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A Thousand Points of Light: Dark Eldar by Patrick Eibel
Dark Eldar are the masters of dirty tricks and lightning-quick attack. This list tries to capture the spirit of a very speedy army. The figures were chosen assuming that the player was starting from scratch. Obviously, you could substitute figures from the game box where appropriate. 

Dark Eldar
Above: Dark Eldar from the Kabal of the Ozone Scorpions

Remember, this list--like all the others in this series--is meant for brand new players or for players looking to start a new army. This list is not meant to be a "killer" list for winning tournaments or trouncing people at the local gaming shop. Rather, it is a foundation that players can build upon as they desire.

What To Buy
Reaver Jetbike (for Archon)
$12.50
£5
Dark Eldar Battle Force
$90.00
£50
2 Raiders
$50.00
£24
Wyche Box (5 Wyches)
$18.50
£10
2 Wyches w/ blasters (blister pack)
$7.50
£4
Wyche w/ shardnet/impaler (blister pack)
$6.00
 £3
Wyche w/ razorsnare/falchion (blister pack)
$6.00
£3
Wyche w/ Hydraknives (blister pack)
$6.00
£3
2 Sybarites
$11.00
£6
2 Haemonculi
$11.00
£6
Ravager 
$33.00
£18
Total
$251.50
£132

All prices are from the Games Workshop website and may vary. Prices do not include taxes and are meant only as a guide.

1000 point list
Build your Archon using the Reaver figure that comes with the bike and use spikes from the Warrior sprues (and whatever else your twisted imagination come up with) to make your Archon distinct. If you want to get more creative, you can always get an Archon figure and cut her off at the waist and put her on the jetbike, but that is outside the scope of this article. Note that the two Haemonculi only count as one HQ choice.
 

Archon w/ power weapon, combat drugs, shadow field, jetbike 
160 pts
2 Haemonculi, one w/ stinger, one w/ scissorhand (to accompany Raider Squads Alpha and Beta)
30 pts
(each)
Wych Squad: 
Succubus w/ Wych weapons and trophy rack; 2 w/ blasters and Wych weapons; 7 w/ Wych weapons 
148 pts
Raider (for Wyches) w/ dark lance
55 pts
Raider Squad Alpha: 
Sybarite w/ splinter pistol and poisoned blades; 6 Warriors w/ splinter rifles; 1 Warrior w/ blaster; 1 Warrior w/ splinter cannon
Raider w/ dark lance
161 pts
Raider Squad Beta:
As Raider Squad Alpha
161 pts
Reaver Jetbikes (5):
2 with blasters 
145 pts
Ravager 
105 pts
Total
1000 pts

Editor's note: If you're interested, the series From Idea to Reality explores building a Dark Eldar army.
 

Related Pages
Introduction to the series
Other lists in this series
 

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© Copyright Patrick Eibel, August 2001. Used with permission.
 

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