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  1. Was thinking about this except with either harlies or banshies.

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  2. The Baron's ability to re-roll the initiative test and distance for Hit & Run only applies when he's on his own or with Hellions.

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    1. yea, oops. Was getting carried on the video.

      Everything else about him though just screams take me with eldar

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    2. It's a good plan to throw him in with Wraithblades. People also take him to stick in with Beastmasters + beasties, it makes them pretty awesome.

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  3. It's actually a nice idea. I've bought a DE codex a long time ago just to read it (marvellous read - probably in top 3 codices of all time) and loved the lore so much I have been wondering how to incorporate them into my Eldar for a long time. I've been hearing a lot of good things about the Baron and I'm looking forward to your battle-report impressions of him, Natfka. For the pure Eldar deathstar I kinda like Asurmen+Scythe Wraithguards+Spiritseer from Wave Serpent. The cost of such a unit is outrageous, but it's also quite scary when you think of it. Asurmen can fairly easily get rid of anything nasty in cc, while Wraithguard (plus Conceal/Psychic Shriek Spiritiseer) burn everything in their path. You cannot also easily charge such a unit as anything will die horribly to 5d3 autohits with Distortion and even monstrous creatures would think twice before charging it (there is a great chance you will roll at least one or two sixes). And until you kill all of the Wraithguard the unit is T6 and so negates almost 90% of rapid-fire shooting. Pop them out behind the enemy Aegis and suddenly they gain 2+ cover save due to Conceal and can start the D-barbeque. Get Asurmen (or any Phoenix Lord actually) to the front and suddenly you get a 2+ armour, T6, often at least 3+ cover unit of pure awesomeness that can kill almost everything in this game. And if it can't (e.g. Dreadnaught) there is always Asurmen's 3++ defense buying you time to jump a Wraithknight into that combat and save the day. :)

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    1. Nothing makes me more jealous of Eldar from a DE perspective than 12 man transports, wish Raiders could do that.

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    2. Nothing makes me more jealous about DE from a Eldar perspective than open topped transports allowing disembark and assault. I wish Eldar could do that.

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  4. Wraithblades with Kkarandras and Concealseer with a guardian meatshield.

    5+ cover from the guardians, +2 for the concealseer, +1 fron Kharandras.

    Thats a 2+ cover save walking up the board.

    And you don't need to cheat by taking allies either.

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    1. baron gives hit and run plus assault/defensive grenades not to mention +1 to go first. to top it off he is only 105pts instead of 200+ pts

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    2. since when was taking allies cheating?

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    3. Shouldn't being a purist be playing exactly as the game is defined by the rulebook, you know with allies and double foc? Or is this definition of purist something you just concocted to put yourself up on a high horse for no reason at all?

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  5. I still like the shadowfield archon/farseer deathstar. For 5 pts more than I used to loadout the seer I get mastery level 3 and with a few primaries powers you have many beefy options to make it more than just a pain to kill. Warrior or trueborn blobs rerolling tons of shots is always effective not to mention the odds of getting a doom roll in as well. Throw a haemonculus in for some fnp and stick that brave dark space elf right in front. The classic combo from the last codex got better imo

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    1. The problem with the shadowfield tanking Archon deathstar is you now need to roll up fortune, even with 3 rolls, you will miss often enough to be a problem (and if your first 2 rolls don't produce it, you are giving up the chance to take some decent telepathy / divination powers), also the harlequins are a lot less about being tanked now that they are back to using spotting distance.

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    2. I would have told you a few weeks back that it would be easier to spot a unicorn than to fail 3 psychic tests but recently I killed ahriman by rolling failing perils 3 times in a row...

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  6. Kharandas with dire avengers. They give him counter charge and if you take a shimmer shield he gets a 5++. He gives them stealth and is a pure beat stick.

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  8. Baron is auto include every time Deldar hit the table, regardless of context. That +1 is HUGE.

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  9. Baron's ability to give +1 is only for picking deployment zones and not for who goes first. If you read through the 6th edition battle setup section in the rulebook, there are two rolls. One for picking deployment zones and deploying and a second for seeing who goes first.

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    1. FAQ reads like this

      Page 48 – Baron Sathonyx, Bones of the Seer.
      Change “chooses deployment zone”to “goes first”.

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    2. Awesome! I didn't realize that. I'll definitely use him more now.

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  10. If you don't want to use Baron you can take Baharroth from Eldar whom also has Hit and Run.

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  11. I mention that in case someone wanted to free up their Allies for another army.

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