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    Is it just me, or is anyone else curious as to why skeletons, and their similarly organless fellows the grave guard, have been given instruments which require lungs to play a note?


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    forget that nonsense why take a musician in a skeleton regiment... i mean you don't flee and if it comes down to the musician to tie the combat... you don't lose by a combat resolution so you don't crumble one.... so its 4pts on skeletons and 6 on grave guard that is pretty much not doing jack....

    ps. arguing skeletons blowing horns is funny if you accept the fact well... a skeleton is walking and fighting etc.

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    I want to promote musicians, they're even more important on undead even though they can't run/regroup. Not all enemies have musicians, and if you lose combat to an outnumbering fear causing opponent (skeletons) by one or by fifty you're still going to run.

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    If it's a tied combat and they have a musician you still lose by one. pg 81 LRB

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    they can stil grind and clapper their teeth though. That's what that horn's for - to amplify the gritty sounds

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    I'd use a musician in my undead units. You want to win as often as possible, and having a small chance to win added for 4 points is worth it if you can auto-break the enemy.
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    I agree with Phalanx. If you outnumber an opponent but don't win because you lacked a musician, then you just missed autobreaking the enemy. Well worth the small point cost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnderEmpire View Post
    Is it just me, or is anyone else curious as to why skeletons, and their similarly organless fellows the grave guard, have been given instruments which require lungs to play a note?
    YES! It annoys the bejesus out of me, for some reason.

    Hence why most of my undead units (so far) have drums (they're the old skeletons) or a rack full of chimes and bells and the like (my Black Knights).

    I don't know what I'm going to do about my Grave Guard, though. Maybe I'll give him a stick to bang on his horn-thing. Or just claim that's what he's doing.

    Or, we can just fall back on the default excuse for everything we can't explain; "magic!"
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    Sure it's odd giving them instruments that require lungs to play, but even with drums what good are they going to be when they don't have ears to hear them so the fact they can't play the instrument isn't the issue. Perhaps seeing a musical instrument brings back any memories they had in life, that's if they can remember things.

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    You can play something without hearing it, can't you? I mean, you're banging a drum - you don't have to be in tune or it time or anything.

    I guess we go back to the earlier point; these guys are up and pottering about and killing things - they remember that fine. Or at least the Vampire's will is making them do it. So he can make them play as well.

    Which presumably also means he could make them play a horn, but I'm still sceptical.
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