Planning on starting a DE army

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Planning on starting a DE army

Postby irishguy » Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:49 pm

Like the tittle said I'm planning on starting a DE army. I'm thinking of getting a battle force and an archon. Is this a good start?

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Re: Planning on starting a DE army

Postby Chief » Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:06 pm

You can always just build an archon out of Syberite parts (found with the Warriors) and one of the Raider's passengers, but otherwise, yes.

After the Battleforce, at least two Ravagers and either a couple of Venoms or a Raider, and a Haemonculus should be your next buy. The venoms are more expensive, but better in the short term, but in the end you will have both the venoms and the raider anyways, so it doesn't really matter.

From there, it really depends on what kind of build you want to pursue (though I suppose if you already know now that you are going for a Webway Portal list you can skip the Raider/Venoms and maybe even the Ravagers in favour of Haemonculi, Engines, and more bodies).

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Re: Planning on starting a DE army

Postby ShredRig » Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:11 pm

Best start is the codex, then you can decide what you'll use from proxies or asking us for advice for your lists around here. :mrgreen:
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Re: Planning on starting a DE army

Postby Nappen » Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:06 am

Read the codex first, plan your army, then buy the models. Don't make my mistake and end up with a lot of models you won't use.
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Re: Planning on starting a DE army

Postby Zero » Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:57 am

nappen wrote:Read the codex first, plan your army, then buy the models. Don't make my mistake and end up with a lot of models you won't use.

I also did this (to a lesser degree). I currently have a Venom, an Archon and 5 Incubi that I won't use all that often. Although I do like to pull them out sometimes for fun, but more Hellions and Ravagers would have been better overall.

The Battleforce is always a great start, but I'd just convert your Archon and buy an Haemonculus instead. That way you'll get exactly what you were going to in the first place, as well as another extremely useful HQ and you'll probably be more proud of your Archon, considering you made him yourself, even if he looks bad (like my Baron Sathonyx :P ).
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