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Hello fellow librariums user. Here is another new player that want to try out the dark ledar. I´m not a newbie to 40k and 5 ed as I allready got a Imperial fist army and a mono list of chaos daemons of nurgle. but I wanted to try some thing challanging and as very few plays dark eldar I´m looking forward to also try to bring them in the spotlight in my kind of the neighbourhood. Also I´m one of few people that I knew that actually like a lot of our models. Especially the basic trooper and raider. They are really nice and can propably be well done painted and look stunning on the battlefield.
So far I have bought this:
1 dark eldar lord (the female model)
1 battalion box
1 troop box
1 extra raider
1 ravager and
All this should really help me to build a nice army to up to 1000p at least. After that I will need more raiders and some wyches at least. But do you have any nice advice to me? I have read a lot and think I got some basic. Will start with some sniper squads (2 i think) and 2 raider squads to get a solid core troops done. Then I will but in the extra fun stuff.
All this will be used later this autum for a campaign my gaminggroup is going to have. Shall be intersting to try out the dark ledars. Anyway, hi to my fellow archaons and may we all bring in many slaves to our cabals
Seems like you have most of the basics down already. The sniper squads are great, one of the best value for money squads in the game. I occasionally make them 5 man and keep 2 empty raiders floating around for wyches or gunboat squads, but its all down to personal preference. Incubi and wyches are what I'd really recommend you get next, and either another ravager or another talos. Talos, especially, really work best in pairs.
agreed with the above poster totally, just want to emphasize the part about incubi. i'm a huge fan of them and i'm sure you will be too if you give them a go. i put off getting them and once i did i was kicking myself for not getting a squad first thing.
i find my wyches.. while not bad at all against troops, really shine when attacking MCs. they can just be very tricky to use as one unforseen flamer template can absolutely ruin them.
incubi, however, are exceedingly great at killing everything from massed power armor to boys with the right support. just this week i saw an archon with a retinue of 5 incubi and 3 warriors kill a squad of 15 khorne berserkers.
with power weapons and the 5th edition no retreat rules they can be godly.
I vote wyches, followed by another ravager. I've never tried a talos, so I really can't comment.
What you get after that is largely a style choice. I don't like HQ retinues, but I know people that swear by their incubi squads. I like a cheap HQ, particularly haemonculi, while others have a powerhouse CC HQ. for what little variety we have in our army list, we have a surprising amount of variation when it comes to army list choices.
Thanks everyone. I have thought hard about my choses for progressing the army after this first batch of models are done. i´m thinking to get another ravager and one more raider. but what will be in the raider is not sure. I like the incubi but also the wyches so both are up. will see in the end what I can get. hopefull after a while I hope to have both so I can chose and change when I want too but thats in the future right now.
Yep all good suggestions but what you really really really need are scourges. 3 heavy weapons slots worth. All with DLs and deep striking in plain view of your enemy. Absolute winner, trust me.
DEfan, I don't know if you're trying to be funny or what you're tyring to achieve with this but that is NOT a good way to go. Trust me.
Luckly for me I understod that, that advice was really bad and propably a ironic approach to some of our units. Much momre intrersting to talk abotu what you can do with them instead, I still belive that they can feel a small role if used correcly.
I didn't say they were useless, far from it, just that they can be, shall we say, better employed. I actually use a unit of 5 with DLs to go tankbusting in apocalypse games and from time to time in higher point games just to add some extra DLs on the able without having to add extra warior squads on to my list. (I only have a finite amount of them!)