Chapter Tactics #8: Eldar 101

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Today PeteyPab and his guest go over both the ways to beat, and play Eldar competitively. Other than the usual ways of course. We also cover a Blood Angels list in the List-Lab. 

Today Julio and I go over what to expect when you play Eldar, what kinds of Eldar lists you wil expect to see, and how to win with, and beat top tier Eldar lists.

You can check out Julio’s team the NWO Blackshirts at this link, and keep up with him on twitch where he is sometimes featured on his friend’s channel.

For last week’s edpisode click here.

Blood Angels

List-Lab: Blood Angels List

Lethality 2.5
Mobility 3
Scorability 3
Board Presence 4


Captain 165pts
Artificer Armour, Bolt Pistol, Storm Shield, Valours Edge, Bike


x5 Death Company 140pts
Jump packs, Power fist

x5 Death Company 140pts
Jump packs, Power fist


x5 Scouts 65pts
Combat Blades, Teleport Homer

x5 Tactical Marines 115pts
Heavy Flamer, Drop Pod

Fast Attack:

x3 Man Bike Squad 93pts
x2 Grav Guns

Chapter Ancients:

Furioso Dreadnought 185pts
Frag Cannon, Heavy Flamer, Drop pod (Locator Beacon)

Furioso Dreadnought 185pts
Frag Cannon, Heavy Flamer, Drop pod (Locator Beacon)

Dreadnought 120pts
x2 Twinlinked Autocannons

Archangels Orbital Intervention Force:

Terminator Assault Squad 225pts
x5 TH/SS

Terminator Assault Squad 215pts
x3 TH/SS x2 Lightning Claws

Terminator Assault Squad 200pts
x5 Lightning Claws





I am still taking your Genestealer Cult, and Deathwatch list submissions! Let’s see what you guys can brew up!

Do you think your list could hold up to the List Lab? Email it to…

Please do not send your army list in a format such as Army Builder, send them in an easy to read, typed format. Thanks!


About Petey Pab

Aspiring 40k analyst, tournament reporter and Ultramarines enthusiast, Petey Pab only seeks to gather more knowledge about the game of 40k and share it with as many people as he can in order to unite both hobbyists and gamers. We are, after all, two sides of the same coin.

14 Responses to “Chapter Tactics #8: Eldar 101”

  1. sean October 23, 2016 11:03 am #

    Pale Court

    Autarch – jetbike, banshee mask, laser lance – 100

    5 Howling Banshees – 65

    5 Howling Banshees – 65

    5 Howling Banshees – 65

    Aspect Host

    8 WarpSpyders – exarch – 162

    8 WarpSpyders – exarch – 162

    4 Shining spears – exarch star lance – 120


    Skatatch Wraithknight – 2 inferno cannons, scatter laser – 330

    Living Legend

    Avatar of Khaine – 195

    Riptide wing

    Riptide – early warning override, counterfire defense system – 190

    Riptide – early warning override, counterfire defense system – 190

    Riptide – early warning override, velocity tracker – 205

    • Peteypab October 23, 2016 11:13 am #

      Thanks Sean! You beautiful bastard.

    • Reecius October 23, 2016 9:32 pm #

      Was impressed until I saw Riptide wing….over it!

      Haha, just kidding, well done as always, Sean.

      • Sean October 24, 2016 6:39 am #

        Well the list I was using had more spears and no banshees. But this looks like the new direction to account for the genestealer cult stuff that I anticipate getting popular.

        • Reecius October 25, 2016 11:30 am #

          Fair enough, interceptor and SMS own GSC.

  2. dasbeets October 24, 2016 9:28 am #

    PeteyPab has some real insight and knowledge of the tournament meta but maybe take steps to improve the sound quality. Adding a 2nd chair host could help keep the conversation moving forward also.

    • Peteypab October 24, 2016 11:02 pm #

      Care to elaborate? Whose sound quality was bad? Because I changed mics this time, to a more quality recording mic and tried to take steps to improve sound quality on my end. Also, sadly not everyone has solid recording gear.

      I’m not trying to be defensive I just genuinely care about improving the podcast. Also, I feel like Reece is in too much already, and Frankie has been busy. So I’m in my own.

      • Reecius October 25, 2016 11:31 am #

        3 podcasts a week is my limit, haha.

        Frankie could jump in on occasion.

      • CrusherJoe October 25, 2016 11:39 am #

        It sounded like you had your mic volume up too high, resulting in clipping/overdriven mic manifesting as static on certain (usually accented) syllables. Also, do you have a windscreen (preferably of the foam type) on your mic?

        The effect wasn’t present on other audio sources in your podcast, so it was definitely related to your mic/levels and not encoding artifacts (degradation of the sound quality that results from encoding an audio file into .mp3 format).

        Hopefully that helps you identify the source of the issue!

      • CrusherJoe October 25, 2016 11:43 am #

        I think he was referring to the static sound degradation on certain syllables when you were speaking. It was not present on any of your other audio sources so I think it’s safe to assume the cause was in your mic/levels.

        Check your recording level. There’s a tendency to record with the levels to high (or “hot”) and this results in clipping/sound distortion especially on accented syllables.

        It could also be the result of plosives (natural over-accenting of certain sounds/syllables). If you don’t have a good foam windscreen on your mic, you should get one.

  3. CrusherJoe October 25, 2016 11:48 am #

    …and for some reason I thought that first post was lost, made another, and now they’re both here. Yay, I look like a jackass.

    • Reecius October 25, 2016 11:52 am #

      All good, buddy. I will delete it for you.

      • CrusherJoe October 25, 2016 12:23 pm #

        Awesome, thank you — please delete the first one, I think the second one is an all-around better response.

  4. mcsardo October 27, 2016 1:49 pm #

    Love the podcast Pablo, but the rough audio is a distraction from the great content. You should start a gofundme towards getting a decent mic. I for one would gladly donate.

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