Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Austin, TX, USA
I've been running 3x15 Hellions, starting with a Haemy attached to each to get FnP. My current 2k list, after some mucking around is:
3x Haemys w/Liquifier Guns(all)
2x3 Trueborn w/ 2 DLs
14 Hellions w/PGL, Stunclaw(Baron attached)
2x15 Hellions w/PGl, Agonizer
5 Wracks w/Liquifier Gun
5x Scourges w/2 Heat Lance
2x Ravagers w/FF, NS
Razorwing w/Dissys, SC, 2x Necrotoxin Missiles, FF, NS
I've found that the Hellions work amazing if you can hop them from cover to cover as they advance. I always keep their movement in mind when setting up terrain. Use them to support one an another as much as possible, 60 poison shots from 2 squads are hard to shake off. Also, since you're not keen on Haemys. This is your best method of getting Pain Tokens. Remember, we're Dark Eldar, nothing wrong with overwhelming one unit with 2 or more of yours(just remember to attempt to make it hard for your enemy to strike back, like Turbo-Boosting your reavers to a blocking position for you Hellions, to grant them cover)
I agree with splitting up your Reavers to 3x6. It forces your opponent to deal with more targets. You can drop the Champ too, Reavers don't really need him. When they aren't Tank hunting, keep them turbo boosting for that 3+inv save. And use their Eldar Jetbike Assault move to pull them back when they use those Heat Lances. I took Reavers out of my list for now, to test the Scourges out. But they most likely will be put back in.
I get where you're going with the Voidravens, but if you drop 1, you can get 2 Ravagers. Once again, more target for your opponent to deal with.
I think with using Hellions as your main Troops, you gotta play really aggressive. Use the old "circle the wagon" method of attacking or attack your enemy from a flank. DE are fast, use it. I don't commit any unit to a charge unless the unit I'm charging is at 1/2 strength or less from shooting. And with FnP, your Hellions are basically really fast, S4 Wyches.
Oh yeah, as I've done this in almost half my games. DON'T FORGET YOUR COMBAT DRUGS. That's all I can offer right now. I'm still really working out what support elements I like best in my build. Right now only The Baron, his 44 Hellions,the Haemys, the Ravagers and Razorwing are definately staying in my army.