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    About the special characters in WFB, are they like the 40k rules where you have to agree with the oponent to use them or can you use then whenever you want?

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    You don't have to ask, if you look in the army book on the page before all the special characters. In a paragraph somewhere near the top it should say "These characters are balanced and do not require your opponent's permission", I think all say this but I would check just to make sure.

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    I didn't find a "paragraph" in front of the special character section in the Beast of Chaos book but I guess I will use my Morghur, Master of Skulls anyway :rolleyes:
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    Think thats in the 5th edition.
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    By the way.. its dogs of war you have to agree on with your opponent nowadays.

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    No. From what I have read seen and heard you have to ask the opponents permision to use special characters. What ones are useful anyway most of them are too expensive to use.

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    Actually you don't in almost all army books it says that they are balanced and you don't need permission. But I would ask anyway, they games don't ever seem that fun with special characters in them.

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    Not really in that sense I mean if you get to use special charcters in a scenario that is cool. Like using the High king in the WoV last battle. Man that would be so awesome to see gortrek starbreaker at work.

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    What you have to ask yourself is: "MUST I win, or do I want a fun and good game?"

    If you're a "MUST win" , then I guess you could probably find a rule written *somewhere* giving you the edge, but if you want to play fair and square, you will ask your opponent. It all comes down to your age I guess... To me it seems the younger you are, the more you "have to" win.

    Special charaters being balanced? hehe, take a look at "Teclis" in the High Elf book :-) If I bring him with me I'll have a HUGE edge on my opponent if he doesn't bring anything special. So, yes...you should allways tell your opponent.

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    They are deemed balanced by GW. If you brought teclis and he didnt, then he has more units than you do. Its siple as that. Its 1 model at 630 pts.

    Sure, you MAY have an edge. Or you may not. Ive seen teclis screw up and get killed in turn 2. And Ive seen him wreak havoc. You do not NEED permission, but its generally better to agree on wether or not you wll be including special characters in your armies.

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    My friends and i genearaly agree that tyrion is one of the craziest characters out there, hes cheaper than either teclis or imrik and much more reliable. He's a rock, very difficult to destroy. in fact, the only "easy" way to kill is another special character that has a powerful magic weapon, like archaon or malekith. you start out with your typical [insane armour] save, followed by a [great ward] save, very nice, then when he reaches 1 wound he gets an [even better] ward save. Even if you manage to fail that, he dies, then comes back to life with his [best ward] save again. oh yea, and he [is an] awesome fighter. and he has a [great] charge range from his horse.

    [His Strength] is nice too

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