Tuesday Night Fight! Dark Eldar/Eldar vs. Airborne Imperium!

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We’ve got a fun battle for you, tonight! Reecius is trying out a crazy list he’s been toying with of an Airborne, mixed force Imperial Army vs. Frankie’s old trusty Dark Eldar! Tune in to our Twitch Channel at 7:00pm PST tonight to join in on the fun by following this link!

The Dark Eldar/ Eldar list!

Dark Eldar CAD
HQ
Llahmen 1
Venom Splinter Cannon 1
Troops
Kabalite Warrior 5
Venom Splinter Cannon, Night Shields 1
Kabalite Warrior 5
Venom Splinter Cannon, Night Shields 1
Fast Attack
Razorwing Jetfighter Two Dark Lances, Splinter Cannon 1
Razorwing Jetfighter Two Dark Lances, Splinter Cannon 1
Heavy Support
Corpse Thief Claw Ichor Injector 1
Eldar CAD
HQ
Autarch Skyrunner, Fusion Gun 1
Troops
Windriders Scatter Laser x3 3
Windriders Scatter Laser x3 3
Lord Of War
Wraithknight Scatter Laser x2, Ghost Glave 1

 

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Airborne Imperium!

Airborne Imperium 1850pts
Unit Description Size
Space Marines CAD Raptors CTs
Issodon (Warlord) 1
Scouts Bolters 5
Scouts Bolters 5
Elysian Drop Troops Detachment
CCS M.Gun x 4, Fist 5
CCS M.Gun x 4, Fist 5
Veterans P.Gun x 3 10
Veterans P.Gun x 3 10
Vulture Punishers 1
Vendetta 1
Vendetta 1
Skyhammer Annihilation Formation Imperial Fists CTs
Assault Squad M.Bombs, Flamer x 2 5
Assault Squad M.Bombs, Flamer x 2 5
Devstators M.Launcher x 4 10
Drop Pod 1
Devstators M.Launcher x 4 10
Drop Pod 1
Totals 76

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17 Responses to “Tuesday Night Fight! Dark Eldar/Eldar vs. Airborne Imperium!”

  1. Stilgar August 25, 2015 4:47 pm
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    Cool! I’ve been wanting to see Issodon in a batrep. Looking forward to this gentlemen!

    • Reecius
      Reecius August 25, 2015 5:47 pm
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      He’s a chieftain! My favorite SM character by far.

  2. Sheit27 August 25, 2015 6:41 pm
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    Sadly grav cannons on the skyhammer are such a requirement – it’s basically a free kill on a wraithknight for 4 of them which is only 10 more points than 8 missile launchers which don’t pull the weight needed.

    • Reecius
      Reecius August 25, 2015 8:09 pm
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      Not this Wraithknight, lol!

  3. Jez August 26, 2015 1:10 am
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    Under the current edition DE codex Venoms cannot take Nightshields, unless you guys are using the old codex.

    • White925 August 26, 2015 9:49 am
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      Fair enough good thing they didnt come into play I failed all the saves or Reece killed them.

  4. Sheit27 August 26, 2015 6:56 am
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    Right but The T8 just kills the effectiveness of S8 shots against WKs.

    With Str8 shots (melta/missle etc) shooting 40 shots lands 26.4 hits, 12.2 wounds, after 5+ invuln and 5+ FNP you get 5.3 wounds taken on the Knight. So unless you put out 40 str8 shots on that turn then you really shouldn’t have killed the knight.

    compared to just the 4 gravs from skyhammer you end up with 16 wounds on average with the knight dying.

    • Reecius
      Reecius August 26, 2015 7:58 am
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      Fair enough. But in general terms, against most opponents, I want the 48′ range as it means I live to fire more often. 24′ range means I drop, shoot once in all likelihood, and then die. I value the Skyahhmer Formaiton more for the pinning ability than the firepower. The drop Plas and Melta were meant to finish him off (should have used Monster Hunter for the reasons you listed, averages more wounds) but hey, it is after-all, a dice game.

      • abusepuppy August 26, 2015 7:44 pm
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        Missiles are just really mediocre guns; the Lascannon is only barely more expensive and is vastly more effective at killing/crippling medium-to-heavy tanks thanks to +1Str and -1AP.

        Skyhammer typically dies the turn after it arrives, but I don’t think that’s really avoidable in most cases. Opponents with any sort of ranged firepower are going to hit it hard, and a MEQ statline won’t hold up for long, 48″ range or not.

        Getting the superior alpha strike is what Skyhammer is all about. Multimeltas and Grav Cannons do that; other guns do not.

        • Reecius
          Reecius August 27, 2015 8:17 pm
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          I actually have very good results with the MLs. That game was a bit silly, but with Tank Hunters they’re quite good vs. anything but AV14, and the frags give you a lot of flexibility on target selection. I have a lot of AP1 and 2 in other parts of the list, so I don’t feel short on firepower against anything but armies that spam out 2+ saves.

  5. jpwyrm August 26, 2015 9:21 am
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    Hey there! Nice game guys, tansk for hosting!

    Reece I missed the first turn, can you explain what was your plan with Issodon’s sabotage ability and Master of Ambush Warlord Trait? Did you infiltrate the meltas/plasmas squads for Alpha strike?

    Just a thought, but I think you were about 100pts short too,!I could squeeze a Thunderfire canon in a similar list using Battlescribe.

    Thanks again guys!

    • Reecius
      Reecius August 26, 2015 2:40 pm
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      I deep struck everything, but infiltrating could have worked, too, as I was going first. Might have been the better choice, actually.

      It was great fun, though! That damn, dirty Wraithknight just wouldn’t die! haha

  6. jadedknight August 26, 2015 11:11 am
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    Issodon has master of maneuver not master of ambush as his fixed trait. Just gives him outflank. That’ significantly less useful.

    • jpwyrm August 26, 2015 11:35 am
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      No he doesn’t, Issodon has Master of Ambush, check the latest update on FW.

      • Reecius
        Reecius August 26, 2015 2:35 pm
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        Yes, it’s awesome!

      • jadedknight August 27, 2015 6:11 pm
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        Oh nice – my copy is out of date

        • Reecius
          Reecius August 27, 2015 8:16 pm
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          It’s the FAQ that spells it out, the book is indeed, out of date.