Video Battle Report: Eldar vs. Blood Angels

Video Battle Report

Video Battle Report

We’ve been sneaking a lot of 40K in lately between the duties of running the store, plus a lot of folks have been challenging my Eldar!


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17 Responses to “Video Battle Report: Eldar vs. Blood Angels”

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    Pascalnz June 23, 2013 4:42 am #

    There is just nothing scary in that ba list. Some fairly tough troops… The raven is only one flyer…. What’s going to do the damage in the list? Mephiston may be a crutch but at least it might give your opponent something to worry about. Death company hit like a train in combat. It just didn’t seem like a list that might worry you at range or in close combat. Even vs tau you wouldn’t have the weight of numbers left by the time you got into combat.. If you made it at all.

    Maybe I’m just a negative nelly, but looking at a list might be a good place to start.

    • Reecius
      Reecius June 23, 2013 10:00 am #

      His assault squad was pretty scary and he failed his first, key charge. That was pretty much game.

  2. Ibushi
    Ibushi June 23, 2013 4:56 am #

    Ah, good call rolling on Iyanden warlord traits, i didnt think of that one. Guess you could even make your wraithknight warlord in that case, could be useful for some games.

    Spiritseer giving Dires 3+ and conceal is pretty awesome, well worth 70 pts, let alone stripping the armour save off the blood angels. Nasty!

    As an Eldar player, my two most feared matchups are probably Eldar mirror, and mech IG. Havent faced cron-air yet, i think they would be tricky but not fear-inducing. How about you Reece?

    • Reecius
      Reecius June 23, 2013 10:01 am #

      I have beaten Crons every time I have played them. For me Venom Spam DE is far and away the biggest threat followed by any barrage heavy army, such as IG.

      But yeah, that Spirit Seer is super good! I think I am going to stick with him.

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    Gary Percival June 23, 2013 6:37 am #

    If you roll on the one books warlord traits’s i didnt think you could then take the primaris power from the other – you have to use all the rules from one book – didnt think you could mix and match – or am i mistaken?

    • Reecius
      Reecius June 23, 2013 9:57 am #

      The way I read it is that you can cherry pick to a large extent. The Iyanden book says it is a supplement to the Eldar rules and the only caveat it states is that you cannot pick from both wargear lists for a single character.

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        Tangentical June 23, 2013 10:21 pm #

        In my Iyanden Codex it says “Note that you can only use the options from one codex supplement when choosing your army”

        It does talk about an Iyanden army though so rules wise it stands to reason that the HQs should follow the rules set out in the Iyanden Codex.

        This is a bit vague, I’d say that you’d need to nominate each HQ as Iyanden or not… The one situ where this gets real interesting is if you’ve taken 2-5 Spiritseers as one HQ slot as then they would have to be Iyanden as that’s how they got the force org change.

        Needs an FAQ.

        • Reecius
          Reecius June 24, 2013 9:26 am #

          I agree with your analysis. That is how I read it and was playing it. It is a bit vague and certainly needs clarification.

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    Dcannon4Life June 23, 2013 7:46 am #

    Your (Dark) Eldar list is pretty dirty, which is good.

    The Blood Angel list was light on armor, flyers and other nasty bits and should certainly be looked at.

    With respect to the Night Spinner: Consider using a battery of 3 Shadow Weavers. You free up 25 points to spend elsewhere, and they will do and admirable job of cutting up massed infantry (S6, Barrage & Monofilament). With a 48″ range, you can put them just about anywhere.

    • Reecius
      Reecius June 23, 2013 10:06 am #

      I thought about that too, but the Night Spinner gets that magic Strength 8 if the target is below I3, which means ID on Tau units, easier to kill vehicles, etc.

      I am actually considering the FW Warp Hunter for the same role.

  5. Ibushi
    Ibushi June 23, 2013 2:55 pm #

    Last weekend my footies got trounced by a double-hunter wraith list, and those Distort-toting skimmers scared the living daylights out of me, they seem like a really top choice. Had no idea they were codex-approved until this week…

    Looking at IA11, this thing has a 36″ S10 5″ Distort barrage blast, on a fast platform (move and shoot 12″, right?), all for just 10 pts more than a Night Spinner.

    Question is, how to convert one out of my old fire prism?

    • Reecius
      Reecius June 23, 2013 6:52 pm #

      Yeah, they are very close to Night Spinners in effect, but more powerful and shorter range. I really like them.

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    Hippesthippo June 23, 2013 5:22 pm #

    I’m loving this onslaught of bat reps. Great game! Keep ’em coming!

    • Reecius
      Reecius June 23, 2013 6:55 pm #

      We got caught up on work and have been playing a lot lately, it’s been nice. Glad you are enjoying them!

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    fluger June 23, 2013 6:51 pm #

    No offense to the BA guy, but I don’t think that list is going to cut the mustard in a strong tournament environment.

    That Eldar list is nasty! You’ve convinced me to save up my allowance and get me some warp spiders. I currently have my fast attack slots free and I could easily drop two wave serpents and get two units of warp spiders. We’ll see.

  8. Jason
    Rawdogger June 23, 2013 9:06 pm #

    Why was the entire Blood Angel army sitting out in the open? Also, 7″ in average for a charge. Obviously a painter and not a player but he took his ass whooping like a champ. Unlike me, who would have quit after turn 1.

    • Reecius
      Reecius June 24, 2013 9:26 am #

      It was a rough go, had he gone first it wouldn’t have been so punishing.

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