After several weeks of running Astra Sororitas / Sisters of Battle for the Fate of Konor campaign I was ready to get back to my love – Eldar. I have several little bins with ‘to-do’ projects in them, all sitting on a shelf in an organized fashion. Three of them were just in need of having the bases done. After months of seeing them, it finally dawned on me that I had a theme ready to have a list built around it!
The three bins needing basing were 1) A Wraithseer and two Wraithlords, 2) 10 x Wraithguard and 3) 10 x Wraithblades. That is a list that practically writes itself!
After some experimentation, I split the Wraithguard into two squads, dropped half the Wraithblades (those Axe kids are expensive!) and added a Wraithknight and Hemlock Wraithfighter.
The list as it stands now is:
5 Wraithguard with D-Scythes
5 Wraithblades w/ Axes
2 Wraithlord with double missile launchers and flamers
Wraithknight with heavy wraithcannons and scatter lasers
I’ve only run the list once so far and it was against a new player, whom I was trying to help out as best I could, but it performed tremendously. After three turns, I had lost one Wraithlord and the other was hurt, but not out thanks to the Wraithseer’s ‘Deliverance’ power. My Wraithfighter was also wounded and there was one downed Wraithguard. My opponent had a Whirlwind and 3 of his 5 HQs remaining.
I’m hoping to get another game or two in this week in order to get a better feel for this list, as I’d really like to take it to a local tournament at Hubcon this Saturday. Stay tuned for that!!