Over a year ago on the previous forum there was a discussion which involved Thom and many other of the Chronopia "knowledgable" that hammered out a ruling concerning what weapons may sweep attack. I cannot locate among my personal files anything referring back to it, nor can I find the reference in the FAQ.
Having said all that, I do remember (unless I am getting old) that there were some proposed changes to the weapons that CAN perform a sweep. Part of the discussion emerged from someone complaining that Elf Axemen could sweep but their Stygian Axemen couldn't. Similarly, I interjected with, what about Viridian Lords and Hearthguard? Other players chimed in as well, and this prompted Thom to make an on the spot ruling which I have abided by since then. Unfortunately, I don't think it ever made its way into the FAQ.
My proposal is to revist this topic and discuss it further to make sure that this time a clarification (or definitive answer) is logged in the FAQ.
Here is my proposal:
All two handed bladed weapons without a damage multiplier should be allowed to sweep attack. This would include Two handed Swords, Battle Axes, reaver axes, chitin axes, etc. Obviously, the non-bladed two handed weapons cannot sweep, but they can do extra bludgeoning damage.
Would this proposal incur a point cost difference? I don't think it would. IMHO, it isn't that important of a change to warrant a point increase.
Thoughts? Comments? Anyone?