Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Special Characters at Call to Arms

The word is that Call to Arms this year is going to allow Special Characters for Warhammer Fantasy. This will be a departure from the majority of New Zealand tournaments over the past 5-6 years. From memory only the old Games Workshop Grand Tournaments and Hamilton’s “Over the Top” have let the named characters out (I think there was one Conquest that also did so).


My understanding is that, in line with the SCGT comp, there will be a list of race specific restrictions. This is intended to remove the more game-breaking from the event. Expect to see Thorek, Teclis, The Masque, Blue Scribes on this list and restrictions around the use of others e.g. Khalida may not join an archer unit larger than 50 etc.

I think it will be an interesting exercise to see how some of the others affect the game. I suspect that we’ll see quite a few of the Hero level characters e.g. the TK construct guy, Kohril and a few of the Lords as well – perhaps Thrott and certainly Manfred vC. I’m tempted to give my Tomb Kings a run led by Arkhan the Black – Level 5 Death Mage – just for the novelty value of using a Special Character.

Makes for an interesting twist.

6 comments:

  1. I'd be more likely to take Queek and horde up the stormvermin, or Skrolk and have 2 furnaces before Thrott. Queek *AND* Thrott maybe. . .

    J

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  2. Its always a shame to see such rich character and interesting options rot to restrictions, so it's nice to see them get an occasional run, what ever impact it may have on competitiveness.

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    1. Very true. You wouldn't be allowed 2x HPA even with Thrott making them thematic.

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  3. Korhil with my White Lions would be awesome but Teclis is overkill. Mind you if take Dwarfs Bugman would be fun to play. Is CTA in Wellington this year?

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    1. Always in Wellington John - it's Warlords annual convention. Third weekend in August at St Pats

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    2. Sweet ill look forward to it

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