OK, I’m at a loss here. I posted this in the Errata thread earlier, but dunno what to do with it.
On page 483 of the BWG book, it lists the following stats for shields when used as a weapon in combat:
Bucklers and target shields: Power 1, VA --, WS 2, shortest
Heaters and great shields: Power 2, VA --, WS 1, short
But on page 555, the following stats are given in the table “Miscellaneous Weapon Gear”:
Shield: Power 1, Add 2, VA --, WS 1, short
Which stats to use? Is the “shield” entry in the Miscellaneous Weapon Gear table meant to be a generic listing for all shields, or does it describe some sort of weapon add-on (a spiked crossguard or something to that effect)? And if we are to use the stats on page 483, what is the Add for the two categories of shields?
I’m capable of making a GM call on this for my own campaign (unless told otherwise, will probably go with the stats on pg 483, Add 2 for all), but I need to know what should be put on the GM sheet I am making. I am trying to keep the sheet as official as possible. As such, it’d be nice to get an official ruling on this, but if that’s not possible, speak up, Burners, and I’ll go with whatever seems to be the majority vote!