Monday, March 21, 2011

Oath Stone gotchas

I like Oath Stones. To me, they're a core part of the Dwarf id - honour is a basic drive for them. It speaks to me of the Dwarven mindset too. You haul this heavy ass stone across hundreds of miles for a battle, you plonk it down and it's your line in the sand. A little piece of home... and boy you ain't moving away from it for nothing...well, maybe gold.

It occurs to me this could/should be a much bigger post discussing the various uses and merits of the Oath Stone - an Oath Stone Tactica if you will. I'll add it to the 'shit I should post about' list.

Right now though, I realise I got some of the rules wrong for Oath Stones in my last battle against the DE's (battle report here). I don't think it changed the outcome any, so don't get your knickers in a twist my lovely.

Basically, I had my Runesmith in the same infantry block as my BSB which was carrying an Oath Stone.

Oath Stones p28 Dwarf Army Book other character may join a Stonebearer unit

where the Stonebearer unit is the one the character with the Oath Stone is joining. You must nominate the Stonebearer unit at the start of the game.


  1. Personally I am not a fan of the oathstone. The fact that the unit can no longer move means that unless you are using them to block a bottleneck or anchor a flank in a gunline, the uses I see for it are very limited.

    I do however agree that they are very much in with the character of the army. But alas, I don't see much use with them now days.

  2. To be honest I'm the same.
    I'd take them, but in a 'break glass in case of emergency' kind of way.

    If you have a unit that's about to get charged in the flank and it's already engaged in the front, it's worth putting down if it'll make the difference between winning and losing that unit.

    I was hoping to perhaps find that they're more useful when I take a closer look.


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