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Is this really a good idea to create different subheadings for sword and axe? I mean the game doesn't distinguish between the two, claasifying them both (as well as mace, dagger etc.) as hand weapons, which makes sense, as, for example, the shorter reach of an axe is offset by its higher hittting power when compared to sword, while the lesser power of a dagger is compensated by its nimbleness, etc. So I suggest we create one subheading hand weapon and put all the weapons classified as such by the game in here. NTC3 09:56, 8 August 2011 (CEST)

Hmmm, well they are different weapons. To be honest I only created the present article in order to merge the many tiny articles into a single page. When the article becomes too big I will divide it into two, one for melee weapons and the other for missile weapons. Aehren 15:49, 10 August 2011 (CEST)

They might be different weapons but the game treats them in the same category and we ARE after all, a WARHAMMER encyclopedia, not a Wikipedia. The current article is quite misleading, because it implies that axes are weaker than swords due to shorter range (which, as far as the game goes, is not true) and that a spear gives a bonus against cavalry charge (which might be true in LOTR, but not in Warhammer Fantasy!). And what's with the shield part saying that it can often be used as a weapon? In the game, it cannot and so it might be a better idea to classify shield as armour. Plus, why there are no sources? Isn't all weapon info in BRB? Just asking. NTC3 09:47, 11 August 2011 (CEST)

You may always ask what you wish and all constructive criticism is apreciated. There no sources because I never wrote the article per se. What happened was that several users wrote tiny articles about weapons (one wrote about axes, another wrote about swords, etc). I deleted some of these articles (because they lacked sources) but somebody else would write it anew. This happenend more than once, so I decided that the best solution was to merge all 'common weapons articles' into a single one.
Notice that the wiki is largely about the Warhammer setting, the fluff. It isn't about the game; you won't find any rules about characters or weapons here. In the game you can't use the shield as a weapon, but I'm willing to bet that in some novels this use is described (and in our reality this happened a lot. Taking a shield slam in your face will hurt like hell). Aehren 22:00, 11 August 2011 (CEST) PS: Shields are described in the article Armour