I honestly think, that an entire legion attacking commorragh directly would have devastating effects on Commoragh and the dark eldar. just imagine Horus and his legion, or for example the Imperial fists or Ultramarines as a legion with primarch and all entering the webway and comming out over commoragh and unleashing all hell. I think it might actualy end up becoming a cull.Would a primarch and a whole legion be able to take out the dark eldars if they found a webway portal into commorragh ?
I mean from reading the raid on Commorragh in lexicanum it was just the Salamenders that did allot of damage.
I actually hadn't considered this. I'm not so sure craftworlders or exodites wold get involved, but the Harlequins certainly would. I suppose it is quite possible that the Harlequins might pressure other sects of the eldar into lending an assist.I think the main things here it wouldn't be just the dark eldar. If it was a full blown extermination I sincerely believe the Craftworlds would get involved and not just them but the Harlequins as well. Now they are facing 3 "worlds" military.
As much as the DE and CWE don't get along they both share a common cause of "Survival" - the DE would not (imo) ask for help but as you said, Harlies would and the CWE no better than to refuse a Harlequin.I actually hadn't considered this. I'm not so sure craftworlders or exodites wold get involved, but the Harlequins certainly would. I suppose it is quite possible that the Harlequins might pressure other sects of the eldar into lending an assist.
Not all civilizations are made equal, though. Modern Earth's military doesn't hold a candle to what the Dark Eldar could bring to bear.The concentrated force of an entire legion is a force which can end entire species and civilizations.
And not even the whole chapter. Wasn't that just, like, a hundred marines?A single chapter wiped out several lineages of Dark Eldar nobility and caused untold damage that still lingers in present day Commoragh (albeit Vect probably helped them from the shadows).
An entire legion would annihilate it completely entrenched or not.
Any full-scale invasion would require the ability to outmanoeuvre and out-think the leaders of the Dark City. It seems quite a simple process for Vect (or other Archons) to seal (or otherwise hide) the interconnecting "portals and hidden pathways" that necessitate travel between areas of the Dark City. Combine that with the knowledge that the Dark Kin hold concerning the webway itself would put the Space Marine Legion at a distinct disadvantage, perhaps even completely unable to access the Dark City. In many ways Commorragh is unconquerable.Codex: Dark Eldar said:In the depths of the web way lies Commorragh, the lair of the Dark Eldar; called the Dark City by those who fear to speak its name. Commorragh is no mere metropolis, for it is to the largest of Imperial Hives as a soaring mountain is to a mound of termites. Its dimensions would be considered impossible if they could be read by conventional means. If anything, Commorragh is more like a vast collection of satellite realms and cities linked by uncounted portals and hidden pathways. Viewed from one perspective, Commorragh is a loose collection of far flung nodes spread throughout the arteries of the web way like a malevolent virus. Its clustered concentrations are in reality scattered across the galaxy, thousands of light-years apart in places. Yet these locations are linked together by shimmering dimensional short-cuts. From within the web way’s confines, the immense distances between each sub-realm can be crossed with a single step. Commorragh appears within the web way as a composite entity of impossible scale, a shimmering, contradictory realm the dimensions of which pluck at the sanity of those who approach it. Thousands of ships dock each day within its out flung spines, for the Dark Eldar are far more numerous than even their Craftworld kin suspect.
It should be noted that the invasion was facilitated by Vect with the express intention of wiping out (or dethroning) the ancient noble houses. Everything they achieved is thus likely down to Vect.And not even the whole chapter. Wasn't that just, like, a hundred marines?