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How do people use Dark Eldar Mandrakes?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:45 pm 
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Starting out on my dark eldar venture but am struggling to get much out of mandrakes beyond what any unit of scouts can do (screen, cover multiple objectives) and being a 200 point (ie expensive) speedbump garrison. They lack the shooting to be an overwatch blitz guard, struggle due to low ff (even with FS), I've thought about 1-2ing them with scourges but if they teleport they're likely to be retaining on a 4+ which ain't great.

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 Post subject: Re: How do people use Dark Eldar Mandrakes?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:28 pm 
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As always it will depend on the situation that you are facing. I see them more as an attack small isolated formations and/or then spreading out to grab objectives.

However, I am only 1 game back into playing DE again, so more than a bit rusty with them.

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I agree with Tim. That or take outAA formations so my air assaults can come in safely.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:05 pm 
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Do scourges not just do all those things but better? Admittedly for 50 points more.

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Yeah, but i need thoose 50p for other stuff. And scourges doesn't first strike which is an awesome thing!

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I love the mandrakes! Models and unit and fluff! But admittedly I've had mixed success and they have never survived a game. But i tend to use them as suicide teleport bombs so hence the por survival rate. I like teleporting them in close proximity to scourges so they launch the engage and scourges spt fire then the scourges have a greater chance of surviving and fly off to capture obj and such.
I also use them to tgt isolated units and the threat of a teleporting formation in turn 2 and 3.

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Cheers Jim!

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