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Definately. Last night my 20 strong unit of night goblins relased thier fanatics against a 10 unit strong unit of dwarf warriors with great weapons only managed to kill one. The dwarves charged the gobbos, and thanks to multiple spears killing a handful of stunties along with my rank + outnumber bonus, won the combat and ran the dwarves down. This is but one example of the spears being worth their investment, another rank of dice being thrown at the eneny is awesome, especially since the front rank has a bad habit of dying. If I had gotten hand weapons in that situation, the great weapons would have negated the extra +1 save anyway. In my experience, the night goblins always get placed in front of some bad-ass heavily armed and armoured unit (knights, for example) that would negate that armour bonus anyway. The strategy is usually just to hope the fanatics kill em or run em off, but if they get through (as was the case last night) then spears give you those extra dice needed to possibly win the combat if they are at least weakened by the fanatics. As par with goblins, the more dice you can roll the better!
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It's no small wonder you won, 10 dwarf warriors with great weapons isn't a adecnt block. Try taeking on just 12 with ahnd weapon and shield. on 8 or 10 dice you still need some good luck to wound dwarfs. much mroe to fail a 3+ save.Originally Posted by Kharne the Betrayer
I just think you opponent poorly matched is unit.
say i have a nÃ*ght gobbo unit, 4 deep and 5 wide... with spears... the front row gets killed,,now only the spears in second rank can attack.. is this ALWAYS possible? what if 9 is killed? would that leave 1 spear attack.? im not sure that models is remove from the second rank.. they are removed from the back.. sooo.. do i always have those 5 spear attacks?
Spears are always useful as you can pack your front rank with netters that go first in combat and then use the spears once your front rank has been wiped out. Netters are even better against Dwarves, go first and every hit removes an attack and thanks to hatred get to reroll missed hits :w00t:
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