Reading through the new Empire army book, i was really excited about the new Demigryph knights and was planning an army based around them and Knightly Orders. I'd just got paid, so was willing to splash out on a new army from scratch. I went on the GW website and was about to hit pay on about £250 worth of models, when my friend pointed out to me that characters couldn't be mounted on them, not even Grand Masters, and I lost enthusiasm for the idea, as a huge draw for me was some awesome ideas i had for characters.
This raises a questipon for me: why can't they have them? Is it a fluff reason, as there's none that i can find. Is it a balance issue? Again, there's none that I can find, as generals can have Griffons, which are far nastier creatures as mounts. Is it simply that GW didn't want to make a model for it, or even something else that I havn't considered
Can anyone shed any light on this for me? It seems a dumb decision on their part, as i'm sure I'm far from the only person who liked the idea of a Demigryph mounted general