Firstly, I'd like to greet all of ya long and shortbeards, and say thank you for all of the wisdom and experience I have gained listening to your tales of might and valour by the Main Fireplace and in the Tawern. A round of ale on me laddies!
Also, since I'm done being a lurker for many a year, I'd like to inquire you about a matter of contention taht I have. This saturday there's goin' to be a tourney, and many foul beasts shall be slain before the sun sets. The throng is bound to be no more than 1200 points strong, consisting of 28 stout and harden long and white bearded dwarfs, along with a furious fighter - a Lord with runes of Kragg the Grimm, Fury, Snorri Spangelhelm, Stone and Spite. He is accompanied by a fellow Thane, carrying a Battle Standart.
Along with the lot, there is a Master Engineer taking with himself a canon and a grudge thrower.
Now my concern is as follows: should I rather take a noble runesmith in exchange for the Master Enginer? Both of 'em lads are fierce warriors, skilled engough to deal with any monstroucity that would like to ravage our machines, yet Master Engineer is better fit to handle the machnes, as well as armed with our famous handgun. Of course one can never deny the benefit of having a runesmith in a Throng, but is he necessary in that particular tourney? (The battles on the tourney are not going to have especially stong magic, for only 1 power dice generated above winds of magic roll is allowed).
I look forward to hear your words of advice and yet again, feel very glad to have an opportunity to live among such excellent and admirable