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Steady Dwarf Warrior




USA

The description of the armament for the Chaos Warriors Regiment makes me think that I can select the weapons for each model individually and so I could have something like a 10 man unit with 5 sword/shield and 5 halberd/shield. Thoughts? Clarifications?

From a tactics perspective the halberd has a 2" range but is -1 to hit compared to the sword. So it seems like a good idea to have ta front row of guys weild swords and a back row of guys weild halberds for the pile-in.

Warscroll link: https://www.games-workshop.com/resources/PDF/AoS_Warscrolls//aos_Chaos_Warriors_eng.pdf

See attachment for screenshot of the relevant description..
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This message was edited 3 times. Last update was at 2019/12/25 20:07:17


 
   
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Androgynous Daemon Prince of Slaanesh





Norwalk, Connecticut

According to the scroll, yes, you can. The Chaos Knight and Varanguard scrolls are the same (and there are others as well), allowing you to mix and match. Seems purposefully done that way. These are supposed to be elite warriors; they utilize the weapons that work best for them.

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Steady Dwarf Warrior




USA

 timetowaste85 wrote:
According to the scroll, yes, you can. The Chaos Knight and Varanguard scrolls are the same (and there are others as well), allowing you to mix and match. Seems purposefully done that way. These are supposed to be elite warriors; they utilize the weapons that work best for them.


Thank you. That's how I read it but I wanted clarification as I'm just getting into AoS. Last I played was 6th edition Fantasy / 3rd edition 40k so I'm rusty
   
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Mutilatin' Mad Dok




Northern Virginia

Its ambiguous at best. I'd wait for the FAQ
   
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Norwalk, Connecticut

How is it ambiguous? Previous books specified “unit is armed with this or armed with that”. These units say “each [model] is armed with this or this”. Law of English combined with how they’ve done every other book (and already allow weapon mixing in units such as stormcast hammer/thundermace) means this stands unless they rewrite the scroll. I wouldn’t worry about an FAQ changing it unless people get extremely pissed.

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Quick-fingered Warlord Moderatus




United Kingdom

FWIW - GW's Warscroll Builder seems to think the options are unit-wide (but that could just be a site restriction).
   
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The wording is the same as the Tzaangor scroll so I’d be inclined to say you can mix them up.
However, it’s always possible a faq down the road may prevent it.
If you can, hold fire for a couple of weeks until it drops then have a look.
   
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Savage Minotaur




Baltimore, Maryland

New FAQ:

Page 105 – Chaos Warriors, Unit Description
Change the unit description to:
‘A unit of Chaos Warriors has any number of models.
The unit is armed with one of the following weapon
options: Chaos Hand Weapon and Chaos Runeshield;
Chaos Halberd and Chaos Runeshield; Chaos
Greatblade; or pair of Chaos Hand Weapons.’


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