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11th
Oct 2017
Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Oct 11 2017 03:58 UTC
Open PR to fix #1599
It’s red scorpions- cyraxus finally?
Iain Launchbury
@Mad-Spy
Oct 11 2017 18:54 UTC
That is one ugly tank
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Oct 11 2017 19:20 UTC
nobody cares, did you see the leak for the new Eldar Craftworld Start Collecting though??
that is a thing of beatuy
Iain Launchbury
@Mad-Spy
Oct 11 2017 19:27 UTC
no, haven't seen that
Iain Launchbury
@Mad-Spy
Oct 11 2017 19:30 UTC
ah, so wraith units are going to be OP then :)
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Oct 11 2017 19:30 UTC
hahaha, something like that
I'm not sure how much more hardcore they could be, but perhaps a points drop for the stuff in the box would make all of it more viable
although a speed buff for the wraiths would be awesome too
Iain Launchbury
@Mad-Spy
Oct 11 2017 19:31 UTC
doubt they'll get it, they're supposed to be slow and hard to kill.
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Oct 11 2017 19:46 UTC
uhuh, I don't actually need many more wraithguard (I already have 15) but I'd like a new wraithlord model and apparently you can never have too many Farseer models as an Eldar player...
@acebaur do you mind if I do a little work on the Deathwatch CAT??
Owlsbane
@Owlsbane
Oct 11 2017 20:04 UTC
Perhaps the Ynnari wraithguard will be a tad faster? If they get a complete codex of their own, that is.
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Oct 11 2017 20:04 UTC
anything is possible
several people have been complaining that every other army has got battle focus now and there is no differentiator for Eldar
tbh, it does seem like the penalties for moving are almost not worth having written into the rule
almost every army that has come out so far has a type of battle-focus
(move and shoot avoiding penalites or something similar)
Owlsbane
@Owlsbane
Oct 11 2017 20:11 UTC
Yeah, I noticed. Just hope they'll make it extra special for the Eldar, the way it is in the index is kind of meh.
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Oct 11 2017 20:12 UTC
a 5++ if you move would be nice
maybe a little OP - but then this is Eldar...
Owlsbane
@Owlsbane
Oct 11 2017 20:15 UTC
I know part of the battle focus stuff got moved to individual units (slimmer's that have a fixed advance value and such), but seeing what they gave to the DG I would feel a little cheated if the index rule isn't greatly improved upon.
Skimmers*
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Oct 11 2017 20:15 UTC
uhuh, exactly...
Owlsbane
@Owlsbane
Oct 11 2017 20:16 UTC
And I'm getting that starter pack, it's almost perfect to fill some gaps in my army with πŸ˜€
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Oct 11 2017 20:16 UTC
I want it for the wraithlord
and who couldn't say no to a few more wraithguard
especially if its a super discount
would also mean I can finally do both my Iyanden army AND my Ulthwe army
Owlsbane
@Owlsbane
Oct 11 2017 20:18 UTC
Exactly! I got a couple of Wave Serpents just waiting to fill their guts with some undead Eldar πŸ˜‡
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Oct 11 2017 20:18 UTC
because atm I've been on the fence about how to paint my wraith units... (hahahaha!! no I haven't, that's just an excuse..)
Owlsbane
@Owlsbane
Oct 11 2017 20:18 UTC
Lol
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Oct 11 2017 20:18 UTC
yeah, Wave Serpents, perhaps I should finish the conversion I started about 10 years ago...
and then buy some more
Owlsbane
@Owlsbane
Oct 11 2017 20:19 UTC
Nah, right on schedule as it is πŸ˜‰
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Oct 11 2017 20:19 UTC
or just put it back together and stick some shield generators on the front like all the other ones
Owlsbane
@Owlsbane
Oct 11 2017 20:19 UTC
What conversion were you planning then?
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Oct 11 2017 20:20 UTC
(I was planning to widen the body - eldar tanks are sung into shape - no way they'd all be the same STC-based same-hul shite like the imperials!!)
tekton
@tekton
Oct 11 2017 20:20 UTC
I was hoping a few more weeks until Eldar...but I'm low on funds from buying a house and this damn fire this week ><
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Oct 11 2017 20:21 UTC
yup, so, wider body as opposed to an extension out the back, and then a bridge between the front "wings" and a spine running back to the lower cockpit canopy bubble to represent the shield generator
kinda like the ultra classic old school sketch and the original Epic scale Wave Serpents
but with a turret on top
Owlsbane
@Owlsbane
Oct 11 2017 20:22 UTC
Sound pretty nice, and also like quite a lot of work!
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Oct 11 2017 20:23 UTC
well, I wish serpents looked more different than falcons with things stuck on them
but yes
I'm pretty sure it was 10 years ago, maybe longer - before the offered a Wave Serpent kit - taht I had a brave moment and got my model saw out to cut up a falcon hull...
Owlsbane
@Owlsbane
Oct 11 2017 20:24 UTC
I know, would be nice to have more variation, like the Dark Eldar have.
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Oct 11 2017 20:24 UTC
the next steps are to brace the different bits, then fill the gap with "something", then figure out a way to make the shield gen spine thing
at the moment, I just play lightly reinforced footdar, so I don't need any tanks
well, I have a couple
but my Eldar are just as good at dying as my Deathwatch
tekton
@tekton
Oct 11 2017 20:29 UTC
I want to like Deathwatch, but I just stick with Grey Knights...
Owlsbane
@Owlsbane
Oct 11 2017 20:30 UTC
Gulp! I have no qualms using a knife or a drill now and then, but sawing up a whole vehicle...
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Oct 11 2017 20:42 UTC
like I said, I had a crazy idea, then the saw came to hand and, well, that was a long time ago...
and I like using my Deathwatch, they've become more fun this edition, I'm proper loving the Corvus assault, I now have two of the things - I don't care how over-priced it all is I love blasting forwards and jumping out of my aircraft
and I'm used to losing a lot so I don't really mind :-)
tekton
@tekton
Oct 11 2017 21:25 UTC
I still play GK and AdMech, haven't played as much since the AdMech codex dropped but I was having a hard time with all the Death Guard players in my area (and there's a lot)
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Oct 11 2017 21:44 UTC
right, prepare for crying from Deathwatch players... I probably just pretty much broke all their lists, but I hope they can see that it makes Special Issue Ammo a lot easier to see when you print a roster off...
@tekton moving house sure is expensive, but I hope the fire doesn't give you too much extra grief/costs...
but otherwise I'm still looking forward to the Eldar leaks... :smile: but it is bed time, perhaps I'll dig the bits of my Falcon out somewhen and push on some progress, who knows!! :sleepy:
tekton
@tekton
Oct 11 2017 21:52 UTC
@FarseerVeraenthis thanks :)
Owlsbane
@Owlsbane
Oct 11 2017 22:07 UTC
You keep dreamin' :wink: