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2 April 2010

IDIC Eldar Attack Options

Nick speaking

I have been thinking of a new “Attack/Distraction” unit for my Eldar list apart from the usual Seer Council or Banshee Serpent squads.

I have been toying with the idea of taking a full squad of Striking Scorpions in a Wave Serpent with the usual stones, Star and Vectored engines. I would upgrade to an Exarch with Shadow strike and flank them! Probably add in either a Farseer with Doom and Fortune or Karandras, maybe even both?

I can imagine this unit held in reserve known to be coming via flank, would be a concern for my opponent! The options open to you are immense, using the speed of the Serpent to get to almost any position, ready to unload the next turn, giving the rest of your army a bit of breathing space!

Have any of my fellow Eldar players had any success with this unit as the main "attack" unit?

2 comments:

  1. you can't outflank with a farseer as it doesn't have the infiltrate/scouts special rule, nor can it start inside a transport that it was'nt purchased with

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  2. I believe I can join "an IC character to a unit at the beginning of the game", and then "a transport can only carry the unit it was selected with plus any independent characters"! Then the Exarch special rule says that "any squad that includes a model with Shadowstrike has the infiltrate special rule" Codex trumps rulebook, so the whole unit can have it!

    It does state that "if a unit is deployed in a transport, it can not infiltrate", but it doesn't actually say you loose the ability to outflank?

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