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Fea Thalionl, Eldar Corsair
The current Codex: Eldar describes Prince Yriel and mentions the Corsairs, but does not go into detail about what his (or any other Corsair’s) army is like. This Themed Army Idea is my attempt at a template for an Eldar pirate force: you can use it as is or swap out HQ, other units, or color schemes. Those who play Dark Eldar will recognize similarities between them and my Corsair concept.

Background
Unable to reconcile the passion for adventure within her, Fea Thalionl stepped down as a princess and set out with several of her most loyal followers for a life of wandering and plunder. Mistress of a small fleet, Fea Thalionl has not strayed far from her former Craftworld of Yme-Loc, raiding strongholds near the Eye of Terror. Striking quickly against outlying, lightly-defended areas, she and her pirates are not yet considered dangerous enough to divert significant forces away from the Cadian Gate and other battlegrounds during the ongoing war between the Imperium and the forces of Abaddon.

Philosophy
Fea is a cunning tactician who never directly opposes force with force: her Corsairs rely on speed to strike at the flanks and weak portions of the enemy, retreating in the face of concentrated fire to strike again where the enemy is not looking.

HQ
Fea is the equivalent of an Eldar Autarch, and her armament varies depending on her mood and the situation. She is assisted by the Farseer Mirthrin, formerly her chief adviser when she belonged to the royal house of Yme-Loc. Mirthrin and his Warlocks often use their divination abilities to locate unsuspecting targets.

Elites
Fea’s Corsairs include large numbers of Striking Scorpions (a unit of which usually serves as her bodyguard) and Fire Dragons. Although some Scorpions might infiltrate, if necessary, most of them (and all Dragons) are mounted in Wave Serpents so that they can swiftly and safely move about the battlefield. No other Elite units are found in Fea’s Corsairs.

Troops
The bulk of Fea’s army is made up of Dire Avengers mounted in Wave Serpents. These can be supplemented by Guardians on Jetbikes (who may be accompanied by bike-mounted Warlocks). No other Troop units may be used.

Fast Attack
Shining Spears lend a formidable assault element, while Vypers provide support fire.   No other Fast Attack units are found in Fea’s Corsairs.

Heavy Support
When overwhelming firepower is called for, Fea has several Fire Prisms and Falcons in her army. No other Heavy Support units may be used. 

Modeling and Painting
Fea’s army uses the standard Eldar figures appropriate for each unit. To intimidate the humans that they prey upon, Fea’s Corsairs eschew the bright hues used by most Eldar Aspect Warriors, and wear a uniform black, broken only by the skull and serpent design that is Fea’s emblem. 

General Tactics
As mentioned earlier, Fea’s army is highly mechanized and relies on speed and mobility to avoid the bulk of the enemy’s firepower: slow or static forces, such as Walkers or Dark Reapers, are not used. Fea relies on skilled Aspect Warriors rather than fragile Guardians to decisively win firefights and melees on the table.   

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Posted May 2010 
 

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