About Xenos and Proud

This is a small blog about my Warhammer 40,000 hobby. I will try to concentrate on the tactics behind the general game and my Xenos armies but there will be the odd post about random stuff.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Xenos and Proud is an 18 year old from Scotland who has been playing 40K for the last 4 years. He loves the 'under-dog' xenos armies, namely his Tyranid Gorgon splinter fleet, his Saim-Hann windrider host, his Tau Vleastean Hunter-cadre and the newest addition, the Shadowfax Corsairs. Although his tactics are mostly 'borrowed', his painting skills still 'developing' and his luck becoming evermore 'ridiculous' he continues to play, paint and roll in the hope that one day things will get better.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

New Forgeworld Eldar Units and Rules

So I just got an e-mail from forgeworld saying about their brand new Eldar units and models. I must say I immediately read and re-read everything. They are truly amazing, rules and models. Here's my own opinions.

Shadow Spectres 
These are cool models and have neat rules but they are really gimmicky. With only a T3, 4+ save and 12" range, one-shot guns they will die quickly even with their 5+ invulnerable save. They are also extremely expensive if you want any use out of them and make use of the weird combined beam thing (around 200 points) for which you only get one solid shot that is only slightly stronger than a Fire Prism blast. I think they were intended as a heavy infantry hunter as their jetpacks let them run around slow units like terminators but they just don't have enough shots to do enough damage. Taking up an already crowded Heavy Support slot I don't think we will see many of these.

Now we get to my favourite new unit, the Warp Hunter. I don't like the model that much but the rules are amazing. Like all D-weaponry it can cause instant death, wound everything on a 2+, kill tanks easily and is AP2 so ignores all armour saves. The only reason why I don't use Wraithguard is because of their short range but the Warp Hunter doesn't have that problem. Even better, it has the ability to use a D-cannon-like flamer, yes an AP2 flamer that wounds on a 2+. Truly amazing. The gun is even barrage so can fire indirectly. The only problem I have with this tank is that it is 10 points more than any other Eldar tank but that is really a small price for such an awesome tank.

In short I love the new units and can't wait until they release the next Imperial armour, the Doom of Mymeara.

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