Sunday, December 5, 2010

Dark Eldar List v2.0

Ok, here's two new lists I made based on some great input both here and on the Astronomican Forums

LIST 1 
HQ
Archon - 135pts
+Huskblade, Combat Drugs, Shadow Field

ELITES
Incubi x4 - 208pts
+Klaivex, Bloodstone, Onslaught
+Venom, Splinter Cannon, Night shields

TROOPS
Kabalite Warriors x10 - 140pts
+Blaster, Dark Lance, Sybarite

Kabalite Warriors x10 - 140pts
+Blaster, Dark Lance, Sybarite

Wyches x10 - 210pts
+Hydra Gauntlets x2, Hekatrix, Power Weapon
+Raider, Flickerfield

FAST ATTACK
Reavers x6 - 164pts
+Heat Lance, Cluster Caltrops

TOTAL - 997pts



LIST 2 
HQ
Archon - 135pts
+Huskblade, Combat Drugs, Shadow Field

ELITES
Mandrakes x5 - 85
+ Nightfiend

TROOPS
Kabalite Warriors x10 - 215pts
+Blaster, Dark Lance, Sybarite, Venom Blade
+Raider, Flickerfield

Kabalite Warriors x10 - 200pts
+Blaster, Splinter Cannon, Sybarite, Venom Blade
+Raider, Flickerfield

Wyches x9 - 200pts  (EDIT- Originally had x10 here.  That was a mistake!)
+Hydra Gauntlets, Hekatrix, Agonizer
+Raider, Flickerfield

FAST ATTACK
Reavers x6 - 164pts
+Heat Lance, Cluster Caltrops


TOTAL - 999pts

Which do you guys think is the better list? List 2 seems much faster, but far more fragile while list 1 feels maybe too slow, but with a bit more staying power (because of the Incubi). List 1 is also a lot cheaper (money wise) but I'll worry about that when it's time to worry about that!

2 comments:

Hephesto said...

Rather like them both to be honest! Some comments:

List 1:
- a lot of footsloggers, those Wyches in particular will have a hard time arrving anywhere in one piece
- in this case a Webway Portal may actually be useful, though it would mean you'd be choosing between getting your archon+incubi at the best spot (needed because of all the point in there) versus getting your WWP at the right spot
- though you have anti-vehicle stuff in there, the two lance, you'll be throwing away a ton of shot in order to actually use them.

List 2:
- where will the Archon go, right now he's forced to walk across the board
- this army is much more mobile and given that your wyches only have a single extra weapon I'd consider dropping one of them in order to add the Archon
- the 10 points you'd free up could be used to add a Nightshield to that raider
- this would give your most expensive unit some extra survivability


Just my thoughts of course, best of luck fine-tuning them further!

Kevin said...

Yeah, when I made the second list I only included 9 Wyches, but for some reason wrote down 10 when I posted it!

That's my problem with he first list. I definitely feel a WWP would be of use there, but that requires dropping quite a bit for points. List 1 has 43 models as opposed to list 2's 44 models so they're pretty even on that front.

What I like about list 2 is that the Mandrakes are so cheap yet scary. Some attention will need to be swayed to them (and it's not that big of a deal if they die since they're only 85pts), taking targets off the Wyche's heads and allowing my Kabalites to move into better positions. My plan with them would be to plop them down on objectives and let the Raiders dance around annoying people.

List 1, however, has some punch so long as the Archon and Incubi can get into combat quickly. This means my Wyches and Kabalites will need to keep the enemy sufficiently distracted. I think if I were to move the Wyches and Incubi together, my Kabalites will stay safe to move into better positions as at least one Raider could make it far enough for my units to assault. A lot of "if" in that plan, though, so I may need to rethink it some more.

All in all, I'm beginning to feel that List 2 is the stronger of the bunch.