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What I would like to know is why don't the Dark Eldar get poisoned splinter weapons!!!!! They have poisoned blades, and in the codex it even says that the ammunition is impregnated with various toxic substances, and even a small surface wound can start to fester, leading to considerable injury and pain.
So why don't we have it.
Because it wouldn't be fair, really. You get two heavy weapons (Up to four, counting the shorter ranged ones.) in each Warrior Squad, making their Spliner Rifles more effective would either a) Up the points cost, probably lots. Make Squads smaller, which would kill their survivability, which isn't too good even now. Making Splinter Rifles better would mean the Splinter Cannon would have to be better as well, and it's damn good now.
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Well they could put it in the wargear and charge a number of points per squad/model.
i agree, we should have poisoned splinter pistol shards, it just seems more fluffy...but then again, i guess GW doesnt really give a ***** about fluffiness seeing as how the necron can cut through all invulnerable saves...o well, ***** gw
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aye *nods head in agreement*
This should be possible. If they made splinter rifles better, they don't have to make splinter cannons better, we have dark lances for that. a lasgun and laspistol are crap, but a lascannon is one of the best guns in the game. a plasma pistol and plasma gun and plasma cannon have the same strength and AP, but range changes a bit. Therefore, poisoned splinter weapons to upgrade all splinter weapons would be appropriate, but the cost would be a pain in the buttocks.
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I thougr the splinter-rifle work on an priciple that would make this impossible.
A small amount of matter is charged with a lot of energy, turning solid mater into plasma, this is ejected trough the nozzle. Then it loses a lot of enegy and becomes solid again but moving very fast and being very small and sharp (hence splinter-rifle).
This would of course make it impossible to be poisoned, or the material itself must be poison. But DE prefer to use wraithbone for this purpose (soul seeker ammo).
As described on page 34 of my codex (which is a translation though), splinter rifles just break an ammo crystal into small shards and accellerate these - they do not use any plasma.
Anyway, i think that poisoned splinter weapons would defeat the purpose of warriors - they can have the same punch/firepower by being numerous, and being cheap/disposable/numerous is exactly what makes them a good unit right now.
Yea they would be expensive so they would not be sacaraficeable sp but you should still have the option