Can't decide on the direction to take my Dark Eldar. Fortunately I still have time, because either way I need to wait for new models to come out (Venoms / Talos / Grotesques please?).
After reading this article: http://kirbysblog-ic.blogspot.com/2011/04/dark-eldar-review-part-10-heavy-support.html by kirby from 3++ I can say that I shared the same opinions about the DE heavy support choices which are really going to be the core of either list I decide to make. I don't want to use Ravagers, even though admittedly they're the best option. But they're boring to me.. The blandness reminds me of the auto las pred.
The deciding factor will probably be if the Talos does come out before the Razorwing. But then again, if the Venoms are really badass I will probably go mech. It mega sucks that my mech plan (cookie cutter DE... blah) is just 3x trueborn w/ blasters in venoms, 3x razorwings, rest of points filled with raider warriors + archon most likely. However, the webway portal list seems like it would be a lot more fun to play but a lot less competitive vs. other competitive lists which is my problem. The dual webway list (2x haemonculus, minimized 3 man wrack squads in raiders, rest of points in 3x talos and 3x tooled up hth elites, maybe some beasts thrown in) would adequately crump a hobby list but struggle vs. meched foes. Please please please give us new grotesques models... I don't care if they're metal or plastic (but GW is phasing out metal, right? o_O)
If the talos is plain ugly (unlikely) I'm going to pass up the webway idea and wait it out for the "summer of flyers."
More to come