Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Crimson Sigil

So the other day I posted my plans for an Ulthwe` Strike Force – The Company of the Damned.  Soon after I posted that army list, BoLS and a few other sites posted the new rumors for Eldar releases in 2013.  Chief amongst those rumors were talk concerning new plastic jetbikes and storm guardians.  I did a quick analysis and realized that I’d probably end up replacing half the units I just built within 7 months.  While I have no objection on blowing money on my hobby, I do have an objection to taking the time to paint a model only to replace it with a shiny new version of it within a year.
So with all that said, I decided to switch gears and look at an army that I have already purchased most of it already – The Dark Eldar.  I was a little bummed that I couldn’t fit Harlequins into my Eldar list so I was pleased when the idea of using them as allies surfaced while making this list.  I wanted to have a Succubus lead this army so I made the list as balanced as I could while still sticking to the theme I wanted.  The only regret is that I couldn’t fit a unit of Scourges into the list.  I really, really enjoy those models.
I will start construction on this list hopefully soon and playing some 6th edition games shortly after.  I still have to obtain a box of Kabalite Warriors and 2 more Raiders to have everything I need it appears.  Anyway, here is my 2000 point Dark Eldar w/ Eldar allies list. 




[W40K] The Crimson Sigil - Dark Eldar 2000

Lady Ilshadriel Nethsema ( 80 pts)
1 Succubus, 80 pts ((C:DE, pg. 85); Infantry; Fleet; Night Vision; Power from Pain; Independent Character; Dodge (4+); Wychsuit; Splinter Pistol; Combat Drugs; Plasma Grenades; Power Sword; Warlord)

Elite: 9 Hekatrix Bloodbrides (255 pts)
8 Hekatrix Bloodbrides, 255 pts ((C:DE, pg. 88); Infantry; Fleet; Night Vision; Power from Pain; Dodge (4+); Splinter Pistol & CCW; Combat Drugs; Plasma Grenades; Wychsuit; Shardnet & Impaler x3; Haywire Grenades)
1 Syren ((Character); Splinter Pistol; Haywire Grenades; Plasma Grenades; Agoniser)
1 Raider ((C:DE, pg. 91); Vehicle (Fast, Open-topped, Skimmer); 10 model capacity; Night Vision; Dark Lance x1; Jink)

Elite: 5 Incubi (175 pts)
5 Incubi, 175 pts ((C:DE, pg. 86); Infantry; Fleet; Night Vision; Power from Pain; Incubus Warsuit; Klaive)
1 Venom ((C:DE, pg. 91); Vehicle (Fast, Open-topped, Skimmer); 5 model capacity; Night Vision; Splinter Cannons (x2); Flickerfield; Jink)

Fast Attack: 3 Reavers (81 pts)
3 Reavers, 81 pts ((C:DE, pg. 91); Jetbike; Night Vision; Power from Pain; Skilled Rider; Wychsuit; Close Combat Weapon; Splinter Pistol; Combat Drugs; Reaver Jetbike; Bladevanes x3; Splinter Rifle x2; Blaster x1; Hammer of Wrath; Jink; Relentless)

Heavy Support: Ravager (115 pts)
1 Ravager, 115 pts ((C:DE, pg. 92); Vehicle (Fast, Open-topped, Skimmer); Night Vision; Aerial Assault; Dark Lance x3; Night Shields; Jink)

Heavy Support: Ravager (115 pts)
1 Ravager, 115 pts ((C:DE, pg. 92); Vehicle (Fast, Open-topped, Skimmer); Night Vision; Aerial Assault; Dark Lance x3; Night Shields; Jink)

Heavy Support: Razorwing Jetfighter (155 pts)
1 Razorwing Jetfighter, 155 pts ((C:DE, pg. 93); Vehicle (Flyer); Night Vision; Aerial Assault; Dark Lance x2; Monoscythe Missile x4; Splinter Cannon x1; Skyfire; Supersonic)

Troops: 5 Kabalite Warriors (125 pts)
5 Kabalite Warriors, 125 pts ((C:DE, pg. 89); Infantry; Fleet; Night Vision; Power from Pain; Splinter Rifle x4; Kabalite Armour; Blaster x1)
1 Venom ((C:DE, pg. 91); Vehicle (Fast, Open-topped, Skimmer); 5 model capacity; Night Vision; Splinter Cannons (x2); Flickerfield; Jink)
 
Troops: 5 Kabalite Warriors (125 pts)
5 Kabalite Warriors, 125 pts ((C:DE, pg. 89); Infantry; Fleet; Night Vision; Power from Pain; Splinter Rifle x4; Kabalite Armour; Blaster x1)
1 Venom ((C:DE, pg. 91); Vehicle (Fast, Open-topped, Skimmer); 5 model capacity; Night Vision; Splinter Cannons (x2); Flickerfield; Jink)

Troops: 10 Kabalite Warriors (170 pts)
10 Kabalite Warriors, 170 pts ((C:DE, pg. 89); Infantry; Fleet; Night Vision; Power from Pain; Splinter Rifle x9; Kabalite Armour; Splinter Cannon x1)
1 Raider ((C:DE, pg. 91); Vehicle (Fast, Open-topped, Skimmer); 10 model capacity; Night Vision; Dark Lance x1; Splinter Racks; Jink)

Troops: 10 Kabalite Warriors (170 pts)
10 Kabalite Warriors, 170 pts ((C:DE, pg. 89); Infantry; Fleet; Night Vision; Power from Pain; Splinter Rifle x9; Kabalite Armour; Splinter Cannon x1)
1 Raider ((C:DE, pg. 91); Vehicle (Fast, Open-topped, Skimmer); 10 model capacity; Night Vision; Dark Lance x1; Splinter Racks; Jink)
 
Allies
HQ: Farseer (145 pts)
1 Farseer (HQ) [EL], 145 pts ((pp.26, 28 & 60 Eldar); Psyker (2);  Doom ;  Fortune ; Fleet; Ghosthelm; Rune Armour; Runes of Warding; Spirit Stones; Shuriken Pistol; Witchblade; Independent Character)

Troops: 5 Pathfinders (Rangers) (120 pts)
5 Pathfinders (Rangers) (Troops) [EL], 120 pts ((pp.38 & 64 Eldar); Fleet; Infiltrate; Move Through Cover; Stealth; Ignore Difficult Terrain; Pathfinder Stealth; Scouts; Shuriken Pistol x5; Ranger Long Rifle)

Elite: 6 Harlequin Troupe (166 pts)
4 Harlequin Troupe (Elite) [EL], 166 pts ((pp.48-49 & 63 Eldar); Fleet; Flip Belts; Furious Charge; Hit & Run; Holo-Suit; Close Combat Weapon x2; Harlequins Kiss x2; Shuriken Pistol x4; Hallucinogen Grenades)
1 Shadowseer [EL] (Character; Psyker;  Veil Of Tears ; Fleet; Flip Belts; Furious Charge; Hit & Run; Holo-Suit; Close Combat Weapon; Shuriken Pistol; Hallucinogen Grenades)
1 Troupe Master [EL] (Character; Power Sword; Fleet; Flip Belts; Furious Charge; Hit & Run; Holo-Suit; Shuriken Pistol; Hallucinogen Grenades)

 
If I were to ditch the Farseer and Pathfinders, I'd more than likely include a 5 man unit of Scourges and a unit of Wyches on foot.  That said however, I like the use of allies in this list.

Ok I'm out!  Feel free to leave comments concerning this list.  I wouldn't mind reading some recommendations or thoughts concerning the Dark Eldar in 6th edition.