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I've been looking at your ideas and I totally agree with the Farseer build.
With Prescience and Guide as Primaris powers, you can twin-link 2 units from 24", which is just crazy.
The thing is that I want to roll on the Eldar Runes of Fate for Doom, but if doom fails I would take guide. Divination is divination, hence the obvious choice.
I think the Farseer will be the big "go-to" HQ for the Dark-Eldar/Eldar builds, as you can start to get really silly with their synergy, and the other HQs, while interesting, I don't think will really let you do as much. Plus, he's not going to break the bank and at WORST will give you twin-linking for free.
I already modeled a Medusae on a jetbike to count as my Farseer, so I will be happy to keep my Dark Eldar theme on everything.
In a way, I think that the Eldar don't have a really good anti-air option, so the Dark Eldar flyers may have to be good enough for us...
The Crimson Hunter flyer is so flimsy compared to the VoidRaven, and is more expensive to boot.
I am honestly not sure, but the fact that it is in the fast attack slot interests me for sure as it frees up my Heavy support slot for something more efficient. So far my current plan is to take 1 squadron of 3 War Walkers with scatter lasers, 0-1 Crimson Hunter, 0-1 Voidraven and 2-3 Ravagers to fill in for most of my anti-vehicle/anti-air stuff.
Dark Eldar have lots of anti-infantry firepower at range that is cheap and mobile.
Eldar have sturdy, more expensive options that can take a beating and good anti-tank.
For me Dark Eldar is where the anti-tank and anti-infantry comes from, while the Eldar is where the force multiplier and anti-air comes from.
So far my 1750 pts list looks to be kinda a little 'dry' for the Dark Eldar part to incorporate the Eldar stuff, but it is very firepower heavy. What do you think about this Bigtoof? I personally think that firepower-wise I am powerful enough, but the weird part is that my list only has 22 infantry and 4 jetbikers.......
Farseer with mantle and jetbike
Archon with blaster
2 squads of 3 Trueborns with Blasters in a Venom with extra splinter cannons
3 squads of 5 warriors with a blaster in a Venom with extra splinter cannons
1 squad of 3 wracks in a in Venoms with extra splinter cannons
1 squad of 3 guardian jetbikers
1 Crimson hunter
1 squad of 3 war walkers with 2 scatter lasers each
3 Ravagers, each with 3 lances