Welcome to Librarium Online!
Join our community of 80,000+ members and take part in the number one resource for Warhammer and Warhammer 40K discussion!
Registering gives you full access to take part in discussions, upload pictures, contact other members and search everything!
Does this work? I've yet to see aby lists incorporating like a bigilian warriors, they are just as effective or better that guardsmen, and they die prety easily in CC but you can have a retinue from your HQ to clean it up easily but anyways is it worth spending money to get troops or does it just sound good on paper? plz I need info I think it would work.
Well IMO you should always have at least 2 "sniper" squads (10 warriors with 2 armed with DL).
Cheap as hell and can practically *not* earn its points back.
I plan on using 40 warriors in my 1500 list, 2 sniper squads and 2 raider squads (all at 10 strong obviously).
I wouldn't think using anymore than 40 at 1500 wouldn't be a good idea since it cuts into other awesome units.
Though if you don't take incubi some more warriors would be nice, but for that price you might as well get more wyches.
I have my troop choices maxed out in my all comers/tourney 1850 list. 3 snipers, one 13 man warrior sqd w/ 2sc, one 10 man warrior sqd w/ 2 sc, and a raider sqd with 9 warriors. Out of the 30-50 games I have played with this list, I have only actually lost once or twice.
See, Dark Eldar are different, some things like Nids can infantry spam, but we, cannot.
Our tactics are not very viable to use if we infantry spam, our infantry is made for taking out tanks, and if have too much infantry, we can't really take anything else.
Sure we could have up to 120 warriors, but only 12 Dark Lances, those 12 dark lances are going to do their jobs, then only kill around 6-9 things a turn.
If we infantry spam, it ruins our tactics, and we lose points that we could have bought more elite units.
this is a very good question and one that strikes at the core of the “balanced army “ theory.
I tend to use a variety of units in my army so that I can better tailor the solution to meet the threat. This brings out the General in me better and is more fun to play.
With a limited amount of points to spend in any force you will by necessity have to compromise on your choices and I feel that going too troop heavy makes this compromise worse than necessary.
If you tend to field a generic army list of say 90% troops they will tend be easy targets for template weapons, can fall foul to enemy dedicated assault troops and sometimes lack the punch needed for certain tasks.
The list can also tend to be dead boring and predictable, something that you would not want levelled at Dark Eldar!
But yes the “bigilian warriors” could work in the right circumstances but I believe that they might lack a certain flexibility needed when facing allcomers. Be careful paralleling warriors with imperial guardsmen as they are designed to accompany lots of armour, something that we just don’t have. And can you guarantee that your HQ can clean up every CC that your warriors can’t handle?
Just my take on it but by all means try it out but I think you will gravitate back to a more mixed force eventually.
In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.
It will work, but ask yourself "why"? Would you really want to field 8 choices of 20 warriors in a single force? I mean yes it would be a hell of a swarm but why, it will be the most annoying and boring army to play. The warrriors fall prey quickly to blast/ordnance and template weapons and every one of those shots will be claiming at least a couple of them. Such list will be predictable and completely not fun, even though against certain enemies it will have some success.
I have seen many of such lists listed in online battle reports on google and yahoo, the lists were extremely ineffective and quite boring to play and even read from the battle reports text that was posted. This kind of list greatly deviates the whole point of dark eldar's concept of fast and hard hitting.
So basically dont confuse orks/nids, with us. We are better and they are worse.