In one of the batrep comment areas we have been talking about the proper application of Web way portals. Eventually this got me thinking...
We keep looking for a way to make webway portals an offensive tool, but what if they aren't offensive? I know it sounds weird to have a defensive tool in a glass cannon army that is all about offense, but here is what I am thinking:
A few possible applications for a web way portal.
1. Place it as far forward as it can go to contest a capture and control objective and hope you can move, run and assault onto it.
2. Place it near one of your own objectives that is easy to reach, and havea troops unit come on later in the game to capture it (Less turns on the board = more survivability)
3. Deploy it on an adjacent table quarter in spearhead deployment to give your opponent something to worry about his flanks.
Mostly, as "anonymous," said, Web way portals are fail, but they seem less fail (is that possible?) as defensive tools.
What do you all think? Can a portal be used defensively or is it just pure .....