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I just read the little booklet that came with last whitedwarf, and in several of the stories empire troops with pikes are mentioned. Not only that but pikemen are also spoken of as the main troop type of the Empire! :blink:
Isn't this a hint at that pikemen will be a new infantry type for the Empire?
Yes I know about the mercenaries, but the stories mention men of the empire with pikes.
Weird that it hasn't been anything about pikemen in warhammer chronicles..
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We can't give out rules or stats, tis against the rules. But they rawk against cav ^_^
I don't think they deserve pikes, they have enough stuff already without getting more. I've read that story, but they may have come from the southern area of the Empire (nearer the Boarder Princes and Tilea) as IIRC they make use of pikes there.
But giving them these would take away a big advantage of the DoW armies, the pike is something that makes them very useful. I think the story was just that, a story.
I wouldent care if they came out or not but I would choose pikes over spears anyday.
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actually you can post the bonuses for pikes because it is free from the games workshop dogs of war pdf file (just thought id mention it)
Cannon happy jus to clarify those pdf are still copyrighted by GW, when u download em you tick a box whixh sez they are.
Anyway jus sayin
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I love pikes and they really ought to be allowed to be used by the Empire. Unfortunately gamewise they are the best infantry weapon by leaps and bounds to the point that cavalry would lose its battlefield dominance (as in real life). Because I think it would literally change the face of the game if Empire was given pikes they won't do it.
Crazily enough, they are used frequently in warhammer fiction.
â€œCry â€˜Havocâ€™ and let slip the dogs of war!â€? - Julius Caesar, Act III, Scene I
i think that if the empire where given pikes then the unit would gain a disadvatage as well like cant strike back when attacked in the flank
or they would only be able to strike with hand woepons if the charge.
Yes people i know that my spelling and punctuation is awful but I am product of British teaching pollicies so what can I do about it?
Off course it would be good for the empire to have pikes, but that would ruin it for the Dogs Of War list, witch is the coolest list, together with orcs'n'goblins and empire.
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A pike is something that makes the DOW worth taking. Why would people take it if they could take a pike normally?