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Spears or swords what do you prefer and why?
Swords. In fact, of all the State Troops available, Spears are my least favorite. S3 just isn't going to do anybody any favors. Swordsmen have a WS boost that makes them hit more often than Spears, be hit less often than Spears, and their shields and attached parry save makes them more survivable than Spears. Halberdiers have the Strength to make them dangerous in battle, which is enough to validate them.
Spears are good with the extra attacks, but they're just not as good as the Halberds or Swordsmen. I skip them most of the time.
definately swords. in fact any other state troops but spears
A bit of a stuped question but I am still new to 8th edition but how dose the perry save work because I am thinking of switching my spears to swords now but I want to know how it works before I do.
Hope that makes sense
Last edited by steven1984; May 24th, 2012 at 09:59.
parry save is a 6+ ward you get when using a hand weapon and a sheild in close combat. as spears are not hand weapons spearmen dont get a parry save (they HAVE to use their spears, even tho they have HW). this is why people prefer swords to spears because swords get a 5+ arma and a 6+ parry whereas spears only get a 6+ arma
Remember that the parry save only works in melee, and only if you're attacked from the front. Still, it's awesome!
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Sorry to sound really dum but what do you mean by melee
Go for the 6+ ward save and take swords.
Thanks guys I have posted my army list now so please if you get a chance take a look and feel free to comment
Just so you know the first one is not the one I am going with I redid it after a thew people commented