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im gest getting in to the dark eldar and cant decide if i what to build a Wych cult list or a Coven list sadly i love the fluff and aspects of both but cant decide what way i want to go id love to hear the pro and cons of the two lists and my be sum tips thanks.
Last edited by GAX70; June 14th, 2009 at 22:27.
If you are just getting into the Dark Eldar, it might be wise to start with a regular Kabal list as you will have access to the full range of units. this would better give you an idea of which direction you want to go down the line.
(WH40K) Dark Eldar - (12,000pts) Sisters of Battle - (5000pts) Dark Angels -(3500pts) (WHFB) Dark Elves - (10,000pts) Beastmen - (5000pts) Empire - (3000pts) Wood Elves - (1500pts)
I havent played a dark eldar army since I sold my 18000pts five years ago, but I always preffered the full list a warrior coven can field. Great fluff, great tank hunting ability, plus can take wyches, hellions, jetbikers.etc.etc.etc. But at the same time I hade enough models to field either, and really loved my wych cult speed and combat ability
Wych cults have more speed and pure killing power, and are much more skilled in CC as a whole.
I'm sure Kwi can give you a full rundown on what a coven can do, but they tend to do more shooting and have more durability. They'll use atypical units like mandrakes and grotesques, sometimes very effectively. It's really up to you.
Did You mean the experimental Haemonculus Coven? Or an army with 6Haemonculi+3Grotesques and 3Talos, no wytches, beasts, jetbikes and Hellions, only warriors and Scourges? Kind of interesting army. Haemonculus Coven is not exist, so that`s the only way how to make a coven.
But if Coven=Kabal, then I got to agree with Kabbala. Totally. Go for a Kabal, forget the cult as the first army.
I would go with a cult, although it isn't that competative compared to a regular Kabal it is way more competative than a coven.
I wouldnt spend that many points on that many Talos. If the die rolls go south they are utterly useless. If I could make a slight suggestion for first army buildup. Warriors with Lances and Raider with discentagraters(sp). Ravagers with Discentagraters, maybe 1 talos, homonculus, mandrakes, and a drachon with retinue (incubi or warrior) and a raider with discentagrator. Dont go overboard with vehichle upgrades and wargear. Raiders will fly in and get shot down. Thats what they do. I won many tornaments with my kabal using a similar list. It give you the chance to take all the vehicles out early and harass the foot sloggers till they close in. Before they get the chance to close, you assault squads with multiple groups of warriors, and send Talos and Drachon after high priority units.
But remember I havent play DE for a while, but if I could find some models I would build a new Kabal. that would be fun. Ahhhh. I have missed the music of the screams.
That can be a real Coven and it can be official. I love themed armies.
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