Shield come in a variety of shapes and sizes, such as round, square, flat, and convex. Some are even notched for fighting with spears. So common is their use, even the lowliest conscripts carry shields when not called to heft pikes and spears.
*Only applies if used with a hand weapon.
**Infantry armed with shields get an additional +1 to their armour save against to their front. However, no Troop Type gains any armour saves from shields against missile attacks to their rear.