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Emperor's Avenger
30-09-2007, 15:34
I was looking through the new codex recently and noticed that there are no restrictions on the size of the game that they can be fielded in. The same also seems true for Blood Angels. This meas that a Chaos player can now take Abaddon the Despoiler, Warmaster of Chaos, in a 500-point army. Why have GW done this?

30-09-2007, 15:37
...because GW like to stick to the "spirit" of the game - a feeling not everyone shares.

If you took abaddon in a 500 point tournament noone would probably bat an eyelid.

If you took him in a friendly you'd probably get beaten to death by your own model.

Also they found that the poitn restirctions meant that people weren't fielding the characters (even when the requiring permission rule was removed).

30-09-2007, 15:57
Can't Abbadon take a walk north with his 250 point body guards without all the hussle and fuss?

*mumbles mumbles*

Brother Gabriel
30-09-2007, 15:59
Why have GW done this?

Thats easy ^^ miniatures poeple cant use in most games wont be bought by many. So they remove any restrictions that make them in any way less likely to be used and *swoosh* they get sold.

Thommy H
30-09-2007, 16:02
Abbadon in a 500 point army is the equivalent of a character worth 750 pts in a 1500 pt force...in other words, putting all your eggs in one basket. Good luck with that.

30-09-2007, 16:05
Sure you can take abaddon in a 500 point game...not sure why you would WANT to though. Considering you would still need to fill out those 2 other troop choices with barely 200 points, the game would be a really crap game for the chaos player.

30-09-2007, 17:47
The same also seems true for Blood Angels.
And before that for DA and before that for Eldar...

30-09-2007, 18:34
The game blance is pretty good now. Even in 1500 games my G/f does not want to use Mephiston, because he costs too many points.