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Custodes Relics and Stratagems & How to Beat Eldar – FTN

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Feb 12 2018
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We talk Adeptus Custodes Relics and Stratagems, then we shift gears to cover the Eldar menace!

We cover a range of topics in this episode. We revisit the Adeptus Custodes book and cover some of the Relics and Stratagems we didn’t before then we get to a difficult topic currently making the rounds about Tournaments. Then we shift gears to cover the Eldar menace!

We are back fresh off the heels of the Las Vegas Open. It is a wonderful event and I’ll be back next year! Can’t wait. In this episode we do little recap from the Games Workshop Studio Preview and get deeper into the Thousand Sons Codex.


Hey all,

In the first part of the show we talk about Adeptus Custodes and just how easy it is to include a potent force of these guys in your current Imperium based army.  These dudes are rock solid and stack up pretty well against most armies.  They have a wide range of relics and strategems but there are a few clear winners.

The next part of the show we talk about ways to make high stakes tournaments a little more fair for everyone involved.  We try to separate Sportsmanship from procedural things that are in control of the TOs.  We try our best to not just ‘give solutions’ because everyone has to come to these answers on their own.  I just hope that we can help keep the conversation going in a positive way.

Then we get to Eldar..  These guys are strong..  Even more strong when you can combine all of the rules from the Eldar, Ynarri and Dark Eldar into one list without penalties.  Still, all hope isn’t lost and we break down three of the main power pieces in the Eldar force and how to counter them.  Of course we don’t go over every scenario but we hope you equip you with enough information to find elements in your own index or codex that will help you win more games.

There is a lot of talk (hope) on the internet right now that the March major FAQ will do something to address the Ynnari but what is fair?  Should we just hope that the Ynnari lose the ability to stack Craftworld and other Eldar rules?  Does the Soul Burst pychich power need a casting value of 8 or 9?


I don’t want to see Craftworld Eldar get a nerf..  I think we’ve seen the major issue in 40k – when armies get to stack rules with little to no detriment it creates feel bads.

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