I actually did reply to that, I forgot to reply to your next one though (which I do in this post).I do so enjoy it when people ignore my replies to things so let me start by replying to your previous post again:
He's not that bad actually, D3 Warlord Traits, 4+ invuln, and hits at S5 with his AP2 Dire Sword.Winterous! Talk to me about Asurmen!
(My codex won't arrive till Monday)
Around 200 points I think, maybe a bit more.
Ok, on to the long reply.
It's right near the back of the book, in the turn summary; Warlord Traits are rolled before generating Powers, a real kick in the nuts, but possibly not intended (that Warlocks are hurt by that I mean).Okay, based on the actual rules: Psychic Powers are rolled for -before- you deploy. Warlord traits are rolled for before the deployment as well. The attachement only has to be done before you roll for Warlord traits. So you could: roll for psychic powers, attach them, roll for Warlord traits then deploy. That is unless GW FAQs it.
My understanding is that yes, they are trapped on that path, they're obsessed with it and can't return to normal life; and in the role of an Exarch they carry on the tradition of teaching those who would seek to walk the path of the warrior.From my understanding of the fluff and Exarch is just someone who is lost on the path and is more dedicated to that path than your normal Aspect Warrior. I don't see a problem with this change becuase of this.
They become the leader of the shrine, the sensei, so to speak.
So as a teacher, it makes sense that their presence would provide benefits to the others, as he imparts the wisdom of his experience and dedication.
I hardly think that's worth 10 points AND your super awesome tank demolishers.You're not paying for the Sword, you're paying for the 5++ Invunerable Save that forces a blind test on all unengaged units in 6" of the Wraithknight.
That's a good point.No they shouldn't. They are the purest representation of that individual Aspect. Aspects (outside of Dire Avengers) has particular battle rolls that go beyond "hold this point". It actually violates the concept of Aspects more to make them Troop Choices when you take a particular Phoenix Lord. People only look at it from the numbers standpoint however and complain that they can't do that thing that they really shouldn't' be able to to do anyways.
However, as the founder of the Aspect Path, they should definitely have group buffs to provide to warriors of that Aspect; they are the embodiment of the Aspect, surely they can help out the newbies.
They don't get improved Deny though, only Runes of Warding does that, once per game.They get it by an improved Deny the Witch, just like almost everyone else does (Space Wolves are going to HATE their update btw if you consider that they did this to the Runes).