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Bortus
09-07-2010, 05:19
I was at the local GW shop today and I saw a battle between Dark Elves and Chaos and I see how the new rules seem to favor units of spearmen. Would I be correct in going spears now that the hand weapon and shield bonus is gone? Any hep is appreciated. Thanks!!! :D

Asmodai48
09-07-2010, 06:08
Handwep/shield bonus not gone, just changed to 6+ ward except vs a couple of things.

Bortus
09-07-2010, 06:36
The +1 bonus to save is gone which is what was meant.

Ghazbad_Facestompa
09-07-2010, 06:37
To answer the title: I still prefer choppa and shield. Da boyz will hopefully break the foe in the first round through kills and SCR, and can hopefully be helped with trolls or other fast, killy flankers. If they don't, they're tough enough to plausibly grind down the foe, even at S3.

minionboy
09-07-2010, 07:16
I definitely agree with Ghaz, Choppa + Shield is the way to go.

shortlegs
09-07-2010, 11:28
Spears are still the poorest choice, simply because choppas give you +1str in the first round.