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about to face a dark eldar player for the first time any advice?
Kill the Raiders at all costs. Ravagers are going to hurt but the Raiders win the game. Just stay in cover, shoot down those transports with anything you can and than mop up his 5+ T3 models on the ground. Abuse your Monolith, he can't destroy it really. Just move it into his army and unleash a torrent of Gauss punishment.
Not an easy game but if you ground him, it gets better.
the game is set to be 1750 points any necessities to my list?
tell me an ideas i have the models to field anything but pariahs
Neeeeeeeeeever run a C'Tan against DE, or any Eldar for that matter. They have fixed wounding weapons and S8 everywhere, it'd die horribly.
1-2 Monoliths is good, don't got overboard. DE can hit like a lightning bolt and do so much damage in one turn you'll be reeling against Phase out. Monoliths and Destroyers are your best friends, Warriors can mop up what falls out. Stick to cover if he's packing Ravagers......and he will be.
I agree with what the previous comment said but the c'tan could be a good idea IF you know what you are facing, because some time ago i versed them in a 1500pt battle with the nightbringer in there... my tactic worked only because it was a kill each other game, it was to stick close together so any nasties would be mobbed and to ensure that the res orb got the most coverage. Anyway he hit me in waves so i hit him hard it was very pleasing to see a talos take on my lord (who survived!), it then got kicked by the nightbringer... his words were oh s**t.
Otherwise use two monoliths as lances are simply popguns against it and the portals are handy... they've got me out of troble many a time.
I'd still say leave the C'Tan at home. A good DE player will never come in waves, they come in one giant wave of pain. It's also possible they can avoid the C'Tan (if you deploy badly) and it can be wounded a few times than finished off in CC with 1-2 squads who have at least I5, swinging faster than your C'Tan. Not good news.
You also want a comfortable Phase Out number and 1-2 Monoliths plus a C'Tan is going to lower that which can/will cost you the game.
Another decent unit is Scarabs. They can really mess up squads once you've killed their Raider, just to many wounds to hack through for his finesse units like Wyches.
DE pretty much can't hurt monoliths, take 2
I'd consider alot of Destroyers vs DE,put them in cover and mass fire against them.
But remember shoot the raiders down,making DE footslogging will help give you a extra turn of fire.
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even with a 6 DE can only glance a monolith right?
also deny them their cover, they use speed and cover
They can do a bit more damage to a Monolith in CC but still not great odds. From range the best they can do is Immobilize you, which doesn't matter at all.