Last Night’s Eldar Challenge Match Replay! Next challenge: tonight at 7:00pm PST


Last night some some more hot Eldar action! We had two contenders step up to try and take my money….

And it’s still in my pocket! Muahaha!

But, I have to say, the second challenger, a pretty hardcore Daemon list, came danger close to taking that $250 out of my hands. He had me on the ropes all game, and despite the fact that I was playing sloppy 40k, my opponent made one critical mistake at the end of the game, leaving the opening for me to pull the age old “Jump on the Objectives Turn 5 and Pray,” Eldar tactic and well, it worked. I rolled the end game die, and it came up a 2, giving me a very narrow victory. Good to note: we used unmodified Invisibility and 2+ reroll mechanics in this game, so much of the Daemon army was essentially invincible for most of the game. It was too close for my taste! But, I think a good point is made: to compete with new Eldar–even a relatively soft list like I was playing–you need to use th emost powerful/abusive rules mechanics in the game to stand a chance.

The first game, vs. Jon Bunn and his Tactical Spam Raven Guard, was like all the other Eldar games we’ve played so far. Pretty much a wipe out. Jon was a great sport, though, and kept trying to win all the way to end game.

Click here to watch the games!

Tonight we’ve got a super tough battle, Doug Johnson and his Imperial Mash-up army. If it is his Adepticon list, it will be Dual Cent-Stars! Yikes. We shall see if I can hold onto that money a little longer.


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29 Responses to “Last Night’s Eldar Challenge Match Replay! Next challenge: tonight at 7:00pm PST”

  1. colinsherlow April 30, 2015 3:26 pm

    Weird that I can’t seem to watch these videos on my android phone?

    Any ideas? I really want to watch some of these reports. Line tonights

    • Reecius
      Reecius April 30, 2015 5:32 pm

      Try to Google it? I honestly don’t have an answer to that.

      • colinsherlow April 30, 2015 6:46 pm

        Will these be posted on YouTube soon?

        • Reecius
          Reecius May 1, 2015 9:00 am

          Yeah, just bear with us, it takes quite a bit of time to get them over to YouTube. But, we’re working on it!

  2. Narfwak April 30, 2015 5:07 pm

    The Twitch mobile app doesn’t support VODs, sadly. They should have it up on youtube eventually, though!

    Man, that second game was pretty painful to watch… not because of mistakes, but because of how visibly exhausted you were and it made me feel so bad for you! While I’m sure everyone appreciates the extra time you’re putting in to playtest I don’t think a double header like that is a good idea going forward if it’s gonna wipe you out that badly. We don’t need livestreams at the cost of your health!

    I hope you try the full on Wraith formation at some point this week even if it means ridiculous proxies. I can’t be the only person interested in seeing what a list that’s built only around using the new Eldar composite detachment looks like and if it’s worth the loss of ObSec on the scat bikes.

  3. iNcontroL April 30, 2015 6:45 pm

    Awesome match! Doug vs Reece.. love it!

    • Reecius
      Reecius April 30, 2015 9:51 pm

      Eldar: even piloted by a n00b are still amazing!

  4. bassface7 April 30, 2015 10:48 pm

    The new studio is ace, i’d love to see the odd full on edited + produced batrep, with close-ups, end of turn thoughts, music etc. The live streams are cool but super long and a lot of that is not a lot happening. Feels like there’s a lot of potential in those camera’s that you aren’t using (Not yet at least, i get that this is all early days for you guys!)

    Its cool that you’re testing out the Eldar vs. the biggest cheese lists in the game, but matches involving armies like that Daemon list are about as fun to watch as they are to play (See: Not at all) basically 3 hours of “I shoot you.” “I save” with the odd psychic snafu resulting in a few kills.

    I think you guys had a cool balance before, where you’d play competitive but pretty off-the-wall lists against fair match-ups (for the most part) i’d hate to see you become BOLS where every batrep is X-star vs. X-star and just a crapfest to watch.

    • Mike May 1, 2015 12:33 am

      They’re specifically pounding out some eldar experience so that they can try and figure out what to do about them entering the tourney scene.

      Because, amazingly enough, there are actually people who think the book as-is getting into tournies isn’t incredibly harmful to the tourney scene. \o.o/

      • bassface7 May 1, 2015 4:38 am

        Yeah, fair comment. I get the draw of doing the new codex while its fresh – and so people have some perspective when voting on whether or not something needs to be done to tone it down (Spoiler: Yes.) Just that watching the unstoppable force smack the immovable object around isn’t fun for anyone involved.

        • Nova star May 1, 2015 6:21 am

          Now think of combing to that game yourself in a tournament :/ would suck greatly

  5. Weidekuh May 1, 2015 1:30 am

    As an Eldar player I feel sad. I don’t want my army to roll over every one else. To add insult to injury, I collected a massive Wraith army in 6th edition, because I love the models. How am I going to have fun (balanced) games against “normal” enemies…
    I think I need to field Wraithblades only…

  6. fleetofclaw May 1, 2015 1:58 am

    Seems like there has been a lot of content going up I haven’t been able to watch. I’m unable to watch them as they’re streamed live on Twitch, then they become unavailable and none of them are on YouTube. What up homies?

    • fleetofclaw May 1, 2015 1:59 am

      And I simply mean I’m not able to watch at the time they’re streamed on Twitch.

      • bassface7 May 1, 2015 4:40 am

        There’s a “Past Broadcasts” on their Twich profile (separate to the “Channel page i think) you can catch em there. (UK based, so this is my only option!)

  7. Blightstar May 1, 2015 2:50 am

    Would it be possible to include link to the lists used in the descriptions? Those would help a lot when rewatching the games later in Twich.

    • Blightstar May 1, 2015 3:09 am

      Oh and Reece – you keep playing that Farseer psychic-reroll wrong. Its even better. You reroll the dices you want, not all of them. For example, if you roll 10 dice to deny and get one six, you can reroll rest of the dice and see if you would get extra sixes in addition for the one you already got. That ability is just retarded.

      • bassface7 May 1, 2015 4:41 am

        I think the ITC ruling is that if you get to re-roll one dice for the psychic phase you have to re-roll them all (Based on previous precedent)

        • Blightstar May 1, 2015 5:25 am

          I think the intent is pretty clear on that. Might be wrong thou, I’m not native english speaker.

          “Runes of the Farseer:
          Once in each Psychic phase, a model with this special rule can re-roll any number of dice used in a single Deny the Witch test or Psychic test (potentially negatic Perils of the Warp in the process)”

  8. Pascalnz May 1, 2015 3:22 am

    oh man, jump on the last objective hope for the game to end is why we no longer play altar of war missions at my club. Dislike some of the random for maelstrom sure, but you can dislike the boredom of last turn objective grabs at least as much.

    But… yay! lots of games vs eldar:). I’ve got some pure BA madness for the Next LVO which I think would trash eldar….Need to get some painting done… and maybe stop by SD on my way to London sometime;)

  9. DCannon4Life May 1, 2015 6:03 am

    Got my first game in last night. My Eldar (Wraith Knight) & Dark Eldar versus Harlequins, Eldar (Wraith Knight AND Wraith Guard) and Dark Eldar. Will have a video battle report posted by tomorrow.

    Overview: Dat D Tho.

    • Reecius
      Reecius May 1, 2015 8:34 am

      So much Eldar!! And yeah, we will have to change the way D rules work in order to make it playable in a tournament setting. Otherwise, lols.

  10. Hollismason May 1, 2015 7:30 am

    The Eldar psychic dice reroll is exactly that, it’s a reroll for any of the dice that you want to reroll.

    • Reecius
      Reecius May 1, 2015 8:21 am

      You are right, but in the ITC we rules any psychic reroll, rerolls all the dice. That isn’t aimed at Eldar, just in general (taking into account Spell Familiars and such).

      • Marsyas May 8, 2015 12:15 am

        So we can expect this to be in the next update of the FAQ? Or should it be considered to already be in the FAQ now because of precedent?

  11. fluger May 1, 2015 8:47 am

    So, now that you’ve had a few games in with them, what do you think is an appropriate change to the Eldar to bring them in line?

  12. Mike May 1, 2015 9:15 am

    At first I thought that just the D needed to go, but after seeing this and doing some of our own testing, I’m starting to think balancing the book with the other armies may require just re-pointing and errata-ing a bunch of things.
    Even when we said “no str D, no wraithknight, 1 heavy per 3 jet bikes,” we still haven’t seen an eldar loss in our testing. 😐

  13. Hollismason May 1, 2015 12:55 pm

    The video on this got really super choppy , I’m not sure if that’s because I don’t have an account with Twitch or not.

    Also please purchase of a Microsoft Zune recorder and just hang a directionaly microphone over the table 🙂

  14. tcmd May 2, 2015 5:45 am

    I think you played the seer council wrong. The warlocks should not have so many powers and dice per the communion of minds rule.