|Cosca properly turned out for parade.|
I like to check out the special characters an army has. What do they do and what do they contribute to the identity of their parent army? Sure there are "gamey" characters that have some fairly serious consequences (both balance and ethical) when brought to battle with a tailored list but I want to focus on the story aspect. The charm of many of the special characters for me is they are archetypes of economy. My favourites typically have a story that seems rooted in some other story we have all heard before. Sometimes I think this is why they resonate. In most tabletop wargames there is little call for complex character development so a "snapshot" doesn't seem out of place.