Sunday, October 25, 2009

Fire Prisms... Major Disappointment

I just added two fire prisms to my eldar forces, and after two games, I'm pretty disappointed. They do fine against infantry... it's tough to miss with the big pie plate. But against tanks, I'm struggling to hit anything.

Both of my last two games have been against my brother's tau, and I never seem able to pop his hammerhead until turn three or four. And I really hate that hammerhead. It is growing to be a huge pain in the rear. In the first of our last two games, I never did kill the stupid thing, but I did manage to destroy the rail gun around turn 3 and ignore it the rest of the game. In the second game, my prisms wasted a squad of fire warriors on turn one and then fired at the hammerhead three turns in a row with no better than a glancing hit (shaken). I was finally able to take it out with a flurry of singing spears from the seer council when they got close enough. But in both cases, the prisms have disappointed.

I realize that this has a lot to do with the dice hating me. Dice usually spend the majority of the game working in my favor, but they have certainly liked my brother's hammerhead better than they've liked my prisms of late. I'll give the fire prisms a few more runs before I put the trusty old wraithlord back in their place.

This is my current list:
HQ
Farseer (Jetbike, Fortune, Singing Spear) 118
3x Warlocks (Jetbikes, Singing Spears, 1x Embolden) 149
Farseer (Fortune) 85 [joins the dire avengers in the wave serpent]

Troops
10x Dire Avengers 120 [in wave serpent]
8x Dire Avengers 96

Elites
5x Fire Dragons 80 [in falcon]

Fast Attack
5x Warp Spiders (Exarch, Powerblades, Extra Death Spinner) 137

Heavy Support
Falcon (EML) 135
Fire Prism 115
Fire Prism 115

Dedicated Transport
Wave Serpent (Twin-Linked Shuriken Cannons) 100

Total: 1250

Side Note: I really need another wave serpent. That second set of dire avengers just kind of sits back in cover most of the game. Marching them across the field is just handing my brother another kill point. In all honesty, I think I'd rather be running rangers, though. If something is going to sit around in cover, I might as well be running something that gets bonuses from sitting there. My budget will be the deciding factor...
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