- Has 40k lost a lot of its customization and character options?
- Are the expected codices supposed to give more options/customization?
- Can I take a unique item or character and modify it for my own use?
- If so, and WYSIWYG still applies, how would I compute costs fairly?
- Would it be fair to just double the cost of the normal version?
Is this something that I should not be as worried about in actual gameplay and just give them what I can from what exists?
How many of you use unique characters and how did you build them? (not sure if this should be a separate question by itself or if there is a better way to phrase or location to ask it)
First let me mention that although I have been a fan of 40k since I first learned of it back with the release of the third edition and I have purchased every rulebook and at minimum all of the codices for the Space Wolves since; I have only played on tabletop a few times, with the last time being almost a decade ago. Please bear with me as I know some of the rules and changes over the years, but the lore has always interested me more. I know a lot has changed over the years but may be ignorant to the intelligence behind some changes...
That said I am looking to jump back into the gaming aspect with the new edition. With the indices I feel like a lot of the customization options have been lost. My previous "build" of the Inquisitor for my army was an Inquisitor Lord, with a needle pistol, daemon hammer, artificer armor, grimore, a targeter, scourging, etc. and I had even had the chosen to take a specific entourage (astropath, etc.).
And while I do believe that those choices came from the options laid out in an older rulebook I loved that I could grab a bunch of different stuff to put into an independent character.
In the Imperium 2 Index I am looking to update my guy (as with the rest of my army) and I noticed that there is not an option for artificer armor or even to give him a boost as an Inquisitor Lord. His retinue seems to be limited to a host of acolytes, deamonhosts, and (thankfully still) a jokaero...
In the points lists it shows the points values for the 3 custom characters without wargear, but then then the master crafted weapons have 0 points. While the option to use them only exists for those special characters, I would like to use a master crafted power sword stat (it is actually a halberd) for my character. Would it be fair to just double the cost of the normal version?
I would like to keep my entire army as close to the rulebook as possible, but I would also like to give my unique guys gear that makes them special. Is this something that I should not be as worried about in actual gameplay and just give them what I can from what exists? How many of you use unique characters and how did you build them?