This week I shall write about Utheroth, the Thane of Karak Gothrak. He is the current general for my Dwarven army. Untested, I will be putting my Dwarven army into harms way soon. For a start, I might have them face-off with my other armies. If I do, I would be sure to give you guys a rundown on the battles.
Utheroth, Tactician and Vice-Commander of the Army of Karak Gothrak
My contemplative Dwarf Thane is one who contemplates much about war and is one to be many moves ahead of his enemies when executing tactics in a battle. Utheroth is the opposite of a Slayer as he ponders upon various strategies in defeating his enemies. As such, he is one to think much before dashing head on into battle. While a great warrior himself, he is known for his wits and military tactics in battle.
The Thane ponders..
Aside from the background story, I decided to choose this figure for my Thane as he looked really composed and cool. I do like the fact that he rests his hand on the hilt of his giant axe while his beard droops over his hand. Another cool part of the figure is his helm that he carries on his other hand.
Unfazed by the Black Orc in front of him
It is also the posture in which he stands that exudes battle-hardiness and life-long experience in war. And to that extent, further elevates his "cool" factor. More over, the calm and cool demeanor that is express from his face gives some sense of silent dread.
Dwarf and Stone.
The Thane and His Commanders
One thing I do like about Dwarven Heroes and Lords is their ability to customize their weapons with Runes. In some cases, stack up runes on their weapons to make them even more deadly. Similar to Bretonnian Virtues, these runes enhances weapons, armor and the Dwarves' innate ability. The difference would be its stack ability and there are way more runes compared to Bretonnian virtues which gives the Dwarves more option to customise their characters' abilities.
Another option a Thane has is the ability to bring an oath stone with him. This essentially compels him to join a unit which gives the entire unit the ability to disable enemies from getting flank or rear bonus when engaging the Thane an his unit. However, this also means that the Thane would have to issue or accept a challenge whenever engage in close combat. If the Thane and his unit of Stone-bearers lose a battle, the Thane's Victory points will be awarded to the enemy regardless whether the Thane is slain or not which can be very costly.
Since I am pretty much a noob in the area of customising runes for my Thane, what would you guys suggest as a great combination of runes for Utheroth? Give me your opinions!