Fleets of Commorragh
The Fleets of Commorragh is the name used to denote any Eldar fleet originating from Commorragh itself. They are one of the principal tools for the sweaty pain goblins that allows them to partake in their raids of galactic murderfucking and are, therefore, one of the edgiest ships both in the figurative and literal sense of the word.
Owing true to their ground and tabletop counterparts, Dark Eldar naval ships are even MORE of a glass cannon than their more celibate counterparts. They are essentially the Ferraris and Lamborghinis of Battlefleet Gothic: Armada II. They are a high risk, high reward faction which could break apart like cotton candy in the middle of a hurricane on a bad day, to handing out criticals like there's no tomorrow on a good day.
The Dark Eldar has one of the smallest collections of vessels in 40k, lower than even the Necrons. They lack any Heavy or Grand Cruiser classes as they are based entirely on raiding weak and undefended worlds. However, they do have more variety in Battleship classes compared to the Craftworlds and Eldar Corsairs.
Compared to their Elfdar cousins, whose ships look like organic fishes or whales. Dark Eldar naval ships are sleek, thin and covered in giant fucking blades. While this makes them lethal in ramming other ships in theory, the reality is that their standard-issue wet-tissue paper hull makes them take just as much damage on them as they are, inflicting on their victims. Instead, the Fleets of Commorragh are built on speed and agility, making them extremely dangerous in ambushing prey in hit and run tactics. Moreover, in order to improve on their ambush capabilities, the Dark Eldar forego the illusionary effects of a Holo-Field for the more elusive Shadowfield, which is a giant cloaking device that hides their ships from enemy radar. Of course, the Shadowfield only works if their ships are moving at the bare minimum of 50% thrust, or else it collapses...for some reason.
Kabal Fleets of the Dark City
A Dark Eldar Battleship named after the Kabal of the Dying Sun, the class is armed with Phantom Lances, Scythe Missile Launchers, and launch bays for Impaler Assault Boats.
Named after the Kabal of the Falling Moon, the class is heavily armed with Phantom Lances, Scythe Missile Launchers, and Torpedo Launchers.
The Obsidian Rose Class Battleship is a class of Dark Eldar Battleship. It was named after the Kabal of the Obsidian Rose, the class is armed with Phantom Lances and Scythe Missile Launchers.
The Torture Class Cruiser is a Dark Eldar Starship Class. Armament of the Torture Class Cruiser consists of a Phantom Lance and prow-mounted Torpedo Tubes. Additional weaponry consists of an Impaler prow-mounted ram and Launch Bays for Attack Craft.
A Cruiser named after the Kabal of the Bleaksoul Brethren, the class is armed with Scythe Missile Launchers and launch bays for Impaler Assault Boats.
A Cruiser armed with Torpedo Launchers and and Scythe Missile Launchers. It was named after the Kabal of the Bloodied Claw.
The Fiend Ascendant Class Cruiser is a class of Dark Eldar Cruiser. Named after the Kabal of the Fiend Ascendant, the class is armed with Scythe Missile Launchers and launch bays for Attack Craft.
Another Cruiser, this time, named after the Kabal of the Flayed Skull, the class is armed with a Phantom Lance and Scythe Missile Launchers.
The Baleful Gaze Class Light Cruiser is a class of Dark Eldar Light Cruiser. Named after the Kabal of the Broken Sigil, the class is armed with Scythe Missile Launchers and launch bays for Impaler Assault Boats.
A Light Cruiser named after the namesake of its Kabal like most Dark Eldar vessels. The class is armed with Scythe Missile Launchers and launch bays for Impaler Assault Boats.
The Burning Scale Class Light Cruiser is a class of Dark Eldar Light Cruiser. The class is armed with Scythe Missile Launchers and launch bays for Attack Craft.
Named after the Kabal of the Dark Mirror, the class is armed with a Phantom Lance and Scythe Missile Launchers.
An Escort Class. All have a prow weapons battery, but many also come equipped with Phantom Lances, torpedo tubes, or even Impaler Assault Modules. Corsairs often come equipped with Mimic engines as well.
The Talon Cyriix Class Frigate is a class of Dark Eldar Frigate. Named after the Kabal of the Talon Cyriix, the class is armed with Torpedo Launchers and Scythe Missile Launchers.
A sister ship of the Talon Cyriix. The class is armed with a Phantom Lance and Scythe Missile Launchers.
A Dark Eldar Destroyer, but with an obnoxious name. Named after the Kabal of Immortality Denied, the class is armed with Scythe Missile Launchers.
The Sigil Class Destroyer is a class of Dark Eldar Destroyer. Named after the Kabal of the Broken Sigil, the class is armed with Torpedo Launchers and Scythe Missile Launchers.
In Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2
The most glass cannon of glass cannons. Playing Dark Eldar in BF:A2 is a lot like playing Dark Eldar on normal tabletop. These are your elite faction meant for only the most experienced of players. They are a high risk and high reward faction that allows you to do a tremendous and ludicrous amounts of criticals (Destroying enemy fleets before they even notice), but any wrong step will punish your cardboard vessels into crumpled tissue paper. Their Shadowfield as aforementioned replaces the Holo-Fields of both Craftworld Eldars and Eldar Corsairs. However it should be noted that a Shadowfield is not a shield or barrier per se, but an active camouflage system. What this means is that, if something hits your ship, its gonna hit HARD with full damage. So you must really rely on your ships' speed to evade counterfire as you are not taking it to the face like Void Shields nor are you gonna get any damage reduction through a Holo-Field. Fortunately, Dark Eldar vessels hit like a freight train with the highest crit chances out of any faction. While they may not do so hot in close combat, their giant blades that our BDSM knife-ears like to put on their ships mean that any enemy vessel would get a face full of surprises.
|Vessels of the Dark Eldar|
|Cruisers||Light Cruiser - Cruiser|
|Combat Spacecraft||Impaler Assault Module|
|Forces of the Dark Eldar|
|Command:||Archons - Haemonculi - Kabalite Trueborn |
Lhamaeans - Medusae - Sslyth - Succubi
|Troops:||Beastmasters - Commorragh Slaves - Grotesques |
Hellions - Incubi - Kabalite Warriors - Mandrakes
Scourges - Wracks - Wyches
|Beasts:||Clawed Fiend - Khymerae - Razorwing Flock - Ur-Ghul|
|Pain Engines:||Cronos Parasite Engines - Talos Pain Engines|
|Vehicles:||Raider - Ravager - Reaper - Reaver Jetbike - Venom|
|Flyers:||Raven Fighter - Razorwing Jetfighter |
|Spacecraft:||Impaler Assault Module - Raptor Fighter |
Slavebringer Assault Boat