Dark Eldar Themed Army Ideas
The Kabal of the
I underwent out-patient surgery (nothing serious, thank you). Something
about all those needles and scalpels and mind-altering drugs always reminds
me of the Dark Eldar--and how dull I find them. The Dark Eldar army lists
I've seen on other websites seem tediously familiar: Archon with Incubi,
Wyches, Scourges, some Ravagers and special characters thrown in for good
Army Idea is an example of what I call the the cult of personality army.
That is, it's centered around a specific, well-defined leader; the
rest of the army is chosen to reflect this leader's character. The Kabal
of the Ozone Scorpions features lots of Raider Squads, lots of Reavers,
and up to three Taloses. It also features an unusual color scheme.
Lynatharr and the Kabal of the Ozone Scorpions (symbol at right)
lost a power struggle against Asdrubael Vect and the Kabal of the Black
Heart and fled Commorragh. Settling on the planet Veda,
the Dark Eldar found it ridiculously easily to enslave the primitive humans
of the Regulus Secundus system and exploit its great natural wealth. In
their first action as a new Space Marine Chapter, the Fighting Tigers defeated
the Ozone Scorpions, captured Syryx Lynatharr, and imprisoned him, alive
and conscious, in a stasis chamber. Eight hundred years later, during the
attack on Veda by the Warband Bloodcomet,
Lynatharr’s stasis chamber was damaged and he managed to escape
and rebuild his Kabal.
exile from Commorragh, the Kabal has had to stay one step ahead of its
enemies; the army is fast even by Dark Eldar standards. In addition, Syryx
Lynatharr is completely paranoid and will not allow any individuals to
grow powerful enough to threaten his hold over the Kabal. Therefore, an
Ozone Scorpions army would consist of ONLY the units listed below.
Dark Eldar Archon, who spent 800 years incarcerated alive but conscious
inside a stasis field and now burns for revenge against the Fighting Tigers
but always includes a shadow field and
a Reaver jetbike.
Syryx is aided
by the Haemonculus Dr. Jheste, who keeps him supplied with a steady stream
of anti-psychotic drugs (all those centuries in confinement drove Syryx
mad as hatter). In battle, Dr. Jheste plays an important role, accompanying
a nine-member Raider squad and--at a strategic moment--opening a webway
portal that allows the Warrior Squads and Taloses to pounce upon the Kabal's
doesn't trust any of them!
each with 20 members, and Raider squads, each with 10 Warriors (save for
Dr. Jheste's squad, which has 9 members).
squads, each with 10 riders.
one's a big metal scorpion, after all!)
Modeling and Painting
the villainous Dallas Cowboys, the Ozone Scorpions wear Ice Blue and Mithril
Silver. The Kabal has recently been exposed to bizarre radiation and each
has been horrifically altered: paint their skin Chaos Black and their hair
Skull White (anyone remember the Drow from AD&D?).
Scorpions are fast even by Dark Eldar standards. To make up for the fact
that the Scorpions don't have Elite units, their army should be large (I
recommend taking a full detachment, including 3 full Raider squads, 3 full
Warriors Squads, and 3 full Reaver squads) and will rely on shooting instead
of close combat. When hand-to-hand combat is inevitable, Syryx Lynatharr
and the Reavers do the bulk of the fighting.
general battle plan is for Syryx to lead the Reavers into an assault against
the enemy's flank while the Raider squads move into a supporting position
near the enemy. Dr. Jheste will then open the webway portal and summon
overwhelming numbers of Warriors and Taloses.
for Vengeance: So fierce is Lynatharr’s hatred for the Fighting
Tigers that each captured Fighting Tiger (see the "Capturing Prisoners"
rule in Codex: Dark Eldar) is worth 2 Victory Points in missions
where Victory Points are used.
Idea to Reality: Creating
the Ozone Scorpion army
Gray Tiger: Ozone Scorpions
return to Veda
and Claw: Ozone Scorpions
battle Space Wolves
about the Ozone Scorpions
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