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AoS Skink weapons in melee

Discussion in 'Seraphon Discussion' started by CaptainPanda, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. CaptainPanda
    Skink

    CaptainPanda New Member

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    Am I thinking straight here.

    If my skinks are armed with clubs and javelins, will they get 2 attacks each in melee?
     
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    Slann

    Aginor Fifth Spawning

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    I think clubs and Javelins is no allowed combo judging by their warscroll and warscroll builder, they only mention:
    - Javelins & Shield
    - Club & Shield
    - Boltspitter & Shield
    - Boltspitter & Club

    But that last one, Boltspitters & Clubs, yes, it will give you two attacks per Skink when attacking in melee. One with the Boltspitter at 5+/6+ and one with the club at 5+/4+

    With some buffs that can be surprisingly effective.
     
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  3. CaptainPanda
    Skink

    CaptainPanda New Member

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    It's shame you´ll never have all 40 skinks engaged, that would then give you 84 attacks at 3+ to hit? with the horde bonus, or is that wrong?
     
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    Slann

    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

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    Only in the shooting phase so Boltspitter or Javelin.

    So for a unit of 40 skinks you have 40 shooting attacks hitting on +3
     
  5. CaptainPanda
    Skink

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    Ah, I just saw that it was in the shooting phase, so what do you guys think is the best armament for my 40 skinks?
     
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    Slann

    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

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    Boltspitter and shield
     
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  7. Aginor
    Slann

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    That's my opinion as well. Reasoning behind that:
    - Javelins hit better but their range is low. So they might be better for small units, but for larger ones they are not that good.
    - Summoned units cannot move, but they can shoot. Not with Javelins though, the range is too short
    - Shields have saved my Skinks SO often because being immune against rend-1 (quite usual for elite units of many armies)
    - Shields look cool.
     
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  8. CaptainPanda
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  9. Draconder
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    Never underestimate the rule of cool. :)
     
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