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Made in nl
Ferocious Blood Claw





Hi,

I`ve been a fan of calgar in the previous editions, but I found he wasn't realy worth taking at about 285 points, now I`ve tried him out a few times and he had moderate success and at 200 point I think he much more playable in this edition, but I wonder what the main consensus is.

I`ve played him going forward with terminators and tacticals with one or two vindicators in range of his reroll bubble and i`ve played him static in a cloud of devastators.
is there an better, smarter or more fun way to play him?


 
   
Made in gb
Warp-Screaming Noise Marine





Perhaps look at it from the perspective of 'what can Calgar do which a beast like Rowboat can't'? That I think would be the smarter option.

GW said "Forge the Narrative". This means "we are too lazy to write a comprehensive and balanced rule set, just make something up to plug the gaps" - Ch 4, Page 13387 of the Lexicanus Bullshitticus Translatorum. 
   
Made in us
Steadfast Ultramarine Sergeant






I think he's decent. The rerolls + deep strike capability is good, and the bonus 2 CP is excellent. I consider him to be +5 CP basically, because I'd otherwise be spending 3 on a Captain to Chapter Master upgrade. I also like that his powerfists don't have that pesky -1 to hit.

Competing with Guilliman, Calgar costs about half the points, can Deep Strike, and can ride in a Land Raider. I also think the model is way nicer.

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Made in de
Waaagh! Ork Warboss






He's great but Girlyman's better
   
Made in it
Drifting Cronos Hungry for Souls




Italy

Like the majority of the SM codex he's certainly solid, but not competitive in a tournament list since Guilliman is still broken.

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Made in ca
Renegade Inquisitor with a Bound Daemon





Tied and gagged in the back of your car

Calgar's pretty good for his cost, but Guilliman surpasses him by leaps and bounds.
   
Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut




 Dinges643 wrote:
I`ve played him going forward with terminators and tacticals with one or two vindicators in range of his reroll bubble and i`ve played him static in a cloud of devastators.

is there an better, smarter or more fun way to play him?



Maybe with an Apothecary at his back and 2-4 Honor Guard at his side? With his half damage rule I'll be he stays on his feet through a LOT.
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut




If you are playing at a small where Robby G doesn't fit due to both point cost and slot usage he might be useful, and in even larger games you could consider running both (with Calgar supporting some deesptriking unist for example) but honestly that's about it. He fits into the same roll as his primarch but worse.
   
Made in us
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Curious myself. Sounds like the consensus is that the extra points of other units you can take by going with the cheaper Calgar doesn’t make up for what Guilliman brings to the table?
   
Made in ca
Renegade Inquisitor with a Bound Daemon





Tied and gagged in the back of your car

Not by a long shot.
   
Made in us
Fixture of Dakka




Calgar is actually good for the price, but Rowboat is that much better for the price.

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 jy2 wrote:
BTW, I can't wait to run Double-D-thirsters! Man, just thinking about it gets me Khorney.

 vipoid wrote:
Indeed - what sort of bastard would want to use their codex?

 MarsNZ wrote:
ITT: SoB players upset that they're receiving the same condescending treatment that they've doled out in every CSM thread ever.
 
   
Made in nl
Ferocious Blood Claw





thanks for the replies.

I`ll give him some more tries before acquiring RG


 
   
Made in ca
Librarian with Freaky Familiar





 Dinges643 wrote:
thanks for the replies.

I`ll give him some more tries before acquiring RG



he's not a abd character at all, think of him as a "budget gulliman"

Ultimately the power of an Inquisitor extends as far as he can make it extend 
   
 
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