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Hey guys I just started playing with the new DE and I made this 1000 pt list. Hoping for some criticism and other feedback.
HQ 1 - Archon w/ Agoniser, Shadow Field, WWP - 145
Elite 1 - 4 Incubi inc Klaivex w/ Onslaught - 178
in Venom with Retrofire Engines
HQ 2 - Lelith - 175
Troops 1 - 10 Wyches inc Hekatrix - 110
Troops 2 - 10 Wyches inc Hek w/ blast pistol - 185
HS 1 - Talos Pain Engine - 100
HS 2 - Ravager - 105
Total - 998
My plan was that the venom would deep strike in with the retrofire engines and the archon would lay down a WWP for Lelith, her wyches, and the Talos to come through. Then they can all wreak CC havoc. I have the non-reserve Wyches and the ravager for some early game objective capping/ anti-vehicle respectively.
i've never played or used Dark eldar cant help, but the list looks solid.
Ok, a few issues here, firstly this is a 1000pt list, you’ve spent almost a 3rd of your total points on HQ characters. That’s too high at this points level IMHO.
Secondly there is something of a problem with your web way portal strategy. In order to be fully effective the portal needs to be activated in the T1 shoot phase because your reserves could potentially arrive at the start of your T2. If you reserve the archon in his venom the best you’ll be able to do will be to activate the portal mid T2. Even worse you could easily end up with a situation where the models you want to use the portal (presumably Lelith’s Wyches and the Talos) become available either the same turn as the archon’s venom, or even an earlier turn, which means they’ll have to walk from your board edge.
If it were me, I’d drop Lelith at this pts level. I’d take the raider off your 2nd wych squad and put some warriors in it, then run the two wych squads on foot through the WWP, but use some of the spare pts from Lelith to upgrade the squads a little, an agoniser for the hekatrix and a couple of wych weapons apiece can go a long way, perhaps even haywire grenades if your opponents bring a lot of vehicles, esp walkers.
Try something like this
WWP, Agoniser, Shadowfield
Venom w/ splinter cannon upgrade
Hekatrix w/agoniser, 2 shardnets & impalers
Hekatrix w/agoniser, 2 razor flails
Sybarite, Splinter cannon, shredder
Raider w/ flicker field
w/ night shields
Its vital that your venom gets into position, so don't be afraid to hide it behind the raider or ravager to keep it safe. On your first turn move the venom 12" forward, disembark the archon alone 2" from the vehicle and activate the portal, if you have the GW WWP marker your archon will not be visible behind it so he should not be in danger of being shot at. If you DON'T have the GW WWP and will be using a flat blast marker then disembark the entire squad with the archon, and turbo boost the raider between them and the enemy to at least provide them with some cover.
Take care not to deploy the portal too close to the enemy, remember that if they can surround the portal before your reserves arrive then you wont be able to deploy through it.
Last edited by Spiney Norman; January 20th, 2011 at 16:36.
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Other than that Spiney's suggestions and list seem pretty solid, though I'd prob drop the wyche weapons to upgrade the talos with chainflails, additional CCW, and TL-haywire blasters, and give the archon combat drugs (or upgrade the shredder to a blaster)
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