Or rather, the new Dark Eldar. I played against them a lot in 3rd and some in 4th, but today was the first time facing the new book.
I arranged a game with Alex and brought my Merkan Imperial Guard along, figuring that a footslogging horde would be a fun match against a superfast force. Although at 83 guardsmen to 50 Dark Eldar I guess the horde needle wasn't too far in my favor. Fun having two armies on the field with neither of them being predominantly T4 or 3+. Despite multiple notes to myself, I managed to forget to bring a camera. Next time I need to just put it in the car while I'm thinking about it!
We got a few comments about how much terrain there was, which is usually the case when you actually put 25% down. Some of the terrain were some new donated pieces by another local gamer named Austin, who made some very cool, very sturdy adobe-type houses with removable roofs.
We played Dawn of War Annihilation. I got some licks in, but BS3 IG + some poor fire lane choices + some very sturdy light skimmers + DE mobility + thoughtful play let Alex take the day. His army is pretty similar to how I think I would build one, though I think I would drop the Incubi for some things like Hellions and Jetbikes. Granted, his would be more effective!
Fun game, and glad I got to play Alex again. Best moment of the game was, after having had some sidebar conversations earlier in the game about 40K's lack of "realism", having a Leman Russ ram the DE jetfighter and knock a weapon off. Classic.