Saturday, February 26, 2011

Beauty and the Beast

This is a fun list for Dark Eldar that I had lying around.  Does it work?  I have no idea but in theory it should do OK.  The Duke gives the Wyches a 1/3 chance to receive FNP and the combat drugs on everything is a very welcome addition to a rather fragile army.  If anything, this army will hit like a truck and have enough bodies to contest and control.  Even though the Duke's squad will be hanging back and claiming an objective, I decided to give his squad Splinter Cannons to help shoot bio units at long-range.  Besides, this list has a good amount of Blasters in it that I'm not really worried.

18 kp

Duke = 150
Succubus (Agonizer/BP) = 100

20x Warriors (Sybarite/PGL/BP, Blaster, 2x SC) = 260
10x Wyches (Raider NS, Hekatrix/Agonizer/BP) = 215
10x Wyches (Raider NS, Hekatrix/Agonizer/BP) = 215
9x Wyches (Raider NS, Hekatrix/Agonizer/BP) = 205

3x Trueborn (Venom NS/SC, 3x Blaster) = 156
3x Trueborn (Venom NS/SC, 3x Blaster) = 156
3x Trueborn (Venom NS/SC, 3x Blaster) = 156

Ravager (NS/FF) = 125
Ravager (NS/FF) = 125
Ravager (NS/FF) = 125

I plan on running this list very soon so I'll give you guys a quick heads up on how things go.


Hobby Sherpa said...

This should be an interesting list. You're right in that it will hit pretty hard, but I'm not sure it has the staying power (with the Wyches at least).

It's also a very themed army which is a nice bonus. I just got the rest of my Wyches primed and ready so I may try something like this sooner than later as well.

Lyracian said...

Nice list. Why are you not spending the last twelve points on an extra Trueborn? An extra body can not hurt...

Rathstar said...

Interesting list, but I don't think the duke has a good place to go.

If he stays with the trueborn it's a very fragile squad to be with. He could start with the warriors and just march up the board with them, but it might take a while to reach combat.

The wyches have no space for him (assuming the succubus joins them).

I'd drop one wych from one of the full squads. Then I'd use your remaining points to give the duke and succubus' wych squads the upgrade that reduces enemy attacks (to put them next to enemy characters).

Note that the duke would only able to join the wych squad during turn one, which would stop the wych raider from going flat out that turn.


HERO said...

The Duke will sit and play the backfield with the Warriors.

franconbean said...

I haven't touched Warhammer 40k in ages. I like what I see here though. seems a bit "Glass Cannon", but thats how DE roll, right?

Anonymous said...

this is a very effective list i play a similar one minus the trueborn in venom. but still your list should work very well

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