Magnus has a themed force rather than a contract in MKII. To me, this makes sense. He’s kind of a force of his own. The themed forces lists should be viewed as a “legal option.” Players are not required to use them, and they are certainly not “needed” in order to have a competitive army list. For a given warcaster, with a given play style, for a given type of scenario or event, maybe you’ll prefer to use a theme force, and maybe you’ll just stick with standard army construction.
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