the swordwind

the swordwind
The rune of Biel-tan stands for the principle of reinincarnation, a fate thought to be reserved for every Eldar before the Fall. The name of the craftworld means "rebirth of ancient days".

Friday, 17 July 2009

Revised mech 500 list

You remember I was previouly talking about using my anti horde 500 list against everyone? well I now do that...... sort of. There's been a few changes:

Anti-horde 500

Farseer: eltritch storm, spirit stones, singing spear, doom, guide. 143

10 Dire Avengers: including Exarch with twin catapults and bladestorm 152
Transport: Wave Serpent with TL eldar missile launchers. 120

3 Jetbikes: one shruiken cannon


Essentially ive just dropped a jetbike. However, when playing MEQ's I drop the eltritch storm, change the missile launchers to bright lances and use the spare points to get spirit stones on the wave serpent. So in fact all I've really done is made a "version 2" of both my original 500 point lists!

1000 point anti-marine list

You may remember how I originally had specialised lists for 500 points but then decided to only use the anti-horde one. So a repeat here surely? Another specialised list? Well you see, I think that the extra 500 points is going to allow me to take more specialised aspect warriors which being biel-tan I shall do. However with the eldar being as specialised as they are i feel 1000 points is not enough room to have enough variety to deal with everthing. Fear not: i am planning a 1500 point list which will be able to take on anyone. So, my 1000 point anti MEQ list:

Farseer: doom, guide, spirit stones,singing spear. 123

10 Dire Avengers: including an exarch with two catapults and bladestorm 152
Transport: wave serpent with TL brightlances and spirit stones. 145

3 Jetbikes: one with shruiken cannon. 76

10 Howling Banshees: including an exarch with executioner and war shout exarch power. 187
Transport: wave serpent with TL brightlances 135

4 Dark Reapers: one is an exarch with tempest launcher and crack shot. 182

Total: 1000 exactly.

I have all the models for this and they are now sitting waiting to be painted (done primer). I'm considering dropping the shruken cannon off the jetbikes and getting more vehicle upgrades, since they normally just hide anyway, but then thats more painting. War shout is in there just for the comedy factor. plan is: banshees and reapers die, and then control and contest with wave serpents and troops choices.


This is another model I've actually finished! hes actually been sitting around for a while and its only recently I got round to adding the runes (at bottom of robe, at front, can't see them very well), and the thorns on his cloak at which point I decided I was done with him. He was the first model I tried blending on, and as leader of my army I feel he has been given due care and attention: I am pleased with him.
(sorry its been so long since my last post)