Not sure if this should be in this section as its kindof a fluff/rules crossover, but its annoyed me for a long while.
My gripe is this:
Dark elves rely on professional soldiers for their armies. Hence one can assume that the DE soldiery, being professional and all, spend their entire (long) lives either training or actually fighting battles. You'd think they'd be a bit good at it.
High elves, on the other hand, rely on a citizen levy. Their core troops are not proffesional and when not at war presumably spend most of their time engaged in making a living in a normal job, occasionally training. They then get less experiance of fighting than DEs.
So WHY did GW decide that it made sense that as a citizen levy the HE troops would somehow be better than the DEs? I just don't get it - they can fight in three ranks and ASF because they AREN'T professional? Because they DON'T spend their entire lives fighting. Riiight......
NB. This rant is mostly based on my experience of playing 6th ed DE's against 6th ed HE's. I have the latest DE book but not the HE one (I don't think) so my salient points may be somewhat stale.....