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6th Ed. Saurus warriors in 6th

Discussion in 'Lizardmen & Saurian Ancients Discussion' started by naddan, Oct 30, 2019.

  1. naddan
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    When buying them spears does you actually swap them with the one-hand weapons or is more like an additional equipment?
    In other words can I choose whenever to use the one-hand weapons or the spears?
    thanks!
     
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    I read page 88 of 6th ed. rulebook, I think I can actually select to fight with the spear or the sword for the whole unit once per fight.
     
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    I don't have the 6th ed army book with me (currently at work) but I've always understood it that the spears replaced the hand weapon.

    Happy to be proved wrong though.
     
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    I vaguely remember people switching back and forth between spears and hand weapon and shield, but I don't know if that was an official rule or a common house rule.
     
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    I think it's possible, think about 6th ed. Black orcs that can buy an extra choppa or a great axe and still can get a shield, they are the best example of the rule at page 88 of the rulebook because can select shield and weapon or two weapons (or great axe).
     

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    Fun fact, Saurus used to have two attacks and it was only fairly recent, either 7th or 8th edition that supportng ranks only got one attacks. So if you had a two attack profile and spears, will for a period of time, all competitive players chose spears over hand weapons for Sauri.

    Anyway there were lots of variations of special rules that nerfed this. At one point, I remember a Saurus specific rule that their supporting attacks didn't get the full attack profile. At another point Saurus had A1 but they had a special power that gave them a bonus bite attack so whatever their weapon was, their extra attacks were at base Strength and Weapon skill with no add-ons (which made Temple Guard sort of annoying as you got a halberd attack plus a weaker follow up attack, kind of like horses attacking after the knights attack.

    After several evolution of Saurus Warrior bonus attacks, in 8th edition we got Predatory Fighter.
     
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    Saurus history lesson!
    Anyway I'm creating a list with the Sacred Hosts rules and I chose Quetzl's, now I want to add another blessing spawn to my saurus cohort to bring them to special choice, sotek or tlazcotl?
     
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    I'm pretty sure spears could only generate 1 supporting attack in 8th Edition.
     
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    Yes, but there was a period in 6th edition where we had an intermediate list from a White Dwarf magazine where Saurus infantry with spears got two attacks from the supporting ranks, and I remember the Temple Pyramid Vault gradually developing a consensus that spears were far superior to handweapons.
     
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    Where can I find this intermediate list?
     
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    I lost that magazine long ago. It would have been around 1998 give or take.
     
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