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'''Archer stakes''' although known as '''Dragon teeth''' are used specially by [[Bretonnian Peasant Bowman]]. They may drive them into the ground in front of their defensive position, to get even a little cover and shield themselves basically against attacks of hostile knights. The idea of that is, to stop them trying to ride just over the [[Bretonnian Peasants]] with their warhorses between two shots.  
 
'''Archer stakes''' although known as '''Dragon teeth''' are used specially by [[Bretonnian Peasant Bowman]]. They may drive them into the ground in front of their defensive position, to get even a little cover and shield themselves basically against attacks of hostile knights. The idea of that is, to stop them trying to ride just over the [[Bretonnian Peasants]] with their warhorses between two shots.  
  
In time of siege this tactic is allthough adopted by other Armies than the [[Bretonnia]]n to strength their earthworks and defend their prized warmachines from attacks that are carried out by the defenders. On the other hand the defenders can place the stakes into the ground at the foot of their castle or city walls, to make the fall from the wall even more unpleasant - aka deadly - to those who try to scale the walls with ladders or ropes and grapplin' hooks. How effectiv that tactic can be was shown by the [[Grand Theogonist]] [[Wilhelm IIIrd]] as he managed to kill [[Vlad Carstein]] - and himself - during the siege of [[Altdorf]] by throwing the [[Vampire]] and himself onto the stakes down in the trench.
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In time of siege this tactic is allthough adopted by other Armies than the [[Bretonnia]]n to strength their earthworks and defend their prized warmachines from attacks that are carried out by the defenders. On the other hand the defenders can place the stakes into the ground at the foot of their castle or city walls, to make the fall from the wall even more unpleasant - aka deadly - to those who try to scale the walls with ladders or ropes and grapplin' hooks. How effectiv that tactic can be was shown by the [[Grand Theogonist]] [[Wilhelm III]] as he managed to kill [[Vlad von Carstein]] - and himself - during the siege of [[Altdorf]] by throwing the [[Vampire]] and himself onto the stakes down in the trench.
  
  

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Bretonnian Peasant Bowman help themselves with archer stakes (6th Edition, plastics
single archer stake of the Bretonnian Peasant Bowman (5th Edition, metal, unpainted)

Archer stakes although known as Dragon teeth are used specially by Bretonnian Peasant Bowman. They may drive them into the ground in front of their defensive position, to get even a little cover and shield themselves basically against attacks of hostile knights. The idea of that is, to stop them trying to ride just over the Bretonnian Peasants with their warhorses between two shots.

In time of siege this tactic is allthough adopted by other Armies than the Bretonnian to strength their earthworks and defend their prized warmachines from attacks that are carried out by the defenders. On the other hand the defenders can place the stakes into the ground at the foot of their castle or city walls, to make the fall from the wall even more unpleasant - aka deadly - to those who try to scale the walls with ladders or ropes and grapplin' hooks. How effectiv that tactic can be was shown by the Grand Theogonist Wilhelm III as he managed to kill Vlad von Carstein - and himself - during the siege of Altdorf by throwing the Vampire and himself onto the stakes down in the trench.


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