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Forum: General 40k   02-03-15, 06:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,023
Posted By Archon Dan
I find the best armies are those that can be...

I find the best armies are those that can be competitive but have a steep learning curve and are very unforgiving when it comes to mistakes. They are fun to use and fun to fight and you can't really...
Forum: General 40k   02-01-15, 06:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,023
Posted By Archon Dan
Another big source for Tyranid hate comes from a...

Another big source for Tyranid hate comes from a large chunk of veteran players. I know three myself, who have played them since before fifth edition. They used almost pure assault swarms with very...
Forum: General 40k   02-01-15, 07:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,023
Posted By Archon Dan
Two Flyrants with two TL Devourers each is...

Two Flyrants with two TL Devourers each is disgusting. It's the same reason Dark Eldar spam Venoms but effective against so much more. The secret to a good Tyranid army is to have multiple high-level...
Forum: 40k Rules Discussion   02-01-15, 05:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,049
Posted By Archon Dan
Ahh. Now I see it. Pages 162 and 168. Dang. Guess...

Ahh. Now I see it. Pages 162 and 168. Dang. Guess I'll have to settle for giving Zahndrekh Target Priority or Immovable Object.
Forum: 40k Rules Discussion   01-31-15, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,049
Posted By Archon Dan
I did see that rule. But I would have just...

I did see that rule. But I would have just selected Master of Ambush, which does not require the Warlord be in the unit. He would be on the table. But it may be irrelevant anyway.



That's why...
Forum: 40k Rules Discussion   01-31-15, 06:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,049
Posted By Archon Dan
Gaining Outflank.

If a unit is in Reserves and gains the Outflank rule after the start of the game, can it Outflank? Allow me to be more specific.

Looking in the section on Reserves it does not say you have to...
Forum: Fantasy Flight Games   01-31-15, 12:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,586
Posted By Archon Dan
I've made a few lists revolving around IG-88B and...

I've made a few lists revolving around IG-88B and D but this is my favourite.

Aggressor -43
IG-88B -36
-IG-2000 -0
-Heavy Laser Cannon -7

Aggressor -43
IG-88D -36
-IG-2000 -0
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   01-24-15, 11:10 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,997
Posted By Archon Dan
Hmm. That missile launcher sounds awfully Tau by...

Hmm. That missile launcher sounds awfully Tau by its rules.
Forum: 40k Fluff   01-01-15, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
  Baal
Views: 1,039
Posted By Archon Dan
I've always thought it was 'bale/bail.' Lately,...

I've always thought it was 'bale/bail.' Lately, fellow gamers are going out of their way to say 'ball.' But that feels so wrong. I don't mind 'bahl' though.
Forum: 40k Fluff   01-01-15, 04:55 AM
Replies: 11
  Baal
Views: 1,039
Posted By Archon Dan
Baal

My friends seem to be having a dilemma. How do you pronounce "Baal?"
Forum: General 40k   12-14-14, 06:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,820
Posted By Archon Dan
You can't take a primary and an allied detachment...

You can't take a primary and an allied detachment with the same army. But you can take any number of primary detachments that your points, units and required slots can fulfill. So you can take...
Forum: General 40k   12-14-14, 08:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,820
Posted By Archon Dan
I actually fielded Tactical Marines before, along...

I actually fielded Tactical Marines before, along with my Assault Marines. It just made sense given the fluff and that you wanted a decent backfield, Scoring unit. With all the changes to Scoring and...
Forum: General 40k   12-13-14, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,315
Posted By Archon Dan
They must print this in every campaign series or...

They must print this in every campaign series or rule supplement to hope it boosts Flyer sales. Many people still dislike Flyers. I only own some because they were Skimmers at the time of purchase....
Forum: General 40k   12-13-14, 06:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,820
Posted By Archon Dan
Actually, even with the changes to FOC, Blood...

Actually, even with the changes to FOC, Blood Angels are still rather unique. Granted the HQ section is really full now but that sets you up for multiple builds around many possible themes.(I'll get...
Forum: Xenos Tactics   12-10-14, 03:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,699
Posted By Archon Dan
Hey, all. Sorry for the delay on this. My...

Hey, all.
Sorry for the delay on this. My computer went down at the end of October. I really thought it would have been fixed by now but sadly, no. I've also got caught up with other things and...
Forum: Xenos Tactics   10-16-14, 06:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,699
Posted By Archon Dan
Reserved for Allies and wrap-up.

Reserved for Allies and wrap-up.
Forum: Xenos Tactics   10-16-14, 05:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,699
Posted By Archon Dan
Reserved for Supplement.

Reserved for Supplement.
Forum: Xenos Tactics   10-16-14, 05:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,699
Posted By Archon Dan
Reserved for Heavy Support.

Reserved for Heavy Support.
Forum: Xenos Tactics   10-16-14, 05:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,699
Posted By Archon Dan
Fast Attack Beastmasters: C Like the Court...

Fast Attack

Beastmasters: C
Like the Court of the Archon, this has become a more customizable unit. Unlike the Court, this unit is more geared for close-combat. Most of the choices are cheaper...
Forum: Xenos Tactics   10-16-14, 05:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,699
Posted By Archon Dan
ELITES: Incubi: B The Incubi received a...

ELITES:
Incubi: B
The Incubi received a slight point drop while remaining just as lethal in close combat. They are more survivable than most Dark Eldar, boasting 3+ armor and AP2 weapons....
Forum: Xenos Tactics   10-16-14, 05:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,699
Posted By Archon Dan
TROOPS: Kabalite Warriors: B The Warriors...

TROOPS:
Kabalite Warriors: B
The Warriors received a slight decrease in points while remaining just as versatile. The unit can be 5-20 and gains access to weapon replacements depending on its size....
Forum: Xenos Tactics   10-16-14, 05:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,699
Posted By Archon Dan
HQ: Archon: A The cheapest Warlord option and...

HQ:
Archon: A
The cheapest Warlord option and the only to unlock a Court of the Archon, this choice does get expensive quick. But that is the cost of being customizable to this extent. An Archon is...
Forum: Xenos Tactics   10-14-14, 07:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,699
Posted By Archon Dan
Codex: Dark Eldar: 7th Edition

Having seen so much negativity with the new codex, I have decided to do a more positive review. I find it to be quite exciting with fun possibilities. That said, there are some poorer choices, ...
Forum: Fantasy Flight Games   08-17-14, 06:53 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 16,878
Posted By Archon Dan
Sorry for the double post but had to say thanks...

Sorry for the double post but had to say thanks for this getting posted.

Thanks!

This is great to see. But I'm kind of torn that the Scum and Villainy faction symbol is the Mandalorian symbol.
Forum: Fantasy Flight Games   08-17-14, 06:47 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 16,878
Posted By Archon Dan
That's what I'm going for as well. The Star Viper...

That's what I'm going for as well. The Star Viper looks good too.
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   06-09-14, 12:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,554
Posted By Archon Dan
Prior to this release Land forces were much more...

Prior to this release Land forces were much more vulnerable. They've added Shield Generators to many Land models that did not have them. Land games may see an increase but it still seems that Air and...
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   06-03-14, 08:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,554
Posted By Archon Dan
I haven't looked at much but as a Blazing Sun...

I haven't looked at much but as a Blazing Sun player it looks fun. Incendiary Rockets is nothing new but some models now have every weapon with the Incendiary rule. Then there's the "ghost ship."...
Forum: General 40k   05-24-14, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By Archon Dan
Both are good to have around. The merit of...

Both are good to have around. The merit of Immortals over Warriors is being more survivable with stronger guns. They make a better escort for your Overlord than Warriors too. I've had a unit of 10...
Forum: General 40k   05-23-14, 07:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,329
Posted By Archon Dan
Definently sounds interesting. Some things seem...

Definently sounds interesting. Some things seem more balanced but some do not. Guess I have to get it, and grab the fine-tooth comb.
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   05-14-14, 05:31 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 27,020
Posted By Archon Dan
May He hear you.

May He hear you.
Forum: Houserules and Homebrews   04-10-14, 06:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,383
Posted By Archon Dan
A lot of this looks good.

A lot of this looks good.
Forum: 40k Tactics   03-10-14, 04:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,299
Posted By Archon Dan
I've got to chime in and say thanks to Skari. It...

I've got to chime in and say thanks to Skari. It is awesome to see another player who loves the DE and understands the art of wound saturation. I love to see the anguish on a Grey Knight or...
Forum: General 40k   03-10-14, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,034
Posted By Archon Dan
I've considered adding some support to my Dark...

I've considered adding some support to my Dark Eldar. Unfortunately, with a Battle Brother like Eldar, it is hard to take their Desperate Allies. The most common idea I've had is for the Ally to be a...
Forum: General 40k   03-10-14, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 712
Posted By Archon Dan
You can go a couple ways depending on what you...

You can go a couple ways depending on what you usually fight and the role you want them to play. But in my opinion, the Hydra Guantlets are the best of their weapon choices. The others are good too...
Forum: General 40k   03-10-14, 03:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,873
Posted By Archon Dan
I have always felt my Dark Eldar is a fun army....

I have always felt my Dark Eldar is a fun army. Whether they win or lose, I can spin it that they achieved their goal.

Oh, my Warhost was obliterated by Space Marines? That's fine. They were a...
Forum: 40k Rules Discussion   02-18-14, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By Archon Dan
I don't have my book, so forgive the lack of page...

I don't have my book, so forgive the lack of page numbers but I do know the answer. Non-vehicle models including MCs are stated to measure from base-to-base. I know this because people have tried to...
Forum: General 40k   02-18-14, 05:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,186
Posted By Archon Dan
Wraith Troops are nice, but there are answers,...

Wraith Troops are nice, but there are answers, even when buffed. It's the type of low model count army my Storm of Splinters Dark Eldar love to munch. I don't even care if you have 2+ saves against...
Forum: General 40k   02-18-14, 04:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,404
Posted By Archon Dan
There are many times if I set up second that I...

There are many times if I set up second that I don't want to seize. Let your opponent move into your range but get fewer shots off.


As for the named characters, I like most of them. But at my...
Forum: 40k Fluff   01-24-14, 05:52 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,373
Posted By Archon Dan
I concur with this. The Tyranid pre-date the...

I concur with this. The Tyranid pre-date the Borg. Especially when you consider the Borg were not fully explained in the first encounter with the Enterprise. It was at least a couple years later...
Forum: 40k Fluff   01-23-14, 03:59 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,373
Posted By Archon Dan
That is true. They typically avoid dead worlds;...

That is true. They typically avoid dead worlds; nothing to gain. But another reason some Necron worlds are avoided is the Null Field Matrix. It has detrimental affects on Tyranid organisms and may...
Forum: 40k Fluff   01-23-14, 12:09 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,373
Posted By Archon Dan
If you want to read about a "Swarm World," read...

If you want to read about a "Swarm World," read Black Tide. Granted it is a world outside the governance of the Hive Mind. It shows how Tyranid organisms behave "naturally."
Forum: 40k Rules Discussion   01-22-14, 11:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,018
Posted By Archon Dan
I don't have a problem with the opponent getting...

I don't have a problem with the opponent getting to use the Mawloc's ability against the Tyranid player. But in the unlikely event that the Mawloc mishaps and rolls Misplaced again, does it go back...
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   01-15-14, 10:04 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,846
Posted By Archon Dan
My LGS owner was talking about this last night....

My LGS owner was talking about this last night. White Dwarf is going weekly because the GW product release is going weekly. He was very clear about what he'd been told. "This is designed to get...
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   01-09-14, 11:05 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 38,058
Posted By Archon Dan
I figured feed would be similar to what Rippers...

I figured feed would be similar to what Rippers do; eating themselves. Hunt is likely similar to what feed used to be and lurk should be mostly unchanged. But that is mostly guestimation and if you...
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   01-05-14, 03:52 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,985
Posted By Archon Dan
Good. Had to make sure you were still sane. I'd...

Good. Had to make sure you were still sane. I'd hate to have to put you down. :laugh:
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   01-04-14, 10:22 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 38,058
Posted By Archon Dan
If Old One Eye is an HQ then he could make...

If Old One Eye is an HQ then he could make Carnifex broods Troops. That does seem crazy but there has to be some benefit to him being there. Maybe it's a single brood or he lets them be Elites and...
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   01-04-14, 10:02 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,985
Posted By Archon Dan
I'm aware of all that. I'm agreeing that 40K 7th...

I'm aware of all that. I'm agreeing that 40K 7th is incredibly unlikely at this point. But if there is a rumour about it, it likely pertains to the studio beginning serious work on the project....
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   12-30-13, 10:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,985
Posted By Archon Dan
Based on the fact that it takes 2-3 years to...

Based on the fact that it takes 2-3 years to finalize an edition, including rulebook and starter set, I have a theory on this rumor. The 2014 summer/autumn will see the start of work on 40K seventh...
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   12-30-13, 08:48 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 38,058
Posted By Archon Dan
I like the look of most of the pictures added. ...

I like the look of most of the pictures added. But the new Flying MC is starting to look like a Tyranid version of the Heldrake. Not good.
Forum: 40k Tactics   12-17-13, 08:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,555
Posted By Archon Dan
Having played Dark Eldar and Eldar, my vote is...

Having played Dark Eldar and Eldar, my vote is with the Holo Fields. I know, all too well, the fail rate of a 5+ invul on an AV 10 Skimmer. So when my AV 12 Skimmer can only rely on cover, you can...
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