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The Rune of Brotherhood...a nifty little trump card or a "close, but no cigar" rune? Have you guys ever used this little gem to achieve any success? I recently put this on a Thane that i subsequently paired with some Longbeard rangers, but they didn't really achieve anything (mainly because the game was played on a smaller table, not allowing me to place my Ranger where i wanted them) But I can also see the potential of a unit of 14 Ranger Longbeards with a semi-Thane of Pain with the Rune of Battle and Stoicism placed right in the enemies deployment zone. Have you guys every seriously used this rune, and if so how?
I doubt anyone sees it as being useful. Rangers are the worse unit a dwarf general has access too, very few players even go near them. They're expensive and don't do the job good enough, if you make them longbeards then they get even more expensive and the thane is icing on the cake. I don't recommend using them.
Of course this is just personal preference, others might have had use with ranges and a thane with the rune. I just think the thane would be better off in a warrior unit, and the longbeards sat in the battle line.