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I'm currently playing a beastmen warband and I'm thinking about how to equip my ungors. The question is in the title really, should I use a spear and shield to strike first or two hand weapons for an extra attack? Thoughts?
Two weapons. Without a doubt.
In the Online rulebook the strike first ability has been changed. It no longer grants the ability to strike first (as the name suggests) but instead it allows you to strike in initiative order when being charged (that's not the exact quote but that is what it boils down to). Seeing as charging also allows you to strike first it all boils down to who has the highest initiative. Coupled this with the shield rules and the general uselesness of armour and you'll find why it's a bad investment unless you have a high initiative.
Two weapons on the otherhand doubles your chance of doing damage and putting someone out of the game. A much better investment.
Dovie'andi se tovya sagain (It's time to roll the dice)- Mattrim Cauthon