Thursday, 15 November 2012

Announcing: Warhammer Expansion - Special Characters!

After reading through the old "Champions of Chaos" booklet, I thought to myself "man, why aren't these in the new rulebooks?". Looking through the old 4th and 5th ed army books showed a whole bunch of special characters that have been put on the bench for years now, which is a damn shame. As such, I've decided to compile these old special characters into one booklet with updated rules for 8th edition, giving you folks who still have models for them the chance to use them in your games. Or at the very least read their fluff and look at pretty pictures ;)

Version 1.0 will likely only contain those characters no longer available in the new books - like prince Imrik, Zacharias the Everliving, and Crom the Conqueror - but I might also include the new special characters from the current books as well in a later version.

Feel free to throw in any characters you would like to see that I might otherwise miss (preferably with a source and artwork if you can find it), be they from White Dwarf, Storm of Chaos or any other GW publication. Because I have already updated Bretonnia and am working on Chaos Dwarfs, special characters from these books will not appear in this one.

Bretonnia:
Sir Amalric of Gaudaron
Gilon, Duke of Aquitaine
Sir Richemont
Iselda, Keeper of the Tower
The Holy Knight
Gravain the Fair
Castellan of Quenelles
Aloys of Montjoie
Elanor of Quenelle
Bagrian, Priest of Taal

Daemons of Chaos:
Be'lakor
Amon 'Chakai
Azazel, Prince of Damnation

Dark Elves:
Rakarth the Beastlor
Kaldor the Cruel
Malida
Caldath the Black
Mortharor

Dwarfs:
Ungrim Ironfist
Garagrim Ironfist
Grombrindal, The White Dwarf
Alfrik Ranulfsson
King Kazador
Burlok Damminsson
Kragg the Grim
Brok Stonefist
Crazed Khargrim
Krudd Mad-Mattock
Skag the Stealthy
Drong the Hard
Queen Helgar Longplaits
Loki Whitebeard
Bazrak Bolgan
Skeggi Threkksson
Grim "Dead Eye" Grunnson
Durzak Dragonbac
Grombold Kruddson

The Empire:
Thyrus Gormann
Magnus the Pious
Valmir von Raukov
Aldebrad Ludenhof
Valten - Champion of Sigmar
Valten - Exalted of Sigmar
Manfred von Bock
Ulrich
Magister Zorn
Konrad
Rutgar, Graf von Rutgarburg

High Elves:
Alarielle the Everqueen
Sea Lord Aislinn
Belannaer
Imrik the Dragonlord
Eltharion the Swordmaster
Lord Salendor or Tor Achare
Liandra Athinol
Fendar
Tethan
Ardath
Eldroth
Calaidan
Imrallion
Alatar
Kelendar
Selafyn of the Annulii

Lizardmen:
Lotl Botl
Inxi-Huinzi
Nakai the Wanderer

Ogre Kingdoms:
Ghark Ironskin

Orcs &Goblins:
Borgut Facebeater
Gorfang Rotgut
Morglum Necksnapper
Badruk 'Eadsplitta
Oglok the 'Orrible
Oddgit, Night Goblin Shaman
Snagga
Uzguz
Nazgob
Grotfang
Git Guzzler
Kap'n Skabend & Slygit
Grotsnag
Grabnatz Soutbelly & Gula
Durkol Eye-Gouger

Skaven:
Nurglitch
Ghoritch
Klawmunkast
Morbus Sangui

Tomb Kings:
Nagash

Vampire Counts:
Zacharias the Everliving
Sethep
Melchior
Neferata
Walach Harkon
Dieter Helsnitch
Luthor Harkon
The Red Duke
The Dark Knight
The Banshee
Renar the Necromancer

Warriors of Chaos:
Vardek Crom
Arbaal the Undefeated
Egrimm van Horstmann
Count Mordrek the Damned
Aekold Helbrass
Dechala the Denied One
Harald Hammerstorm - Harry the Hammer
Valnir the Reaper

Wood Elves:
Ariel, Mage Queen of Loren
Naieth the Prophetess
Thalandor
Lothlann the Brave
Durthu the Treeman
Scarloc
Wychwethyl the Wild
Sceolan
Skaw the Falconer
Gruarth the Beastmaster
Athelwyn of Athel Loren
Elthryn
Gwercus the Treeman
Yolath the Terrible

All right, I think that should be all, though I have probably forgotten someone. Let me know if you know of anyone I've missed.

21 comments:

  1. Looks like a pretty good list, I'm looking forward to it. The only one that stands out is Grombrindal, I'm pretty sure he has current rules from, appropriately enough, White Dwarf.

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    1. Well, White Dwarf isn't exactly a current army book, which is why he will appear here ;)

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  2. @ Anonymous - Special Characters are only a small project, should not take long. Regiments of Renown is practically complete, and Cathay/Pirates are both about 30% done, so there's hopefully going to be less waiting time than you currently expect ;)

    Also, what's up with your comments still not showing? Really weird...

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  3. The french Warhammer-Forum have work on some update. Some are finalised, some are work in progress. Maybe that can help you.

    Rakarth the Beastlord
    http://www.warhammer-forum.com/index.php?showtopic=163505

    Thyrus Gormann (Work subject)
    http://www.warhammer-forum.com/index.php?showtopic=169104

    Be'lakor (WFB8 version)
    http://www.warhammer-forum.com/index.php?showtopic=159028

    Amon 'Chakai (WFB6 version)
    http://www.warhammer-forum.com/index.php?showtopic=25217

    Alarielle the Everqueen (work subject)
    http://www.warhammer-forum.com/index.php?showtopic=168058

    Belannaer (WFB6 version)
    http://www.warhammer-forum.com/index.php?showtopic=71562

    Imrik the Dragonlord (WFB8 version)
    http://www.warhammer-forum.com/index.php?showtopic=164772&view=findpost&p=2009520

    Nakai the Wanderer (work subject)
    http://www.warhammer-forum.com/index.php?showtopic=13271

    Borgut Facebeater (work subject)
    http://www.warhammer-forum.com/index.php?showtopic=91907

    Gorfang Rotgut
    http://www.warhammer-forum.com/index.php?showtopic=148170

    Morglum Necksnapper
    http://www.warhammer-forum.com/index.php?showtopic=91288

    Badruk 'Eadsplitta
    http://www.warhammer-forum.com/index.php?showtopic=148170

    Oglok the 'Orrible
    http://www.warhammer-forum.com/index.php?showtopic=149080

    Nagash (WFB6 version)
    http://www.warhammer-forum.com/index.php?showtopic=62277

    Neferata (work subject)
    http://www.warhammer-forum.com/index.php?showtopic=103976

    Dieter Helsnitch
    http://www.warhammer-forum.com/index.php?showtopic=88503

    Count Mordrek the Damned (Work subject)
    http://www.warhammer-forum.com/index.php?showtopic=9692

    Harald Hammerstorm - Harry the Hammer
    http://www.warhammer-forum.com/index.php?showtopic=158805

    Valnir the Reaper
    http://www.warhammer-forum.com/index.php?showtopic=159720

    Ariel, Mage Queen of Loren (Work subject)
    http://www.warhammer-forum.com/index.php?showtopic=167027

    Naieth the Prophetess (Work subject)
    http://www.warhammer-forum.com/index.php?showtopic=66785

    Scarloc
    http://www.warhammer-forum.com/index.php?showtopic=88102

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    1. Thanks for the links! Do you have the background for Belannaer in English? I only have the Spanish version of the 5th ed High Elf book unfortunately. Or if not, could you help me translate the French version into English, French grammar isn't exactly my strong suit ;)

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    2. Same goes for Imrik, only have the 6th ed background in English.

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    3. Don't think it's a good idea to retranslate to english. Don't have High Elves v5 English version

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    4. I'll see if I can pick up the English version on the cheap then, that way it will at least be the original version.

      Regarding the Knightly Orders, they got an update here: http://warhammerarmiesproject.blogspot.se/2012/09/updates-for-classic-ror-and-knightly.html

      The magic banners are in, but since there was so little fluff for the High Helms and I couldn't find any artwork for them, I didn't include them.

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  4. @ Anonymous - can't promise anything, as I have both exams and a large part of video game season 2012 left to finish, but some time during December should be very possible. I might push Cathay back a bit in order to work on Chaos Dwarfs as well. Already have most of the bestiary sorted, and the background shouldn't take too long to fix.

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  5. You remind me a lot my fav director steven sodenbergh...

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    1. Most people seem to liken me to Zach Braff, but hey, could be worse! Maybe I'll look more like Soderbergh when I'm older, but I'll likely have more hair ;)

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  6. Finish the damn sartosan book..

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    1. Oh come on now, you haven't had to wait for it that long ;)

      Besides, since I'm working on it with another guy, it's not all up to me when it will be finished.

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    2. Ignore this fool, work on whatever you want, either way we're all indebted to your excellent work.

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  7. I'm french, your work is awesome. I think you missed Nyklaus von Carstein aka Count Noctilus

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    1. Count Noctilus never had any official rules, that's why he is not in the book. I might include him in the Zombie Pirates list though.

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    2. Okay, thank. I'm actually working in so if you want I can give you my work by email.
      It is: nico.franceschi@sfr.fr

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  8. when are you going to published the book : Zombies Pirates ? Thank for all

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    1. Can't say right now, it will probably be a while though. More focused on work and painting than writing atm.

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  9. In the warriors of Chaos you have forget a one old : Egrimm van Horstmann

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