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Hi, i am srarting Dark Eldar, i have got Archon and one battleforce i am trying to make the list up to 1000 points but cant make my mind up on what units to add. My current idead is 3 ravagers with flicker fields and 5 mandrakes. I am intending to have the kabalite squad sit back on home objective and provide fire suppport the wyches are going with the Archon.
Finally the wargear for the Archon a lot of people have told me husk blade and soul trap are the best for him just want anyones oppions on this.
thanks in advance.
3 ravagers is overkill. My 1000 point list is:
2x haemonculi with liquifiers (one for each wyche squad)
2 squads of 9 wyches (one upgraded to a hekatrix with agoniser) in raiders with grisly, flicker, and shockprows (shocks are a point dump, not really needed)
2 squads of 5 wariors with 1 blaster in a venom each with extra splinter cannon
2 ravagers with 3x darklances each and nightshields
I supose you could run the archon with one of the squads, and a haemonculus with the other. If you can't find it in your budget for venoms or can't get them in time then I supose you could have a squad of 10 camp back with a splinter cannon or darklance (depends if people you play cary lots of vechicesl or not). also, taking a squad of reavers with a blaster or heatlance isn't a bad way to fill points. some people argue that a squad of 6 reavers are the only way to go, but squads of 3 at this points level can be viable, just be careful with them. So all in all depending on what it is you want to do ( your playstyle and whatnot) another battle force might not be a bad idea. The reavers would probably be the only extra bagage you'd have from a second one, and thats only if you don't want to use them.
thanks for the advice, since writing this list i went to my local gamesworkshop store and had a chat, basically the three ravagers is down to one, the kabel warriors are still sitting back with anti infantry stuff, the wyches are still at 9 with raider but have a haemonculi, the archon has got a court and a venom to ride round in, finally i added some scourges because i tried to build the reaver bikes and found that the riders were annoying the hell out of me so are being left out for now.
Thursday i plan to play a game with a list along these lines to get my eye in and to see if i can actually play something other than space wolves!
I'd just like to say you can pretty much build DE anyway you like, play a few games first, then take the units you like, you can then choose other units to synergise and compliment that type of army, the codex is very balanced and there are lots of different styles and themes that work. You may see venom spam a lot but there are many other ways to build a DE army, its a very balanced codex, i think its prob one of GW's best codex's, I find myself playing every unit from time to time.
oh! almost forgot to say, the shock prows can be dropped for heamoniculi venom blades, you would be better with these, if the wyches need to fleet away to make a charge so be it, though if they don't you obviously are in range with the liquifier and the VB can provide more HTH with wyches attacks
Last edited by dizzie; November 5th, 2011 at 02:44.
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