Monday, August 22, 2011

Venom Squadron!

I am so close to finishing this army I can taste it lol. Over the weekend I managed to finish off the last of my warriors for my Venom Squadron as well as the 3rd Venom. I have been using this set up (3 venoms with 5 warriors with a blaster in each) for a bunch of games now and for some reason this 375pts of awesomeness does so well every game. I love it. All I have left to paint is a single squad of 10 Wyches, so hopefully I will have that finished within the next week or so :)

I also wanted to post my revised list to show you guys what I have been using and what I have been having great success with:

HQ

Haemonculus - Liquifier Gun, Venom Blade
Haemonculus - Liquifier Gun, Venom Blade

Troops

Warriors (10) - Blaster, Dark Lance
Warriors (5) - Blaster, Venom w/ extra splinter cannon
Warriors (5) - Blaster, Venom w/ extra splinter cannon
Warriors (5) - Blaster, Venom w/ extra splinter cannon
Wyches (9) - Hydra Gauntlet, Hekatrix, Agonizer, Raider, Night Shields
Wyches (9) - Hydra Gauntlet, Hekatrix, Agonizer, Raider, Night Shields

Fast Attack

Reaver Jetbikes (6) - 2 x Heat Lances
Scourges (5) - 2 x Haywire Blaters
Beastmasters (2) - 10 x Khymera

Heavy Support

Razorwing - 2 x Dark Lances, 4 x Monoscythe Missiles, Flicker Field
Ravager - 3 x Dark Lances, Flicker Field
Ravager - 3 x Dark Lances, Flicker Field

1850pts right on the dot

I keep switching between setting up my first Wych squad with 2 Shardnets/Impalers and 10 Haywire Grenades and just running a Succubus with the Hydra Gauntlet Wych squad (gives you a min of 10 agonizer attacks on the charge) and what I have now. Both ways seem to have their benefit, although, I have never actually had a chance to use the Haywire Grenades, which is why I went back to this one. The main strength of this army is the fact it has maxed out Troops, which I find is crucial for DE as they are made of glass, so you NEED backups.



In the Works: I will have my last squad of Wyches up shortly plus I have just started work on my first of many Dark Eldar Tactics articles (like how I did with the Tyranids).

3 comments:

Sgt. Brisbane said...

Looking very good, man. Really hoping to see the full army done :)

eldaraddict said...

Wow, very nice. I agree we need a lot of troops. I like your scourge setup. I like haywires. You don't always use them, but when you face a fully mech'd marine army, and you lances aren't doing anything, it is great to be able to open them up with the haywire grenades. It helps a lot with raiders and dreadnoughts too, which can be tough for dark eldar.

keith said...

Great looking squads Ghoulio! I like how cohesive they look, solid stuff.