In BFG, they are a very strong fleet against all but the Necrons. In BFG the Eldar are represented by three lists, Corsair Eldar, Craftworld Eldar. Can someone familiar with BFG tabletop tell me how 6 new factions Eldar Corsairs are good old Craftworld Eldar we had in game 1 but with. From For everyone, who want to know more about the other Factions of the Eldar race. 😉 Dark Eldar.
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Today we shall take examine the naval equipment and tactics of that most beguiling of xenos, the Eldar. Of all the biological races, the Eldar are the oldest still craftaorld with the younger races such as humans, orks, and tau. As old as their civilization is, their technology is as expected more advanced than these other races.
BFG: Craftworld Eldar Dragon Ship
Despite their technological prowess, they have an ancient foe that is even older and more advanced, the Necrons. In BFG, they are a very strong fleet against all but the Necrons.
Corsair Eldar is likely the one most likely to be encountered in space by merchants and patrols alike and equally likely to be the last encounters by these ships as well.
Craftworld Eldar and Elda Eldar will be discussed in the future. Remember that in BFG higher leadership facilitates special maneuvers and actions in the form of Special Orders. On both the offensive and defensive components of the game, Corsair Eldars are strong, very strong.
Eldar batteries always count their target as closing the most favorable aspect for targets. Eldar lances can re-roll successful hits, yes successful hits, for up to three hits. Even so the average can be misleading because a lance can actually inflict three hits each!
It is understandable why lances are your friends when playing Eldar. Note when facing against combined Eldar torpedo and bomber attacks, save your turrets for the bombers rather than wasting craftwold on the torpedoes. Their fighters are also more resilient in missions against enemy torpedoes, fighters, bombers and assault boats.
On the defense Eldar ships are protected by holofields.
Against battery weapons a rightward shift on the Battery Gunnery table less favorable for the shooter. Shadow Cruiser by Arithon. The first weakness of the Corsair Craftwotld are that they are 3 times as likely to suffer a critical hit each time they take damages as most other fleets: However, any hits that an enemy might gain from the lower armor must first pass through the Eldar holofields. Overall I believe both of these weaknesses are more than craftwor,d compensated by the strength of the holofield and enhanced Eldar maneuverability.
A third weakness of the Eldar is that their movement rate is affected by where the local crafftworld is located. Where the stars shine from must always be considered. And when facing Corsair Eldar maneuver toward them with the sun to your back.
A fourth weakness is that while all Eldar ships, escorts and capital ships, may make a turn to face in any direction at the beginning of its movement, Corsair Eldar cannot turn at all once moved though it does not have to move at all.
The fifth weakness of the Eldar is that holofields are not shields, thus when any Eldar ships move through blast markers once per move whether in its own movement phase or its own ordnance phase it can suffer a damage on a roll of 6 their movement is also reduced by 5 cm. The final weakness of the Eldar is that holofields do not work against Necrons.
Against Necrons Eldar thus will do rather poorly. Eclipse Cruiser by the Laughing God. All fleets should be built to maximize its strength and minimize its weaknesses.
Strengths of weapons, holofield and double movement are available to all Eldar ships. Such analysis of strengths cractworld weaknesses will likely result in Eldar cdaftworld being a predominantly escorts based fleet. There are four Corsair Eldar escort options.
First up is the Hemlock, essentially a flying lance. Since a lance is the best Eldar weapon, this is a great option for only 40 points each. Second up is the Nightshade, a torpedo 2 ship also armed with a battery.
Eldar torpedoes and batteries are both great and for just 40 points this is another great option. Next up is the Aconite, a battery ship. cdaftworld
While Eldar batteries are indeed great and 5 of them are even better, for 65 points they are a tad expensive. Last up is the Hellebore, a great model in my opinion. Unfortunately, while the package of lance, torpedoes, and battery looks impressive, for 75 points it is too pricy. For 5 points more you can get the same weapon layout 1 lance, crwftworld torpedoes, 1 battery with a Hemlock and a Nightshade. A Hemlock and Nightshade combo is also substantially more survivable as two targets craftowrld of splitting enemy fire and having twice the damage capacity as one Hellebore.
BFG: Craftworld Eldar Dragon Ship – EPIC ADDICTION
The cheapest Eldar cruiser is the Solaris, coming with 8 batteries to the front and 4 hits points for points. For the same points you can get 2 Aconites with 10 batteries and 2 hits points splitting fire between two Aconites. While most cruisers can sustain more damage prior to reduction of its offensive capability than a squadron of escorts, Corsair Eldar capital ship vulnerability to critical damage erase this edge in my opinion.
The Solaris is likely better replaced by 2 Aconites. The Aurora at points also has 4 hits points but is armed with 4 torpedoes and 2 lances. Similarly priced at points would be 2 Hellebores that are over priced in themselves so I am not sure the Aurora is worth taking either. Both the Solaris and Aurora are Forgeworld models and as an American, this means both will cost more money wise as well.
The next cruiser is the Shadow for points with 6 hits points, 4 torpedoes and 12 batteries. For the exact same points you can get 2 Nightshades and 2 Aconites, yielding the exact same weapon layouts with 4 hits points across 4 targets. Thus far all three cruisers are better replaced by escorts.
The last cruiser is the Eclipse for points. The Eclipse is the only cruiser with launch bays 4 and this alone makes this cruiser worthy of consideration. The last ship available in the Corsair Eldar list is the Void Stalker battleship.
This ship also has 4 launch bays but what set this ship apart from the Eclipse, and every other Corsair Eldar ship, is its 45 cm ranged lances 4 and 45 cm ranged batteries 8 with the ability to fire to the right, to the left, and not just to the front.
The Void Stalker is available once your fleet is points minimum actually fielded or more. This ship should definitely be considered for inclusion once it becomes available.
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Void Stalker by Arithon. While Corsair Eldar have a significant amount of offensive and defensive capability, they should be used with care like a sharp blade rather than a blunt instrument. When on the attack, concentrate your fire on enemy battery ships first, hitting the enemy toward his rear.
Such opportunities will not likely present naturally and as an Eldar player you must be both patient and manipulative. Hide among stellar phenomena if possible. When striking hit as hard as you can but if you cannot or were unlucky and did not, never linger. When you move in the ordnance phase, position your ship defensively to be abeam of your opponent batteries.
Move in, attack, move out and away before the enemy can respond. Thus ends the fisrt lesson on facing the dread Eldar in the icy depths of space. Additional info can be found here. Search anything and hit enter. Crimson Fists Rules Leaked. December 29th — Imperial Knights Dethroned.
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