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Me and my friend recently got started with 40k. He's playing Blood Angels and has been throwing about special characters recently. So my first question is; aren't characters limited to 1500+ armies? There's nothing about it in his codex so it might be a special thing for the Blood Angels?
Also, being a cowardly Tau myself I often find close combat uncomfortable. Even if you have a draw at the end of an assault or succeed with a leadership test...can't you just try to run away anyhow? Or do you have to fail a leadership test to be able to break out of combat?
Points requirements for special characters are a thing of the past. There is no universal rule about it, only what the individual Codex says. If you think BA are bad, try facing a Phoenix Lord in 500 pts =).
BA in particular do rather 'need' their special characters. The Codex does not have any 'normal' HQs in it. If you want the equivalent of an reclusiarch Chaplain, you *have* to use Lemartes, there is no generic 3 wound chaplain available in the list. Same for all the others. So it's tough to begrudge anyone a special character in a BA list.
No you cannot willingly flee from an assault =(
Ah nuts, I be scrood =P My only hope is that we'll get a bigger table soon then. As it is now I'm in close combat 2nd turn and on =/
Thanks for the help.
Tyranid and Eldar player....don't ask me how I ended up playing these two armies, just smile, nod, slowly move away and don't make eye contact!
A standard tournament table is only 4 feet wide. If you deploy first the only way to have any prayer of not getting assaulted by jump infantry second turn is to stand with your butt against the table edge and pray for low run rolls. Even that won't save you in the Dawn of War deployment.
Traditional wisdom says gunlines always want to go first, but under the new rules I might consider deploying second sometimes just so I can force them to come at me at angles.
Yeah, this table's smaller than that =P I guess I'll have to make the best of hiding behind my kroot. I usually try to go second so I can see where he goes.
Btw, is that the Death of Rats? Awesome avatar
Do what the Darkspawn does... masking tape a 4 by 4 table on the basement floor! I have it good since I have a wet bar and TV down here...
Of course, this great because if you feel the urge to go a little longer for that Dawn Of War 5th ed battle, all you need is just a little more tape to go 6 by 4.
Works for me.