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i personally think that wyches should have WS5. i mean, seriously, they're supposedly the "masters of gladiatorial combat." also, genestealers have WS6!, and all marines have WS4 as well.
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Lots of troops have ws4 but ws5 for wychs would put 3-4pt on their cost, and they can get it from the drugs any way, never confuse fuff with rules after all marines are ment to be highly skilled in combat so having the same ws is not bad and we then half it any way :lol: , wychs point for pointare one of the best cc troops in the game so don't complain.
As PWMF200 correctly mentioned, wyches can get WS5 by drugs.
Besides that they really do not need it, as due to their wych weapons a permanent WS5 is insanely powerful (a severe point cost increase would be in order). From a fluff point of view they also are rather defensive, which is displayed by their ability to halve most opponents WS for their attacks against them.
WS4 is absolutely fine for them.
i agree, WS 4 is pretty good...i mean most other races dont even have WS that high, hardened veterans and storm troopers dont, the basic eldar, tryanid, SoB, ork, tau, and kroot dont even have that high a WS
Effectively whyches have ws 8 if they are carrying whych weapons so they are good enough as they are.
Ummmmmm... would you mind explaining that one please? I dont see how that can be sine that would mean that they hit on 3's and wych weapoins do not allow them to do that.
Look at the description of wych weapons in the codex. Enemy units assaulting them that have unmodified str below 6 must half their ws. This gives wyches a huge advantage.
...but that's only for attacks made against the wyches, the wyches still need 4+ to hit WS4 opponents.
thought it worked both ways. Sorry.
<< ...but that's only for attacks made against the wyches, the wyches still need 4+ to hit WS4 opponents.
Astaroth, are you sure about this one? In the Chapter Aproved books it reads that enemy with S5or less models designating their attacks against a model armed with wych weapons halves its WS, but it makes no indication that this only effects the attacking enemies.
I allways played it the way that the wyches hit most things at 3+ and that in some cases the enemy hits on 5+ rather then 4+, and this is the way, i think, that most people play it and that the rules where intended.
Or was there some clarification about this rule somewhere?
Any insight will be apreciated.