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Just a question...a musing really.
I posted a thread a day or two ago about creating a Space Marine chapter, based on one of the other codex's. Following all the same rules as that codex, but calling it my own chapter. I wanted to know if it was legal. The consensus was that it was in fact legal, and I could even use Special Characters, I would just have to come up with different names for them.
that being said, if I create my own chapter using the chapter traits in the vanilla SM codex, do I still get access to the Special Characters? I would love to be able to field my own version of Cheif Librarian Tigarius, or Shrike.
In friendly games it would be reasonable to do so, if your opponent agrees too. However, in tournaments it would not be allowed.
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No.Originally Posted by Sinjin
Absoletely not. If you want a special character you have to play the associated army with its strengths and weaknesses.
It ultimately doesn;t matter what you call them or how you paint them, but you have to stick to the set of traits they have (if any).
Shut up and play.
What you would have to do, in order to use those special characters, would be to use the related traits. So if you wanted the ultramarines librarian, you would not be able to use any traits at all. You would also in that case, however, be able to take tyrannic war vets, just make sure you call them something else.
More than just calling things by a different name, though, it would help if the miniatures actually looked different as well, rather than just having a different paint job, whilst still easily showing WYSIWYG.
Some people would still have a problem with this, but I personally cant see any strong ground for complaints, so long as you put reasonable effort into it.
I mean, at the Necromunda tourney I played in last weekend, someone used a heavily converted scaven host that used the scavvy rules, and that worked awesomely.
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