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Saturday, June 1, 2013

A First Look at the Eldar Wraithfighter/ Crimson Hunter



This is one kit that I am am going to say that I love right off the bat. Its sleek, its a flyer, and it is meant to take other flyers out of the sky with its skyhunter rule. Basically its 4 shots that can either be BS4 or BS5 for 160pts or 180pts respectively with 4 S8 AP2 shots. With skyhunter you can re-roll armour penetration rolls against other vehicles with the flyer type. Just thing that I have needed.


Do I like the Hemlock Wraithfighter? Still out on that one. Its more expensive than the Crimson Hunter, and I am just not sure what I am going to do with it yet. I will be figuring that one out though before I start assembling it possibly later in the day.

The kit itself looks good, and this one I look forward to putting together.

17 comments:

  1. Got to be the fighter. 50/50 to get armour 12, raised to 75% for 180 points? Trouble is, interceptor will bugger you up from Tau, but then Tau have some superb options out there.

    That's the danger though - losing the 180 point unit from some really effective shooting. However, Eldar are just as well equipped for anti air as well.

    Now, if only Daemons had something anti air. Anything!

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    1. Soul Grinders and FMCs make great AA

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    2. Aye, my lament is they're both in heavy support. Why couldn't we have had screamers assaulting flyers?

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  2. I don't get it? How does it get armor 12?
    Also does it seem easily magnetized so you could switch between flyers or at least weapons options?

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    1. Sorry, I was being wibbly. I meant against armour 12, as in it is re-rolling to penetrate armour 12 units, such as Vendetta and Storm ravens.

      Sorry to confuse.

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  3. I am thinking the fighter as well.

    Not sure how the eldar have the same anti air as the tau though. War walkers and dark reapers are not the same as velocity trackers all over the place.

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    1. This is very true, but they can take some anti air - Tau are truly shooty masters though. The other side to that though is Eldar being vastly better in melee against Tau - and faster, with vehicles that could survive missile pods, rail guns and what not to let the units doing the killing get close - then there's swooping hawks with haywire grenades...

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  4. These flyers are very good. However they likely won't survive if they don't get to strike at others flyers first. And for something that is 160-180 and eating a FOC slot....it can be taken fairly easily.

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  5. Good to see you back Naftka, hope you get things up and running even bigger and better than before! :D

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  6. Love the flyer, I think it's the best one of the flyer range so far.

    If only the Tau can have something as awesome as that.

    Which got me thinking, why can't the Tau have a flyer that fits their known fluff AND fits the aesthetic of the awesome Tau flyers made by FW?

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  7. Sorry for being off topic here, in this month's White Dwarf (June) on page 138 in Matt Hutson's picture there's a copy of a White Dwarf, it's front cover looks intriguing.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't recognise what's on the front cover. We all know that the pattern of releases alternate between WHFB and 40K with a splash of Hobbit thrown in there for good measure, I know that the base is definitely large, squarish by the looks of things, but the actual model looks like it has serpentine appendages at the bottom and maybe wings folded, ready to fly.

    The paintjob is that of a grey, pasty flesh look to it.

    As far as I know, the front cover to this WD is not one that I recognise. Could this be next month's issue?

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    1. I believe it's the February 2013 issue with warriors of chaos release with the centigors (I may have that wrong I don't know fantasy well).

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    2. It isnt. Ive got the febuary issue and on the front its got a khorne juggernaut. On the back it doesnt have the title. I think pauls probably right and it is the next white dwarf

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  8. The one thing that the Hemlock has me wondering is how well it would compliment the rangers/pathfinders. Pinning is limited with all the fearless units out there. But Terrify could open up some options.

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  9. I'm still having issues getting past paying and extra $20 over the DE version. I think I can make it look good and not have to pay the extra atm :)

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  10. Just confirmed the DE version looks more like the Psychic Bomb new Eldar version. I believe im saving $20.

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