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I've been stickybeaking around all of the other army forums, and have come to realise that we, the most decadent, do not have a "worst army to play against' post. So I thought that I will take the burden of posting this horrible thought, as the DE should really have nothing to fear.
But, anyway, what would be the most annoying and hard-to-open-up-to-get-the-gooey-goodness-inside type of army in your eyes?
Mine would have to be Orks. Just the sight of playing a thousand point army and seeing a Green Tide there on its own is horrible. Alright, I try and never get into CC with them, but hey let's face it, my luck is downright lame and terrible with Fleeting and Sv. Maybe it's my dice. Sure my Dracon/Archon carve it up, but I hate Lootas with a Mek straight behind them, watching their every step.
Anywho, post your thoughts. Would be valuable information for myself and others to see which armies you should just say no to.
Last edited by The Hawk; November 12th, 2008 at 04:14.
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To be entirely honest, I'm not yet sure, I haven't played against new Orks or the Daemons, both look like they'd be a pain (especially nurgle daemons). I haven't fought against the new marines either, but I'm not concerned about them.
Mirror match is basically going to be a coin flip.
'Nids can put out an astounding number of large templates that can punch through paper vehicles and paper armor, so that would be pretty high on my list.
In the end though the nod would probably go to Orks. I'm not voting though due to the forementioned lack of experience against their new incarnation.
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Never say no! You need to play against every army. You need to get your ass handed to you on a plate sometimes in order to learn from your mistakes. You must FAIL in order to SUCCEED. It's the human way of learning.
That being said, I havent played against every army yet. I've mostly played against SMurfs since that's the most common army. Smurfs arent too bad to play against. If you've got no cover and lots fo Raiders, you're in trouble! But that isnt under your control a lot of the time. Chaos arent that bad either, you just gotta watch out for those Daemons, especially the bigger ones. Hit em with DL and your Archon. And I do agree with you though, Orks are pretty nuts. One of my mates played them longer than I've been playing 40k and a Green Tide smashing into your ranks is REAL nasty. That's what the Splinter Cannons and templates are for.
I've never played against Eldar, I'm sure they would be a challenge. Some old dude once told me, "The only thing that can beat a good Chaos player is a good Eldar player". I can't agree or disagree, I've never played against Eldar. I used to collect Tyranid so I know how to smash them. I also used to collect Alaitoc Eldar, and with 5th Ed rules out now, I WISH I didn't sell them all. Sniper weapons are soooooooooooooooo potent now. I'd worry about Alaitoc for sure. So many Rangers and Starcannons....
I would have to say orks, I've use my army against most others
(i play wytch cult, because i like it), but the only army that i don't
have majority wins against is orks, for 1 reason: lootas
they decimate any unit, or vehicle in 1 turn, and most players use 2,
so large components die.
that, and they have the best troops in the game model/point, due to
numbers of shots/attacks they unload
I'm going for Tau just coz I've only played them once and they absolutely massacred me
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I havent played all the armies either, but my most horrifying defeat was at the hands of a WitchHunters Sisters of Battle army. It was a meq army with so many flamers and some incredible faith rolls, that my poor little DE were turned to ash to the last man.
(WH40K) Dark Eldar - (12,000pts) Sisters of Battle - (5000pts) Dark Angels -(3500pts) (WHFB) Dark Elves - (10,000pts) Beastmen - (5000pts) Empire - (3000pts) Wood Elves - (1500pts)
They are fast like us but with more bodies and a whole lot of weapons that can take down raiders.
Or perhaps Eldar. They also have a lot of high strength multi shot weaponry that really hurts.
Having said this I haven't lost to Orks and Eldar only the once. But, well that was a good anti-DE list. (I think it would have failed against a stronger armour list though). I also haven't played against a good tau player and I'm not sure how I'd fair against my nid's.
My FAVORITE army to verse. Dark Eldar. By a far and a wide margin. It makes such a quick bloody fun game that tilts and turns every turn as luck and good play roll against each other.
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Orcs for me. There is just too many when it comes to orcs. Too many attacks, shots, models, you name it. I hate the KFF. I have to be really picky about what i shoot. Especially in a mobile army cause its in my face on turn 1-2.
i would say eldar are the hardest to play
They are just as fast as me, but more durable, and better at shooting. makes for a very interesting fast paced game. Lots of monuvers
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For me its Eldar - they match up very well and have the same charactistics.
Orks come in a close 2nd.
"On a hunch, I melted them down and inhaled the fumes and read the dark eldar codex again, AND FOUND A BUNCH OF NEW RULES HIDDEN BEHIND THE OTHER WORDS..." [Gardeth on modelling & interpreting the DE Codex]