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PostSubject: Battleforce expansion   Battleforce expansion I_icon_minitimeFri Apr 05 2013, 01:44

Hey Dark City,

So, I said "Hi! First Post..." (Very nice people here, I appreciate the warm *bloody/painful/threatening* welcome). Just a few days ago! And picked up a codex. Did a few laps around the codex, and threw down some serious Google work whilst holding my rulebook and codex in my lap.

Sweet. I'm no pro, but now I'm at least informed (kinda, hello more experience...)

Now....to the point really:

Through the awesomeness of trading, I traded away a few Space puppies for a Dark Eldar battleforce.
Pretty bad-arse.

Comes with 10 warriors, 10 wyches, 3 bikes, and a raider. That's a much nicer starter box than either my SW or Nids gave me...
Anyway, what should I pursue first for expansion? Or is this a question best left for experience based on play? Specifically, what type of play style I develop. I know, as of now, I'm looking mostly at a super-mobile list (probably venom redundancy, I want to be a highly mobile list. Just not entirely sure about AT yet, more Google...). Which automatically means venoms (der), so what do you guys think?

Thanks in advance guys.

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PostSubject: Re: Battleforce expansion   Battleforce expansion I_icon_minitimeFri Apr 05 2013, 08:04

Get more transports.

As a rule, Dark Eldar on foot are dead (there are exceptions, but it's a pretty good rule-of-thumb). Transports give you the mobility to strike where you want and concentrate your forces to overwhelm specific sections of the enemy line, and to stay out of sight of his intended retribution.

Another Raider would let you have the Warriors in 1 and the Wyches in the other, and give you a little more anti-tank. Or 2 Venoms (built with extra splinter cannons) would give you a huge amount of extra anti-infantry fire. You can then run your Warriors in 2 5s with Blasters, or your Wyches in 2 5s with Haywire, again boosting your anti-tank into the bargain.

On balance, I would get the Venoms. And then a box of Reavers, because minimum units of those don't work so well. And then probably a Ravager. And then play some games and see what you think...

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PostSubject: Re: Battleforce expansion   Battleforce expansion I_icon_minitimeFri Apr 05 2013, 09:04

Our battleforce would be better if t was two squads and two raiders, but, oh well.

I think I've bought, three battle forces, 5 venoms, two fliers an a box of incubi,

The Raiders are currently Ravagers, but I need to redo the conversion on that when I get another battle force, going to use the boarding ramps as platforms for the gunners to stand on.

I'd say never buy a box of reavers, buy a battleforce, you will always need more transports.

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PostSubject: Re: Battleforce expansion   Battleforce expansion I_icon_minitimeFri Apr 05 2013, 12:10

Transports are borderline a necessity. You can get away with one or two, but the only way you can do that successfully is some kind of WWP style list. As you're all but guaranteed to use them, I'd say another raider or a venom would be a good buy.

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PostSubject: Re: Battleforce expansion   Battleforce expansion I_icon_minitimeFri Apr 05 2013, 12:54

And don't forget you need a HQ - although you can use your Wych Hekatrix as a Succubus if needs be.

BTW my acquisitions since getting the Battleforce have been (in order):

Archon & Succubus (old style from ebay)
Hellions
Medusa - OK I just like the model, haven't used it yet
Venom
Haemonculus
Wracks
Venom
Hellions - unbuilt as yet.

Plus a trade for a pile of old style DE in case I need to field more points in a hurry.

Next up will be a Ravager maybe some more Reavers.

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PostSubject: Re: Battleforce expansion   Battleforce expansion I_icon_minitimeFri Apr 05 2013, 15:10

Same boat here! I added to my battleforce (and am in the process of painting): 3 boxes of reavers, 2 venoms and a haemonculus. On the list for the near future are a razorwing, an archon, and some stuff to convert some grotesques and harlequins. However, I have an aversion to ravagers but if I didn't I would probably have one already.


Some OT questions for you:
What is your avatar a picture of? It's groovy.
and
How come you're from Scranton but you say 'arse?'

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PostSubject: Re: Battleforce expansion   Battleforce expansion I_icon_minitimeFri Apr 05 2013, 17:32

I think 2 Battle forces give pretty much nice basics what you need to build up: 20 kabalites, 20 wyches. That is 4 scoring units with 2 transports and 6 reavers. I'd then get 1 raider and 2 venoms (+ some HQ, Archon is nice so are hemmies) so all troops get transport. Then perhaps heavy support: Ravager and Razorwing. then play few games what you need to and what suits your game style. And get elites, Dark Eldar has some very nice elites to choose from from Wracks to Incubi and anything between. Nice units that get expensive very fast.

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PostSubject: Re: Battleforce expansion   Battleforce expansion I_icon_minitimeFri Apr 05 2013, 23:24

Thanks for the input guys, looks like I'm in need of a few more transports. I"ll grow into my own, given the chance. Battleforce should get here Mon or Tues, then the PAINTING begins... (*sadistic laugh here*)

@inorexia wrote:
Some OT questions for you:
What is your avatar a picture of? It's groovy.
and
How come you're from Scranton but you say 'arse?'

I Googled "harlequin's mask," spotted that, and BAM! There it is.

And "arse" is my attempt to curb the swearing a tad Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Battleforce expansion   Battleforce expansion I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 06 2013, 15:24

Standart advice would be another battleforce and 2 Ravagers. And HQ.

Althou that would deny you venoms and you might really love them.

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PostSubject: Re: Battleforce expansion   Battleforce expansion I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 06 2013, 15:34

I'd hold off buying Ravagers.
If you go Venom Spam, you can convert your raiders.

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