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Old 21 Dec 2005, 19:37   #1 (permalink)
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I was wodering if it would be better to give my M@As halberds or spears, same points cost just different effect. It'll be 16 M@As in 4x4.
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i think helberds because they are stronger.
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Old 11 Feb 2006, 20:16   #3 (permalink)
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I'm a total n00b at Fantasy, but from what I know it's pretty much preferance:

Spears let you get more attacks in, which is good so as to not be wiped out without doing anything on account of poor statlines, while Halberd let you make the most of the attacks you actually land, and in most cases you won't be striking first, anyway.
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Halberds are a much better weapon for offensive play. Spears are useless on the charge, but Halberds work whether you charged or not.

If they are charging, go with Halberds.
If they are on the receiving end, go with Spears. Remember, Spearmen can use shields as well, so have better armour.
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I'mgoing to have to agree with wargammer (that smart man) its true that Spears allow you to carry shield for extra defence.

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Well, if they are a major offensive unit then give them halberds, more able to rip through enemy armour and the likes. If you plan on defensive / pinnacle uses, then give them spears, more versatile plus the extra attacks reduces the flee factor and makes them more versatile if taking on multiple units on the flank etc.
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