Friday, 4 January 2013

List Revolution: Mixing it up!

Now that its a new year, I decided to mix up my army for my next few games. While in the past I have been slowly evolving my list I have taken a different approach and gone with a new direction. I just wanted a change more than anything else and we shall see.

My list that i used last was quite delicate and was rather poor. I only got a victory out of it from sheer dumb luck. I want an army i can use well, not one that i have to get lucky with. So here is my new 1500 point army list.

Eldar/Dark Eldar 1501 (1 point over... my bad)

Farseer - 100 (Warlord) w/ wraithguard
Runes of warding, Fortune

10 Wraithguard - 396
warlock, conceal

5 Rangers - 95

3 War Walkers - 180
Scatter lasers

2 War Walkers - 120
Scatter lasers

4 Dark reapers - 140

The Baron - 105 w/ Wraithguard

5 Warriors - 60

Venom - 65
2 x splinter cannon

5 Warriors - 60

Venom - 65
2 x splinter cannon

Ravager - 115
Night shield, 3 x dark lance

This army is based on an army list that SCP Yeeman left me in a comment on my last army list evolution post. I have tweaked it a little bit, removing the models i don't have, adding in a few that I do. So that game plan?

Eldar will hold at the back and shoot at the enemy with the war walkers and the dark reapers. The rangers will do the same while the wraithguard joined by both the farseer and baron (boosting the conceal save to a 4+ with his stealth rule) will walk down the middle towards the enemy  The fast dark eldar units will go down a flank and hopefully take out key units which are going to get in my way. I had to give the ravager the dark lances to get some long ranger anti-tank shots.

So do you guys think? will this list do better than the last few? or will my key unit just get caught up in combat and do nothing? we shall see. Comments are always welcome, and Yeeman, if you read this, are the changes ok?


  1. Yeah I think the changes are fine. I dont know all of the models you have, but you have shown here will work.

    A couple things if you could swap:

    Change the 2 Walkers with Scatter Lasers to 3 Walkers with Cannons and Outflank them. If you have the other walker.

    Switch the 5 Rangers for 10 Guardians and a Scatter Laser platform. I like the more bodies and the damage output from them more than Rangers.

    I'm not a big fan of Reapers, but I think they can work in this list. Plus they will be nice to have against any MEQ you play.

    A key thing to remember is that the Baron has Hit and Run and can get that unit out of Combat if need be so you can shoot whatever charged you and possibly charge back in. And if he does fail the Hit and RUn he can reroll it!

    I would also, run the Walkers behind the Wraithguard so they can receive a 5+ Cover from the Wraithguard being in front.

    I think you have a ton of shooting and can take down pretty much anything but Heavy Fliers. Even then, War Walkers and the Wraithguard can really damage fliers.

    I look forward to the Bat Rep with this list!

  2. You know, a savvy opponent might check this blog two days before he plays you since he knows you keep an evolving list....

    Just saying...

    See you tuesday!