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Trunks
22-11-2005, 04:40
Does anyone use Halfling Spearmen? I know they are pretty much hands down inferior to other spearmen and halfling archers of course. Just wondering if anyone out there uses them just for fun.

I've been contemplating buying some just for the hell of it. Having them follow around my Minotaur army just to be goofy would be fun.

Artruis
22-11-2005, 05:00
I have a unit of them, but have yet to try them. They have got quite good leadership, and are cheaper then any other ranked unit in the DOW list, (barring manbiters which are a ROR IIRC) so I would imagine they could be an effective rank bonus. Plus moving through woods gives them more mobility to be in the right place at the right time. Lol, it would be funny to have them wandering aroun with the minos, do the survivors become the victory feast afterwards?

Cheers Liam

Rathgar
22-11-2005, 06:53
Lol, it would be funny to have them wandering aroun with the minos, do the survivors become the victory feast afterwards?

Clearly they'd be Chaos halflings. :D

Cpt. Drill
22-11-2005, 08:16
Clearly they'd be Chaos halflings. :D

Tisk dont you know your background! Halflings are immune to chaos! It would make far more sense for it to be a Mootland Minotaur! :D

Rathgar
22-11-2005, 08:19
Tisk dont you know your background! Halflings are immune to chaos! It would make far more sense for it to be a Mootland Minotaur! :D

Nothing's immune to Chaos dude. They're just resistant. You could get Chaos Halflings just the same as you can get Chaos Ogres who are also resistant to Chaos. Anyway this is off topic so I'll shut up.

Griefbringer
22-11-2005, 11:37
Perhaps they could be chaos goblins and just count as halflings?

Back to the topic, I think they are likely to be the only spear armed infantry in the basic DoW list, so perhaps they could be used for securing the flanks of the pikemen or so? Personally, I like my halfthings to pack bows though.

DrCamf
22-11-2005, 16:46
I say if you are mad enough then go for it, hell now I'm tempted..mmmmmm halfling list, mad cooks, spearmen, archers, ram riders and a lot of small fat merry men.

Cpt. Drill
22-11-2005, 17:11
Does anyone still have the old-skool journal with the halfling list in.. with piggy back riders and 'mad cooks' and my favourite geese swarms!

Artruis
23-11-2005, 04:48
I sure do! Im hoping to build up a mootland army, how could anyone not want an army of fat, slow, and weak soldiers who are moderatly good with a bow?? I also love the housewives armed with brooms and pots and pans, the chariots/tractors, and of course The Comradeship, including Olorin the grey, Aragand the layabout, Giblit the cowardly dwarf, and Legles the unfortunate elf.

I hope they put a moot section in the new Empire book whenever it comes.

Cheers Liam

snikch13
23-11-2005, 08:11
i never have, but i wouldnt be against using them. a unit that can rank up and move thru woods (the most common terrain piece in fantasy) with no penalty is a solid unit worth taking regardless of stats, simply for enemy march prevention and easy ambush or flank attacks.

on a side note: i still think that rules for halfling cooks should be made, and they should have rules and game play not unlike ogre butchers "magic". i consider this as the fluff for ogres quite often mentiones that halfling and ogres share a common connection thru their stomachs.

brace_of_pistols
29-11-2005, 05:30
yeah, a halfling army would be cool, and they're not that bad. They have a cool war machine, the halfling hotpot:D
it works the same as an empire mortar, but it uses the smaller template and removes all armour saves.:evilgrin:
im not too keen on halfling magic though.... i mean c'mon....:confused:

ok, cya

neXus6
29-11-2005, 05:51
Well seeing as I started playing back in 4th ed when there were Halfling Lords. :D

While a full army would be cool, even just an allied force like the kislevites would be good. I mean the little guys get a vote on matters to do with the Empire just like the Elector Counts do so why have they been resigned to DoW. :p

Trunks
29-11-2005, 06:51
I was so disappointed when I made my latest bits order and couldn't find Halfling Spearmen on the Mailorder (US) website anymore. Looks like I'll have to do some converting or go for eBay (I'd prefer the former . . .).

RGB
29-11-2005, 19:52
It looks like you might have to convert them, really. That and they're taking my beloved Mordhaim ranges OOP...

Sad.

Trunks
29-11-2005, 20:18
Actually they aren't. I read the statement on the Specialist games website. What they are doing is making it so that you can't order individual bits anymore for alot of Mordheim things. You can still buy them in Blister packs.

Nazguire
29-11-2005, 23:14
yeah, a halfling army would be cool, and they're not that bad. They have a cool war machine, the halfling hotpot:D
it works the same as an empire mortar, but it uses the smaller template and removes all armour saves.:evilgrin:
im not too keen on halfling magic though.... i mean c'mon....:confused:

ok, cya


And the Halfling Hot Pot is actually quite good too. Doesn't it ignore armour saves or something similar?

ham2525
29-11-2005, 23:47
wait i got it for Halfling magic:D

Summon rain of Utensils

Frying pan of doom

and anything else

Rathgar
30-11-2005, 00:01
wait i got it for Halfling magic:D

Summon rain of Utensils

Frying pan of doom

and anything else?

Summon flaming pie...

brace_of_pistols
30-11-2005, 03:08
Yeah thats what i meant about the halfling hotpot when i said it removes all armour saves. when it hits you, you cant take armour saves, its awesome ands for only 50 pts, a must have.
i always take 2 in my empire army, the people i play dont seem to mind.:D