Space Marines: Heroes of the Adeptus Astartes

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Jan 25th, 2011
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Games Workshop have posted a series of 40K Space marine army lists focused on one of the several characters from the latest Marine Codex.

From their website:

For the gamer amongst us, one of the things that make these characters most interesting is the effect that they have upon our armies – many of them enable us to select different units for our armies or to alter the tactical disposition of our forces entirely. In this article we’ll take a look at five of these heroes, and the forces that they command. We’ll present a sample army list for each, and a little tactical advice on how best to use it in your games. Perhaps these ideas will inspire your own Space Marine forces – after all, if you can exploit the potential of these mighty heroes to their fullest, victory will surely be yours.

  • grimbergen

    Have the rules changed recently so that you can play special characters in smaller games? I haven’t played for over 5 years, but I remember always wanting to try special characters in smaller games, but the rules then did not make it easy.

    • cybogoblin

      What would you define as a ‘small game’? It might be hard to fit a lot of the characters into a 500pt game, but most should be okay at 1000pts.

      • grimbergen

        Small as in the 1500pts they mentioned — at least it’s smaller than in the past, wasn’t it 2000pts before characters were allowed? RTT tourneys were always 1850 so you could never use them, and everyone locally only cared to play that style in order to hone their skills competitively even on casual games (or they would want even bigger games which is probably why GW made Apocalypse).

        • cybogoblin

          Back in the day, I think special characters were a lot more potent (as well as rarer). Now there are special unit commanders (like Chronus and Telion) who are a lot cheaper and less potent, so I can see them being allowed in 1500/1850pt games. That’s all up to the TO’s, of course.