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So, today I've decided to comment on the lack of any real Dark Eldar content out there on the internets. I've recently tried to find some, and I'm doing a terrible job of finding much at all. Nobody seems to have good battle reports (by good, I mean with pictures, so I know how exactly people rocked their opponents, or got rocked).
After a number of optimistic 'I'll figure it out, and learn to play Dark Eldar competitively!' posts, I find a fair number of posts like this kind of just saying that well... Dark Eldar aren't really competitive. In other words, the blogosphere has given up on Dark Eldar being competitive. Lol, Stelek, after a decent post about how to win against guard (if he played against himself?) if you get firrt turn, failed to post anything about what happens if Dark Eldar go second against Guard. Not that Stelek has a ton of credibility in my eyes when it comes to Dark Eldar anyways.
Is it just me, or is it super ironic that the most awesome models ever in 40k also belong to the most forgotten 'new' army out there?
Seriously, only 7 Dark Eldar players played at Adepticon, out of 256?
Will a ton of players suddenly emerge now that there's actually a model for the Venom?
Or now that they've had time to paint up the new models?
I want to know how so many people are doggedly trying to solve the 'Tyrranid Problem', but nobody wants to contemplate Dark Eldar.
Am I the only person who wonders why every netlist has 3 of this unit: 4x Trueborn w/ Blasters in a Venom w/ 2x Splinter Rifles ? How is paying over 100 points for a unit that is essentially 4 (short ranged) hunter-killer missiles, but also costs a kill point, a good idea? Really? Will people seriously not be able to kill 4 T3 dudes next turn? At least the Venom is good, though it brings the cost of the unit up to 173, lol.
Am I the only person who thinks Dark Eldar can be played competitively, even against Guard, even if they have to go second?
Hopefully not. My army is getting done. Once the month (May) is over, I'll have the cash to buy the rest of the models I need, and on June 4th I'll get the four venoms I need to finish it off entirely. And once it's all assembled (June 5th?), my battle reports will start coming out, maybe sooner if you guys don't mind Speeders being proxied as Venoms for a game or two, lol.
Soon after, I'll (hopefully) take a fully painted Dark Eldar list to BoLSCON, where I predict my lack of experience (or lack of a good list, which I might not recognize until it's too late) will provide me with mediocre results.
After which I'll declare Dark Eldar to be an army with amazing models, but no real hope of ever being competitive.
Or, maybe I'll actually try to persevere and play my new army as much as possible, and get good enough with it to see if it actually might be able to stand up to Mech IG and Grey Knight Psyfle spam.
I dunno, hopefully that's what happens. I know that after spending 5-7 hours painting on each Ravager/Raider (4 total) and about 1.7 hours of each Hellion (20 total), it would be a travesty if I played like 14 games with the army and called it quits. I'm guessing I'll be stubborn and play it a lot more than that.
So my question to you is this:
What sort of content would you like to see about Dark Eldar? Some ideas include:
- Battle Reports (with pictures)
- Tacticas about specific units
- Tacticas about general game plans for Dark Eldar
- List theoryhammer
- Rants wasting your time about why it's annoying that GW is increasing prices again (since it isn't already obvious, after all)
Also, if you know a good site for Dark Eldar content that doesn't end in fail, please, give me the URL. I'll be happy to give it some traffic, if it actually makes sense.