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by xzandrate
Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Xenos Races
Topic: Close combat tyranid army
Replies: 17
Views: 1423

Re: Close combat tyranid army

It won't be easy, and will depend on your meta, and sort of bends the lines of an assault based army. One of the things that my girlfriend has been trying with her lists is what we'll call a distraction assault list. She overloads the opponent with targets to distract them from the finisher. The cav...
by xzandrate
Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:44 am
Forum: Xenos Races
Topic: dark eldar gargachuan
Replies: 7
Views: 418

Re: dark eldar gargachuan

There are a couple references to the Tower of Flesh in the Haemonculus Covens supplement. Generally it was described as a an living animated fortress of the Coven of Thirteen, covered in the bodies of those who defied them. Based upon the couple paragraphs, it seems like a gargantuan transport that ...
by xzandrate
Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: Xenos Races
Topic: Kabal of the Bloody Claw
Replies: 315
Views: 22594

Re: Kabal of the Bloody Claw

Gorgeous display, something to be very proud of.

I love the coven Raider with the extra tentacles, it's very well done.
by xzandrate
Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:18 am
Forum: Xenos Races
Topic: Dard Eldar advice.
Replies: 16
Views: 264

Re: Dard Eldar advice.

Flyers and Raiders are a great start. The next thing after that is probably some Warriors and an Archon. It's a good neutral start for a basic DE army. Wyches look really good, but are a bit underwhelming in the current shooting meta. So a unit for looks is good, just be careful of trying a full wy...
by xzandrate
Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:24 am
Forum: Xenos Races
Topic: Dard Eldar advice.
Replies: 16
Views: 264

Re: Dard Eldar advice.

Flyers and Raiders are a great start. The next thing after that is probably some Warriors and an Archon. It's a good neutral start for a basic DE army. Wyches look really good, but are a bit underwhelming in the current shooting meta. So a unit for looks is good, just be careful of trying a full wyc...
by xzandrate
Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:20 am
Forum: Xenos Races
Topic: what do you want to see added to dark eldar
Replies: 39
Views: 798

Re: what do you want to see added to dark eldar

What I would really love to see come back, digging WAYYY back to the 3rd edition codex(that we had for a decade). Upgrades to put ICs onto bikes/skyboards again. How I miss a shadowfielded Haemonculus on a jetbike with that version of a liquifier. I like the idea of a Venom upgrade for Archons, but ...
by xzandrate
Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: Xenos Races
Topic: The fundamentals of a Dark Eldar army
Replies: 11
Views: 538

Re: The fundamentals of a Dark Eldar army

As it's been pointed out, splinter weapons aren't effective against vehicles, so a way to open up transports is important. In days past, I'd definitely say Ravagers were key to the army getting through vehicles, but I think we have equally effective and almost as efficient options to open up armour ...
by xzandrate
Tue May 05, 2015 8:16 am
Forum: Xenos Races
Topic: All Coven now viable?
Replies: 14
Views: 450

Re: All Coven now viable?

Coven is one of those classic spoiler lists. Nobody is sure exactly how to deal with it, so they will generally make mistakes that can be punished. I think my favorite thing so far is the people who pop a bunch of pistols into Grots, and then think "there's only 5 of them, I'm going to assault", the...
by xzandrate
Mon May 04, 2015 8:25 am
Forum: Xenos Races
Topic: All Coven now viable?
Replies: 14
Views: 450

Re: All Coven now viable?

The core codex had 2 or 3 ways I believe, but I think there's only 2 for the Coven detatchment. There's obviously the Haemonculus ability that is shared between both books. The second buff actually requires you to bring a detachment from the core Dark Eldar book. An HQ with an Animus Vitae that succ...
by xzandrate
Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:04 am
Forum: Xenos Races
Topic: Anti -Stompa tips?
Replies: 13
Views: 559

Re: Anti -Stompa tips?

IMHO - dont bother trying to kill it. Assault the stompa with about 10-15 fearless models. His CC attacks are not that great compared to the shooting so just try to tie him up. Every time I see one I just get into CC as soon as I can and I never really have an issue. because he is so large use your...
by xzandrate
Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:13 am
Forum: Xenos Races
Topic: (Dark) Eldar Revenant Titan
Replies: 3
Views: 347

Re: (Dark) Eldar Revenant Titan

I think fluffwise, it seems unlikely because Dark Eldar vehicles are more delivery methods than anchors to the army. That said, Dark Eldar will use any advantage to cause more pain, especially other races. As far as converting it, I think there are few things of escalating degrees that you can do. T...
by xzandrate
Thu Oct 23, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: Xenos Races
Topic: Might be starting a haemonculus army, What do i need to know
Replies: 10
Views: 435

Re: Might be starting a haemonculus army, What do i need to

You could play a coven themed list using just the main book, taking your basic troops, and then coven elements. This would allow you to still mix in stuff like the flyers. The problem with that is the "extras" we get from Power from Pain are all pretty redundant on the Coven units until you get 3 or...
by xzandrate
Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:57 am
Forum: Xenos Races
Topic: Might be starting a haemonculus army, What do i need to know
Replies: 10
Views: 435

Re: Might be starting a haemonculus army, What do i need to

So unfortunately, the basic book does nothing for the Coven army, except give some further options, but the Coven supplement makes them potentially ridiculous. The modified PfP table makes a resilient army even more resilient as the game goes on, and the warlord traits are beneficial. Transports are...
by xzandrate
Tue Oct 14, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: Xenos Races
Topic: The New Codex!
Replies: 143
Views: 4206

Re: The New Codex!

Hold out, there was early rumor of a wych cult supplement as well. Maybe we'll see something good come from that.
by xzandrate
Tue Oct 14, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: Xenos Races
Topic: Hydra Gauntlets, Razorflails or Shardnet & Impaler?
Replies: 17
Views: 1475

Re: Hydra Gauntlets, Razorflails or Shardnet & Impaler?

Ya,3rd edition mainbook was stop-gap until the armies could get updated. also keep in mind, there was a "second edition" of the 3rd edition rulebook where Wych weapons went from doing unique things, to giving a generic ability.