@korvre see the issue with that is you need to know you are fighting them to use that strategy. You need to bring a bunch of escorts because their DPS will shred at least a few and carriers. If you bring a brawler or balanced fleet, or any other strategy because you don’t know who you will be fighting, you are just kinda doomed.
@nemesor-xanxas No you don´t need to know who you are fighting. You just need to know that you should always be bringing 2 to 6 escorts. That is just part of a balanced fleet in this game. It´s not just for Dark Eldar it is also for Nids and any player that decides they want to do some kiting. Even Tau or Chaos can just sit in a gas cloud and without escort you will be totally recked if you don´t have escorts to scan them. If you don´t have escorts you have a bad build.
I had 4 escorts with extended range. they can just rush and kill escorts then leave. After that it's gg. You would need like 15 escorts to keep them in vision all game.
Also clumping up is a mistake cause they will win via points, as they are much faster and you cannot know where they will go. And splitting is a mistake cause they will gang kill whatever you split.
In general I don't see most fleets countering this. I know, cause I was playing a Druhkari carrier fleet and lost 1 game cause I wanted to see if I could 6vs1 the necron flagship. Turns out I shoulda just kept running around being a stealthy f****, woulda won all games today on it.
@aram_thehead Well I could see it being way more annoying than occasionally running into a build you cannot deal with. Say you are playing Dark Eldar or Nids. Suddenly every enemy will field a dozen escorts probes and maybe even vision upgrades. They would get completely recked. While other factions would probably not be affected too much since there is just no direct hard counter. It would probably mess up the balance beyond saving.
@lino maybe you're right. I'm used to Total war Warhammer where countering each other works pretty much in both directions, however the example that you gave me actually explains why in this game it would actually not be as good as I thought. Thanks for the clarification