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Offline osterknact

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Our Special Characters Suck
« on: October 07, 2010, 04:12:09 AM »
We need new named special characters, ones who will fit in any empire army not just Altdorf. Almost every single Empire named character is from our capital. We need some unique captains/sergeants and possibly a lord or two who fit more northern armies or armies who don't like Altdorf :). I really like the VC - Konrad von Carstein sculpt and rules and wish we had a few characters who were unique like that.
what are your guys thoughts?

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Re: Our Special Characters Suck
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2010, 11:21:51 PM »
agreed, and they should be rebalanced so they match the other armies out there.
"DEfighter wrote:
Hey, trolls stay the hell out, this is a serious thread. Empire are cheese. 2 steam tanks, a war altar and 4 cannons is so obviously overpowered. Anyone who thinks otherwise clearly hasn't had their dragon shot down on turn 1 yet."

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Re: Our Special Characters Suck
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2010, 11:36:29 AM »
Don't worry, it will happen in 8th.

As long as they don't couple composition rules with special characters, I will be fine with that (like Ghorrus Warhoof)
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Re: Our Special Characters Suck
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2010, 10:54:56 AM »
And ad shield to The emperor and the Reiksmarshal.

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Re: Our Special Characters Suck
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2010, 03:28:16 PM »
As long as they finaly get rules for Marius Leitdorf I'm totaly happy ^^

And I really think that some of the SC's are totaly useless... like Luthor Huss.
Awesome modell, great fluff but still I don't see the point in using him.

And the other ones... maybe besides of Kurt Hellborg they all get slaughtered by most of the other SC.

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Re: Our Special Characters Suck
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2010, 09:19:45 AM »
I'd quite like to see a few more special heroes, we only have 2 ATM: Huss and Helborg
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Re: Our Special Characters Suck
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2010, 09:35:23 AM »
You mean Huss and Schwarzhelm red bull. Helborg is a lord choice. I don't know about what you guys are saying. I think ALL SC have there uses.
Hell in larger games my friend will use Frans and Schwarzhelm just for the kick of it.
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Re: Our Special Characters Suck
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2010, 04:22:12 PM »
Sorry, my memory must be going. And only at 15, aw well.

I dod know someone who uses the Reiksmarshal. KF on Dragon and Schwarzhelm in 3000 pts
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Offline Captain Dob Van Dwi

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Re: Our Special Characters Suck
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2010, 12:04:15 PM »
To be honest I would like a SC fron each provence. Yah thats right I want the Electors back.
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Re: Our Special Characters Suck
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2010, 11:31:03 AM »
I agree having the electors back would be really cool
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Offline red bull

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Re: Our Special Characters Suck
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2010, 04:41:22 PM »
If you brought them back with the same stats, but special rules. So Valmir Von Raukov has the Dragon Bow, Boris Todbringer causes terror in beastmen, etc.
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Offline LegionsofOdin

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Re: Our Special Characters Suck
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2011, 12:48:58 AM »
i used to take special characters in 7th but they are jsut too exspensive to be practical in 8th, luthor huss lost his touch with the new fear rules the only 2 i could see taking are schartzhem and helborg. byt even that would be for games 3000 points or more.

Offline Ayami the Great

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Re: Our Special Characters Suck
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2011, 10:24:25 PM »
I think we need a character from every state.....I'd love a Nordland Mariner character for my Nordland army

Offline der Hurenwiebel

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Re: Our Special Characters Suck
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2011, 07:28:30 AM »
I'd love even just one that was worth the extra points paid for him, from any state, combat, magic, priest, or engineer.

I'm not going to hold my breath though.
"DEfighter wrote:
Hey, trolls stay the hell out, this is a serious thread. Empire are cheese. 2 steam tanks, a war altar and 4 cannons is so obviously overpowered. Anyone who thinks otherwise clearly hasn't had their dragon shot down on turn 1 yet."

oh really now.  LOL ROFLMAO oh the irony.

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Re: Our Special Characters Suck
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2011, 05:15:46 AM »
I have several fantasy armies collected since 1993. Our special characters (and army) didn't get screwed near as badly as the Vampire Counts did with this edition. Shields have long been needed for Karl Franz and Helborg. Sometimes I wonder what the games developers at GW are thinking. The ideas of "upgrades" for captains....like "witch hunter" would go a long way toward fluff and army playing construction and enjoyment. I personally would like to see "the Emperor's high executioner"...every province would have one under its elector count.