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PostSubject: Just got my DE!   Wed Jan 30 2013, 02:39

After playing through dark vengance (yeah i know!) a friend and i decided to try out 40k.

I just picked up a DE army used and will be jumping in head first! Smile

Any tips for a complete noob?

The army is lacking is jetbikes, (All the rage it seems!) and beasts, other than that it has a little bit of everything else.

I do have experiance playing warhammer fantasy if that helps.

Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Just got my DE!   Wed Jan 30 2013, 03:48

Hi and welcome.

A good place to start would be to grab the codex and start reading. Learn your units and what they do. Then figure out what sort of army list you would like to build. Shooty, assault or a mix of both. Write army lists, al sorts of pts levels, just to get an idea of whats involved.

Decide with a friend or 2 on a resonable points limit to build towards. Maybe start out with say 250pt games, or if you can afford more models, go for say 500pts. Increase each month, or every 2 months. Build, paint then play.


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PostSubject: Re: Just got my DE!   Wed Jan 30 2013, 07:30

Did someone say jetbikes?! Don't worry to much about them, they are good but not something a DE army needs to win, worth getting eventually though.

Welcome to The Dark City Pancakey! Good to have some new fresh off the raider Dark Eldar players arrive in the ports of Commorragh!

1++ gave very good advice on how to get an army going, paint and learn the game at a manageable pace. Dark Eldar can be fiddly at times in all aspects: modelling, painting, and playing, so it's important not to get overwhelmed.

Hope you enjoy your stay. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Just got my DE!   Wed Jan 30 2013, 07:38

We can say all we want, but you' ll learn most by playing. So simply proxy what you want to try out and have fun!

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PostSubject: Re: Just got my DE!   Wed Jan 30 2013, 07:48

@tlronin wrote:
We can say all we want, but you' ll learn most by playing.

Learn by playing? This is the internet! People have degrees and doctorates in 40k without playing a single game. Smile

You're right though at the end of the day nothing beats experience.

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PostSubject: Re: Just got my DE!   Wed Jan 30 2013, 07:55

Tell me about it. I scream and cry and rage over topics here, but no1 listens to my unfounded comments and idea's. Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Just got my DE!   Wed Jan 30 2013, 07:59

@tlronin wrote:
Tell me about it. I scream and cry and rage over topics here, but no1 listens to my unfounded comments and idea's. Razz

But if you had a PHD in 40k they might. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Just got my DE!   Wed Jan 30 2013, 08:03

Yeah about that. Couldn't pass my entry exam. Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Just got my DE!   Wed Jan 30 2013, 12:22

i just played my first game this past weekend! beat up a CSM thanks to the advice ive found here (that and he ran right at me Razz

We are fortunate to have such an active forum for our army, OP, delve into the archives here and you should find plenty of stuff to start your adventure with
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PostSubject: Re: Just got my DE!   Thu Jan 31 2013, 17:13

Welcome to TDC Pancakey and Eighty!!!

A good place to start is right Here. There is also an army list I built for new players. It consists of 2 battleforces, 3 ravagers, and 2 raiders. Its relatively cheap and effective, and can help you learn the basic principles of Dark Eldar.

As for any other questions, feel free to ask around. There are also a ton of very useful infomation hidden around in the depths of this forum. From army lists, tactics, and how to guides, just a quick look around and Im sure your be raiding at your best in no time Razz

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