View Full Version : a crazy eldar codex idea

21-08-2010, 17:30
i wonder if eldar could work with an armoury instead of the basic options for seers, locks, auts, and exs. it seems stupid at first, but when you think about it having point limits and restrictions could make our characters really fun. there would be three sections; psy, equipment, and exarch powers. farseers would have a lot of points for psy, but not too much for equipment and none for powers, auts would have no psy, but more points for powers and equips. also, some things would be restricted, ie witch blades can only be on farseers and locs and exarchs are restricted in their wepon choices based on their squad.

it would be tough to make this work without really destroying the eldar feel, but imo it would be nice to have more options. you would have far more flexability in exarchs, so you could customize your aspect squads a bit, for example, giving crushing blow to avengers would make them viable for some cc, but you wouldnt have points for much else that could help em shoot or anything. what do you guys think?

21-08-2010, 21:14
I think it's unnecessary, and would be, to all intents and purposes, bringing back a Second Edition style of codex, which would be against the current format, where characters and units have their upgrades listed with them.

Your point about flexibility is also a very strange one, given that Eldar have always specialised, so adding flexibility to the Aspects seems a misplaced concept to me. Eldar are not supposed to function like Space Marines after all.

In short, I really don't like the idea at all I'm afraid, and I can't see it happening in the next Eldar codex.

21-08-2010, 22:31
Sounds like a return to 2nd & 3rd edition with those having a limit on how much you could put on a character and these days would over complicate matters and without good reason. it also strikes me as very Fantasy inspired, which the last few editions of 40k have been getting further away from to make them very distinctly different games.

I don;t like it either, sorry.