learn the army, and for some people, big battles can help find out what units synergize well, which is particularly important for Eldar.

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    6. GT circuit here in New England is 1850 TO 2000 toos also. Going any higher is fun, but doesn't require the tough choices of what to take not take in your force.

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    7. Anything less than 10,000 per side isn't worth playing.

      Seriously.

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    8. I tend to avoid games less than 1750, and have always preferred 2000+.

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    9. I like 2k+ as well, I enjoy fielding large armies with a lot of units I enjoy. IMHO the d6 system works the best like this. 1,500 is the lowest I'll go outside of teams. Otherwise it feels like too much of a skirmish and 40k is not a skirmish game. The line between Elites and fodder is too narrow and the power creep is too noticeable in low points for my taste. When a bunch of cultists cave in terminators with pipes and that wins me the game I lose immersion pretty quickly.

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  3. New eldar rock guys!! wave serpents, guardian bykes and wraiths are great for troops and dakka !!!

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  4. Good video. It is interesting to see a 2,500 point army dissected into numerous 3 man squads. I personally max out the squad sizes but mainly because I love mass troop games. I also can only play with painted miniatures but I don't scoff at those who don't (I end up generally being the only damned person with a fully painted army- makes my lists predictable as I can only paint so fast).

    Eldar are great! I love my 10 man Dark Reaper squad- as Naftka has said- it's overkill but nothing beats a line of 10 missile launching Eldar in reaper armor!

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  5. I thought reapers can not move shoot run because those with heavy weapons cannot use this rule unless relentless?

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  6. Dark Reapers have slow and purposeful now. I am excited to see you use 3 sets of reapers. When I first picked up my codex, the first thing I noticed was that I could take 10 reapers, which was AWESOME. Most of my games are 1000 or less so taking 10 does make for a points cruch, but I've got 2 1000 point lists with 10 dark reapers :) of course, I didn't have points for the exarch, but they do both have star shot missiles.

    By the way, has anyone played with the Swooping Hawkes yet? Are they truly that much better than they were in the last edition. I hope so. I tried to use them because I love the unit (rather, I loved the "thought" of the unit) and so now I'm a little leery. I could use some Swooping Hawk confidence building if anyone's got the time.

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