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purple40k
12-03-2007, 08:38
hiya fantasy folks. the dark elves look like a fun fantasy army. with lots of march blocking and the speed to catch some faster armies. i will post my ideas about the units after their entries, correct where i am wrong, please...

hero choices
dark elf highborn cold one mount sea dragon cloak heavy armor blade of spite
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joins a cold one group. i chose spite blade because figtnin dwarfs and t4 will be difficult at best only wounding 50% of the time. 5-6 auto wound ups my odds, though i am tempted by the s6 weapon choices.

sorceress dispell scrollx2
scroll caddie woot!
140

sorceress seal of ghrond dispell scroll
seal of ghrond looks really helpfull.
140

dark elf noble dark steed lifetaker
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joins with dark riders and adds harrasment. would have like to find the points to make a core horsey unit a bit bigger and more rough and tumble for close combat.

core
5 dark riders crossbows
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should be used for nuisance factor or could pass for a throw away screen. not expected to survive the opponents fell gaze.

5 dark riders crossbows
120

10 warriors crossbows
110
cover fire. should help support charging units.

10 warriors crossbows
110

20 corsairs full comand
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a solid block of warriors. with elf like reflexes.

special
6 shades
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i would plan on using these for early disruption. killing warmachine crews and march blocking.

5 CoRs full comand
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my nut crackers. kinda slow for cavalery, but those cold ones even hit hard.

5 CoRs full comand
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10 execuitoners full comand war banner
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hard hitting. sadly lacking in ressilience. i think they might do better as smaller units.

80 models
1997

i think i went a little too much for disruption. though i expect most dark elf lists are very skirmishy, i probably need more smashy in here. help me please. are magic heavy dark elves consider more succesful? doom bolt looks huge. i realy like the hydra models, is there any excuse for fielding them? from what i have been reading the 2 basic dark rider squads look very usefull. anyone have an opinion on the elfs without big blocks of troops? feasable?