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post #21 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-04-13, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
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No disrespect taken. I was saying that I need the best stuff I can get. Haha. I'm also trying to get an idea of what's good for dark elves so I know what to take care of. I probably should have stated that. Haha. Sorry for any confusion.

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Dark Elves have a lot of good stuff, it's mostly how you put it all together that makes it pay off. As far as obvious, always take choices, it's basically just a strong magic presence with Sorceresses and a Cauldron of Blood BSB. Everything else depends on your own personal playstyle, and what else you take. Since it's Empire you're going up against, try Witch Elves with the aforementioned Cauldron. That 5+ ward save and WE insane damage can work very well. :3

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I was actually thinking of getting the cauldron, as I've used it before. Anything else you think I should add?

I was thinking witch elves as well against my empire. You have some awesome ideas guys! Keep them coming!

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Im shocked no one has really pushed shades into the thred. Exelent war machine hunters and backline harrasment. With shadow magic help a unit of 5 can put massive dents into steam tanks.

My model recomendations are 1-2 sorceresses, couldron bsb, 0-1 noble, 30(bus)-40(horde) spearmen, 5x2 harpie units, 1 special unit of choice, 1-2 hydra, 5-10 shades.

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Level 4 Sorceress is mandatory, flavour with Sacrificial Dagger and Tome of Furion. Large blocks of Spearmen are where it's at for a buffer and more Sacrificial Dagger chaff, War Hydras as your counterpunch, Cauldron of Blood as an anchor, more Spearmen and Crossbowmen with Sorceresses as line units.

For the Supreme Sorceress I'd advise the Lore of Shadow, because it's absolutely sickening for it's debuffs and DE easily have the power dice to cast it all reliably.

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I'm not entirely certain that I agree with the cult of the Black Guard here. While I agree that they can be a valuable unit, Dark Elves are very diverse in how you can run your list. For instance, it seems that you're looking into running a straight up warriors and monsters list, using hydras and Black guard. Personally, I like to run executioners, as they are 3 pts cheaper per model and have higher strength. I also don't agree that the characters in the Lords and Heroes choices are underpowered. A good example is Hellebron, who at 8-10 atks at Str 10 with ASF is arguably the best CC character in the game right now. Personally, I like to run a horde of witches, 5 ranks deep, with the Cauldron and Hellebron. In addition, I like to guard one flank of that unit with a unit of executioners, 5x5, with Tullaris and a Supreme Sorc with Lore of Life. For shooting, I take a 10 man unit of Darkshards, a 10 man unit of Shades, and 2 bolt throwers to whittle my enemies down before a charge and weaken flank charges on the unguarded side of the witch unit. Honestly, I've been called a serious cheese monkey using these combos, and I don't necessarily disagree, but effective tactics are still effective regardless of cheese. The beginnings of your army sound interesting though, so please let us know how it playtests. Good luck and have fun!

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