Gunderland Pike-and-Shield Fighting
Gunderland Pike-and-Shield Fighting (General)
You have trained in Gunderland’s pike-and-shield techniques, learning to control your shield with just a few movements of your body and arm while both your handsgrip the pike.
Prerequisites: Gunderman, Martial Weapon Proﬁciency (pike), Shield Proﬁciency, base attack bonus +1.
Beneﬁt: You may wield a large shield and pike simultaneously, without penalty to the use of the pike. The large shield only grants a +3 shield bonus to Parry Defence rather than the usual +4. The shield confers its full +4 shield bonus to your Dodge Defence when dodging ranged attacks.
Normal: A large shield can be strapped to the back or shoulder to allow for use of a two-handed weapon but the bonus to Parry Defence is reduced to +0 and the shield bonusto Dodge Defence against ranged attacks is reduced to +2.
Special: The Games Master may permit a non-Gunderman to select this feat if he trains and ﬁghts in a Gunderland pike regiment.