As a Dark Eldar player one of the primary things I am always looking at is how Eldar can work with allies.


So today I am just going through some of my first thoughts on this, as I think the Eldar can really plug up a few of the glaring holes their Dark Kin have. What stands out for me almost immediately is that is that Wraithguard in a Wave Serpent just scream, use me. Of course in the fluff, we had the Iyanden craftworld aided by Dark Eldar simply because the Dark Eldar found their pursuit into Necromancy amusing. So what a fit.

Tough units in a tough transport that lay down tremendous amounts of fire power, at S10 AP2. All things Dark Eldar wish they had at this moment..


8 Comments:

  1. The digital version of the Iyanden supplement is out all ready some of the rules are posted here on 3++
    http://www.3plusplus.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=2473

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  2. I'm considering Illic Nightspear and his pathfinders as allies for my DE. Noghtspear's model and fluff are too cool.

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  3. Wraithguard would be nice for Dark Eldar, but to get them as troops you have to pick up a Spiritseer, which is unfortunate, especially below 2000 points, where you have to give up Guide for your HQ. You also lose out on the Jetbike option a Farseer has which is very valuable if you have a mobile (read: heavily vehicular) DE army, with the Jetbike a Farseer could accompany Reavers or Scourge in a practical way.

    This is why I sooner turn to Guardian Jetbikes, they totally lack the anti vehicle firepower you talk about, but they are T4 with a 3+ save and permanent 5+ cover save which helps out a bit with letting you grab late objectives and hold them well, something I think the more fragile DE troops struggle with a bit.

    Also not to be underestimated is the humble guardian who can move their heavy weapon 7-12 inches (likely leaning towards the 12 end thanks to fleet) a turn before firing it, making it very hard to hide from, and if you crunch the numbers on their new Shuriken Catapults, they are better than Splinter Rifles once you get them inside that 12" range and firing, even against the really tough guys like Wraithlords who their S4 weapons normally couldn't wound, the worst they ever really do is come even with the Splinter weapons thanks to the fact their shots can ignore armour.

    Basically I think Eldar have some really strong Troop Choices, and I think Dark Eldar and Tau will both really enjoy having them available.

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  4. I'm going to be using a farseer for my venom spam army, primarily because of guide/prescience and hopefully doom. Re-rolling to hit and then to wound 23 poison shots from my splinter cannon true born squad is going to be very fun. Couple that with a couple of guardian jet bike squads and you have a very strong ally template

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    1. I'm also doing Venom spam and I'm probably just going to take a Farseer on bike with jetbikes. Although I'm using Blasterborn... I haven't actually considered splinter cannon Trueborn.

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  5. I'm currently feeling my way in the dark, so to speak, with the new Eldar - Im not seeing the huge advantage to going second myself - am I missing something?

    Going second gives us a better chance for our fliers to not get caught with their pants down when their actual prey shows up (i.e. other fliers) but with a lot of the army running around relying on jink saves (Wave Serpents, Prisms, Jet bikes etc.) not having turn one can be a death sentence if you don't hold these items in reserve.

    Granted, we can attempt to make better use of cover, and hope for night fighting (with the tanks using holofields this should do enough) but yeah... its hardly a fool proof strategy! Anyone got any thoughts on this?

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    1. If you go second , you can use jetbikes insane movement range on the last turn and grap/ contest a few objectives without fear of retaliation

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    2. If you go second , you can use jetbikes insane movement range on the last turn and grap/ contest a few objectives without fear of retaliation

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