Starting Dark Elves...
The Corsairs models pretty got me hooked and after reading the DE army book, I have a themed list in mind. Been thinking about a DE corsair/pirate theme with Cold One Knights as shock troops, Shades as infiltrators, Dark Riders as fast roving scouts and about 3-4 assassins as...well...assassins. The corsairs will serve as a backbone with crossbows and 2 or 4 repeater bolt throwers as support. They'll be led by a dreadlord (with the squid helmet... another awesome model) and two sorceress as scroll caddies.
To start, I've been mulling about getting 2 battallion boxes, 3 assassins, 2 repeater bolt throwers, and some hero models. Not quite sure how this theme works, as I'm not too familiar with DE army list building and tactics. (been a stolid Dwarf player for quite some time) I'm loathe to add monsters to these list mainly because it's a chore pinning and assembling hydras and storing them. Plus, they sort of ruin the theme of an advance mobile DE raiding force going all over the old world having all sort of misadventures.
So, would this work? and what kind of tactics should be used for such a list?