So, I now have my Outer Reach book, and I am overall pleased. However, I do have a couple little questions, regarding it:
- I can sort of see why, but I really miss the Pariahs that became a casualty in newest Necrons. Could they still fit? Would they get Untouchable? The Ordo Xenos has a presence in the Reach, and that could mean their Assassins, in this case the Culexus Assassins statted in The Navis Primer, could have been victims of mysterious accidents, the end result being fabricated Pariahs ready to fight Ork Waaghs, remaining Eldar, and whatever else stands against the Dynasty.
- I was rather pleased to see some mention of the Harlequins, and also that they went with the Seer. If one wanted to go with some of the other cool ones, what are the best ideas? I like Death Jesters, and assume that, overall, the stats for a Dark Reaper, from Koronus Bestiary, should suffice, with a change or two to reflect the DJ's flair, but the Solitaire, that Harlequin that fell off two editions ago, and one of my favorites, eludes me. I have their weapon in RT, and I think they'd also have Untouchable, but I don't know. I would appreciate some ideas if anyone is willing.
- Last one. As I look at the C'Tan Shards, I see that they might be able to absorb 25 points of damage per attack, AFTER a failed Field check. While this seems impressive, a single Crisis Suit can approach this, and with a possibly better Field save. The Dagon Overlord can absorb more per hit, as can the Carnifex, T Guards, and the Bloodthirster. I know that, in TT, C'Tans were fabricated to be easily killable, with their comparably crappy Armor save (worse than the Necron soldiers made of the same stuff), but I thought that they might be a bit tougher here. Their NDerm is inferior to Power Armor, AGAIN. I grant that some of the finer rules of DW can elude me, so I ask, am I missing something? Are they supposed to be inferior to G. Daemons and Monstrous Nids, AGAIN, or are they a lot better than I am giving them credit, in regards to taking a pounding?
Thanks much for any comments.