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I, for one, feel it's like handing my army over to another General to lead for me. For some reason it just feels like it's wrong.
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I think you use the tools you are given. The pewter model and the rules aren't running your army, you are. GW doesn't publish special characters so that people will have a defacto leader for their armies, it's for people to flavor up their army a certain way.
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Special characters ruin any fluff and creative potential within gamers.
Typically, they're overpriced/powered and don't really have any place in the competitive field.
I dunno.. i just see 12/13 year olds making their mummies buy them these horrendously overpriced figures which they have no idea how to use. They then go forth and dip paint them like sick little monkeys. No thanks. **obviously not all 12/13 year olds are like this**
I personally agree totally with Archon.
I mean, would you rather field this:
Or abaddon with his stupid hair, and his combi bolter.
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Last edited by Karmoon; September 5th, 2006 at 10:47.
I dislike special characters mostly because they rarely fit into the fluff correctly, (except the mercenary types,) and then I have to make a substitute in the event the enemy denies me the character. On top of that, I hate being faced with one simply because I usually can't decide if I should let them waste points or if it's worth it to deny it.
Except C'tan. They suck. *pokes Necron players*
Every whisper of the future from the Warp speaks of a hundred battles lost, a thousand lives devoured and a million enemies born. -- Inquisitor Lord Babel
I don't like them because they are overpowered in my opinion. They get so many rules that they become monsters.
I feel they unbalance the game and take away from the tactical thinking that (some) armies require.
D'oh! How come you can sum up how i feel in two sentences whereas I have to rant and rave?!!?Originally Posted by Adrian_MalSeraph
Totally agree with this though. It's like Warcraft 3 VS Starcraft, where building a balanced army isn't important anymore because you have magical heroes that can be magical.
That said.. I think that Kharn The Betrayer is possibly ok. He's not grossly overpowered and not hugely expensive...
All i know is that my gut says 'maybe'.
i dont really mind them. most of them are overpriced for what they do. alot of them you can tool up a model to be VERY similar.
i use some every once in a while, but most of them arent worth 50 points, much less the ~200 they can cost.
i will say, that they have some really cool sculpts cor special characters though. so i guess thats a good thing.
leave the moderating to the moderators
if pro is the opposite of con, does that mean progress is the opposite of congress?
Usually me and my friends don't play with them. I tend to dislike them, except for a couple. Some are unbalanced, however some are fun to use.
But, overall, I usually rather not play with special characters.
BTW (by the way), the above pic is awesome!
it just doesn't make sense fluff wise. i mean why would some super duper specail character be leading your army, doesn't he have other stuff to do....
I was going to post something here, but you guys pretty much have my feelings covered.