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I just finished my WE 2250 army, and i want to try my hand at Dark elves. My reason being is that there assasins have the best stats in the entire game.
what should i start out with. i would like to get as many suprises as possible. in my 2k list i would enjoy 3 assasins and a Lv 4 sorcorer. other then that i really dont care. what would people want in an army. i will be collecting in chunks of 500 pts.
Welcome to Dark Elves
The general concensus at the moment is that Assasains are cool, but not really a good unit in terms of game-play. They do have awesome stats, but they are very fragile & also cost too much under the current rules.
They are only worth it if you take all 50 points worth of items etc, which makes him come to a total of 170-ish points. Als, they cant be the general. So you wouldnt even use one until after 1000 points, which takes a while.
They only make their points back if they take down a character, which usually requires a 'killing blow', which means its possible but a bit of a gamble, luck isnt always on your side..
I wouldnt take a level 3-4 Sorceress unless you plan to back her up with some level 2's aswell (which you cant if you want 3 Asassains). Otherwise she wont be worth her huge points cost.
There are a few styles to play DE:
-'Stand & shoot'.. lots of shooting which is played in a defensive stlye, usually with a lot of magic for the characters.
-'Combat/speed'.. Minimal shooting & magic, lots of nasty close combat units. Goes on the attack
-Monsters - Not very effective but pretty fun. Usually a lord on Dragon, A beastmaster on Manticore, and a War Hydra or 2.
I use the combat style myself & find it to be the most effective way to use them.
Let us know what style you'd like to go with & we'll go from there..
Dark Elves - Game #28 vs High Elves: Draw
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Anyhow, for your first "chunk" get 2 boxes of plastic warriors. Make 10 or 12 with x-bows, the rest with spears/shields. Get a Repeater bolt thrower and 5 Dark Riders too. That should keep you occupied while you browse the DE forums for army lists and tactics. No matter what your playstyle will be, you cant go wrong with the abovementioned troops.
Rork edit: Woah! Check your spelling - you only give "special chocies" to your girlfriend.
thats what i acutally wanted to get. i tried play testing cold ones, but they suck if they dont charge. so i decided to go with a warhydra instead. other then that, its going to be warriors, sorcoresses, executioners, and some bolt throwers