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Even though it's unlkely that all of it is true(or even any of it) but it certainly sounds awesome!!
May be worth painting my skeletons after all!! WOO!!
'Truck drives up'
"Where do you want this?"
"Er, just dump it anywhere"
'Heap of salt lands on Herald's face nearly suffocating him'
Not dead, just sleeping
Well ifthe rumours about HW+SH bonus are true that you dont get the +1 save when fighting someone with a higher WS it actually isnt that unbelieveable, The usual reliable source on Warseer said he hadnt heard this but he hadnt heard otherwise but when he can shoot the rumour down on it
That rumour on parrying in 8th ed makes 3+ / 2+ save skeletons even less credible.
A ws 2 skeleton had light armour & shield = 5+ save
Parrying bonus = 4+ save
The larger part of models in fantasy ( apart from other undead, goblins and the like ) has higher ws. Therefore they don't get a parrying bonus in 8th ed ( if the rumour is true ) = 5+ save
They would need heavy armour for a 3+ save ( WS rumour not withstanding )
They would need a 4+ armour ( like chaos armour ) or something like +3 on their regular 5+ save when parrying
Ha! A 2+ save for a 6pt model would break fantasy battle so badly!
*buys shares in a salt mine*
I think you might be reading the rumor wrong. It dosent say that they will get a 2+ save, says they will gain a +2 to there save for handweapon+shield instead of the normal +1. This would put the 6point skele at a 4+ save in close combat if your taking the basic 6point model and give it a 3+ save in close combat for the upgraded model. I have to imagin that the points upgrade for the extra armour save in close combat will cost a good 2points per model and the spear upgrade will run around 1point per model, not even GW is foolish enough to make that kind of trade free unless thers some kind of downside. Also rember that this save is only for close combat wich means no matter what gear there carrying its still a 5+ save against anything ranged.