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I was just thinking, while I was playing eldar (curse them to a fate worse than being left alone
with a haemonculi!) I noticed that bright lances, which have the same effect, strenght, AP, and range, that they are assault weapons! WTF! how come the dark eldar, the best raiders in the galaxy, are stuck trotting around with heavy weapons? Personally I think that the Dark Eldar should have assault dark lances, and the eldar should have heavy bright lances.
BUT, I also think that it kinda makes sense that eldar bright lances are assault weapons because they are mounted on platforms where as DE dark lances have to carry them.
Well, it does seem odd to me that Dark Eldar warriors have rapid fire weapons, whereas guardians all have assault weapons, and that Bright Lances are assault weapons, but the DE get the heavy version.
With the DE though, you can have more dark lances than an eldar could have bright lances, and so i think it balances out. Besides, making everything in the DE list into assault weapons would just be a little over-the-top IMO. It would make DE armies totally "broken."
All in all, i think we have a very good balance, and there are very few, if any, things that i would ever dream of altering in the current army list.
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point taken, thanks for your imput
I believe the Elder FAQ states that unless the bright lance is mounted on a hover platform it counts as heavy (For all the diffrence that makes.)
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We do indeed have "assault dark lances".. the blaster! It might lack the range of the actual dark lance, but who needs range when you are in the range to go close and personal with your enemies anyway? You gotta love blasters ^_^
Just on a side note, a BL platform costs 5 times as many points as a DL.
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yeah thyat evens it out - but i do think that normal warriors guns should be assault at least - even if they are kept strength 3 (which annoys me as all the eldar stuff - even pistols -are s4, this is what resulted in my raider being taken down by a farsseer with a pistol....:cry: )
Originally Posted by Neferata
I agree with that, DE is good the way it is now...
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It always boggeld my mind on why de have rf weapons. dosent really fit theme, but Neferata does pose a good point on the subject.
Just like to point out that even if an Eldar Bright Lance was a Heavy Weapon, it'd make absolutely no difference. Every single model in the Eldar army which can have a Bright Lance can move and fire Heavy Weapons anyway (Vypers, Support Weapons, War Walkers, etc etc). This means that there is no difference to the Eldar if their Bright Lance is and Assault or Heavy Weapon.
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