So I’ve heard that hand weapons are the new wave of the future for 8th edition and that spears are a thing of the past… I’ve heard from several different people and have all given good perspective that supports their side of the table. I’ve even went back to one of my spear units and swapped them out with hand weapons in order to get that precious 6+ parry save… What are everybody’s thoughts on this debate? If you take the spear then you could possibly get more attacks but pass on the parry save. If you take hand weapons then you get the parry save but only your “step up” attacks. Tough one, no?
My thoughts are that you could be ok either way, depending on how you play your army. For me, in a unit of Saurus Warriors, it costs and extra point for spears and when I have a unit of 24… well, that’s an extra 24 points that I have to spend. Those points could be spent on an extra magic item or to add to a unit size to get it bigger… In my newest list I have both spears and hand weapons so I’m hoping to get good results. I’ve posted some pics of my recent project where I swapped out the spears on my Saurus Warriors for hand weapons. Enjoy!
In the meantime… Spears? Or hand weapons? Your thoughts???