Last week was the annual MWC holiday event, Slay Ride!, the final tournament in their 6 event circuit where the best general with the highest amount of battle points, accumulated over the course of the year, gets to take home the highly coveted Slay Belle trophy!
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.