Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Dark Eldar Rumours Discussion


Old School here to discuss the latest and greatest Dark Eldar rumours coming out of BoLS today. I know there are some of you leather-wearing, sado-masichistic space elves out there (besides Captain Obvious) who may have some thoughts on what these rumours could mean, if anything, so here they are:
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-Lots of poison weapons (close combat and ranged).
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-Streamlined version of combat drugs.
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-The army is very lethal on the turn of arrival.
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-Expect lots of lance weapons.
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-There is chatter of the game's first lance-melta weapons being in the list.
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-Units will "power up" and gain abilities in some manner as they kill enemies.
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-Warriors and Wytches are troops.
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-Expect new units.
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-Harlequins are in.
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Alright, I think a lot of folks were expecting the poisoned weapons since they are a common theme already - my question is "What kind of ranged weapons do you think will be poisoned?"
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I like the phrase "The army is lethal on its turn of arrival" This implies that they are going to get the 5th edition treatment and finally become the null deployable raider army they were meant to be.
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Lots of lance weapons - hey guys, we already have a Captain Obvious working for us - no seriously, I am wondering if those are going to stay cheaper than tap water or if they will boost the price to like 25 pts or so. This could make the difference between whether or not the basic army composition really changes or not.
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Lance-melta weapon? Me and CO already were thinking this is what they would do to the blaster to make warriors more than snipers.
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Powering up as you kill: Brilliant and to the fluff ... just don't expect me to let you kill too much!
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Warriors AND wyches as troop, new units all sounds cool to me and hopefully they can finally field them this way at the same time.
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Harlequins? I'm not going to touch that one. Well, DE players, watchers and speculators, let's hear your thoughts on these latest rumours!

6 comments:

  1. I'm hoping the Harlequin thing is false.

    In my mind, right now wyches are better CC than harlies, so if you make wyches troops and include harlies as an elite, that means wyches are going to get a huge nerf or harlies will be in the same spot as the Eldar Codex, good but someone else is better.

    That being said, the could use the opportunity to make harlies a troop choice by taking a Solitare HQ perhaps.

    If they are included as a thematic component it sounds fine, if they are going to be replacing wyches with them, I'm sort of insulted as a DE player.

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  2. Not sure where they are going with Harlies either. Hopefully it means they aren't going to nerf wyches to pimp harlies, but stranger things have happened.

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  3. Alright, after a bunch of hazing from Old School im posting. Ive been busy and just got my new airbrush, so like any hobbyest i have been playing with my new toy.

    Well here they are, late, but none the less still here, my thoughts on these new DE rumors.

    I have the same exact thoughts on harlquins......we dont want them nor do we need them. We have wyches and wyches out perform harlies and are cheaper. GW must have a large stock of quins they are trying to move.

    Wyches as troops. Saw it coming.....doesnt bother me much, they might as well be. Yea for DE we have 2 troop choices now.

    Lots of lance weapons. OF COURSE WE ARE DE thats what we bring to the table. A mass amount of S8 AP2 weapons. Yea they are cheap but thats ALL WE HAVE. not to mention most things that carry them are a 5+ armor save and t3.

    Melta lance??.....I so called this about 4 months ago. The blaster will be a 12" Melta lance weapon. I mean its basicly a sawed off dark lance....of course it would be massivly destructive at close range.

    Id love to see new models......new wyches would be amazing,.....specially plastic ones......NO MORE MALE WYCHES....wyches are chicks....plain and simple. More sexy belly buttons and less groin bulges. Id love to see some new warrior models as well(hurts to say because i have about 100 of the old ones :() And with these.....NO CHICK WARRIORS. As for new incubi models i dont care. I like the ones already. I just want to be able to order the Trench coat mafia ones in a blister. Maybe some new dynamic poses.

    Powering up? Finally taking slaves will do something. I mean with as much troop killing destruction our retinues cause would be nice to reap some benifits from walking over a squad of termies in one turn.....I mean who else can do that.

    Not sure what they are going to do with combat drugs. I Sure as hell hope they dont make it a pay for stat line enhancments. Drugs are random, lets keep them this way. I mean no one wants to fight 12" charging wyches every game, i like the randomness.

    As for the leathality of the turn they arrive. ABOUT TIME. Were dark eldar we strike when armies least expect it. We strike at night and at dawn when you cant see us coming. Hopefully we will have some abilities to assault after deep striking....seeing as we arent really deep striking...we are poping through portals of the warp. We know the warp so well chaos itself cant even find us in it. We did build a city there and have it survive for over 10,000 years. Yea i think we know it pretty well.

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  4. Harlequins are in there for the fluff basically like the Eldar Codex. I have never used them due to points cost although if they are different than the ones in the Eldar codex I am crying Shananigans

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  5. Keep your fiery fag dancers dark elder doesn't want them

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