I guess it`s not everybody, except perhaps Jørn and Tom Erik, that remembers what strategy rating was all about- back in second edition that is. After that, it just kinda faded out of game history, until it`s all gone.
Strategy however, is part of the game, a vital one. The Eldar can deploy a very good generic character with a neat strategy rule, and a selection of wargear and weapons, to make a difference on the battlefield.
At 125 points, he is equipped with a shuriken pistol, haywire grenades, plasma grenades, 4+ inv. save and an 3+ armour save. In addition, my Autarch has been given, mandiblasters, power sword and a fusion gun. For mobility - a warpspider jump generator.
This guy ads +1 to my reserve rolls, if I want him to, and if I have 2 Autarchs, it accumulates to +2.
With a high ws, bs and initiative he can really hold his own in both cc and a gunfight. The drawback is only s3. But all in all, this guy is teaming up with my warpspiders, making them a bit more versitile and able to go after armour 13 and 14.
He will be appearing at battlefields near you