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Hi guys & gals,
I am recently staring a Sylvanian army but was confused about the levy's weaponery. In the online list is states that levy have light armour,shield,spear or halbred. Reading Strewart's Sylvania tactica(by the way awesome tactics and helps alot) he/she states that "Sylvania levy are the zombies of the army. Looking over the rules, they can actually get a 4+ save in combat just like the skeletons can! This means for the most part zombies are probably a better choice to take because you will be saving points and not suffering in defence, how often do skeletons kill anyway?"
Now the way the list is worded I come up with (Light armor 6+)+(Shield+1)=5+ save. It doesnt state that the levy have hand weapons. So i was wondering how Strewart or anybody else can come up with a 4+ save, cuz it is very confusing. Thanks
A basic and oft-repeated prime rule of the game is that all troops bear hand weapons unless stated otherwise.Originally Posted by Bootsy Collins
Yes, you have a 4+ armor save as long as you use that combination.
Glad you liked it.
Not sure what part you're confused on. As David said, they all get hand weapons even though they're not mentioned. And there is a rule in the weapons section of the rulebook that means using a hand weapon and shield in combat gives +1 armour save. Light armour, shield, combine with hand weapon, theres your 4+.
Sylvanian zombies rock.
Which leaves Skellies with precisely two uses, sadly: Halberdiers (Strike first when charging) and crossbowmen...
Use Light, Beasts, Metal instead of Heavens
NecroLords: Use at least one Death Mage
Brets: Use Peasants&Damsels
Skaven: Don't use Skryre SAD
Q. Do Sylvania Militia and Levy also come equipped with hand weapons?
A. Yes. All models are considered to have hand weapons, unless it is
specifically noted otherwise (e.g. the unit's entry would have to
state that the unit is not armed with hand weapons, or only armed
with claws, etc.)
S. Warhammer Chronicles 2004 page 121Both taken from the Direwolf FAQ.Q. The equipment options for Sylvanian Militia are a bit unclear.
Is it "spear and shield, or halberd and no shield" or "shield plus
either spear or halberd"?
A. Sylvanian Militia come with light armour and shield, and either
a spear or a halberd.
S. October 2004 Issue of White Dwarf Magazine (US #297 / UK #29