Thursday, 23 October 2008

Starting small

I’ve been thinking of finishing a first batch of miniatures and start using them for playing in small battles of about 500 points, mainly because it’s going to take me a looong time to finish painting 1.500 points of eldar, and I think I can have those first 500 points finished before Christmas – or during Christmas holidays the latest.

I’ve thought of a very simple list, with 3 core units and a fast attack option – the main reason being that I’ve already painted a unit of guardians and a vyper, and I’m on the way of painting a dire avenger unit. So the idea is this:

- Eldar guardians (10) with brightlance grav platform. This unit includes a warlock with witch blade and the embolden psychic power.

- Dire avengers (10), including an exarch with dual shuriken catapults and the bladestorm exarch power

- Eldar storm guardians (10), with a flamer and a fusion gun (the special weapons included in the boxed set). This unit includes a warlock with singing spear and the enhance psychic power.

- Vyper with scatter laser and shuriken cannon

Now, the main trouble for this will be finding somebody willing to play those really small battles with me…


SketchbookGaming said...

It sounds like you have a plan and that's the best wayto go about it I've found.

I'm sure there's someone out there who can rumble at 500 points while you keep building your army.

suneokun said...

Nice to see such a balanced list at 500pts. No disrespect to Fritz, but jetbikes at 500pts are so overpowered as they can move, fire and jump back with impunity. At that level I believe you're better off with a solid selection of troops.

Have fun with the Eldar, they are a very fun army to play and can startle you sometimes...