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empire halberds

2326 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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Someone at my local game shop plays Halberdiers, he uses them in a horde. Now I'm not saying you should do that as well but I've noticed that they can quite hurt anything that attacks their front, considering it aren't elite troops, if they are with a decent amount (around 25). Their weakness though is their flank. When flanked they almost die instantly, but as long as they can claim supporting attacks they are quite worth it. (And yes, his horde died because of skaven clanrats charging in the flank, no rank bonus and only 4 models that could hit back, go go ratties I'd say)
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