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empire halberds

2333 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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Halberdiers as mainly used as flanks because they cant really fight to the front. only a 6+
to defend them, and though they are str 4 the low I, WS means that swordsmen are an all around better choice. So throw them in as a detachment, when something you need str 4 to kill shows up you have them. But when your fighting crappy weak enemy units your halberds have little worth.
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