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I'm guessing this discussion has come up before, but I can't find it with the search engine, so...
The topic of discussion is the whether skeletons should have armour or not.
My basic configuration is to give skeletons armour, based on the fact that with their WS of 2, they're not going to be carving through the enemy. Their strength lies in numbers and fear, inwhich case minimising casualties is paramount.
So, with armour and a shield, in CC they're getting a 4+ armour save, which really isn't too bad.
However, I've read various posts/opinions, etc which say that statistically/in their opinion there's no difference between skeletons with or without armour, and the points could be better spent elsewhere.
Anyway, what do you think? worth it or not?
Mordheim: Middenheimers & Night Goblins
I thought they would only get a 5+ for a shield and LT armour. I have two units of 30, 1 with hand weapon and shield and the other spear and shield. I mainly use my skeletons scare low LD units and to hold up elite units on combat until my grave guard and other hard hitting units get within charge distance. So massed ranks n no armour for me.
They can get 4+ save, Hobbithunter. If fighting with handweapons and shield they get that if they have armor, but not if with spear.