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Hello all I've recently started a dark eldar army and I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice on how to play them well.
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my way to play was a kabal army. with a venom you can do 12 shots at 36", 17 at 24", and thats as close as youd ever want to be. some ravagers for lances, trueborns with blasters and venoms.

i see it as you have 3 choices, kabal (range), wyches (combat), or haemonculi armies, and you can mix and match from there.
know how you want to play, and people can help you from there. we cant tell if you want to only shoot, mostly shoot, kill them in combat. this army is as people say a 'glass hammer'. hits hard but breaks easily. so think about what style youd like to use, look over some list in the list section, and get back to this topic. then we can help more with how to use them.

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PM @Skari and check out his batreps for some good advice. He's one of the most successful DE players I've seen.

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Seems like I have been summoned! Lol. I love dark eldar, they are a finesse army. They require skill, but to win you must use them rithlessly. You have to apply overwhelming pressure and then maximize on the advantage created. Your question is very broad, and the answer would be very long "how to play them correctly" can be broken down into many things... List building, use of terrain, mission strategy... If you ask more specific questions that would help us guide you throught the treacherous dark city gutters, into the high halls of the webway realm.
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Here we go then

Army list help:

First of all I need a list. Seeing as my codex is still in the mail I'll need some help. I'm looking for a list that has speed(raiders) and AT(wyches). My mate was telling me to take a archon with a husk blade, so I guess that's a start. I've already got some incubi that I've heard can do a lot of damage if used correctly.

Use of terrain:

I've pretty much got this covered. Stick to cover, pop out to unleash dark lance rape and them move along.

Missions:

Might need some help with this one. You know, how to grab objectives without getting fucked.

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How many points are you playing? What are your regular opponents? And do you have a model restriction/budget to work with?
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How many points are you playing? What are your regular opponents? And do you have a model restriction/budget to work with?
I'm playing 750 points regularly. Most common opponent is space marines(includes space wolves and blood angels). Currently I've not got any budget restrictions.
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Ok cool. So you are basically fighting power armour.

At such a low point value a huskblade archon is more a liability than a boon.

Here is an example 750 list that i would love to play:

HQ/
Heamy with Liquifier Gun

Troops/
4 Wracks - Venom Dual Cannon

5 Kabalites - Blaster
Venom Dual Cannon

5 kabalites - Blaster
Venom Dual Cannon

5 Kabalites - Blaster
Venom Dual Cannon

Heavy Support/
Ravager - 3 Lances
Ravager - 3 Lances

It has a lot of anti infantry and anti-tank firepower (do the math) :D Also 4 troops helps you in objective missions. Killpoints is always a problem for dark eldar. This relies on overwhelming the enemy with firepower. You can modify accordingly but there are a few things to remember... keep it cheap... dont waste points on upgrades, at a lowe point level you want to have more units that are versatile.
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Ok cool. So you are basically fighting power armour.

At such a low point value a huskblade archon is more a liability than a boon.

Here is an example 750 list that i would love to play:

HQ/
Heamy with Liquifier Gun

Troops/
4 Wracks - Venom Dual Cannon

5 Kabalites - Blaster
Venom Dual Cannon

5 kabalites - Blaster
Venom Dual Cannon

5 Kabalites - Blaster
Venom Dual Cannon

Heavy Support/
Ravager - 3 Lances
Ravager - 3 Lances

It has a lot of anti infantry and anti-tank firepower (do the math) :D Also 4 troops helps you in objective missions. Killpoints is always a problem for dark eldar. This relies on overwhelming the enemy with firepower. You can modify accordingly but there are a few things to remember... keep it cheap... dont waste points on upgrades, at a lowe point level you want to have more units that are versatile.
Thanks for the list idea mate. I was wondering if you could recommend anything that can deal with termis
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Against termies... volume of firepower. You have 4 venoms... they are gross. And you also have 9 str 8 ap2 weapons. They also make short work of termies.
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