View Full Version : Welcome to the Reign of the Shooty Fast armies

12-04-2007, 23:06
An intersting point that was raised recently by DarkStarSabre is the potential death of the MEq army and the rise of the super fast mechanised Tau/Eldar army. While I don't want to sound alarmist in the slightest it has to be noted that the two MEq armies that were released after SM were significantly less powerful than they were before.

While this may be a good thing with BT I can't help feeling that GW have undergunned the new MEq armies while failing to make corisponding changes to the new Eldar and Tau armies.

I'm not putting the new DA codex down but I am concerned that the MEq armies are being reduced in power while the none MEq armies (such as Eldar and Tau) are being ignored. So what do other people think?


12-04-2007, 23:10
I think it can only be good if the focus is shifted away from MEQ's.
Despite their praises being sung on here, I've yet to encounter a Mech army, let alone even see one, but I guess that's just me.

12-04-2007, 23:16
I've gone against a couple mech armies, and I can say they hurt. They hurt big time. Unfortunately, the only reasonable tactic I've found is DS assault cannons, and landspeeders. Bikes with turbo boost works well against tau but not Eldar. True, the new MEQ armies are underpowered compared to C:SM, and the newer dexes.

12-04-2007, 23:16
Evening them up can only be a good thing.

12-04-2007, 23:17
I just think eldar seem to be overpowered right now. Indestructable tanks, excellent asault troops, excellent weapons, excellent shooting and so on and so on. Well, I just think they should make IG better. But then again I'm pretty biased...IG FTW!

12-04-2007, 23:24
I do agree with how they made the Eldar specialized but it seems to me they went a bit overboard with the extra power they gave each unit. I have begun to loath the Fire prisim. Thanks mostly to seeing 3 fielded usually in any game above a 1,000 pts, or it might have been when 2,000pts of mecha Eldar destroyed 6,000 of IG tanks but then thats just me.

12-04-2007, 23:27
with every new release there will be some lag time where people are getting used to playing with the new lists and against said lists where are some power players will just abuse there ability to rapidly analyse a codex some people need to experiment in game with verious army lists to get used to how to use or fight a particular army also there is always the level of skill difference between differnt players ranging from age to tactical knowlage

also some people like to theme armies so this may add further effects

12-04-2007, 23:45
Evening them up can only be a good thing.

But is it really evening things up? It has already been acknowledged that mechanised armies (which Tau and Eldar specialise in) are pretty dominant in 4th ed. already. Will reducing the MEq armies really help solve the problem? If the SW redux and new Chaos codex go the same way as the BT and DA really be evening things out or just placing the ball in the Eldar and Tau court?


12-04-2007, 23:51
I think we can safely say people have had enough time on C:BT to say its underpowered compared the newer dexes.