Friday, May 21, 2010

Fluffcore? Making the fluffy Ulthwe` list.

After the 'Ard Boyz tournament I've been really thinking about how to retool my list from it's current incarnation.  I've made the Super Friends lists that annihilate you and I've made the lists that are just random wtf?  Both are fine and have their places (mainly tournaments or teaching someone how to play) however, I am getting more and more into the mindset that I want to play my army as Fluff or not at all.  After rereading the older edition codexes (codexi? codi? hrm...oh right) I mean codices and several of the supplement books such as The Eye of Terror and Codex: Craftworld Eldar , I've really gotten into designing armies that follow the older designs.  I like using Guardians and the obscure units that really are never seen in most games because they are not as effective as other selections in their group.
I could easily make an entire army list using squads such as Seer Councils, Banshees, Fire Dragons and Wraithguard and call it "You get no armor saves and if you do I still wound on a 2+" but that isn't a fun list for me to play.  I've really gotten into the idea of using an offensive strike force that is dependent on EVERY unit to work together rather than a single squad on another.  I've done a ton of number crunching, test scenarios and general theoryhammer when making "the list".  Everytime I play something that is a tournament level list, I really do not have any fun.
It's gotten to the point where I only enjoy playing my fluffy based lists, and I do BETTER with them than I do the full balls out tournament list.  I think this last 'Ard Boyz proved that when I ran with not 1 but 3 units of Guardians and not a single Aspect Warrior and still ended up on the top 2 tables in the last round.

Yes, that's right.  I played Fluff in 'Ard Boyz and I kicked ass.

So.. I will be playing a series of games using my new fluffy list and we'll see how it goes.  Win, Lose, I don't really care - to me it's an Ulthwe` list through and through.  Hell I even took out my Fire Prisms and I loved to use them.


Company of the Damned - Eldar Ulthwe` Strike Force - 1500 points

 Seer Council of Ulthwe`
Farseer w/ Runes of Warding, Spirit Stones, Doom and Fortune - 145
7 Warlocks (2 Destructor, 1 Enhance, 1 Embolden) - 215
Wave Serpent w/ Shuriken Cannons and Star Engines - 115
10 Storm Guardians w/ 2 Flamers and Warlock w/ Enhance - 132
Wave Serpent w/ Shuriken Cannons and Star Engines - 115
10 Storm Guardians w/ 2 Flamers and Warlock w/ Enhance - 132
Wave Serpent w/ Shuriken Cannons and Star Engines - 115
5 Dark Reapers w/ Exarch, Eldar Missile Launcher and Fast Shot - 217
2 D-Cannon support Weapon Batteries w/ Warlock w/ Embolden and Singing Spear  - 133
3 War Walkers with Twin Scatter Lasers - 180
Total: 1499

Company of the Damned - Eldar Ulthwe` Strike Force - 2000 points

 Seer Council of Ulthwe`
Farseer w/ Runes of Warding, Spirit Stones, Doom and Fortune - 145
7 Warlocks (2 Destructor, 1 Enhance, 1 Embolden) - 215
Wave Serpent w/ Shuriken Cannons and Star Engines - 115
10 Storm Guardians w/ 2 Flamers and Warlock w/ Enhance - 132
Wave Serpent w/ Shuriken Cannons and Star Engines - 115
10 Storm Guardians w/ 2 Flamers and Warlock w/ Enhance - 132
Wave Serpent w/ Shuriken Cannons and Star Engines - 115
5 Dark Reapers w/ Exarch, Eldar Missile Launcher and Fast Shot - 217
2 D-Cannon support Weapon Batteries - 100
10 Wraithguard w/ Spiritseer Warlock w/ Singing Spear and Enhance - 399
10 Guardian Defenders w/ Scatter Laser, Warlock with Enhance - 135
3 War Walkers with Twin Scatter Lasers - 180
Total: 2000

 Company of the Damned - Eldar Ulthwe` Strike Force - 2500 points

 Seer Council of Ulthwe`
Eldrad Ulthran, Farseer of the Ulthwe` - 210
7 Warlocks (2 Destructor, 1 Enhance, 1 Embolden) - 215
Wave Serpent w/ Shuriken Cannons and Star Engines - 115
10 Storm Guardians w/ 2 Flamers and Warlock w/ Enhance - 132
Wave Serpent w/ Shuriken Cannons and Star Engines - 115
10 Storm Guardians w/ 2 Flamers and Warlock w/ Enhance - 132
Wave Serpent w/ Shuriken Cannons and Star Engines - 115
5 Dark Reapers w/ Exarch, Eldar Missile Launcher and Fast Shot - 217
2 D-Cannon support Weapon Batteries - 100
10 Wraithguard w/ Spiritseer Warlock w/ Singing Spear and Enhance - 399
10 Guardian Defenders w/ Scatter Laser, Warlock with Enhance - 135
10 Harlequins w/ Death Jester, Shadowseer and Troupe Master - 240
Maugen Ra, the Harvester of Souls - 195
3 War Walkers with Twin Scatter Lasers - 180
Total: 2500