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Title: Least favourite charachter?
Post by: Vile Shrubo on July 20, 2008, 04:46:03 PM
my least favourite charachter would have to be, the green knight!
Title: Least favourite charachter?
Post by: Gen_Glory on July 20, 2008, 08:12:25 PM
my least favourite character would hav to be lord Kroq (the fat mummified frog)
hes the most useless mage ive ever seen in battle
Title: Least favourite charachter?
Post by: Vile Shrubo on July 21, 2008, 08:37:20 AM
you also forgot he costs over 1200 pts so its a waste and it's kroak.
Title: Least favourite charachter?
Post by: Gen_Glory on July 21, 2008, 08:59:54 AM
yes well i dont speak retarded
Title: Least favourite charachter?
Post by: Vile Shrubo on July 21, 2008, 09:45:43 AM
i dont particuly like tyrion (when im playing against him).
Title: Least favourite charachter?
Post by: Gen_Glory on July 21, 2008, 09:52:47 AM
same here
Title: Least favourite charachter?
Post by: Jubal on April 11, 2009, 04:16:58 PM
New Lizardmen book (like most new books) is screwed up. I hate ALL Lizardman special chars for having retarded names.
Title: Least favourite charachter?
Post by: Gen_Glory on April 11, 2009, 04:53:59 PM
Tic-Tac-Toe   lol
Title: Least favourite charachter?
Post by: Silver Wolf on August 20, 2010, 08:47:17 PM
I like warrior priests, but I don't like the look of the figures... They look retarded, so I've decided to make my own, but I'll need one flagellant body and some green stuff...

Furthermore I don't like the style Empire generals and state troops form 7th edition ...
Title: Least favourite charachter?
Post by: Jubal on August 23, 2010, 02:01:44 PM
The spearmen are the worst model-wise. Utterly ***t.
Title: Least favourite charachter?
Post by: Silver Wolf on August 23, 2010, 03:54:36 PM
7th edition spearmen ? Yes they do look crappy ...

But 6th edition spearmen (ones equipped with lion head shield) ... I quite like them...
Title: Least favourite charachter?
Post by: Jubal on August 23, 2010, 05:23:51 PM
The ones in 6th were fine, it's the new ones where the spear is so big they can barely get their hand round it that are rubbish.
Title: Least favourite charachter?
Post by: Silver Wolf on August 23, 2010, 05:32:37 PM
Yes, that's one of the biggest problems... Along with the monkey face head, pajama like clothes and the body with bare feet.
Title: Least favourite charachter?
Post by: Gen_Glory on August 23, 2010, 07:58:16 PM
Quote from: "Silver Wolf"
7th edition spearmen ? Yes they do look crappy ...

But 6th edition spearmen (ones equipped with lion head shield) ... I quite like them...
also they lost their giant codpieces!
Title: Least favourite charachter?
Post by: Silver Wolf on August 23, 2010, 09:19:58 PM
Yes ! Exactly ! They are not manly enough !
Title: Least favourite charachter?
Post by: Gen_Glory on August 24, 2010, 09:07:38 PM
and when (in yr8) you have arguments over the size of your soldiers', *ahem* manhood, the winner was clear, but not anymore!
Title: Least favourite charachter?
Post by: Silver Wolf on August 25, 2010, 01:59:11 AM
They must follow my example ! They are my soldiers after all...
Title: Least favourite charachter?
Post by: Phoenixguard09 on January 24, 2011, 12:45:54 PM
That's too much information SilverWolf.  Way too much. :D

Back on topic.  I hate Karl Franz.  Wierd name, don't like the model, (the Gryphon was nice, the rider, not so much) don't like the art, don't like the background. (He's TOO perfect. "He's a great general, great politician, great Emperor, great baker, great warrior, great looking.  Bet he's also the best rider in the Empire and best boy scout too. Drives me up the wall.)
Title: Least favourite charachter?
Post by: Silver Wolf on January 24, 2011, 01:19:46 PM
What ? Blasphemy ! (http://www.ums-agram.hr/forums/images/smilies/angryhit.gif)

Karl Franz is my favorite character... He's perfect !
The only thing that I don't like about him is current Deathclaw model ... Deatchclaw should have a majestic look, not that bloated chicken look...
Title: Least favourite charachter?
Post by: Phoenixguard09 on January 25, 2011, 01:56:35 AM
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Karl Franz is my favorite character... He's perfect !

Exactly.     :unsure:                                  

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The only thing that I don't like about him is current Deathclaw model ... Deatchclaw should have a majestic look, not that bloated chicken look...

Well I prefer Deathclaw's model to Stormwing's.  I mean the wings on Stormwing!    :X   Although Beaquis is beautiful.
Title: Least favourite charachter?
Post by: Silver Wolf on January 25, 2011, 09:47:40 AM
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Karl Franz is my favorite character... He's perfect !

Exactly.     :unsure:                                  
Well he is supposed to be the best of all ... He is the leader of men after all ... He was chosen to represent the best of mankind ...



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The only thing that I don't like about him is current Deathclaw model ... Deatchclaw should have a majestic look, not that bloated chicken look...

Well I prefer Deathclaw's model to Stormwing's.  I mean the wings on Stormwing!    :X   Although Beaquis is beautiful.  

I agree... Beaquis is beautiful... Although she/he 's a hippogryph ...
Title: Least favourite charachter?
Post by: Phoenixguard09 on January 25, 2011, 10:45:19 AM
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Well he is supposed to be the best of all ... He is the leader of men after all ... He was chosen to represent the best of mankind ...
Well each to their own I guess.  I still don't like him though.  Anyway, I thought that being the Chosen of Mankind was Valten's schtick.  

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Although she/he 's a hippogryph ...
He.  And I just thought I'd voice my opinion on the model since we were talking about large feathered beasties.  ;)
Title: Least favourite charachter?
Post by: Gen_Glory on January 25, 2011, 08:08:15 PM
Karl Franz is much better on a horse than on Deathclaw, sure he has decent armour and ward but he is just a cannon magnet on the griffon and the model is hideous
Title: Least favourite charachter?
Post by: Phoenixguard09 on January 25, 2011, 08:25:17 PM
You're right of course but in my opinion Deathclaw is what salvages the entire Karl Franz mini.  Deathclaw is the reason my cousin bought Karl Franz.  He's also the reason why I stole Karl Franz.  :D

EDIT* I should probably mention, stolen FROM my cousin.
Title: Least favourite charachter?
Post by: Silver Wolf on January 26, 2011, 12:14:21 AM
Quote from: "Dripping D"
Karl Franz is much better on a horse than on Deathclaw, sure he has decent armour and ward but he is just a cannon magnet on the griffon and the model is hideous
I'll have to agree with that one ... The same idea crossed my mind, although I'm noob...

That's why I was thinking about converting Karl from various empire bits 6 pieces of greenstuff ...
Title: Least favourite charachter?
Post by: Gen_Glory on January 26, 2011, 10:19:16 PM
yeah all you need to do is get a Gharl Maraz cheaply (one on the Valten models) and stick it on a general of the empire (remembering to put a helmet on said general) and adorn him with laurels etc.
Title: Least favourite charachter?
Post by: Silver Wolf on February 05, 2011, 01:38:30 AM
Wow, now that would be expensive ! :D

I was thinking about using bits from knightly orders, state troop and greatsword boxes and the griffon from Island of Blood...
You can always use Runefang instead of Ghal Maraz...
Title: Least favourite charachter?
Post by: Phoenixguard09 on February 05, 2011, 04:44:05 AM
Goldswords you mean?  Now that's expensive.
Title: Least favourite charachter?
Post by: Gen_Glory on February 05, 2011, 04:33:16 PM
yeah its a shame they price units on the points cost in the game (or tactical value) rather than for what your paying for
Title: Least favourite charachter?
Post by: Silver Wolf on February 05, 2011, 05:45:06 PM
Quote from: "phoenixguard09"
Goldswords you mean?  Now that's expensive.  
No they're greatswords, I have no idea why people call them goldswords... I've bought 10, mostly because they look good, and they've turned out to be pretty much the most useful sprue ever... I've made a warrior priest and  spearmen sargent from the leftover bits (they still need legs though)... And I still have enough crucial bits for Karl Franz...
Title: Least favourite charachter?
Post by: Phoenixguard09 on February 06, 2011, 04:12:07 AM
You're right about the usefulness, tis a good kit.  The goldswords name comes from the fact that they are way too damn expensive for 10 models.  To cost that much they must be made of solid gold or something.
Title: Re: Least favourite charachter?
Post by: Duke Dev on May 22, 2011, 12:11:24 PM
Karl Franz is my favorite character... He's perfect !
[/quote] ummm.. I would just like to say
something about the fact that Karl Franz is "perfect" he is not the perfect man because he is not flawed.  He is too pertect, he needs a major flaw in his character
Title: Re: Least favourite charachter?
Post by: Jubal on May 22, 2011, 01:01:23 PM
That's true, GW has moved away from having flawed heroes I feel which kinda sucks.
Title: Re: Least favourite charachter?
Post by: Gen_Glory on May 22, 2011, 01:56:08 PM
all the 'Forces of Order' Heroes have no flaws,
those of the 'Forces of Destruction' have a fair few, Grimgor with his uncontrolable rage to name only one
Title: Re: Least favourite charachter?
Post by: Jubal on May 22, 2011, 02:14:19 PM
The forces of destruction ones would be better described as villains rather than heroes though.  :P
Title: Re: Least favourite charachter?
Post by: Gen_Glory on May 22, 2011, 02:53:34 PM
heroes and villains
its all a matter of perspective

if Hitler had won WWII Churchill would be the villain, no?
Title: Re: Least favourite charachter?
Post by: Captain Carthage on May 22, 2011, 05:12:09 PM
It's a bit clearer cut in Warhammer what with Chaos and Orcs wanting to tear civilisation to the ground and all.

They did a better job with the new Tomb Kings, Settra is ruthless dictator and an asshole for the good of his nation. Ramhotep is driven to better himself with greater creation and avenge the destruction of his great works.

Actually the Tomb King fluff is good overall.
Title: Re: Least favourite charachter?
Post by: Jubal on May 22, 2011, 08:16:03 PM
heroes and villains
its all a matter of perspective

if Hitler had won WWII Churchill would be the villain, no?
I disagree - there are some things which CAN definitely and absolutely be classified as "good" as compared to "evil".

Torture is evil. Killing another human being is usually evil. Depriving others of their human rights is usually evil. Hitler did all of these things an a scale barely imaginable to us today, therefore I think it's totally fair to say that regardless of perspective Hitler was evil.
Title: Re: Least favourite charachter?
Post by: Gen_Glory on May 22, 2011, 09:30:59 PM
heroes and villains
its all a matter of perspective

if Hitler had won WWII Churchill would be the villain, no?
I disagree - there are some things which CAN definitely and absolutely be classified as "good" as compared to "evil".

Torture is evil. Killing another human being is usually evil. Depriving others of their human rights is usually evil. Hitler did all of these things an a scale barely imaginable to us today, therefore I think it's totally fair to say that regardless of perspective Hitler was evil.

ok bad example, but take Che Guevara, hero or villain? V (from V for Vendetta)?  There are aspects of history that are blurred or not well covered by the winning side if it reflects badly upon them, the Japanese-American concentration camps is a good example, as Churchill said "History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it."
Title: Re: Least favourite charachter?
Post by: Jubal on May 22, 2011, 09:39:53 PM
Of course, you're totally right; that's kinda my point though, GW are writing those sorts of morally neutral characters out of WHFB altogether. Bar (debatably) the Tomb Kings, just about everyone is shifting their alignments either to Lawful Good or Chaotic Evil. This is one major reason why they won't bring Dogs of War back as a full army, it doesn't fit into the "Forces of Order/Forces of Destruction" crap they have now.
Title: Re: Least favourite charachter?
Post by: Phoenixguard09 on May 25, 2011, 11:37:35 PM
What about the Woodies?  I wouldn't say they necessarilly fit into either.  I mean, they're obviously against Chaos, but they'll shoot the living hell out of an Imperial Logging Corporation too. 

As Jubal said, Duke Dev is right in that Karl Franz is too damned perfect.  But its not just him.  Louen Leoncour, Kurt Helborg, Ludwig Schwarzhelm, (To some extent Luthor Huss) and they're just the human ones.  I mean out of them, can any of you name one weakness or character flaw?

I mean Elves should be perfect.  They're Elves, it's inevitable.  But let's just go through three characters with some sort of big character flaw. 
Caradryan: In a race renowned for their arrogance, he somehow manages to be the most obnoxious of them all. But in classic Monty Python style, "he got better."
Teclis: Physically frail and weak, with a bitter mind.  But once again, "he got better."
Alith Anar: Consumed by rage, he tortures Druchii. But of course the Druchii started it, so it aint his fault if they get their spleens torn out their eyes. 

The only others are Tyrion, (No duh, of course he's perfect) Korhil and Eltharion.  Out of those, Eltharion might be flawed, but only because he's tainted by that old, "ooooh, I'm a blind Elven Jedi" crap.  I stand by, Eltharion as a character has no real flaw.  If you go by the old book, then Imrik is there too, and he was perfect.  And awesome, I am so pissed that he was dropped.

As an Elf, I have to say, the Dwarves are just a flawed race in general.  :P  I won't even bother going through their special characters. 

I haven't read much of the new TK fluff, but I remember I liked their older stuff that wasn't all, "We really, really, hate the living, so we're gonna kill you and your descendants." 

There is really only one army left to discuss and that is...Kislev.  If you think about it, the two characters that were in there were both flawed.  The Tzarina was all cold and aloof.  Haughty.  Distant.  In fact, more frigid than an ice-cream factory.  As for the Tzar, I've forgotten, but his obsession with bears could be seen as unhealthy. 
Title: Re: Least favourite charachter?
Post by: Gen_Glory on May 26, 2011, 09:18:47 PM
afraid to say the new stuf is exactly that for TK "We really, really, hate the living, so we're gonna kill you and your descendants." In the latest WD that is the storyline for a battrep

The Tsar is freakin' awesome, Bear Cavalry, very His Dark Materials
Title: Re: Least favourite charachter?
Post by: Phoenixguard09 on May 28, 2011, 12:35:39 PM
Pity about the TK's really.  They used to be interesting. 

And yeah, don't get me wrong, I love Boris.  Epic^2.  But I'm sure there's a flaw somewhere in there.  For that matter Louen is pretty damned cool too.  I mean he's something like 70 now and still kicking ass like a warrior-king.  Which he is. 
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Post by: Death Nade on December 11, 2011, 12:47:18 PM
Its funny how a thread with this topic can go into a debate about food and evil.
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Post by: Jubal on December 11, 2011, 02:11:40 PM
Food and evil? Doughnuts I say! The Doughnuts will betray us all!
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Post by: Phoenixguard09 on December 11, 2011, 02:22:33 PM
Wait, where was the food and evil?

That being said, it's not doughnuts but croissants you must look out for. Bloody, solid goddamn French pieces of polished and baked dog-armadillo with butter and cheese!
Title: Re: Least favourite charachter?
Post by: Silver Wolf on December 11, 2011, 08:41:58 PM
Food will never betray you... Unless it's poisoned, but that's an entirely different topic.