Hello! My friend, who is a long-time WFB player, wanted to get into a skirmish game recently, so we have started Mordheim. I have painted GW models before, but never played their games (mostly a boardgames player/Heroscape for minis). I have been working through the rules and we have played 2 games so far, but I have a few questions. (My all-melee Pit Fighters got whipped pretty good, so I'm starting a Skaven warband now).
Hired Hands do not count toward the total warband limit, but they count in battle. Do they add an exploration die after the battle? If yes, the beggar then gives 2 dice, but if no, the beggar is the only one to add an exploration die, right?
My leader has a brace of pistols and 2 attacks (my friend let me start with some XP with the warband, and I rolled an extra attack). However, I can only shoot one pistol once each round unless I get a skill, right? If I do get a skill to shoot both in the same round, do I have to shoot at the same model with both, or can I shoot once, see if I knock down+ him, then shoot someone else? Is there any other way to attack multiple times in the shooting phase?
As far as close combat is concerned, when I charge (with both pistols loaded), I can do my choice of the following:
A. Shoot both pistols in round 1, then switch to melee weapons for the following rounds.
B. Shoot both pistols in round 1, then use them as clubs in the following rounds (though I believe this is a common house rule, not an official one).
C. Shoot one pistol and use one melee weapon in round 1, shoot the other pistol and use the melee weapon in round 2, then use two melee weapons in the following rounds.
D. Don't bother with the pistols and just use a melee weapon or weapons.
Thanks for your help!