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In the 6th ed army books you could always read that the BSB couldn't carry shields (and no two-handed weapons i think), but the new WoC book says nothing about this. Does the game rulebook cover this? (havent found anything) Or can BSB's now wear shields and great weapons? (or perhaps just the chaos BSB, MOWHAHA!!)
I think most of the newer army books allow BSBs to take equipment. I know the Dark Elf, HE, VC, and WoC books all allow it.
It doesn't matter for Daemons because they don't have equipment, just daemonic gifts.
"Chaos cares not for self-preservation, for reason, or for truth. The essence of Chaos is Change..." -Teclis
Tzeentch: Change You Can Believe In.
you can take great weapons and shields
Please don't cut me at the knees short scary giner person with a beard.
And that's why if you go on the Bretts forum (their armybook hasn't been updated), you'll see the guys there scream in pain because their BSB can't have equipment (well, almost).
"How do you stop a Chaos Knight from charging? No seriously, HELP!" André le Bouffon, jester of the Bretonnian court - last words.