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Hello. I am a beginner in Taiwan.
I'm just beginning to collect my army.
I've got some problems regarding the rules.
Well, the first one is, how many ranks can high elf spearman fight?
Every article I found on internet regarding this topic said that when they charge, they fight in 2 ranks, otherwise 3 ranks. However I searched the "charge" and "weapon" section in 6th rulebook and high elf spearman section in High Elf Armybook.
I can't find the page saying one reduced rank bonus - fighting ranks? - when charging.
And, I can't find the "Armour of the Gods" thing in the High Elf Armybook. At least it's not in the magic item section - I think.
Thank you very much.
Armour of the Gods is a magic item the High Elves got after the last big campaign. You can get the rules for it at gamesworkshops homepage.
As for the spearmen: Normal Spearmen fight in 1 rank when charging (as normal units do), but in any other turn they fight in 2 ranks, since the length of the spears gives the warriors a chance to stab opponents from further behind. The High Elf Spearmen always fight in 1 additional rank, thus 2 on charge and 3 otherwise.
Hope I helped you somewhat.
I have both 5th edition and 6th edition armybook of High Elf.
The 5th edition armybook said that high elf spearman fight with 1 additional rank than other races. It is very clear.
However, the 6th edition just said that high elf spearman fight in 3 ranks. And there was no reference saying that 5th edition rules still apply. I found the "fight in 2 ranks when standing" rule for spears. Is it possible that the High Elves are so well-trained that whenever they've got spears, they can fight in 3 ranks, no matter charging or not?
That is, if I insist High Elf spearmen charge in 3 ranks, is there any "written" rules saying that I am wrong?
There are so many novices in our archer regimens that we can't shoot in 2 ranks - we don't want to get shot from behind. Maybe it explains why our spearman charge in 3 ranks - all the veterans went to the spearman regimens?
Just a joke.
nice joke could be right
they did say that they wanted to simplify the rules down so if the fight in three ranks they fight in three ranks in my opinion. maks up for not being able to fire in two ranks certainly
I think the rule is that spearmen fight in -1 rank when charging, as a main spear rule in the rulebook. Thus 3-1 = 2 ranks for HE Spearmen. If you understand.
im pretty sure the rule book says that spears are not used at all for charges. so high elf spearmen get three ranks of attacks when they dont move, but only one like a regular unit if they charge. ill have to look it up.
Normal units use their spears when they charge. They just cant reach with their 2nd rank of spears (makes sense). They can reach when stationary, hence 2 ranks when still (getting charged or 2nd round of combat and so on). HE spearmen use 1 more rank, making them 3 when charged/subsequent turns of HTH, and 2 when charging.
Makes sense? I think it does.