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I have a three-ring binder packed with guard stuff from over the years. Chapter Approved stuff, the Abhuman Doctrines, etc. What I want to know is which of the special characters that are out there are still legal to even field.
A short list of those are: (Excluding the ones in the current Codex)
Solar Macharius, the day you cant field him in a Guard army means that the whole world has gone ****o-Bazoo.
Nork Deddogg, the trusty Orgryn bodyguard
Colonel 'Iron Hand' Straken, not that anyone uses Catachans
Sly Marbo, slightly more useable because it doesnt specify Catachans - just deathworld vets.
Captain Obadiah Schfeer, Varolian Death Metal from a Tank? You betcha.
Colonel 'Snake' Stranski, twin linked plasma pistoleer, on the hood of a Chimera.
All of the Gaunts Ghosts special extra characters, Mostly Master Sniper 'Mad' Larkin. That guy was the best Character Killer in the damn game. If he missed, God apologized and killed the target himself.
There are some more, but you get the point. Other than whats in the Codex, who can you use in your army these days?
Probable Answer: No one.
"No dumb bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. You win a war by making the other dumb bastard die for his country." General George S. Patton, Jr.
what do u mean?
solar macharius' rules are on the GW site and he can be used for(correct me if im wrong) 2000pt games and higher
nork deddog is also on the site
those two can be used whenever you want,
all the guants ghosts characters are also on the gw site i think
i have no idea about the catachan guys, someone else may know, but i think they can be used
the only ones i know you need opponents permission with is
Captain Obadiah Schfeer, and
Colonel 'Snake' Stranski
but dude, if your opponent wont let you use certain special characters, you
1 dont let him use any,
or 2 dont play him and play someone else who is there for fun, not for winning.
Hellhounds are good tanks
Satan - "**** you Kage! And **** you Jables! I'll get you Tenacious DDDDdddddddeeeeee!!!!!!"
The short answer is yes, all of those are still legal for friendly games. I know abhumans, the catchens, Solar, and Nork are all posted on GW's site. The others are a little more iffy, but if you can field "The Red Terror" for Nids, I'm sure you can field those special characters.
Would just like to point out that most of them are no longer tournament legal. The rules for both Macharius and Nork clearly state that they can only be used with the consent of whoever you're playing.
It's the same for all of them, with the exception of Sly Marbo, as the DWV codex on the GW website is still legal - it is perfectly acceptable to use Sly - even in a tournament. Other than that, I'm afraid it's friendlies only!