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As the title asked, do you embody the role of a Dark Eldar general?
I have fun at my store by asking for anyone who want to fill my "slave pens" because I need more slaves. I laugh maniacally (evil laugh) through out the game and spurt epitaphs like, "silly mon-keigh, power armor is for kids" (copying the Trix cereal comercial).
I actually did something else in game when I noticed my opponent had not known what the mission or turn it was - being in character I played along as if there was still more turns to play and not bothered with mentioning the mission objective. I was able to pull a "draw" from a clear defeat so I was excited and a little shameful at the same time, should I be?
You can read what I did at the end of the battle report here (Dark Eldar "Coven" vs. Dark Angels 1750)
i just started kinda the same thread as you, well almost more about how agressive DE players are. i read the battle report and its all fair game. very nice, lol pat yourself on the back there's nothing there you did wrong.
You tricked him, yeah, however he controls his army and mind games are part of the fun.
It was his own fault for not paying attention, stuff like this has happened to me before and other players in my club so its nothing to be frowned apon and might i add extremely dark elderish.:yes:
If you're always worried about crushing the ants beneath you...you won't be able to walk.
Do i embody the DE?
Not yet, i'm still in boot camp phase (still within my first 30 games which are all supposed to be losses).
However, i know that when i get out of it, i'm going to be as cocky as my S&M loving Space Elf Pirate Vampires :yes:
As for talking in character, i do it all the time..."Foolish Mon'keigh!" and things like that "Power armour is for pussies!" and "Real Eldar Ride Raiders!" :shifty:
is this on the field or off the field? If its in a game then absolutely! I leave all that puritanical. serious stuff to Marine Armies and will try to cajole, bribe and weasle a win where ever possible, just read some of my arguments in the Rules Forum and you will see what I mean. Being a successful Archon is knowing the rules better than your opponent so that you can bend them are far as can and then grind them into the dust.
But seriously this is a "Role playing game" and if you are not willing to particapate by playing the role of the HQ then you are robbing yourself of some hilarious fun.
This is not tournament chess where you are not allowed to speak and you have to be quiet and still, whoop it up a bit, tell a joke, advise your opponent on bad strategies and when they fail say "Don't blame me!"
Most of my games take hours and if it were not for some light hearted comedy and play acting they would be boring as heck, but as for being really "evli and twisted" this is best left for power gamers that must win by any scientific or mathematical means possible and thats not for me.
In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.
I think saying things like, "OK, that unit's dead" or other examples of good-natured jibing, when you wipe a squad out immediately with Ravagers or a 'HQ charge', is all in the spirit of things.
I certainly don't mind when people I'm playing indulge in it (and they do); it only makes the eventual victory all the sweeter.
And if I can't win (which does happen when the opposition is good, no matter how good you are), his or her army will be limping, forever crippled, off the field anyway, so it's a moral victory. That's the DE way.
it depends if your opponet is still learning then point out things to him. in character or not any bending of rules without both oking it is cheating. The game is ment to be fun and I dont know of any game that is enjoyable when your opponet is a known cheat or one you have to watch every second.
Record with my Necrons
W:2 D:0 L:0
2st game: vs Chaos result: Win :p
Theres bending the rules and theres using the rules. Using them, such as not telling a player they have made a mistake which you know you can capitalise on, even if its obvious that they intended to do something isn't cheating, but at the same time its not something I tend to do outside of a tourney environ, in friendlies I tend to point out if someone forgets something.
Of course that just oculd be that that way you get the delicious taste of superiority, when you can point out to your defeated foe that even though you helped him, well he lost. You can also tell him no tto worry, there was nothing he could of done better.
Comments like that are perhaps the most DE style thing you can do in a game (provided you pull of the win).
Case in point: a necron player lost 500 pts of his 1k army in 1 turn because he thought the night shield only worked at over 24".
He even expressed using this tactic to stop my ravager but I kept quiet until his move had finished.