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PostSubject: Hired Sword: Witch skills   Mon 6 Jun 2011 - 9:32

Tried to search, couldn't find anything for all the witch hunter topics.

Anyway from what I can see it looks like the Witch is the only hired sword that can't get any skills at all, and is limited to rolling a bazillion times for spells.

Anyway just wanted to check that this is correct and not a misprint.
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PostSubject: Re: Hired Sword: Witch skills   Mon 6 Jun 2011 - 9:48

Well since she is a Hired Sword, she will only roll 4 times total no matter what. If she is lucky enough to roll a skill each time she would know all her spells or be able to cast some of those she does know better.

Also the Witch is one of the hot-button Hired Swords that is often banned or nerfed in campaigns so the lack of a skill table is likely to be a balancing factor not seen as a disadvantage.

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PostSubject: Re: Hired Sword: Witch skills   Mon 6 Jun 2011 - 9:57

In the PDF "Swords of the Empire", the witch is actually allowed to have academic skills:
http://cianty.ashtonsanders.com/mim/pdf/swords_of_the_empire.pdfThe PDF is linked on Ciantys and Werekins page, so I believe it is kind of official:
http://libermalefic.blogspot.com/search/label/Rules

On the other hand, our group is just about to decide how to nerv her, just like von Kurst said. She doesn't really need the Academics, imo.

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PostSubject: Re: Hired Sword: Witch skills   Mon 6 Jun 2011 - 10:54

Interesting, in the hired swords compilations pdf from this page

http://www.mordheimer.com/downloads/downloads.htm

She has none.
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PostSubject: Re: Hired Sword: Witch skills   Mon 6 Jun 2011 - 12:20

Mordheim has not had an official review for the last 6 yrs or so. Mordheimer's site is a collection of rules (official and unofficial) up to a point in time known to him.

Cianty, werekin and friends have been revisiting the old rules and offering their tweaks and revisions since 2009.

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PostSubject: Re: Hired Sword: Witch skills   Mon 6 Jun 2011 - 12:47

What is this... a witch hunt?

The Witch is certainly no less balanced than any other character who uses of spells. She barely packs a punch in close combat so I'd like to know how you drew that conclusion VK.

Nice spots Triumph & Grimscull!

Witches rate amongst the most intriguing of characters. They don't see as much use as they should. Always too busy being burned at the stake or going for a good drowning in the river I suppose.

We have a new waterfront witch in the MiM campaign which fits splendidly into one of the new warbands. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Hired Sword: Witch skills   Mon 6 Jun 2011 - 16:27

Actually since we spend a lot of time in Sartosa, Witches are pretty popular with our group, but since I joined this forum I've noticed several ban the witch posts/topics (as per Grimscull's post).

The waterfront witch sounds interesting.
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