Foul Deeds Will Rise: Introduction by Patrick Eibel
The campaign is narrative in that each battle furthers the story to its conclusion, rather than being an isolated battle. There will be three battles, each with the Dark Eldar as the protagonist, but with different opponents throughout (you’ll see why.) The campaign winner will be determined by who wins the most battles, with ties being broken total kill points from each battle.
Battle #1 – Summoning the Mandrakes. Dr’zzllah, Lynatharr’s daughter/lover and primary threat to the throne, uses figurines of mysterious power to summon eldritch forces to her cause. She encounters a band of Chaos marauders who might disrupt her plan. This battle pits 2,000 points of Dark Eldar (Dr’zzllah and Mandrakes are required) versus 2,000 points of Chaos in a Feigned Retreat battle (page 30 in the Battle Missions book.)
Battle #2 – Slave Raid. Lynatharr sends his Haemonculus, Dr. Jheste, to lead an attack on a Tau settlement to acquire more prisoners. This battle pits 2,000 points of Dark Eldar (led by Dr. Jheste) against 2,000 points of Tau in a Slave Raid battle (page 28 in the Battle Missions Book.)
Battle #3 – Join or Die. Lynatharr offers the remnants of the previous battles the choice to join him or be exiled from the Scorpions. Lynatharr plans an attack on an abandoned Imperial Stronghold – abandoned because it is infested by Tyranids. This battle pits 4,000 points of Dark Eldar (led by Syryx Lynatharr) against 4,000 points of Tyranids in a Wave Assault battle (page 84 in the Battle Missions book.)
Depending on how the battles go, the storyline for the Dark Eldar will be changed. Certain factions could strengthen their position with a win, or be weakened with a loss. The campaign should prove to be very interesting as we give the new Dark Eldar codex a whirl and try out some unusual missions.
Posted October 2011