Ghostwind Corsairs coming at you with my first smart phone post. If you have been checking the new twitter feed you'll already be aware that I finally made my way into the 21st century and got a smart phone. Nothing special just seeing how this blogger app works and typing with Swype, which takes far too much effort. It is however the subject of apps that brings this post to you today.
I picked up an app by called Battlescribe Mobile that is essentially an quick and dirty army builder. It was free and okay for what it is, but what is interesting about it is that it doesn't have a normal list for Eldar, you have to use an advanced list. The advanced list has all forge world models in it but it also has another requirement to your Eldar list. The program requires the Eldar player to take three aspect warrior choices. I've been playing Eldar since 2003 and I don't recall any rule like that. It did however get me thinking. What if I did have to take three aspect units? Which ones would I take? How would that that change the route of lists I run?
In this edition Dire Avengers would be a no brainer. Though that would be true of any edition. Dire avengers are a solid unit they always have been. Excellent shooting and close combat options on the exarch make them a core unit worthy of any Eldar army but in my army they have one weakness, mobility. Easily solved with a Wave Serpent, but with 6th editions hate parade on vehicles it's not like it used to be. To make up for the points I would have to cut into my jetbike squads. Still you would definitely see me bring these guys. Most likely multiple squads.
As a second choice, keeping in mind the way the game has changed, I'd probably include Shining Spears. Crazy considering there performance last edition but this edition I think Shining Spears really shine (pun intended) jink is one thing, impact his another, but the whole package, plus skilled rider improving the jink savem this unit gets pretty awesome. Not only that, but I'm running a Jetbike army so they will fit right in.
The last unit I would take would more then likely be a toss up between Warp Spiders and Swooping Hawks. Most likely going with Warp Spiders over the hawks for durability reasons and the large amount of Str 6 firepower they pack. Both units bring a necessary amount of speed to the army while being relatively useful. This would be of course, if I didn't take two dire avenger units.
So what about you guys, my small readership. Which units would you take, if you had to take three? Why would you do so? How would such a rule change your Eldar army?