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PostSubject: Wave Serpent - Eldar Allies Help   Wave Serpent - Eldar Allies Help I_icon_minitimeWed Oct 24 2012, 14:18

So I am planning on adding some Eldar allies to my army. Right now my plan is 1 Farseer, 5 Pathfinders and 5 (eventually 10) Banshees in a Wave Serpent. I am not familiar with 'good guy' Eldar weaponry and was wondering what would be a good load out of weapons. I will be allying with the Dark Eldar and have approximatly 2 Venoms, 4 Raiders, and 2 Ravagers as vehicles. Other AT squads are a 4 man Blasterborn Squad, and Haywire on Scourge and Talos. Since the Wave Serpent is from another army, I was wondering what would some weaponloadouts be that would a) compliment my Dark Eldar firepower and b) work with an Assault unit.

**Edit** - not to familiar with the kit for the wave serpent, is there a way to magnetize weapons to switch in and out different options?
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PostSubject: Re: Wave Serpent - Eldar Allies Help   Wave Serpent - Eldar Allies Help I_icon_minitimeWed Oct 24 2012, 14:38

given the large amount of AT that your army already has, I would give your WS twin-linked Scatter Lasers or Shuriken Cannons. You can upgrade the twin-linked Catapults to another cannon, though do bear in mind that it is a BS3 tank. I find that one of the strengths of the Eldar army is its ability to spam S6 shots. DE are woefully lacking in this department and can really use the additional firepower for enemy light skimmers/vehicles. Works against infantry too while keeping the cost of the already expensive tank down.

I'm not a fan of the vehicle upgrades for the WS. Might use Star Engines, though I haven't ever justified the cost/had the points lying around.

Hope this helps.

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PostSubject: Re: Wave Serpent - Eldar Allies Help   Wave Serpent - Eldar Allies Help I_icon_minitimeThu Oct 25 2012, 00:35

Its a start! Thanks ESE - I am a good Eldar noob so don't know much on how their vehicle weapons work. I think my best bet would be to look for some sort of guide on how to magnetize the weapons so I can switch in. When assembling the vehicle I plan to try to really "Dark Eldar" it up with sharper spikes, trophies and other sorts of goodies that fit with the unit. The Wave Serpent is be being built for Wave Serpent - Eldar Allies Help IMG_1184
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PostSubject: Re: Wave Serpent - Eldar Allies Help   Wave Serpent - Eldar Allies Help I_icon_minitimeThu Oct 25 2012, 01:43

Sounds like a promising project! I forgot to include that I prefer the Scatter Laser because of the extra shot (Heavy 4). BS3 still blows even when it's twin-linked Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Wave Serpent - Eldar Allies Help   Wave Serpent - Eldar Allies Help I_icon_minitimeSun Oct 28 2012, 21:49

For those who haven't seen my log, here is some more finished pictures of the "count as Banshee"s I was talking about. As you could guess I want to make their Wave Serprent suitable for the squad riding them.

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Wave Serpent - Eldar Allies Help IMG_1247 This is the "Exarch" with executioner.
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PostSubject: Re: Wave Serpent - Eldar Allies Help   Wave Serpent - Eldar Allies Help I_icon_minitimeMon Nov 05 2012, 14:17

Cool looking banshee conversions i have to say. Beign an eldar player in 5th i would strongly reccomend just shuri cans or scatter lasers on the wave serpent, no other upgrades. However i am a little concerned as to why of all the units to take from eldar allies you take banshees?

In this edition banshees really arent very good, well ok thats not fair banshees are fine, but their delivery system is poor, no longer being able to dismount then charge hurts them big time. If i was gonna suggest units from the eldar codex for you it would be warp spiders or war walkers at the moment.

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PostSubject: Re: Wave Serpent - Eldar Allies Help   Wave Serpent - Eldar Allies Help I_icon_minitimeSun Nov 11 2012, 20:51

@ Mudpuppet - I chose Banshee's because while going through my spare parts and brainstorming on what sort of 'count as' models could be made, those are the ones that came with it. After building my WIP fluff that I developed for them I got really excited with the project and after the test model (the 4th in the above post) came out so well, I got even more excited for and just finished the project. For me as I dont get to play as often, I was just caring more about building cool looking models that fit with my armies fluff and look cool. Just wanted a usefull in game choice for the weapon on the Wave Serpent if I ever do get around to playing a game. Thanks for the compliments
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