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im playing chaos and since this is a rules question im guessing this is the right forum, if not could u please move this topin to the aprpriate forum
in the army book for chaos it says that a battle standard bearer cant carry any extra weapons or a shield. would a great weapon be considered an 'extra' weapon. Its two handed so i could see why he would have trouble holding that and a standard, but it isnt necesarrily 'extra' it is still a single weapon.
so can u have a great weapon or no? thanks in advance
no, you can't choose a great weapon with the BSB, as it says no extra weapons (as in weapons he does not come with, not extra hand weapon). Since he doesn't come with a great weapon, you can't take one.
And it would look silly, wouldn't it.
Put another way, it means he cannot choose to take any of the weapon options listed for the type of hero that can be the battle standard bearer. Since all heroes come with a single hand weapon, that's the only weapon he can have. So, giving him a great weapon would in fact be giving him an 'extra' weapon because he's already got a hand weapon.
We at this forum are happy to help, but whenever you have a problem like this, think about it logically. A man only has two hands (normally!), if he's holding a flippin' great banner in one hand, he isn't going to have enough hands left to hold a two handed weapon as well, is he?!
As a final point, if a battle standard bearer does not take a magic banner, he is allowed to take other magic items, including magic weapons. He could therefore be armed with a magic weapon since most of those are one handed swords (or axes or whatever) that replace his normal hand weapon. There are a few magic weapons that 'count as' great weapons (or need two hands, like the Axes of Khorgor) so obviously he couldn't have those.
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Like wise a BSB cannot also carry a Shield either
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