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I was wondering if anyone knew where I could find a Tactica on fighting Dark Eldar or some strategies on how to defeat them? Any info would help me greatly, Thanks.
Wait for them to charge one of your units, then counter-charge with a dreadnought. DE have very little anti-armor in CC, so that usually works well.
Other than that - shoot them before they reach your lines. heavy-bolters and assult cannons work. Especially assult cannons.
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You're going to be able to outgun, out-save (power armour) and generally out-survive DE in most circumstances. The only thing you won't be able to do is out-maneuver them. Generally they are going to want to get into CC, because that's really the one place DE rule. Do your best to make sure that he loses a fair # of combatants before they reach your lines.
If he's got a whole fleet of raiders and ravagers, you'll need some HW (primarily for distance, as even the bolter can shoot down a raider) to make sure his dark lances don't do too much damage and that his troops have to move up field on foot.
Even his regular warriors aren't THAT great in CC, but his characters and wytches will come at you with an ASTOUNDING # of dice on the charge. So make those a priority when targeting.
Also, if he has an Incubi retinue for the leader, shoot them up good. They've got power weapons and power armour as good as yours, and a better initiative
Last edited by artificer; June 10th, 2006 at 20:32.
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try and avoid that archon as if your life depends on it (it does)
if that guy reachs your lines then you'll have to go to great lengths to kill him in combat, he can take any HQ SM have got and will probably end up annilating a squad per turn.
also watch for those taloi and wychs too, and dont underestimate the humble warrior (best troop choice in the game).
Rouge angel is right, use plenty of HBs and ACs. also the bolter works brilliantly at blowing up AV10 raiders
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DE only have a 5+ save. This means even your bolter rip through his squads. Against DE donĀ“t use tanks unless you use the whirlwind. Because his lances will kill you before you kill them.
Shoot everything at his wyches and archon, then his talons.
I would use missile launchers against Talos and to take out his raiders with very much ease. A lascannon is overkill here so you won't need it.
I advise that your whirlwind shoots at the normal squads because these can easily kill a space marines with there dark lances.
be aware when he learns the Web gate portal tactic because this means he can advance and open his portal. If I remember correctly they can charge the same turn they arrive and this is very nasty meaning he only has 3 warrior squads on the table and the rest is coming through the portal.
And never let his archon get in CC because you will lose your marines very quickly.
your best friend is the bolter in this game, make sure you have enough of them. maybe a drop podding squad with standard bolters that is going to kill his warrior squads.
DonĀ“t mess with the dicegod
nothing a good old imperial guard tactic can fix. whats imp guard good at, shooting, not really but you get the point.
i can tell you now, if you havent killed half there infantry by turn 3, give up then and there. specially if they have them incubi things...
dark eldar, got to hate them. :yes:
why? cos they whipped your ass too many times? :rolleyes:Originally Posted by Reflex
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Whirlwinds, no LoS so not Dark Lance bait and the LST.
The Whirly can target DE vehicles hiding behind hills (they love to do that) and when they hit get 2d6 take the highest twice to glance. Not bad, and when you get a first turn Ordanance penetrating 5+.....
LST's are as mobile as they are and an Assault Cannon/Heavy Bolter will rip a Raider out of the sky no problem.
Wyches can eat you in c.c but they're weaker than IG to shoot to death.
Drop Pods can stuff them, they hate it when you have LoS to them.
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they will be moving fast to your lines so focus your fire on the things that can actually harm you when they get close enough in CC you will destroy them they have low armour save
but if you can kill their heavy thinsg before they can cause major damage you should do fine
Thanks for the advice guys, it'll help me out a lot. I know the website has tactica on fighting tau, eldar, imperial guard(evil), necron, and you guys just helped me out with dark eldar, but do you guys know of any sites where I could find tactica on fighting chaos, orks, and tyranid. Especially tyranid. Thanks if you can help.