Rite of Command.
This model has the MotL rules, and may be taken in armies below the normal 1000pts threshold for taking models with MotL.
Why does he not let you use a RoW?
All RoW states is that you must have a model with MotL.
I can't find anywhere that says you must be over 1000pts to take a RoW.
Fair enough then; it was actually a recent change to the Delegatus either in Book 6 where he's in print form or in the FAQ that allows him to be used in sub 1k points games.
However, here comes the real problem of taking a RoW at sub 1k: Making Full use of their bonuses while abiding by their restrictions; but, thats why I made a topic for that: http://www.bolterand...es-and-starters
But, going back to the Topic that brought this about with the delegatus:
Is it possible to field multiple HQs with a provision that they ‘must be’ the army’s Warlord? If so, which is the Warlord?
You may only do this in the case of a Primarch. In all cases, a Legion’s Primarch takes precedence over others, and so if present in an army representing their Legion, they must be the army’s Warlord and can subordinate other characters with this special rule (although you will gain no Warlord benefits from the subordinate characters). With the exception of a Primarch and subordinates, however, you may not include more than one model with this limitation in any particular army.
From the FAQ: https://www.forgewor...7th_Edition.pdf
For the purposes of Primarchs Chosen, that means that you cannot have a Delegatus Allied Detachment (since the Delegatus must be Warlord) and if using PC as an Allied Detachment, the Primary must be lead by a Preator or Character without Jealous Command nor have a Primarch Present in the LoW slot since Primarchs are forced Warlords and PC requires the HQ Primarch to be the warlord; that means no double Primarch Armies more or less.
In the case of the Delegatus, you cannot Self-Ally with the same Legion meaning that the Primarch being present wouldn't override this Delegatus' requirement to be Warlord since they aren't from the same Legion. This means a minimum of 1k being used for a Standard Master of the Legion choice who doesn't have Jealous Command.
Next, this would pretty much lock-out the use of the majority of the Legion Special Characters since they either Must be Warlord or have the majority of their Special Rules only come into play if they're warlord. Leaving you with Generic Characters. Nothing wrong with that but it does limit you significantly if you're looking to use a Delegatus in either the Primary or Allied Detachment to get around the 1k point limit. Which brings us back to the previous point: How Many RoWs can you make efficient use of at Sub 1k Points that aren't POTL or Chosen Duty? Its not impossible but it wont be all that great especially in the cases of forced additional compulsory troops selections or troop types.
So, how does this all tie back into the Topic which is Primarchs Chosen?
It means a Delegatus cannot be taken in any capacity as an Ally or Primary to a Primarchs Chosen Detachment; which means a minimum of 1k Points being used if a RoW is desired.
Otherwise, Primarch Must be Warlord and since you cannot Self-Ally with the same Legiones Astartes, if your Primary or Allied Detachment has an HQ with Jealous Command, such as Eidolon, then they a choice needs to be made: either you take the Primarch or you change the HQ in the other detachment.
If, for whatever reason, your warlord must come from your Primary Detachment, then a list using PC as an Allied Detachment would more or less automatically become illegal.
But, so long as none of the above come into play, you can totally use a PC Allied Detachment.
Edited by Slipstreams, 06 April 2016 - 05:59 AM.