And even a basic 25-40gold Nordland Axe gives you +20% critical and +20 strength. With Mighty Blow and some lucky strength increase rolls you can get 70-80 strength and 3 attacks per turn. Or you can pick any one-handed weapon like a Gromril Axe and still get better results. In the original Mordheim, Pistols had a niche as things didnt go as high so have 2 40 strength armor piercing attacks every turn was actually quite good. Heere, in theory, Pistols and Pistolier would be a nice idea to make Marksmen capable of fighting in melee. Problem is requirements mean you still have to put points into melee, like 50 weapon skill, weapons training, and +2 attacks. At that point why not just pick up a (Gromril) Axe and a Handgun? Best plan I can see out of any of these short-ranged weapons is a hit-n-run/troll build. Get Eagle Eyes and you would have more range than anyone can have movement while still being able to run.