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    My friend playes HE, and as u probably laready know, the spearmen are pretty good defence units, well, they way we fiquere it, with his extra hand weapons, he get 2 attacks a model...so that is 30 attacks for his 30 attacks for his 3 ranks of 5 men.....does that rule for the hand weapon effect anything not in the front rank.....because he cant reach with it??????? because that 30 attacks in annoying

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    Umm.. there the ***** do the spearmen gain extra hand weapons? Spearmen are armed only with spears and hand weapons, the spears will be used unless you decide to use the hand weapons. So he's cheating.

    But the three rank thing is correct, HE spearmen may fight in three ranks as long as they didn't charge (or move?). So in a 20 elf unit (arranged 5*4) he'll be attacking with 15 attacks if charged or 10 if charging. Not 30.

    Oh and no extra hand weapons applies to the front rankl only, the only weapons allowing attacks from back ranks are Spears and pikes.


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    Thanks, ill be sure too tell him, but don’t blame him, we are both really new too the game so…we don’t know all the rules yet… but again, thanks alote.

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    10 attacks for charging?

    I thought +1 attack when charging is only for 40k.
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    High Elf spearmen fight with two ranks normally, and three ranks when they stay stationary...

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    Err, I was of the impression that when spearmen charge (elf or any for that matter) another unit that only the front rank gets to fight on the first turn of combat, the rank behind gets to attack in following rounds of combat.

    You'd get normal attacks for all ranks as stated above if you are charged though.

    I'll check this out on the BRB later.
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    I've checked the rules and it says when you move you get one less rank of attacks than normal. So normal spearmen charging are reduced to 1 rank, while High Elf spearmen charging are reduced from 3 to two ranks.
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    Yet another advantage unveiled for HE spears!
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