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PostSubject: Dark Eldar - Attacks from Webway Portals and Vehicles   Dark Eldar - Attacks from Webway Portals and Vehicles I_icon_minitimeTue Apr 10 2012, 14:27

Hi all,

Looking for some help in relation to locating some DE fluff research for a project I'm doing.

Basically, I'm looking for documented fluff that details how DE move their forces (and in particular vehicles) out of the web into real space when they are doing mass raids.

Knowing that the current rules state that the portable webway portals that some characters can have specifically DO NOT allow vehicles to enter, I am wondering:

1) Are DE forced to use existing webway portals to move their vehicles into real space and then to wherever they are attacking, or are they able to create - with enough time and resources- vehicle sized portal exits into real space of their own choosing that would allow them to enter wherever they want?

2) if they have to use existing webway portals, do DE portals 'look' much different to craft world versions? When webway portals are modeled on the table top, they look very 'wraithboney'

Really, what I'm wanting to know is if the following scenario is viable: a dark eldar force want to attack a particular target directly via the webway, including vehicles. Can DE do this even if there is no previously created 'Old One' created webway portal at the location?

Hope this is clear. I'd be really greatfull for any 'official' fluff that backs is idea up.

Thanks,

Sigil

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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar - Attacks from Webway Portals and Vehicles   Dark Eldar - Attacks from Webway Portals and Vehicles I_icon_minitimeTue Apr 10 2012, 15:20

My first thought would be yes, the WWP's that archons and Haemonculus carry are simply the man-portable versions of much larger ones that can allow vehicles to pass through, I'd have thought that if vehicles are required, they'd send a small force through to secure a site long enough to set up a larger version. Not sure if there is any official fluff for that reasoning though, I know there was an example in a black library book where DE snuck in and kidnapped a load of space marines, and the deathwatch novels included an example of dark eldar raiding a craftworld.

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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar - Attacks from Webway Portals and Vehicles   Dark Eldar - Attacks from Webway Portals and Vehicles I_icon_minitimeTue Apr 10 2012, 17:31

The BL novel 'Path of the Renegade' shows you in great detail how real space raids take place - moving fleets of ships about via WWP... and its a good read as well!

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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar - Attacks from Webway Portals and Vehicles   Dark Eldar - Attacks from Webway Portals and Vehicles I_icon_minitimeTue Apr 10 2012, 17:34

DE most likely use current webway portals for movement of their vehicles and what not, as well as convential ships for raids. Also I doubt they would look any different, as they are essentially the same thing. As for making webway portals, I dont see why a Kabal that wants to consistantly raid a planet wouldnt build a webway portal so they can constantly come back to there, but considering most of their raids are one shot deals, I think they would just use an existing portal, or bring their vehicles through other means. I mean, there has to be someone on the planet to open the temporary portal to begin with Very Happy

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I'd probably say that they can only use pre-existing portals for large scale fleets full of main battleships and such, while being able to create smaller invasion scale portals anywhere else. Most likely the main battleships would be projecting those portal entrances in, say, low orbit and such for the Raiders, Ravagers, Razorwings etc swoop in and begin the carnage.

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