Last time I was writing about heavy assault Syndicates toughened by war engine transports. These undoubtably expensive units perform frequently key assaults on enemy formations, relocating after the assault and backing up a second large engagement as firefight. This tactic enables Dark Eldar armies to strike with enormous power. Additionally, seeing your opponents face when charging a second big bulk of his units with up to four war engines plus warriors is priceless. Despite being a big points sink – that is around 450-500 points per heavy assault group – they manage to get their points back fairly easy. The only thing to worry about is enemy engagements, so Hellions or other units, preventing them from getting a lot of incoming fire is crucial. Shadowfields might work great against a few uncoordinated shots, but as soon as the frequency increases, they burn out in the blink of an eye. Once your opponent passes these shields, you see your valuable unit torn apart rather quickly.
In Warhammer 40k I’ve never had an equivalent, so no 40k shots today. Anyhow, I hope you like the results. If you haven’t seen my youtube vid about scratch building Dark Eldar war engines yet, I would strongly recommend checking it out here.
Next time you will see the powerful air force of the dark kin. Till then, happy wargaming.