So I was looking at the EO 5th ed codex: harlequins, and thinking of how it would be updated. One question I had was with some of the war gear for the Venoms, and other equipment. I know it goes against the original CJ and the original WD fluff, but should the harlies have more access to DE equipment?
Example- Venoms: DE one at 10 more points comes with what pg 91 of DE Codex says... but, the Harlie version has twin-linked shuri-cats as standard. Should the new codex have the options for DE or Craftworld weapons, basically being able to take the splinters or the shuri-cats and both having the option to upgrade to the cannon. Also, I think it should come with the Flickerfield (though jink save is the same, but that is cover, not invul). Obviously the Harlie Venom would not have the extra cannon, as that area is available for the two more transport capacity. But shoudl they also be able to get Night shields, blades, sanres, and retrofire jets?
Jetbikes: Obviously the Codex: Harlequins jetbike is the Craftworld version, but should Harlies get access to Reaver Jetbikes with the availability of bladevanes and inbuilt splinter rifle?
I do not think Harlies would have an adversion to using the poison in splinter weapons, or blades for that matter, as shrieker cannons and kisses are just plain nasty. Also, it's been documented in the fluff that the Harlies recruit from the dark city.
Also, looking at the Hallucinogen grenades fluff. I think what the EO Codex: Harlequinns is trying to do is give the Shadowseer and GH plasma grenades as per the Shadowseer out of Codex: Eldar and Codex: DE. However, the fluff points is very similar to DE Phantasm Grenade Launcher which gives the DE character with this offensive and defensive grenade capabilities. This would be cool, but the war-gear cost for an Archon is pretty steep. If the GH and SS were to have something similar to the Phantasm GL, what would the increase in their base points be for basically the ability to have defensive grenades? 5, 10, 15 more points?
I'm going to go back through the thread, but Rasmus, how did you arrive at the point cost for Harlie Jetbikes? When comparing it to the cost of a Warlock Jetbike, it seems a bit too much. Maybe a reduction of 2 or 3 points?
Thanks for your thoughts.