The army is still very new and I am not completely familiar with how it plays. There are a few themes that have carried over from the old list and I will try to cover them. Primarily, they are very fast. The standard transport is a fast skimmer and they have access to a lot of jetbikes. Any good Dark Eldar force will probably take advantage of their speed in some way.
Here is the Battleforce Box:
10 Dark Eldar Kabalite Warriors
10 Dark Eldar Wyches
3 Reaver Jetbikes
1 Dark Eldar Raider
The box costs $95, a pretty good savings over buying them separately at $125.75.
There are many different color schemes possible, but mainly the army features dark purple, turquoise, or red.
For red, start with Scab Red and then highlight with Red Gore.
For purple, start with Lich Purple and highlight with Warlock Purple.
For turquoise, start with Hawk Turquoise and blend in some Space Wolves Grey for a Highlight
The black armor can be highlighted with Codex Grey and Fortress Grey
The Dark Eldar Flesh can be made with Elf Flesh washed with a Leviathan Purple Wash
Since I haven't painted these models before, take my advice with a grain of salt and try your own techniques.
- An Archon is the standard HQ choice. He can be tooled up with lots of equipment and some very interesting HQ choices
- Be sure to get plenty of troops mounted in Raiders. Use them to swoop in on objectives in the end game.
- The elite troops and fast attack choices look to be very powerful, with lots of abilities that will mess with your enemy's battle plans
- The Heavy Support choices include a jetfighter, a monster with a scorpion tail, and a ravager with mountings for tons of Dark Lances (that is good).
This army bears a little more research on my part, but this is a good time to get into it. Lots of people who bought the army when it first came out may be looking to get rid of it now (buyers remorse) so an army may be had on the cheap over at ebay. Keep your eyes open. It is currently a top tier list on the tournament circuit, so there will be a lot of tactica out on the interwebs.