I've been away from the 40k scene for a very long time, the last thing I remember playing was a hell of a lot of 4th, though I was around for the beginning of 5th. Dark Eldar was my first love back in the heady days of 3rd, so now that I'm back I thought I would return to my roots for the rad models and the best fluff in the game!
The below list is based on what I've gleaned from skulking about here and from listening to a bunch of episodes of Splintermind and Independent Characters. I don't really know what I'll be facing in my local meta. My FLGS is starting to run 40k tournaments on the regular again and I'd like to get involved. I've been told that we'll be doing 2k points.
Let me know what you think of this list please. I don't think I'm reinventing the wheel here and I'm ready to be crushed for the first year or so of outings. I want something that can compete, but I've never spent much time at the top tables so I have no illusions about going there now. I really just want to bring a good game for my opponents, at least make 'em fight for it you know?
Anyway, your comments are appreciated as I've been out of the game for a long time.
HQ - Lhamaen, Venom + Splinter Cannon upgrade 75pts.
T1 - Kabalite Warriors x 5, Blaster, Venom + Splinter Cannon upgrade 120 pts.
T2 - Kabalite Warriors x 5, Blaster, Venom + Splinter Cannon upgrade 120 pts.
T3 - Kabalite Warriors x 5, Blaster, Venom + Splinter Cannon upgrade 120 pts.
FA1 - Reavers x 6, Arena Champ, Heat Lance, Cluster Caltrops x 2 146 pts.
FA2 - Reavers x 6, Arena Champ, Heat Lance, Cluster Caltrops x 2 146 pts.
FA3 - Scourges x 8, Solarite, Blasters x 4 198 pts.
H1 - Ravager, Dark Lance upgrade x3 125 pts.
H2 - Ravager, Dark Lance upgrade x3 125 pts.
H3 - Ravager, Dark Lance upgrade x3 125 pts.
Detachment - CTC:
Talos, Ichor Injector upgrade, Twin-Linked Haywire Blaster upgrade x 5 700 pts.
Total Points: 2000
The last time I played regularly I was running Death Guard with two Daemon Princes so I thought the Corpse Thief Claw might help me get back in the swing of things with a big, nasty Monstrous Creature unit with a lot of Toughness and killing potential. I realize that this detachment is pretty controversial, and if you think it's worked it's way out of the meta, let me know.
I feel bad that there isn't a Haemonculous in this list, I would prefer it, but it is for tournaments.
I am also concerned that I'm overly prepared for tanks and heavy armor without enough anti-infantry. Should I swap out the Scourges for a Razorwing Fighter? My plan was to drop the Scourges in to handle things like Knights, Land Raiders and even the odd Mastodon that I've seen around out here. Do you think they can hack it? Let me know.
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