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Help vs Dark Eldar

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I was wondering if anyone could help me with my problem...

A friend of mine fields the Dark Eldar and he basically has a perfect record against us. The only player that has been able to beat him is our Tyranid player. Now I imagine it was because of the Tyranids capabilities in melee but I'm not sure since I wasn't there. However, I witnessed my Chaos friend get creamed by the DE player in the first turn. The Chaos player was so wiped out he pretty much had to forfeit. :blackeye:

What is the best strategy to do against DE if you are a marine? I myself am a Blood Angel player. Honestly, I'm a little worried about getting into melee with him as I'm not 100% sure what all he is capable of. Is there a different approach I should look at when I fight against him next?

I even witnessed the DE player tear through my Space Wolf friend with a ton of AP 2 weapons..... I can't believe the Dark Eldar are able to field so much AP 2, it's almost unreal. :scratchhead:

He goes cheap in whatever he gets. I think his HQ might have cost him 300 points or so, but when it's all said and done he is still able to field 70 or more models. I usually see a Talos but I think he uses that mostly for bait. IDK, I guess I'm just curious on how other marines might play against the DArk Eldar is all.
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I'm experienced when it comes to taking on the Dark Eldar, so I'll offer you what I know.

Katie D
Take KDs advice

Just get them walking as soon as possible.

I try to target the transports, hoping they entangle etc & lose bods in the crash (all to change in 5th Ed (allegedly!)).
Then target the closest units, FoF is still dangerous to tie your units up until the hard-hitters arrive (+ block LOS etc).
Target priority for me (squads) would be: Wyches (nasty,nasty,nasty!), HQ then remaining troops.
Concentrate systematically until they are cleared.

Ignor all else until you blunt the lightning assault, unless the talos(') is/are getting into charge range that is.

Their static firebase and Ravager(s) will be hurting you, but you hope to weather them until you can free up & send your counter-assault units after them.

Never underestimate a good DE player
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