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Hey all, this will be my working space for the LO Special Character Contest. Without further ado, I present Rothgar the Ramhorn:
Rothgar is the latest threat to emerge from the formidable Beastmen that populate the Forest of Arden near the borders of Bretonnia. Bearing the honorific of "Ramhorn" for his curving horns and ferocity in combat, he has defeated Bretonnian hosts twice in the field of battle, and has even put down an Undead force from cursed Mousillon that attempted to halt his advance. The thing that sets Rothgar apart from the many other warlords that have emerged among the Children of Chaos is his thirst for glory - his actions are far too aggressive and cunning to be the work of a mere raider lord. If Bretonnia falls, who knows what horrors he will unleash upon the wider world...?
M 5, WS 7, BS 3, S 5, T 5, W 3, I 5, A 5, Ld 9
Troop Type: Infantry (Special Character; Beastlord)
Bane of the Old World
As one of the most successful Beastmen warlords of all time, Rothgar has come across and fought many enemies in his various campaigns.
Rothgar (and any unit he joins) may re-roll all failed Primal Fury tests.
Pride of the Beastlord
Having faced down and defeated armies of armored knights as well as the living dead, Rothgar has overcome the petty fears that plague lesser mortals.
Rothgar (and any unit he joins) is Immune to Psychology.
Rothgar ripped this blade from the cold, bony hands of the Wight King captain of the Undead force from Mousillon he annihilated. A telling blow from this blade is able to separate a foe's soul from his body.
Magic Weapon. Close combat attacks made with this weapon are made at +1 Strength and have the Killing Blow special rule.
Crown of the Ramhorn
Rothgar receives his honorific from his spectacular crown of horns, which is a tangible sign of his favor among the Chaos Gods. Aside from providing Rothgar with iron command of his hordes, they also emanate a dark aura that shields him from harm.
Gift of Chaos. Rothgar is Stubborn, and he receives a 4+ Ward save.
This suit of armor was scavenged together from scraps of enchanted Bretonnian mail as well as plate worn by the proud Blood Knights Rothgar put to the sword at Mousillon. When an enemy champion is defeated, Rothgar rips a trophy from the corpse and adds it to his armor, thus ensuring that the enemy knows he has slain the best they have to offer.
Magic Armor (Heavy Armor). Whenever Rothgar slays an enemy champion or character in a challenge, he gains a cumulative +1 modifier to the combat resolution score of any close combat he is involved in for the rest of the game.
Last edited by rothgar13; April 6th, 2012 at 23:32.
maybe one of his magic items could come from undead force he put down?
love the name how ever did you think of it?
look forward to seeing the model you use.
i like it normally when people make a special character they are wayyyyyy to cheesy but i think this one is very balanced I would play against him
Thanks for the positive feedback, guys. It's appreciated.
@Greatwulf : The name is an edited version of a character from Beowulf. I'll re-fluff one of his items to come from the force of Undead.
OK, guys, I've made a couple of edits to the character. I've included the full profile, because if you want to know a Beastlord's stats, it's as easy as going to the GW website and looking up their miniature, so it's not like this is private knowledge. I've also added a little fluff behind the special abilities and items. If that's not kosher with the rules of the competition, someone let me know.
Do you have you already model for this guy? or still have to convert one?
He's ready to go, yeah. I'm going to wait a bit on the painting side, though, because I have a lot of rank-and-file in my army that I have to do first.
Seems legit, very well priced in my opinion. Model-wise, have you actually converted a VC weapon to be the Ancient Wight Blade? The only one I could imagine fitting a Beastlord would be Krell's axe, but that may be a little inconvenient. I'm interested as to what the model looks like, even the GG great weapons are a little small IMO.
I can't say my conversion was all that fancy, unfortunately. I did use bits from several kits, though, and I did some grunt work with an Exacto knife to get things to fit right. I thought about converting a VC weapon, but (like you) I decided that they're just too small. An axe from one of our kits had to do.
Well, they are pretty hench as axes go, so why not. I myself am REALLY not looking forward to trying to convert my SCC Beastman, mainly because it involves scratch-building a massive chariot with a herdstone on the back, and my conversion skills are not particularly inspired. But oh well, I'll probably not get it even close to done by the competitions judging period, I'll just take the loss of 25% =P