Daily Episode 99 – Items of Distinction – The Empire Runefang

Items of Distinction.

I received a great suggestion for a top 5 topic (from @Raffazza on twitter) to cover the expensive magic items from the army books and I decided to turn this into an on going feature to talk about how to get the best out of these often overlooked relics from Warhammer Lore and I decided to start with one of the greatest items from the history of Warhammer, the Empire Runefang

Almost all the top pointed items to choose from have a long and decorated history going back through numerous editions of the army books and also appear in the army books of other races.


The Empire Runefang.

At the dawn of the Empire, the Dwarf Runesmith Alaric the Mad forged a dozen magical swords for Sigmar’s twelve chieftains.  Each was a masterpiece, requiring all the skill and ancient knowledge of runecraft to create.  The Runefangs are thus blades of unsurpassed power, able to carve through gromril plate and Dragon scale  They are amongst the oldest and most treasured artefacts still surviving in the old world, and today the Runefangs are synonymous with the status, power and authority of the Elector Counts.

The Empire Runefang comes in at 85 points and is a huge investment to put into just a single magic weapon.  In this episode I talk about ways to get the most from a Runefang and how to craft a list around this item.

I start by including a Grand Master to wield it.  He is given a few choice items to maximise survivability.  I then discuss the other character options that should be considered to support him and also the units that he should be deployed with.


The Podcast Awards.

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Team England Competition

Don’t forget to check out episode 100 for details of how to win the Team England ETC swag bag.



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