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17th March 2009, 22:31
I'm thinking about starting a new dark eldar army, what would you reckon me buying first off as a base to build on?
18th March 2009, 00:36
You can obviously start by just buying the basic box set if you want to.
The other route you can go is to buy a DE lord, his retinue and then two troops choices and build/paint them. Play them for a while in small games and see where they excel and where they fail. Fast attack and heavies are pretty simple choices, I will let you read the codex for the ones you like best.
As far as elites
Grotesques (with haemonculi): walking damage sponges who will almost definitely make it to the enemy. If they don't then the rest of your army will because your opponent was probably throwing everything he/she had at them.
Wyches: Incredible close combat capability; make sure you have chapter approved 2004 (I think) They have an update for wyches that makes them scarey even for gray knights terminators
Mandrakes: Just in case you want to mess with your enemies mind, these guys will just come out and say BOO and probably kill the unit they attack, but they are a little fragile. Actually the whole army is.
18th March 2009, 12:17
For good solid options that can find a place in any army:
Troops - Warriors, either Raider-mounted with assault weapons (Blasters, Splinter Cannon and Agonisers) or static with two Dark Lances
Fast Attack - Not a great section, but Reavers are the best of the lot
Heavy Support - Ravagers
Elite - Wyches, again in Raiders
HQ - Lord, either with Incubi, with the Wyches or on a bike
The DE codex has lots of units that are at best so-so, and at worst awful. But the above are solid choices that, if kitted out well, will serve you proud.
18th March 2009, 12:39
Ah cool, I've played SW for roughly 9yrs now and i love the CC aspect of the game, so wanted an army that is majority CC while uses cunning and tatics
18th March 2009, 15:39
If you really want CC, then you might want to check out having a wych cult army. See Chapter approved 2004 for that one.
18th March 2009, 15:43
^Why? Wych cult is in the codex.
18th March 2009, 17:48
^Why? Wych cult is in the codex.
The CH 2004 has some newer items and what not that make them a little bit more brutal. Also Lilith is a bit reworked and costs less.
18th March 2009, 17:52
I don't think Chapter Approved articles are legal any more, so I'd stick with the codex as it's less likely to irk your opponents.
10th September 2009, 13:19
tooled out dracon w/retinue and raider
that is the basis of my list and have no complaints I use 3 talos.
I have 2 lists one has incubi retinue the other has warrior retinue.
I can and do dominate games with this list I have problems with horde armies but they too are dealt with.
11th September 2009, 08:31
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