Hey everyone, Reecius here from Frontline Gaming to discuss a list we’ve been play testing and having a lot of fun with: Dark Footdar!
For those of you who have read any of my stuff, you probably know I love to play Footdar (all foot Eldar) and have had success with them in high-level competitive play, as have others.
I have often thought about making a Dark Eldar version of this style list using Webway Portals as it seemed like a fun concept and I love the DE model range. I also like to play the game differently if I can ( my Footdar), even if only a small difference (My Bjorn led Space Wolves). Why? The game is more fun to me if you are not doing what everyone else with an internet connection is doing. I also enjoy the challenge of winning games with “bad” lists as it feels like more of an accomplishment.
Armies that play in a very unique fashion are also a lot of fun to me, as it changes up the game and feels like you are doing something significantly more refreshing than going from Mech IG to Mech Grey Knights, for example. It also gives you the advantage of throwing people off their game with unexpected tactics and lists. WWP Dark Footdar is about as unique of a play style as 40K has to offer, so my interest in it has been piqued. Lastly, I just like foot armies more than mechanized for purely subjective reasons. I love seeing all those models on the table!
I decided to then try and find a way to make Dark Footdar a viable army. It turns out, not surprisingly, I wasn’t the only one with that idea. Quite a few folks out there have been working on similar concepts and provided a lot of data from which to work. Hyv3mynd’s blog was a great source of info as he is running competitive Dark Footdar already. Also Blackmoor has been banging around some ideas on the topic as well. Big Toof, Sean, Red Corsair, Crazy_Irish, Alarum and all the other contributors over at Frontline also helped a ton with ideas, opinions, play-test data and support. Thanks, everyone!