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Old 01 Apr 2009, 15:25   #1 (permalink)
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Default HQ bodyguards, no more?

well, i have noticed once i made my army list that a boss can't take any retinue anymore at all. it looks like we have to sacrifice one of our elite slots to use a squad for da boss. am i wrong or am i correct that we can't take a squad with his HQ slot anymore? are GW stopping to include that option?

just something taht have bugged me awhile
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Old 01 Apr 2009, 15:33   #2 (permalink)
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No more retinues it seems. And yes, you need to take an Elite FOC slot for your Nob 'Bodyguards'.
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Old 01 Apr 2009, 15:36   #3 (permalink)
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No more retinues it seems. And yes, you need to take an Elite FOC slot for your Nob 'Bodyguards'.
alright, thanks for a fast reply. its sad though that we cant take that free extra squad anymore
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Old 01 Apr 2009, 15:38   #4 (permalink)
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No more retinues it seems. And yes, you need to take an Elite FOC slot for your Nob 'Bodyguards'.
alright, thanks for a fast reply. its sad though that we cant take that free extra squad anymore
You should check out the entry under the warboss entitled "Da Big Boss". It has a nifty special rule that helps with what you're talking about. It doesn't make the squad free in terms of FOC, but it comes close (and is a bit better in objective missions).
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Old 01 Apr 2009, 16:49   #5 (permalink)
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No more retinues it seems. And yes, you need to take an Elite FOC slot for your Nob 'Bodyguards'.
alright, thanks for a fast reply. its sad though that we cant take that free extra squad anymore
You should check out the entry under the warboss entitled "Da Big Boss". It has a nifty special rule that helps with what you're talking about. It doesn't make the squad free in terms of FOC, but it comes close (and is a bit better in objective missions).
oh yeh. i use a mob of Meganobz in a trukk for a fast and more reliable scoring unit
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Old 01 Apr 2009, 19:15   #6 (permalink)
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I wish I could give my warboss a rokkitpack and use an army of stormboyz
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Old 02 Apr 2009, 17:04   #7 (permalink)
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Speaking of Stormboyz while they arent HQ choices Boss Zagstrut and Snikrot are no longer Independant characters but unit Nob upgrades.
Those two special characters sort of have a built in retinue since they cannot leave their unit and are still pretty bad arse Nobz.

Forgot to add im a Blood Axe clan player complete with green stuffed Warbosses and Nobs wearing Commissar style clothing so I use Kommandos extensivly and Stormboyz on occasion.

Those two models are absolutely awesome so thats a great bonus too.
Still havent used em in a tourny yet though since I dont like using special characters or cheese list.

Though I will be bringing Snikrot in our local 1500pt 4 round rouge trader later this mth just to see how he works out.

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Old 02 Apr 2009, 18:52   #8 (permalink)
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Unfortunately those special characters don't count as HQ choices so they become quite expensive considering you still need to grab a warboss or something.
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