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hellfire
06-08-2006, 19:29
what does it do is it worth getting a back issue of white dwarf to find out?

Tadite
06-08-2006, 19:39
what does it do is it worth getting a back issue of white dwarf to find out?

It takes every =I= retinue choice and adds some cool new ones. I always like the "reroll scatter dice" one.

Its a good IG choice. To bad its not legal... it should be....

Chem-Dog
06-08-2006, 19:54
To extrapolate a little from that, It gives you a Senior Commanding officer and a selection of individuals who are his personal attendants, from Confessors and Historians to Bodyguards and Military Advisors (not to mention the chance to include Batman! :p) many of the attendants confer unit/army bonuses in a similar way to those conferred by an Inquisitor's retinue.

It's a special modelling opportunity and, given that the unit consists of little more than Guardsmen it's not exactly overpowered and there shouldn't be too many objections to including it in the occasional battle, especially as part of a narrative campaign.

Barbarossa
07-08-2006, 06:11
I love the High Command. Instead of boni for the unit itself it often gives boni to other unit or the army in general. Very fluffy for the guard.

Carnelian
07-08-2006, 08:47
Can anyone remember which WD issue it is in?

ArtificerArmour
07-08-2006, 08:49
The one with the dancing wood elves on the cover.

Crimson Pies
07-08-2006, 08:57
WD 308

Or you could always ask someone to lend you the white dwarf instead of buying it...

Jedi152
07-08-2006, 09:28
And it has the best selection choice ever: Batman!

ThousandPlateaus
07-08-2006, 10:19
Batman? Huh?

Baneboss
07-08-2006, 10:44
Where I play its totally legal along with those TS magnus chosen (or whatever theyre named) for tournaments. Im talking about big events here.

PS anyone knows in which issue there are rules for xeno mounts?

Jedi152
07-08-2006, 11:14
Batman? Huh?


For 5 points or so you can include Batman. A Batman. I thinks it's a franchise or something. :D

No, sadly not the batman, but a military batman (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman_%28army%29).

Looks good in army builder though.

Colonel_Kreitz
07-08-2006, 12:49
I must admit, I still have not yet played with the High Command Rules, but I've been meaning to use them for quite some time. It's largely an Inquisitorial retinue, except designed for Imperial Guard.

I frankly think they would make a pretty interesting and characterful unit, especially in specialized scenarios. Assassination missions targetting the High Command or an HQ geting trapped in a building on the CoD scenario "Relief Force" would be pretty interesting (though I think the latter would be nigh unwinnable).

ThousandPlateaus
07-08-2006, 13:06
Bah - copycats!
Leave our retinues alone!
(Although taking Batman along is cool).

Ratchet
07-08-2006, 13:16
Getting a LD 9 psychic hood in any guard army is always nice :D, and he is only 10 pts.

Barbarossa
07-08-2006, 13:59
But unfortunately he's only LD 8 IIRC.