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Geech
27-10-2013, 14:19
Do spear and shield get this 6+ WS as a parry defense?

Chaos Warlord
27-10-2013, 15:00
Do spear and shield get this 6+ WS as a parry defense?

the parry save of 6+ ward is only for hand weapon and shield, no other combo of weapons.
so the simple answer is no, spear and shield does not give the parry save. you still get the armour save from the shield but nothing else.
you give up the parry save of hand weapon+shield for the extended range of a spear (extra rank) unless you are mounted, in that case you get +1 str in the first turn of combat if you charged.

fluff wise its because its easier to block with a smaller weapon than a bulkier or longer one. the response time to get a weapon to block an attack together with a shield is less.