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empire halberds

2328 Views 9 Replies 8 Participants Last post by  cazmac
so i have been looking at alot of empire army lists and i always see these guys as detachments hardly ever parent units?

is there a specific reason for this the pros for me of the halberds outrank that of a swordsman. we are hitting on 4+ with most of our core choices anyway so that ws4 to me becomes a bit pointless where as a group of str4 halberds with shields for the same price seems pretty tasty considering they can now fight in two ranks!

so basicaly am i missing something here for me being able to hit on a 4+ and usually wound on a 4+ is better than a 4+ 5+

obviously theres the fact of initiative but were usually hitting last anyway ...?
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With swordsmen you get a better armour save, higher init (more likely to hit first) better ws but a little less strength, So you are more likely to survive and hurt cheap weak troops but any well armoured elite stuff will laugh at you.
With halberdiers you've got lower ws, st ,Init and very little armour for 1 pt of st against anything but dwarfs/ saurus and undead they will get splattered all over the battlefield.
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