|I am Dark Eldar - I feel no pain!|
I have a few ideas I'd like to try out apart from the obvious Raiderspam: I'd like to see if Footdar can work with a horde of FNP things running at you shielding a guy with a Webway Portal before the Reserves arrive.
So with Gaylawn's (that's how you pronounce his name) models I figure I can get the following:
Daisy Duke (for fiddling with Combat Drug rolls and Deep Striking)
Haemonculus with Venom Blade
2 x 4 Trueborn with 3 Blasters
2 x Venoms with Splinter Cannon
3 x 10 Warriors with Splinter Cannon
3 x Raiders with Flicker, Night Shields
2 x Ravagers with Flicker, Night Shields
5 Beastmasters with 10 Khymerae, 4 Razorwing Flocks and 1 Clawed Fiend
I can reserve everything and still have lots of fast units that can spend their time targeting vehicles early on before mopping up Infantry later in the game. The Duke gives all of my vehicles Retrofire jets can I can Poison up one of the Warrior squads to a 3+.
The Haemonculus goes with the Beasts and leaves them asap to hitch a ride or join with a nearby infantry unit. They keep his pain token and can now enjoy FNP Wound-allocation silliness with all the profiles in the unit. I took the Clawed Fiend to take the Lascannon hits and drop him to 1 or 2 wounds before combat begins so he throws out lots of high S attacks while the Razorwings are protected by the Khymerae until they can unleash their Rending attacks: 24 on the charge is pretty decent.
That big Beast unit costs 275 points and I would normally take more mechanised units but didn't have more paper aeroplanes to hand to ferry a combat unit or two. That's probably what I'll run for a week or two to get the hang of things or until I can proxy the shite out of a Foot Delfdar list.
2 x Wound Allocation Shenanigan Beast units
2 x 15 Hellions
3 x 7 or 8 Trueborn with 3 or 4 Dark Lances (I need long-ranged anti-tank somewhere)
1 or 2 Talos/Chronos for Pain Token distribution
Wrack/Wych horde running foward
Its an army that I can plaster FNP all over although I reckon putting most of it in a Webway Portal should see it survive long enough to get to combat. Dawn of War - deploy a lone Haemonculus with Webway Portal hidden like a secret 2nd family, drop it turn 1 and I can bring on my horde from the centre of the table turn 2.
The Baron rides with his Hellion buddies and they can multi-charge to their black heart's content buying time for the rest of the army to get into position. This is something I'm going to come back to as I'd like to see an infantry-heavy army be able to compete in a tournament setting. I think with FNP and Cover Saves that it can be done but it'll be a bloody mess and you'll need to have big units to ensure that you get there.
Apart from Warriors - having big units of these is a waste. One other thing I also want to try out is an Ancient with a Mindphase Gauntlet and have him snipe an IC or MC and allow the rest of his unit tear it apart. It is a bit gimmicky but with one or two Pain Tokens loaded up they should be able to hit hard while any IC backup is silenced.
Anyone else have any thoughts on the new torture-porn kids on the block?
Having seen this I just had to add it up: I really wish they had chosen to leave some of that stuff in. Especially the Cartman reference.