Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: South Australia
Depends on the character.
I would never take characters such as Mephiston, Swarmlord, Ghazghkull, Njal, Abaddon, etc in anything under 2000 points, simply because they take the points allocation away from the vital Troop and Heavy Support options.
Obviously this depends entirely on what army it is though, and the playstyle of the list.
There are some lists that actually work well with an expensive character, but not many.
Most of the Marine characters (Vulkan, Lysander, etc) are almost always worth it regardless of the points limit, but thats mainly due to the fact that they are only a couple of points more than the standard Captain kitted out, but grant powerful army-wide special rules.
Characters such as Coteaz and Belial are quite good for their points, and are worth taking no matter what points limit.
Eldar special characters i am not really a fan of.
Eldrad is good, but a simple Farseer with Doom/Fortune/RoWa/RoWi/SS can do the same job, and is quite a bit cheaper.
Last edited by KingOfCheese; 04-28-11 at 07:18 AM.