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by Demetrius
Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: Druchii Tactics & Army Discussion
Topic: @$$ Swordmasters of Hoeth destroyed me. How to deal?
Replies: 13
Views: 10824

Re: Pansy-@$$ Swordmasters of Hoeth destroyed me. How to dea

Shoot with bolt throwers and crossbows, hit them with breath weapons, or fight them in combat with black guard/ sisters of slaughter/ witch elves. Hell, even a boosted fireball will seriously hurt them. They really aren't that hard to kill with a Dark Elf army because of their negligible armour save...
by Demetrius
Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:46 am
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: Moonstruck Tournament Report
Replies: 2
Views: 5999

Moonstruck Tournament Report

Last weekend was Moonstruck, the tournament run in Melbourne by the guys in the Dwellers Below podcast.

I went along with my Dark Elves and ended up getting 3rd place out of 90 players, which I was super happy about :D

Read about my games here :) http://www.wargamerau.com/forum/index.p ... try2790328
by Demetrius
Sat May 09, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: Druchii Tactics & Army Discussion
Topic: death hag on cauldron magic weapon
Replies: 49
Views: 30684

Re: death hag on cauldron magic weapon

Harpis though are overcosted in relation to their statline, IMO. They do not vanguard and they do not scout. So it will still take them atleast two turns to get into warmachines. And if you opponent does it right he can limit their movement. Shades scout and can shoot (well) and can fight better fo...
by Demetrius
Sat May 09, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: Druchii Tactics & Army Discussion
Topic: Cok in a horde?
Replies: 22
Views: 5523

Re: Cok in a horde?

I wouldn't go bigger than 15+ characters, and I would only do that in games at 3k or more.

I find 10 Knights + Dreadlord + BSB is big enough at 2400.
by Demetrius
Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:12 am
Forum: Druchii Tactics & Army Discussion
Topic: Crypt Horrors/Beasts of Nurgle (High T and A units)
Replies: 9
Views: 2429

Re: Crypt Horrors/Beasts of Nurgle (High T and A units)

A 1+ rerollable character will pin them in place, but won't win enough to crumble or pop them. Worthwhile on a block of 6-8 of them, obviously not worthwhile against 1-2 BON because the master will cost more. Just watch out, a simple Plague of Rust or Enchanted Blades can ruin your day if you rely o...
by Demetrius
Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:07 am
Forum: Druchii Tactics & Army Discussion
Topic: Black Guard dilemma.
Replies: 30
Views: 7474

Re: Black Guard dilemma.

20 Black Guard is fine, with razor and FC they rock in at 375 points so they are expensive but not a major point sink. I have ran a list with a block of BG and Executioners for a while last year. I found that the key is having a strong ranged game to force your enemy to you, as you don't want to be ...
by Demetrius
Thu Feb 19, 2015 5:02 am
Forum: Druchii Tactics & Army Discussion
Topic: Sisters of slaughter vs phineox guard
Replies: 12
Views: 3723

Re: Sisters of slaughter vs phineox guard

Red- Sisters also have an extra attack and hatred over PG, which obviously makes a big difference. Both units do cost the same. Both units should have the razor standard, so the sisters arent getting an armour save and the PG is only 6+. Say the unit sizes are 20 with FC and Razor, exactly the same ...
by Demetrius
Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:38 am
Forum: Druchii Tactics & Army Discussion
Topic: Flame Template Tactica
Replies: 4
Views: 1631

Re: Flame Template Tactica

I tended to use it on my Assassin. Id reveal him at the start of a turn, eat the Egg and then charge a unit. preferable with the enemy General/BSB, or a high AS unit. if the General/BSB is in the unit I made sure to get him into BtB so I can atleast attack him. if possible I get him in a challange ...
by Demetrius
Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:16 am
Forum: Druchii Tactics & Army Discussion
Topic: Can you buff dark shards to give better BS
Replies: 18
Views: 4680

Re: Can you buff dark shards to give better BS

Enchanted Blades or Harmonic Convergeance can help hit more, Withering, Flaming Sword or Soulblight can help wound more.

My suggestion is not to take Dark Shards. They get hit by most comp systems, are overcosted, and Dark Riders/ Shades/ Bolt Throwers all shoot much better.
by Demetrius
Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:06 am
Forum: Druchii Army Lists
Topic: Short Tournament recap swedish comp 11.1
Replies: 15
Views: 3369

Re: Help! Best way of changing a 9.9 Swedish comp list to a

Give your Peg master the charmed shield and talisman of preservation instead of the cloak of twilight, also give him a halberd. I have been using this build and it is super solid, because he is much more resilient in combat and can grind better with S5. It will also pick you up 8 comp points, which ...
by Demetrius
Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:19 pm
Forum: Druchii Army Lists
Topic: Some success with a Dragon list
Replies: 11
Views: 3265

Re: Some success with a Dragon list

It is astonishing to see this kind of list perform so insanely well. You had good matchups in magic though, although that dragonlord build is brilliant with MR2! Your core selection still puzzles me. What was the purpose of darkshard unit and large dark riders? Why you did not take 2x5 DR for doubl...
by Demetrius
Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:45 am
Forum: Druchii Tactics & Army Discussion
Topic: How do you use your Darkshards?
Replies: 25
Views: 7052

Re: How do you use your Darkshards?

Found your way to Druchii.net, huh Nick? HE archers are much better than DE crossbowmen. The extra 6" range really is significant, also firing in three ranks makes the horde actually worthwhile when shooting. Finally, they are cheaper than the overpriced crossbowmen, which again adds up when yo...
by Demetrius
Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: Druchii Army Lists
Topic: Some success with a Dragon list
Replies: 11
Views: 3265

Re: Some success with a Dragon list

Thanks guys! I don't have time for battle reports because there are eight games, but I will expand on the tactics to the list. Re- Drakon 1- I chose heavens magic for the lvl2 because of its versatility. Iceshard is amazing and is relevant in just about every turn of the game. On top of that, you ha...
by Demetrius
Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: Druchii Army Lists
Topic: Some success with a Dragon list
Replies: 11
Views: 3265

Some success with a Dragon list

Just come back from Cancon, Australia's largest tournament at 120 players with 8 games. it was Swedish 10-16 with 150 VPs awarded per comp difference. I finished equal 4th, with three points behind the winner, so was super stoked Thought I would post the list for people to have a look over and poten...
by Demetrius
Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: Druchii Tactics & Army Discussion
Topic: In defence of Dreadspears.....
Replies: 13
Views: 5610

Re: In defence of Dreadspears.....

I frequently use a unit of 15-20 spears with FC and the gleaming pennant. They baby sit my Level 4 metal so she can six dice final trans from the back of the board. Great unit for the role it fills, and is a concession under most comp systems.
by Demetrius
Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: Druchii Tactics & Army Discussion
Topic: Dark Elves Top 3 / Bottom 3
Replies: 48
Views: 11278

Re: Dark Elves Top 3 / Bottom 3

My top three favourites are:

1- Level 4 Metal mage
2- Dark Riders
3- Cold One Knight bus

As far as I'm concerned, the only truly bad option in our book is the unmounted Medusa. Everything else is completely useable if you use them correctly.
by Demetrius
Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:22 am
Forum: Druchii Tactics & Army Discussion
Topic: Assassins are awesome role players
Replies: 20
Views: 5553

Re: Assassins are awesome role players

Not sure what the hate is all about for Assassins. I field mine with Killing Blow, a Potion of Strength, and Glittering Scales - he does great as my challenge-monkey! +1, I was going to suggest this build. Looks really solid. I can think of two good reasons to use Assassins 1- Super cheap under Swe...
by Demetrius
Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:18 am
Forum: Druchii Army Lists
Topic: Swedish comp 12.8
Replies: 18
Views: 3352

Re: Swedish comp 12.8

Thanks guys I don't really have time to write battle reports, sorry! In terms of changing things, I wouldn't change anything under the comp pack. Everything worked well together and I competed in all phases well. The Shades were a bit lacklustre, but served a role. The Sisters weren't as great as I'...
by Demetrius
Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: Druchii Tactics & Army Discussion
Topic: RBT - go big or go home?
Replies: 34
Views: 9689

Re: RBT - go big or go home?

depends on the Tourny rules. few tournies i have been to require you to drop all your WM at once. so while you can still scare your enemy into hiding his big models you cant rly outdeploy them with it Thats a standard rule mate I like two or three bolt throwers in my lists, they are just so useful ...
by Demetrius
Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: Druchii Army Lists
Topic: Swedish comp 12.8
Replies: 18
Views: 3352

Re: Swedish comp 12.8

Yep, came 3/30 in the end, super happy with that, could have won it but I made a mistake in the final round that changed a decent win into a 10-10 draw. The Cold One bus was incredible. The S7 dread lord just killed everything, the potion of strength on the BSB was also great for S8 goodness. I love...
by Demetrius
Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:32 am
Forum: Druchii Army Lists
Topic: Swedish comp 12.8
Replies: 18
Views: 3352

Re: Swedish comp 12.8

List submitted, ended up going Heavens just because all of the spells are useful, rather than the possibility of getting dud spells in the other lores.

Thans for the help guys!
by Demetrius
Fri Oct 31, 2014 1:15 am
Forum: Druchii Army Lists
Topic: Swedish comp 12.8
Replies: 18
Views: 3352

Re: Swedish comp 12.8

Thanks for the replies guys, some interesting comments! Olliewood- I'm not too concerned about regen just because throgg+trolls get slammed under swedish, so Im not expecting to see them. Cant have flaming banner on the Dark Riders unfortunately Michael- Its 2400 points Tyrannus- Interesting analysi...
by Demetrius
Wed Oct 29, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: Druchii Army Lists
Topic: Swedish comp 12.8
Replies: 18
Views: 3352

Swedish comp 12.8

Tournament coming up in next weekend, lists are due this weekend. I've only been able to test it once, and it seems pretty decent. The swedish score is 12.8. Range of the event is 8-13 with 100vps given for every comp difference. What I really would like thoughts on is the lore on the level 2. Optio...
by Demetrius
Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:39 am
Forum: Druchii Tactics & Army Discussion
Topic: Dreadlord Cold one bus numbers...
Replies: 32
Views: 4622

Re: Dreadlord Cold one bus numbers...

N.I.C.K wrote:I'm confused Ninja, how exactly do they all rank up given the Cauldron doesn't fit in nicely?


Yep, can't do it due to COB needing to be in the middle of the unit. Not sure why you'd want to do it anyway, who would want M5 Knights?