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Hello, I just recently started building my First Army. Here's the List, criticism welcome, And advice as to what to add to make a 2K army would be Appreciated.
3x Warrior Squads with Dark Lances and Shredders Mounted in Raiders with Flickerfields - 570 points
1 Hellion squad with the Baron Sathonyx (4 hellions and the baron) - 169 points
1 Hellion squad with a Helliarch with Stunclaw (5 hellions.) - 95 points
1 squad of 5 basic Hellions - 80 points
Archon with Blaster and Combat Drugs - 85 points
Total 999 points
Good choice on the dark eldar!
I'll give a few tips,
Firstly, although he does have an insane BS and you need more lance weaponry, I wouldn't give your archon a blaster, he is just too nice in close combat, actually though in this list, I would possibly drop him completely as you have no delivery mechanism.
Another change i would say is to put all 3 hellions squads together improving their effectiveness and giving all of them the barons stealth ability
The raider squads are nice but being on the move you won't get to fire the dl's very much so either drop them totally or swap for splinter cannons. You could if you want to up the lance count swap in for blasters if you need to.
You should have enough points now, assuming you have the models to add a ravager, although it will be what everyone below me says to add lots of it really is one of the mainstays of a good competitive dark eldar army, with that and some juggling (maybe one or two hellions less) you could get 9 lances in, which is close enough to the 1 per 100pts I try to ration myself to as a minimum.
Hope this helped. I tried not to be too over the top and tell you to do too much as it's your first list.
Now onto expansion, well some more of those friendly ravagers would do well, hint hint
You could also add splinter racks to your raiders, making your men twin linked, possibly adding another of the same unit.
A fun addition could be a couple of beast units (5x khymera, 2x razor wing flock, 1x clawed feind, 3x beast masters = 166) would be fun to add, giving you some more combat ability.
If you have the points flying round why not consider a razor wing jet fighter?
Or even put your arching back in with some incubi, there are loads of fun options for dark eldar that are still competitive
Well I agree with taking the hellions and putting them all in one group with the baron. That will be a fun squad to play.
When I use a group of warriors I arm them with splinter cannon + blaster. That way they can still move and fire. I am not a big fan of the shredder, some people like it, I don't care for a blast weapon with a 12" range but if it works for you so be it.
As for expanding.... Ravagers are great! For 115 pts you can have one with flickerfields. Lots o firepower at a bargain.
n00b Ork and DE player.
If u wish to use the archon grab a box of Incubi and a raider, there a great shock unit, with a ton of CC power although careful with things with good invulns IE Storm Shield termies, Ravagers are also great, especially with lances. u have alot of anti infantry stuff as i see, Trueborn With blasters in either a big squad in a raider or in little strike teams in venoms could really mess up enemy armor.
For more CC power 10 wytches in a raider with a hekatrix+agonizer and 2 Shardnets n impalers are great tarpits or a big angry block of Beastmasters and there happy menagerie of monsters.
personally i'd take blasters on the Warrior squads and leave the darklances to foot bound warriors, start them off in cover and they can just pick off vehicles while loving a cover save instead of there cardboard save. I always take Incubi in larger games, they smash high armor units like Marines and scare the hell outta people, plus they have a Decent save too boot, although a bit point heavy. Get Ravager or two or three, there dirt cheap and flood your opponent with more targets he has to deal with and have alot of fire power, your a bit light on anti-armor weapons, that should be first priority. Helions are great, especially with the baron there to givem stealth and skilled riders
The setup u have now is pretty decent, get some more Anti tank stuff and maybe a power hitting CC unit to assist the helions and you should be golden!
Edit: Give the Archon an agoniser and a shadow field, it makes him a million times more flexible and hard to kill if your dice don't hate you like mine!
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Read through some other lists and see what's been working. Get some incubi for your archon. Make some trueborn blaster squads(shredders look like blasters with some trimming.) Have at least 2 ravagers. Give shadow fields to anyone who can wear them.