Archive for the ‘Eldar’ Category

Ynnari and Eldar / Dark Eldar aka the Aeldari

So with the Faction Focus of Ynnari being completed last night (see below), I want to start a brief topic of conversation about this and the differences they bring over Eldar, Harlequins and Dark Eldar. As we know so far, detachments must be units from a particular faction (i.e. Aledari) and that a Ynnari army can take any units bar Haemonculus Covens, some special characters, the Avatar and Mandrakes from both Eldar, Harlequin and Dark Eldar armies. This is certainly not an issue and I hope will open up some great and different army builds (Imperium and Chaos have much the same list building advantages with multiple factions to choose from and I’m currently fiddling with a GK list that has Space Wolves and Inquisitor units) but I’m curious to look at the army benefits at face value for Ynnari straight off the bat.

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Eldar Weapons in 40k 8th edition

Using Neil’s awesome spreadsheet, I’ll be doing two posts on weapons of 8th edition – one for Eldar and one for Tau. You can also find the spreadsheet for general use here.

We will start with Eldar.

Unlike the Imperium armies, Eldar have a lot less weapon variety to go through but there is a specific group of weapons that are options repeatedly – the Eldar Missile Launcher, Bright Lance, Starcannon, Scatter Laser and Shuriken Cannon. Let’s check these first.

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Eldar Craftworlds, Harlequins and Ynnari – 8th edition Full leak

Will be uploading pictures as I get them – have full list for Eldar and co.

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8th Edition Eldar – mini-Preview

The Eldar faction focus dropped earlier today as well and unfortunately, like the CSM one, it’s a bit light on information unlike the Astra Militarum goodies we got. Still, there’s a few tidbits so let’s summarise.

  • Phoenix Lords have 2+ armor and boost nearby units;
  • Asurmen provides nearby friendly units with an invulnerable save and his sword inflicts mortal wounds;
  • Spirits seers use Runes of Battle;
  • Striking Scorpions Mandiblasts deal mortal wounds;
  • Banshess are one of the fastest infantry units and “nearly always” get to go first in the Fight phase;
  • The Avatar has melta type melee and ranged weapons without the half distance restriction.

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EPIC BATTLE PHOTOS – From The Cancon 2016 Tournament

The EPIC Cancon 2016 tournament in Australia was once again a massive success, pulling in around 30 Epic:Armageddon players from right across the nation.

The fact some travelled as far as an 8,000 kilometre round trip made this feel like even more than a national event, and despite the fact that GW put 40K’s little big brother on a back-burner a few years ago, the players’ enthusiasm for the game just keeps growing. The rules to this game are free (and legally!) available for download http://www.net-armageddon.org/

As most Gamesworkshop fans will be aware, Epic:Armageddon is one of the games GW has assigned to their new Specialist Games Division, meaning that there should be some new activity around the system in the not too distant future.

In the meantime, here are some photos of the fantastic armies and games from the recent event.
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New Eldar… UPDATED 19/4/2015

I know, I still haven’t been around much. Sorry. Everytime I check in though there appears to be a new book… It’s Eldar this time, let’s see what the rumors say.

I’ll put my thoughts in later. Those new jetbikes look amazing though – took them years to get out but well worth it. Hope too many people didn’t giddy up on jetbikes before…

The verdict awaits…

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The Day the Clown Cried (Codex: Harlequins review)

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After quite a long time spent being little more than an entry in other people’s codices, Harlequins have gotten their own book once more. As seems to be the case for a lot of the new “mini-codices” it’s not really enough to easily field a full-sized army with (although theoretically you could), but it does make a nice little package to add into another army.

But, of course, that raises the real question: how good is it? Because Harlequins, as they were in the Eld/DE books, hadn’t really had any meaningful influence on the game for quite a long time for a variety of reasons. Does the new book shore up their weaknesses enough to be useable, or is it another Legion of the Damned-esque blank slate?
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What Happens in the Dark Future of Only War…

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Well, by the time you’re reading this I probably am on a plane and away to the fabulous desert land of Nevada to participate in the Las Vegas Open where I am hoping to repeat my successes from The Harvester of Souls and TSHFT to claim another trophy, or at least rank well enough not to embarrass myself. If you’re going to LVO as well, keep an eye out for me (I’ll have my 3++ dice!) and maybe say hi or something. I’m competing in the 40K Championships event on Fri/Sat and on Sunday I’ll either be playing in the finals (if I am rad and awesome) or silently crying to myself at the Highlander event (if it turns out my previous victories were only a fluke and I actually am King Chump Spectacular.) Either way, I’ll try and post updates as to the status of things through the day as best I can, although WordPress’s dislike for anything to do with mobile devices will not help much in that regard.

Lists and more below, for those that care.
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40K – Models at Cancon 2015

I took a few photos of some of the models at this year’s CANCON national 40K event, and thought some 3++ readers would enjoy a glance at them. This isn’t a battle report since there were hundreds of games going on at once, but if you love well-painted 40K models, you gotta see Shane Sof’s Eldar.

I didn’t catch the name of all the people who converted, painted and built the models in these photos, so feel free to add credits if you recognise any of them.

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After-Action Report: Eldau at the TSHFT Open 2015

This past weekend a bunch of folks from Corvallis and I drove up to Seattle for TSHFT (The Seattle Heart of Fire Tournament), one of the northwest’s largest 40K events. I’ve been to quite a few of them in the past and most always had a good time, so I was looking forward to it. Since TSHFT recently switched over to the ITC format, it was also good practice for LVO and I had been preparing for them both for a while now. Apparently all of that practice paid off, as I came away from things with first place in the tournament and a ticket to the Cruisehammer even happening next year.

Details on my list, the format, opponents, etc, after the break.
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