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With the dawn of 8th ed, I'm dusting off my WHFB gear and jumping in again.
My stalwart stunties will get me through the first few games while I learn new rules and strategy... but there is box of undeath sitting under my painting table just begging to be assembled and played.
It's been there quite a few years - since one of our FLGS went out and had 2for1 sales... seems that I've got a good start (probably 1,500 points) just in figures - several boxes each of skeles and zombies, black coach, some vamps, bats, a box of grave guard and of ghouls. I'll be looking to add more Ghouls, GG, Wolves, and - of course - more skeles.
As I'm putting the core unit together - are spears the way to go for skeles - or HW + Shield?
i'd go for spears, a 6+ ward save(hand weapon) or a extra rank of attacks(spear).
Go through other 8th editon posts or buy a 8th ed book/island of blood. I'm getting mine in 4days,very excited
You can no longer use the handweapon+shield if you own any other type of weapon. So if you purchase spears, you are using spears.