The dust has settled a bit since the new Dark Eldar codex was released just a few weeks ago. There have been many reviews, impressions, tacticas, and battle reports recently featuring the new dark kin and it's interesting to see how people's views of the army have shifted from the initial shock when the book first dropped. I've seen the full gamut of reactions, some dismissing the army outright as being terrible and unable to play on its own as a primary force, to some labeling the book "the best Codex: Eldar supplement to date", and then those who are rejoicing that the Internet has largely skimmed over the parts that make the new Dark Eldar a competitive force to be reckoned with. Opinions will surely evolve over time as more and more combinations are play tested (there are a bunch to try out) and as the army faces the gauntlet of a major GT or 2. Here are some of my thoughts on the latest 7th edition army update.
There's always Eldar allies! I'm kidding of course, as I truly think we all need to take a little time with the actual book, with the full context of the rules, and dare I say play some actual games with the new Dark Eldar before we rage-quit and sell our armies.
I've recently turned my attention to Necrons until the new DE codex drops. The Necrons will have a new book of their own before too long, although their current rules have fared quite well in 7th edition thus far.
Rumors of the new Dark Eldar are ramping up and I for one can't wait to see what's in store for their release! At this point, there isn't a whole lot of consistency across the rumors I've seen and most seem like educated guesses based on the treatment of Grey Knights and other recent codex updates. Here are some of my un-educated guesses and hopes for the new book.