I'm running a game that averages between 4-6 players and I'm trying to figure out how to create NPC's for them to fight as I don't always like to use teh stock characters provided. Does anyone have a general system that they use to create these npcs? I know that the BC book has the troops/elite/masters example but they don't really say how to create an NPC from scratch. They do provide a short explanation of an appropriate number of troops/elite/masters vs a human/chaos marine but after that section it goes on to talk about hordes. Dark heresy provided a xeno generator as part of one of the early adventures after its release, but I haven't been able to find anything like that for black crusade. I want to provide a challenging combat engagement for my players but I don't want them to feel like they are just walking through the encounters I have them facing. Any help or insight would be greatly appreciated, Thank you.
Was playing a game of CM and I drew the Chaos Marauder card. I used it to complete a battle line and declared an attack, then a player shouted chaos maurader and took the card. The issue was caused by me having a completed battle line, beginning an attack and then suddenly not having a complete battle line. My question is: What the hell happens now? Does my attack end because I declared an attack even though I wasn't able to resolve it? Does the chaos marauder go to the other player? I have another question regarding warmachines. They all have the same symbol at the bottom, so if you draw two of the same warmachine piece in your turn does it cause your turn to end?