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>> No.24041222 [View]
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>>24041140
>awakening the Avatar

Alaitoc confirmed for wanting to lose.

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With the Vibrocannons destroyed, the SDF can finally begin a landing. While preparing his Rapid Attack force, Morty is approached by Cpt. Brenner.

"Hearthguard, a word." says Cpt. Brenner, as Morty rallies the troops.
"Cpt. Brenner, do we know what their army is like?" asks Morty.
"We believe them to be heavy in Armor and Artillery." replies Cpt. Brenner.
"That's not like Eldar," observes Morty, "They usually prefer more mobile forces."
"That's not all. We detected odd energy signatures," says Cpt. Brenner, "We believe they may be summoning an Avatar, equal to any of our own Hero forces."
"Uh oh." says Morty.
"There is good news, though. Excavation of the Colossus Devastator was just about complete," explains Cpt. Brenner, "If we can get close enough to it, we can potentially awaken it."

Morty decides on the following 24-point force.

Warhawk Light Gyrocopter Squad
Iron Eagle Gyrocopter Squad
Robot Phalanx
Warrior Squad
Thunderer Squad
Scimitar Jetbike Squad
2x Attack Trike Squads
Rockfist Fearengine
Barzhad O'Malley
Mole Battalion

Morty's plan involves using the Aircraft and Mechanized Infantry to harry the flanks, while the Mole Battalion deep strikes the rear, and hopefully activates the Colossus Devastator.

Hopefully.

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With the Vibrocannons destroyed, the SDF can finally begin a landing. While preparing his Rapid Attack force.

"Hearthguard, a word." says Cpt. Brenner, as Morty rallies the troops.
"Cpt. Brenner, do we know what their army is like?" asks Morty.
"We believe them to be heavy in Armor and Artillery." replies Cpt. Brenner.
"That's not like Eldar," observes Morty, "They usually prefer more mobile forces."
"That's not all. We detected odd energy signatures," says Cpt. Brenner, "We believe they may be summoning an Avatar, equal to any of our own Hero forces."
"Uh oh." says Morty.
"There is good news, though. Excavation of the Colossus Devastator was just about complete," explains Cpt. Brenner, "If we can get close enough to it, we can potentially awaken it."

Morty decides on the following 24-point force.

Warhawk Light Gyrocopter Squad
Iron Eagle Gyrocopter Squad
Robot Phalanx
Warrior Squad
Thunderer Squad
Scimitar Jetbike Squad
2x Attack Trike Squads
Rockfist Fearengine
Barzhad O'Malley
Mole Battalion

Morty's plan involves using the Aircraft and Mechanized Infantry to harry the flanks, while the Mole Battalion deep strikes the rear, and hopefully activates the Colossus Devastator.

Hopefully.

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>>22615619
Marneus Calgar here, any Eldar gods that need killing?

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>797.M41 The Siege of Zalathras. Marneus Calgar, Chapter Master of the Ultramarines, holds the gate alone against the greenskin horde for a night and a day.

>888.M41 The Battle of the Sepulchre. Eldar from the Alaitoc and Iyanden Craftworlds assault the planet Commrath. For the first time since the Battle for Macragge, Marneus Calgar leads the entire Ultramarines Chapter to war. At the pivotal Battle for Orar’s Sepulchre, Calgar defeats the Alaitoc Avatar in single combat, breaking the spirit of the surviving invaders.

>921.M41 Marneus Calgar is ambushed by Night Lords whilst en route to the Darkhold battlezone. The Chapter Master's crippled vessel makes planetfall on the sparsely settled world of Barathred. Several hundred Chaos Space Marines make landing shortly thereafter, but Calgar rallies the planet's feudal population to defeat them.

>935.M41 A daemonic horde under the direction of M'kar the Reborn seizes control of the star fort Indomitable in Calth's outer orbit. Under the command of Marneus Calgar, Terminators from the Ultramarines 1st Company board the star fort. M'kar is slain by the hand of Lord Macragge, who tears the upstart Daemon Prince limb from limb.

So ultra.

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The Avatar had already been attacked by 1st Company Terminators and a multitude of heavy weapons, and Calgar managed to get in a first blow before it noticed him. And different writers having different ideas of Marine/Primarch power levels.

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Revoke Ward's fetish for involving hilariously terrible Eldar battles in anything he writes.

That'd solve about 70% of the problem.

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>>18287802
That Avatar went on to appear in DoW2 and Chaos Rising. Either Ulthwé got it back, or they had a spare lying around.

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>>17246376

Because they are xenos. Only Imperium is allowed to make other races look shitty.

Eldar codex compared to the Space Marine codex shows no meaningful victories. Actually the only major battle it depicts is Iyanden, a pyrrhic victory. It's similar with Tau.

The Tau do crush a Hive Fleet in the Tyranid codex.

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>>17158736

Having a faster-working brain is not going to do much if your stream of consciousness is this:

>Mon-keigh clumsy stupid brutish savage barbarian hairy upstart uncouth ork beast great enemy looms the temptations path avatar of khaine young king the farseer prophecy children of isha great enemy soulstone infinity circuit stupid clumsy mon-keigh brutish ork soulless necron great devourer farseer has seen our victory
*BLAM*
...

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Herp Derp

For argument's sake, consider the following 2000 point infantry templar army:

Emp Champ with accept any challenge 140 points

5 Terminators: Tank Hunters and 2 cyclones 265 points
5 Terminators: Tank Hunters and 2 cyclones 265 points
5 Terminators: Tank Hunters and 2 cyclones 265 points

10 Initiates: Lascannon and plasma gun 181 points
10 Initiates: Lascannon and plasma gun 181 points
10 Initiates: Lascannon and plasma gun 181 points
10 Initiates: Lascannon and plasma gun 181 points
10 Initiates: Lascannon and plasma gun 181 points
10 Initiates 160 points

There are loads of variations of infantry templars and this one is just the most boring I could think of. They work because they make a joke of the metagame. Everyone is expecting to face a bunch of medium armour and maybe some armour 14. You are there with a ton of guys with 3+ saves, probably in cover, who can shoot dead anything they want and beat most things in CC. The other guy is totally free to drive up to you with a squad of meltavets or shoot at you with autocannons and lascannons. You play against IG and you outnumber them. Scoring units? Kill points? No problem at all.

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Speaking of elves and magic "leaving", why don't the Eldar in 40k do that? The galaxy is much more hostile to them than Middle-Earth was to Tolkien elves or Faerun was to DnD elves.

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>>16558864

Codex: Space Marines, just another example of the Ultramarines nobility like this:

>Bowling his opponents clear with one mighty sweep of his armoured gauntlets, Calgar moved to challege the Avatar himself. Many Eldar stood between the Master of the Ultramarines and his target, but Calgar would not be stayed - those his gauntlets did not crush were smashed aside by the sheer bulk of his Terminator armour.

>So it was that Calgar fell upon the Avatar before the other was aware of his presence, and smote the creature a dolorous and terrible blow. Bellowing with fury, the Avatar turned to face its new attacker. Its first strike missed the Chapter Master by a hair's breadth. The second tore a great wound from Calgar's armour. A third drove deep into his shoulder, cleaving the pauldron and driving the Chapter Master to one knee. But the fourth, intended as the coup de grace to sever Calgar's head from his shoulders, slammed into the armoured palm of Calgar's left hand. The armoured glove charred and warped as Calgar closed his grasp about the blade. No other gauntlet could have withstood that mighty blow nor the furious heat behind. But the fabled Gauntlets of Ultramar were of older and sterner make, crafted with skill and technology long lost to the race of Man. For a moment, mortal and god strove for control of the incandescent sword, and in that moment the Avatar was defenceless. Rising up, Calgar struck with all his strength, bringing his other gauntlet around in a mighty arc. The Avatar roared in pain and fury as the power fist punched clean through the molten ichor of its torso. With a final bellow, the Avatar exploded in a white-hot flash that showered cinders and molten metal all around.

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>>16538320
>The Eldar arrived at Orar's Sepulchre to find it held against them, and they struck hard at the main gate. Aspect Warriors and Guardians darted forward as Falcon grav-tanks and artillery engines battered the defenders, yet the Eldar could not bring their heaviest weaponry to bear, for to do so would be to risk destroying the Galaxian Sceptre within. The Ultramarines sheltered from the Eldar firestorm in their crudely prepared defences, holding position behind weathered marble until the first assault wave was on the uppermost steps. On Calgar's command, the Ultramarines emerged from cover. Heedless of the shuriken and plasma that screamed all around them, the defenders scoured the invaders from their sight with bolter, missile and grenade. Held at bay at the main gates, the Eldar attack wave now broke apart and sought gaps in Calgar's defences, only to find their own flanks assailed by roving bands of Ultramarines.

>Calgar had fought the Eldar many times, and knew that no fixed defence could long endure against their fluid and precise strikes. Accordingly, Calgar's battle plan had been to divide his Chapter. The main taskforce, under his direct command and comprising five full companies of Ultramarines, garrisoned Orar's Sepulchre and defended the Galaxian Sceptre therein. The remainder of the Chapter was further subdivided into a dozen mobile strikeforces consisting of between fifty and one hundred Space Marines who had lain concealed in the surrounding valley and now engaged the Eldar in hit-and-run attacks. Moment-to-moment command of each strikeforce lay with the captain or sergeant at its head, but it was Calgar, and Calgar alone, who directed the overall strategy. Yet he never once yielded his position at the gates to better command the wider battle.

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>>16327989

There can be no recovery for the worf of worfs.

The most recent appearence of the Avatar was a WD fluff piece that had three of them gathered together in a massive fight between Eldar and Daemons, all Avatars were eventually overrun by Beasts of Nurgle.

Only Dark Eldar attack against the daemons saved the Eldar that day.

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>craftworld eldar have a reputation for being overpowered

This isn't 4e.

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Since the quote is from fan material, it's impossible to say.

In /tg/'s Humanity Fuck Yeah world it is definitely true though. Pic related, it's the hero Imperium deserves.

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>>15875912

Calgar would destroy Abaddon in close combat fluffwise.

The so-called Warmaster has even lost to Eldrad in close combat, so that he had to be teleported into safety. Calgar on the other hand eats Avatars for breakfast.

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>>15832540

>multiple stories about the new Ultimate spidey being a black kid

>movie only

>durr

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When you think about the epic scale of 40k, it is funny that Games Workshop is trying their hardest to make this spiky evil space marine with a top knot the big bad.

One theory I've heard is that Abby is a self-insert of Jervis. That would explain it I guess...

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>>15425476

>implying you have a craftworld to care

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>>14847973

It's an elf, therefore it has a con penalty. Even in Warhammer Elf lords of all sorts are S4 T3 while Empire lords are S4 T4. Even Malekith has less toughness than a Chaos Lord.

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>>14679703

Nothing says "Humanity Fuck Yeah" like having a battlecannon shot drop an Avatar from a bridge into a river where it drowns.

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>>14643120
When an Avatar goes boom, it slowly reforms in the core of the craftworld, inert. I'd say when it is no longer needed it walks back in and goes inert, but let's face it - whenever an Avatar leaves the craftworld, there's always a space marine ready to jam his fingers up it's arse.



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