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I am going to a Doubles 750 tournament on December 8th, I was going to run Chaos, but they seem too expensive, so am now running my Dark Eldar.
Here is my 550 Point list, for my 750, I think I might add wyches, just rip this apart as much as possible.
This isn't exactly 550 ( Its what I might use)
Retinue- 4 Bikes-2 Blasters
10 Man Sniper Squad (2 DL)
10 Man Sniper Squad
1 Ravager with 3 Disintigrators.
Or I can use this.
Tormenter Helm/ Splinter Pistol
9 Man Retinue with Splinter Cannon
2, 10 Man Snipe Squads
1 Ravager with 3 dissies.
Which one of those is better? And if I make a 750, should I include incubi, or wyches? Because I can run a 10 man wych squad on a raider and add maybe a talos to make it 750, models are not a problem, I can make anything work.
At 750pts incubi are way too pricey and will make your army pretty small.
Personally I would go with the 2nd list but I would just add a normal warriors squad and use that as his "retinue". That way he can leave the unit if neccesary and wreck havoc on his own!
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Instead you could(could, doesnt mean should) consider getting a raider unit of wyches to be your lords company, this will save you points for not having to take the bike, and wyches are considerably cheaper then bikes so you can probably get away with about 7 of them as an escort for lord.
Ow yes, dont forget hamonculuses, they are cheap versions of a lord. And with scissorhand and destructor you canget a very nice hamonculus lord for 50 points, I think this is a bit more convenient then having to pay 130 points for your lord especially for such a small battle
Thanks for the responses so far, Am I allowed to give the archon/dracon a wych retinue?
If so I'll just give him that and stick em on a Raider.
Actually, I love archons, they saved me so many times, its not that many points more, and adds an extra wound, higher init, better WS, etc. The jetbike list I used was undefeated, but I actually see that the archon is slower in a jetbike than on a raider. But hits a lot harder on a jetbike, and gives him t 4, so that makes it even harder for him to be taken down, yeah I do find that the jetbikes do die easier, but pack a lot of a bigger punch than a warrior retinue, and costs almost the same, should I add a talos to a 750? Sometimes when I use them, the talos inflicts so much damage upon my enemy, and other times, it works as a large point meatshield, but if I get him into CC, he usually doubles his point cost back.
I'd love to help... But what are you doubling with? Dark Eldar can do quite a few different things depending on what they are supposed to be doing... but what are you partnering with? That will dictate your 'best' list.
Using logic so you don't have to.
I don't have a partner yet, we have to select ours there, I want to try and partner with a tau, is that good or not?
Personally I would include a Talos, even more if you play 2 vs 2 and get a Tau-mate. I'd try to sacrifice myself in order to get the Tau unharmed as much as possible. Good units to "sacrifice" and keep enemy troops occupied are Wyches (they can last very long due to their 4+ Inv) and of course the Talos. Maybe you don't need/want the Ravager, because your Tau-mate could bring a lot of firepower into your game. If you really want to play with a Tau, I'd try a closecombat orientated list, with a Talos, Wyches (maybe not all 10 of them) and if you've got enough points you can get 2 Inccubi (I love them, even in small battles) and a Raider for them.
That's at least what I would do, but I'm alone with my opinions very often ...
The ultimate partner for dark eldar in a tournament would be a tyranid player, a swarm to be exact. He moves straight for the enemy while you use your speed to manouver around the nid army and provide cover fire for them but ... tau are still a good army to fight along side with, especially if the Tau player knows what he is doing. In tau case however, he will be covering you while you try to get your assault specialists into CC, and usually you will be the one who will be protecting the tau player from assault since in CC tau stand no chance against assault marines, stricking scorpions, and other power armor equiped units unless a tau player has a Kroot detachment that can occupy an enemy for a few turns.
Really, any other army can proove to be helpful, it will simply involve a little changing of tactics and some differences in unit selection. Keep us posted about who you will be taking sides with...
Right, I will go to the gw this thursday and see if I can partner with anyone, I will then make my list accordingly.
I want wyches in my army, should I have 1 squad of 10 wyches, or 2 squads of 10 wyches on raiders? Or is 1 enough for a750 point list?