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We're going to play warbands in a couple of weeks and I am thinking of using this 500 point warband:
148 Warrior Priest, great weapon, heavy armor, shroud of Magnus
169 24 swordsmen, full command
50 detachment: 10 halberdiers
64 8 handgunners
69 3 Outriders, barding
Comments and suggestions please....
Last edited by Mentat303; July 26th, 2008 at 05:56. Reason: Edited to be legal under Warband rules
Theres a minumum of 5 outrider, so u have to replace ur unit of 3
Warband rules allow a smaller minimum unit size to reflect the smaller size of the armies, so from what i understand the outriders unit is fine, as i think cavalry have a minimum unit size of two in warband.
Though i don't play it myself, for a warband army i would consider taking off your back rank of swordsmen, halving your halberdier detachment and taking off two handgunners - this will give you 71points - enough to get a unit of 3 knights. Your swordsmen will still get the full rank bonus (i'm guessing that the warrior priest is going with them?) and you should have enough halberdiers for a decent detachment - on top of this the knights give you an extra combat unit, and will also have a very good chance of flank charging your opponents slower units. Also, as knights are a troop choice you can use the handgunners as a detachment, giving you the stand and shoot option if the parent unit of swordsmen gets charged.
On the other hand your 10 man halberdier detachment seems a sufficient size for it to operate on it's own if you need to move it away from the swordsmen during the battle, so if you do reduce the halberdier detachment bear in mind that it will probably have to stick with it's parent unit, and will be more vunerable to ranged attacks.
Hope this helps, and good luck