View Full Version : Spears and bows?

09-08-2006, 15:22
Is it possible for me to kit out my Gondorian Archers (Tower of Ecthelion list) with both bows and spears? It seems a useful way to use up spare points for them to support attacks later inthe battle when everything is locked in combat.

09-08-2006, 15:53
I believe so, without seeing the so called "Tower of Ecthelion list". You can with basic MT warriors at least, and you can with Numenoreans.

I do the tactic with my Harad, and the Gondor rangers. It ain't a bad idea, and is pretty "historically accurate" too. Adds an extra moment for the enemy to think about before charging a block of bowmen.

It gets a thumbs up from me!

11-08-2006, 13:30
hmm...can Goblins do that too?

11-08-2006, 13:33
As far as I can tell by the rules, so long as you can be equipped with a bow or a spear you can equiped with a bow and a spear. I don't see how it would be any different to a bow and a hand weapon. The rules for bows only prevent you from taking a shield, and the rules for spears don't prevent you from taking anything.

12-08-2006, 00:27
Exactly. So almost any combination of basic warrior can do it.