The spear is one of the first weapons used by Humanity. The spear is a length of wood between 5 and 7 feet long with a sharpened blade fixed to one end. Spears, the least changed of modern weapons, retain their usefulness. They allow the wielder to keep his opponents at a distance. They’re versatile in that they can be thrown or used in hand-to-hand combat. Furthermore, they are cheap to make, and even the lowliest commoner can learn to use them.[2a]

In primitive cultures, they often add exotic feathers or furs to the weapon, sometimes even wrapping the entire length in leather to enhance the grip. In the Empire, soldiers sometimes hang banners depicting their house colours, religious affiliation, or other symbols. Some even hang scrolls containing prayers to the Gods in the vain hope of garnering their attention in the thick of battle.[2a]



  • 1: Warhammer Fantasy RPG 2nd ED -- Core Rulebook
    • 1a: pg. 111
  • 2: Warhammer Fantasy RPG 2nd ED -- Old World Armoury
    • 2a: pg. 32

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