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I was thinking of starting dark eldar.
Would 2 battle forces, two raiders, and an archon for $271.25 be good?
At base, how many points is that?
also a codex for $33
On amazon it is 230.23 plus 29 codex
Last edited by Sare a pale en; November 19th, 2011 at 01:59.
Games Workshop 25% off you can find any dark eldar product for 20-25% off the GW price tag. I believe it takes $100 to get free shipping which isn't two hard to do.
you could prob try ebay, lots of people sell decent sized armies on the cheap, i know i got my army that way. just be patient and keep an eye out, you could nearly get up to 50% off with people selling large armies, may be painted and built but not very difficult to strip the glue and paint, there's plenty of products about that do this without damaging the plastic/metal
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Thanks. But how many points is two battleforces, an archon, and 2 raiders with no upgrades?
With zero upgrades I make it 812
But you need upgrades to make DE units worth having so it'd be a 1000 - 1250 point list or there abouts with a solid foundation to boost it up to 1500. You'd be light on ranged AT without Ravagers though.
If you're buying it soon, consider the limited-time offer of the megaforce due on the 3rd of December which will contain:
Here in the UK its RRP is £130 but it's £204 worth of figs. It's a pretty staggering saving really. The battleforce works out at 77% of RRP but the megaforce is only 63%. Once you factor in online savings of about 20% you're down to around 50% of RRP.
With that in mind, I don't think ebay stacks up. You'd be lucky to even find figs at 50% of RRP and even if you did you'd have to clean up someone else's messy, broken models with bits all missing and whatnot.
If you take the megaforce and add in the Archon and two extra raiders like you intended and you'd have a lot more toys to play with at the lower points levels and also have the option of fielding it all for a 1500 point list.
Last edited by Korona; November 20th, 2011 at 01:14.
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THANKS A TON. I didn't realize the mega force was out but I won't have enough spare money to get that. I forgot I needed ravagers, also do think the razor wing jet fighters good?
the cost of two battle forces, two ravagers, two raiders, and one razor wing jet fighter is $322.68 on amazon. By the way, I was wondering what the best HQ is for buffing up my troops and other units. I don't have a codex but I know that there's combat drugs and FnP tokens. Or should i buy the codex and the find a good HQ for that?
Two big recommendations for you. 1) Buy the codex. 2) Get army builder so you can make and revamp lots of lists before buying the models.
Amazon sounds good but try ringing some of the webstores. They'll probably be doing black friday week crazyness so 25% off might be possible, it seems to be worth checking anyway.
I'm not really sure that the megaforce costs more once it's all told. It'll be around $8 more for the megaforce over two battleforces but the increased value of the ravager over the raider, which you'd have bought anyway, offsets the marginal extra $$ right there. The balance is the rest of the models, so the real question is which you'd prefer:
5x Scourges, 3x Reavers and a Venom?
Personally I'd rather have the toys and building 4x of the warriors as trueborn with blasters then the rest as wyches still leaves you open for a 3x wych squad build with squad sizes of 8-9.
As for the Razorwing, I think they rock, purely because they look so good. For pure competition maybe the Ravager edges it out but it comes down to burst vs damage over time. The Razorwing will gobble up most infantry squads you point it at but it's got less damage output once its missiles have fired. The Ravager can get more upgrades with the spare points and it's a less prominent target, less susceptible to blasts, etc. But ultimately, how can you turn down such a sexy model?
Last edited by Korona; November 21st, 2011 at 04:13.
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Two ravagers and a razor wing jetfighter will be good for heavy support.