Lately, I've been having a surprising amount of success with unmounted craftworlders. I've also been weighing my desire to stop using papercraft transports with my desire to not spend several hundred dollars sticking my dark eldar in venoms and raiders. So! I was wondering if anyone had had any success with dismounted dark eldar lists in 7th.
I think we're all familiar with the drawbacks to trying such a thing, but if you had to put together a foot-based dark eldar list, what would it look like? Obviously, this isn't going to be much of a tournament list, but I'd like to look at non-vehicle options for the army.
*Webway portals are wonderful things that could help me get, say, a blob of warriors or even *gasp!* wyches across the table. Probably warriors though.
*Corsair allies would, if I'm not mistaken, let me deepstrike three units and give me access to some jetpackes and wasps.
*Taloi and Croni (Taloses and Cronoses?) are tough as nails, cheap, and come several to a slot. They'd be semi-safe marching up the board and keeping me from being tabled while reserves arrive.
*Scourges are great at killing tanks at a range and have the option to deepstrike.
*Reavers can cover ground fast and potentially have a 2+ jink on turn one if nightfighting is in effect. I could also theoretically enforce nightfighting with the aforementioned corsair allies.
*A shadowseer from the (affordable) heroe's path formation can easily hide from line of sight and get a 2+ cover save, and said seer could also be guaranteed to have veil of tears to keep, say, an advancing wych blob safe. dance of shadows wouldn't go amiss either.
*Grotesques. They're beefy, and I've had success with them coming out of a webway portal.
*Mandrakes. Not especially popular, but they're great at harassing opponents on turn 1 thus taking a bit of pressure off the rest of my army. They can also outflank if I'd rather go even heavier on reserves with such a list.
*There isn't an option on the strategic warlord trait table that doesn't mesh well with what I've mentioned so far.