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I'm working on a Harlequin Codex which will include Webway portals because the Harlequins are masters of using the webway. I've nothing to base the rules for a portal on but the Dark Eldar codex. So all you Dark Eldar players or people who play against them, I have some questions.
1. At 50 points for a webway portal, are they balanced?
2. Can DE assault out of the portals?
3. If your answer to question one is no, what would you change about the webway portals?
1. I dont know as I dont use them myself. But 50pts seems pretty good to me.
2. Yes, entering play from a webway portal counts as moving on from a table edge, so u can assault.
3. Though my answer was yes, making portals counts as an assault weapon would make me concider using it.
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If you look for a nice portal, then try to find the rules for wriathgate (sp?) from the 3ed. eldar dex.
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The downside is price, 100 points for 2. Units in the portal are "lost" if the portal carriers die before its deployed. Units carrying the portal cannot move or shoot in the turn it is to be deployed nor can the unit be engaged in combat or be fleeing. To me, this balances the benefits - any savvy opponent can counter a wwp list or cause them to deploy the portal in a bad location.Yes, its treated as a board edge. You still need to roll for reserves though.2. Can DE assault out of the portals?I hope nothing, then in 5th edition it will be considered as a 5th edition rule and not a "broken 3rd ed. rule".3. If your answer to question one is no, what would you change about the webway portals?
If they do get rid of it, it will probably be replaced by the special "fly in" rule found in Apocalypse for Dark Eldar. They get to fly in, cannot disembark but the raiders have "flyer" rules.
or easier to find is the portal from the apocolypse template that the eldar can get. Those favoured ones of our kind have got a much better portal than ours.
It can be found online and doesn't have most fo the drawbacks ours does
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