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right, since i got about a million spikes and odd dark eldar bitz lying around here i think why not patch em together and start my own scary little fleet.
the problem is i cant seem to find any rules or anything about dark eldar fleets.
Behold! i shall ask the newbie question of questions, where can i find the rules for a dark eldar fleet?
""What's the matter? Don't ya like clowns? Don't we make ya laugh?" - Captain Spaulding.
If you own the Armada book, the Dark Eldar are right there (in the first half, I believe, but I don't have it handy).
If you don't want to spend the money (and really, if you do play them, I'd suggest buying the Armada book), then you can also find their rules online at GW's Specialist Games site. The rulebook section (link) is what you want, specifically the pdf entitled "The Pirate, The Alien, & The Green Tide".
The Armada book is most definitely worth it. Dark Eldar are a fun fleet with A LOT of special rules that will more than likely annoy and frustrate whoever you play against, basically we get the best of what the Eldar often (for the most part), with almost NONE of the drawbacks.
I've played a few games against Eldar fleets who were used to jumping around the battlefront, picking off cruisers here and there until the enemy retreated. They hated the games against me, as I was able to nearly match their speed, and the devastating number of weapons batteries that could be brought down on them from DE cruisers/escorts completely crippled 80% of their fleet within 3 turns or less.
You may have a more difficult time against Imperial/Chaos fleets (as they tend to have a large number of weapons batteries and a high number of hull points), but if you can master the manueverability of the DE, then those lumbering imperial ships wont be able to touch you.
Often I can win games by destroying 1 or 2 cruisers on the first turn, and then disengaging the whole fleet on the second turn. People call it cheesy or cowardly...but that how we [the DE] fly. We hit, and we run. Welcome to the fleet Danceman.
My 40K Armies:
- Thousand Sons
- Mordian Imperial Guard
- Dark Eldar
My Fantasy Armies:
- Lhamian Vampire Counts