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Offline Ganymede

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Imperial State Troops and Free Companies
« on: May 15, 2009, 10:56:57 PM »
Here is a fun change. It dramatically simplifies the various state troops found in the armybook into a single entry. The weapon skill boost to spearmen and halberdiers not only allows them to use their neglected weapons with greter skill, but it also gives them a minor defensive bonus that can be used in lieu of the ubiquitous shield. Also of note is an additional improvement to the halberdiers. With these changes, I think there is now a situation in which all three of these choices could have equal utility.


Imperial State Troops – 6 Pts.

Core

   M   WS   BS   S   T   W   I   A   Ld   Sv
State Troops   4   4   3   3   3   1   4   1   7   6+
Sergeant   4   4   3   3   3   1   4   2   7   6+
Unit Size: 10+

Equipment: Light Armor, Shield

Options:
•   Promote one model to a Sergeant for +8 points.
•   Promote one model to a Standard Bearer for +8 points.
•   Promote one model to a Musician for +4 points.
•   Unit may swap shields for either spears or Imperial halberds for free.

Special Rules: Detachments

Imperial Halberds: The weighty halberds employed by Imperial infantry are designed with a tapered back-spike that easily punctures armor. All attacks made by an Imperial Halberd benefit from the Armor Piercing special rule.




This is another simple change that allows more versatility out of the free company boxed set. The minor yet impactful change of allowing free company great weapons helps to diversify their role on the battlefield as well as to get more mileage out of the various components within the boxed set itself. Here, we can add practically a new unit to the list without a single worry as to a lack of suitable models.


Free Company – 5 Pts.

Core

   M   WS   BS   S   T   W   I   A   Ld   Sv
Free Company   4   3   3   3   3   1   3   1   7   -
Veteran   4   3   3   3   3   1   3   2   7   -
Unit Size: 10+

Equipment: Additional Hand Weapons

Options:
•   Promote one model to a Veteran for +8 points.
•   Promote one model to a Standard Bearer for +8 points.
•   Promote one model to a Musician for +4 points.
•   Unit may swap additional hand weapons for great weapons for free.

Special Rules: None
« Last Edit: May 20, 2009, 12:30:58 AM by Ganymede »

Offline Warlord

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Re: Imperial State Troops and Free Companies
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2009, 03:46:04 AM »
Why take Halberds for 6 pts with a 6+ AS when Free Company can be 4pts with Great Weapons.
WS3 or not, 4pt Greatsword wielding Free Company is too good.

Also, I prefer my shields on Spearmen than WS4.
« Last Edit: May 19, 2009, 03:48:42 AM by Warlord »
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Offline Ganymede

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Re: Imperial State Troops and Free Companies
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2009, 12:30:33 AM »
How did that slip past my editing?

Free company as presented here are intended to be five points a piece, not four.