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I have been playing BT for some time and I have always taken an Emperors Champ and another Marshal in every game, even 1K, because I thought that I had had to. But recently while surfing bolter and chainswords BT army lists I found that alot of the 1K lists didn't have a HQ choice (The champion doesn't count). I thought that I might inquire into this as I might if I could, drop the Marshal, for obvious reasons. If I was playing any other army in a 1K game I wouldn't want 1/4 of my army as charactors. If an experienced player in this area could give me a strait answer I would realy apreciate it, TY.
You are required in all standard games of Warhammer 40k (obviously not counting Combat Patrol, etc.) to have a minimum of one HQ choice. The Emperor's Champion is a Black Templars requirement after a certain number of points, and also does not count towards the HQ choices on the Force Organisation chart. Thus, in 1000 point games, you must take the Emperor's Champion as well as an additional HQ.
Basically, the lists you see without another HQ are illegal.
Actually in a FAQ recently it was said that the emperor's champion even though he doesn't take up a slot is a HQ, so he can fill the role of a compulsary HQ without taking up the slot. I was also using two characters until I figured this out...
I was thinking this was the case and I am releived to here this.
Do you have the url for the FAQ on this topic. If you do that would be awesome.
Yeah I do actually its....
Hope that helps, says it right there on the left hand side...
Thanks a heap, this will change the way I play a heap. There was also a few other good things to note on that page too. Thanks again.
Np, everyone at librarium online is always around to help, for once I actually knew something! lol.
Nice find there, darkness, I stand corrected. Though I think it's a bit silly, personally; it may be GW's attempt to soothe the Black Templar players who don't like the fact that the new Space Marines codex has a bunch more goodies. All throughout 4th edition, the Emperor's Champion was basically non-existent on the Force Organisation Chart, and I wish he'd have remained that way. Ah, well.