Prior to this game though, as Robbie and I are finishing up, I grab a quick pick-up game with a local Eldar player. I haven't actually ever played against my own codex before, he hasn't played Battleforce Recon before (not like that's a hurdle, though,) and he has a bit more knowledge of 6th edition than I. I fail to look over his list thoroughly -- admittedly I am not familiar with army list apps. The list looks something like...
Farseer - Spirit Stones, Runes of Warding, Runes of Witnessing, Doom, Guide, Mind War, Fortune
Dire Avengers x10 w/Exarch, Bladestorm
Rangers x5 w/Pathfinder Upgrade
So a Dire Avenger deathstar creeps up the board under Fortune, and Rangers take shots at my 5-man squads thinning them out a little faster than I'd like. I still haven't figured out the whole skyleap-automatic-reserves thing at this point in the day, so I deploy the Hawks thinking the guns would be fine against T3, and maybe they can just kite the Avengers or draw fire.
Well, they do, and I walk them into a Bladestorm I didn't think they had. I think I also fail a charge, not sure. Things look grim with no other target on the board (a second DA squad has yet to arrive from reserves) and I have 3-4 Dire Avengers, my farseer being sniped at, and a Wraithlord on the board. He had already controlled 2 objectives at this point and there was little hope in blasting him off either one, so I graciously conceded. Well, it might not have been so gracious, I was probably visibly shaken at getting my ass whooped, but that's life! Runes of Warding/Witnessing I've never really used and seem like they can be really good, but his HQ was approaching 200 points, and I'd prefer to have more space dudes on the table... maybe.
Anyway, onto the final game of the day!