Eldar have many things going for them these days, including super-charged dedicated transports, the ability to run/shoot or shoot/run, firepower all over the place, and even T8 MCs that can jump around the battlefield at a clip of 12″ a turn (Necron C’Tan are SO envious!).
Another thing they have going is Exarchs… yep, those WS5 BS5 super squad leaders who also happen to have some nifty little abilities that are, unsurprisingly, called Exarch Powers. In the case of the Dark Reapers, the Exarch can take an ability called Fast Shot, which enables them to shoot one more shot per shooting phase than they normally can… while this is quite useful with something like an Eldar Missile Launcher, where it really comes in handy is when the Exarch is manning a emplaced weapon system with a BIG payload… and pretty much nothing has a bigger payload than the Aquila Strongpoint with its Macro-Cannon that puts out 2 x S:D AP1 Pie Plates a turn.
Well, normally, that is. With the Dark Reaper Exarch on the gunner’s toggles, that suddenly becomes THREE S:D AP1 pie plates a turn… oh, and did I mention, they ignore Jink saves due to the Exarchs Reaper Rangefinder war gear (that means Bikes and Skimmers are Very afraid of this guy)…. oh, and did I mention that the Exarch is BS5, so those 5″ Blasts are only scattering an average of 2″ a turn, if they don’t roll a straight up Hit to begin with?!