Monday, February 22, 2010

The heart of the list

The heart of the army is the 'wraith wall', they may be heavy in points but they tend to secure any objective they trundle onto and prove invaluable as a rock hard speed bump for assault units. In most games they're still standing at the end however battered that may be due to the Farseer in tow combining his Fortune power with the Warlocks Conceal

The Farseer gives a nice buff to the wraith wall above and with the big rise in psychic powers in 5th ed, his Runes of Warding are a must. I played post FoB with Doom as well, but due to the high Strength of a lot of weapons in my list and the removal of the Pathfinders its not worth the points investment.
Fortune has beed very reliable but playtesting against the new 'nid dex sees a bit of a drop with the infamous Shadow of the Warp.... frakkin bugs!

Less than 2 weeks until Warpstorm '10

In less than 2 weeks myself and a couple of regular gaming buddies are participating in Warpstorm '10 in Wellington.

I will be fielding my Eldar army reliant on a heavy Iyanden/Wraith theme which has been fairly successful due to a hell of a lot of playing and advice from the above mentioned friends.

The army list is slightly different to the one I used in Fields of Blood '09 last year, dropping some of the units I found to not 'perform' as well as I'd hoped for units and options which should be more beneficial. I ended up placing 13th overall at FoB last year so hopefully the forthcoming outing will be on par if not more successful.

Paintingwise I only have the gems to paint on 8 Howling Banshess and 4 Wraithguard to do, though they wont take much effort to get done. I also have contributed to the dreaded Hive Fleet Hoverd and will be painting my Space Hulk Broodlord up in the green and bone scheme for use in the tournament.