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Hello all, itís been a while since Iíve been in this section of the forums.
I have an interesting army and a new dilemma with 8th edition, equipping my troops. My army is a Viking themed marauder raider army. I have No warriors or knights. I will have No warriors or knights in the near or distant future either, I simply donít like them and they donít fit in theme.
So the problem, my opponents are bretonia and orcs and goblins, before combat was simple. I get charged, have enough bodies to survive and hold, and big enough weapons (great weapons) to cut through them because I was striking last anyway, and wear them down with kills and combat resolution. However now we strike at initiative and the prospect of killing those knights before they get to strike back is tempting but kills are removed from back ranks so killing first isnít what it used to be.
The dilemma, do I equip my men for the long haul shields and light armor, a little combat boost light armor and halberds, or go straight for the great weapons and killing power.
My original battle plan was to have the knightís charge into a block of marauders or keep getting blasted by my mages, once they hit the block I hit them in the side or rear with horsemen or hounds or spawn or chariots. But I havenít gotten to play an 8th edition game yet and I was wondering what some more experience players thought.
I don't think Marauders can have halberds.
Yes that is correct, a mistake on my part, just replace the word halbred with the word flail.
Just make the block of marauders massive(50 ideally) and mark them khorne with great weapons(you could also use flails if you want to strike first they seem to work just fine). Stick a fighty exalted in there to kill off any paladins in challenges. This unit should be able to mop up most.