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Game day tomorrow. Here is how I plan to wing it at the moment without my dex in front of me,
HQ: Archon(Combat Drugs, Shadowfield, Agoniser, Pistol, Plasma & Haywire grenades)
I have speced her out to do CC/tank hunting should that be necessary
2x Incubi with the usual assault goods
I took 4 last time and they killed everything too quickly and then get shot to bits.
2x warriors with Splinter Cannons
Fabric softener before the main wash, ya know.
Raider with lance.
Sub Total: 270
Reasoning: They will aim straight for the largest body of troops. Minimal numbers but I have faith in my power attacks and iniative!
HQ: Haemonculus with scissorhands, destructor and a reaver 80 points.
Fast Attack: 3 Reavers(20 points each in Japan), one with the non-existent blaster. I am
going to have to educate the Japanese about this gun. 70points.
Sub Total: 150
Reasoning: The jet-bikes probably won't be a targetting priority. Shooting them either way is a mistake. Damned if they do or don't! They will shoot at the gun line that will probably be waiting for the Archon.
Elites: 7 wyches with wych weapons and a succubus with an agoniser and plasma grenades
Raider with Lance 55
Sub total: 205
Reasoning: The wyches will target something nasty and drag out a battle. I want them in H2H as asoon as is eldarly possible, so I am leaving the assault guns on Commoragh.
Troops: Raider squad
7 Warriors with splinter rifles
1 Warrior with Splinter cannon
1 Warrior with Blaster
1 Sybarite with agoniser and pistol
Raider with Disentegrator and Horrorfex
Sub total: 187
Reasoning: I don't want my H2H specialists getting gunned down. These guys support the wyches by getting into the waiting gun line.
Troops: 1 Warrior squad
11 warriors with Splinter Rifles
2 warriors with Dark Lances
2 warriors with Blasters
1 Sybarite with agoniser and pistol
Sub total: 185
Reasoning: Last game I tried 2 foot slogging squads of 10 men rapid firing into a warboss biker and 4 nobz. The lances and rifles shot well in the first round but were utterly massacred by nobs and a warboss in hand to hand. In turn 2 I had high hopes for my Splinter Cannon squad but they sucked against toughness 5. By turn 3 they had all been destroyed save for 2 who fled. This time, should the warriors get assaulted, I want to make the opposition pay dearly for running into range. I hope with the larger squad number, the higher strength firepower and the agoniser, they will be able to absorb an incoming attack better and their initiative will still give them first hit.
Grand total of 997 points. I might add on a gruesome talisman for my characters so that they count for extra models for outnumbering purposes.
Apart from my obvious lack of experience with dark eldar I would have to agree with karantalsis for this deconstruction of your list DEfan. I want to point out some major tactical problems though.
No. 1: All squads must have a particular objective and should not (unless you are extremely skilled or the opponent is a rookie), split the aim of your jetbikes, raider squads and HQ.
No. 2: I find raiders to be disposable and do not give them upgrades as they are flying cardboard which rush at the enemy's gun line and somehow that does not seem resilient enough...
I hope my advice helps and it is merely advice, not that you have to take it...you can ignore me if you like.
Last edited by SoulTormentorr; March 20th, 2008 at 05:48.
Dark Eldar - 1000pts
Daemonhunters - 1500pt
"The Earth is not worthy to touch my feet" - Dark Eldar Scourge
I thought my list would never get a reply! I have played 2 games since this list was dreamt up. Strange, perhaps, but exactly what you guys said, happened. I was smashed by tyranids because I split my force in 2 and sent them down either flank without a specific goal, the upshot being that there wasn't enough force to bring to bear on either side and I got pulverised in response.
In a tandem game I beat the same player on Tuesday for my first win ever by being more savvy about target selection and ruthlessly pounding the hell out of the synapse creatures from range whilst lawn mowing the gaunt horde with my new fandangled Talos. I could counter everything the nid player did next time round. Twas a SWEET victory!!