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yeah DE archon is pretty sick, if only de could shoot as well they'd be disgusting......oh hold on they have BS 4 and can have 2 Darklances and 2 blasters per squad....Oh dear
DE are godly in the shooting department. You realise for 18 points I can have something that dishes out the equivalent hurt of 2 Storm Bolters - the Splinter Cannon.

That's the equivalent of 2 Terminators (albeit without the Assault Cannons) for 18 points! Oh and did I mention I get 2 per squad!


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Archon is only good at surviving with that 2+ invulnerable. It only lasts till he fails...which a WE Daemon Prince with Axe of Khorne can make happen. Dread axe is just a guarantee.

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Gonna have to Second the Nightbringer on this one...
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It's hard to judge what's the best close combat HQ unit, since the army tends to shape what the HQ unit needs to be doing. Raw killing power probably goes to a daemon prince of Khorne or Slaanesh (as the Slaaneshi princes can have Combat Drugs, which heighten an already impressive profile), or a Dark Eldar Archon.

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I would go with the Nightbringer but he's far too easy to avoid. Personally I'd go with a blinged up BA Librarian with veil, Thunder hammer, Iron Halo etc or the obvious Chaplain+DC Is hard to beat.

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I'm leaning towards a Grey Knight Grand Master. A strength 6 Force weapon is nothing to sneeze at... terminator armor, not to mention he could be kitted out with a beautiful array of psychic powers...

I've been meaning to purchase one, cut off the stormbolter, and add a storm shield, just to make it look even more impressive.

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good call,he is a sick puppy, the only prob usually is getting him into cc in the first place, but when he gets there he's rock

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Ehh, my DP will chew him up. That's what the collar of Khorne is for.

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Abaddon. Excluding Special Characters, I think the Dark Eldar Archon with Punisher, T-Helm, Drugs, Animus Vitae, and Shadowfield and some Incubi is pretty nasty. 6 S6 power weapons at WS and I7 and 15 I5 power weapon attacks at S4 is unholy.
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I've mentioned axe of khorne/dread axe, but he's really reluctant to give up the 4+ invul save for the glaive. Not surprising either, considering just how many times he's made a 'save or die' roll at exactly 4. He's decorating the base to commemorate every instakill weapon he's saved against on exactly 4. So far he's got a missile cut in half in mid-flight (on wires) and is working on embedding a bisected Demolisher shell into the base. ;-)

That has to be the single most frustrating aspect of that bastard.

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