Monday, April 11, 2011

Dark Eldar - Mech or Portal

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: 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


  1. Howdy.

    I'm also trying to find the right build for DE.
    I'll admit I am having the most trouble getting my fast attacks to function as I would like them too, but I think part of it is using them incorrectly. Which seems to be rather easy to do.

    Currently I am playing around with the idea of one of each for fast attacks, one unit reavers, one unit scourges, one unit beasts as well as heavies, one ravager, on talos and one chronus. I don't know if it will work as well as I would like it to, and generally taking one of something is not the best idea, however I am hoping to use these to mutually support one another.

    I've tried using the dual WWP, and I think it is hit or miss. my biggest challenge has been to get it where I want it before the delivery unit gets blown to smithereens. My success has been 50-50, so I am not ready to give up yet, but at the same time I would like a little more consitency because 2 WWP is a lot of points that could be used elsewhere.

    I have also used the baron leading a big 17 man unit of hellions, and they are brutal on the charge and plain pathetic when charged.

    I don't know if any of this helps you or not, but I figured I would share what I have learned so far.

  2. I will be honest, i would rather see the beast master list with some flavor using the portals only because I never see them and I think it would be a fun list. In our local metagame you would probably do well with them but on the other hand I think you may run into some problems when you go back home or when we travel around.