The lance is a heavy long spear, usually with an oak shaft and steel point. To wield, a mounted warrior positions the butt of the lance under his arm and spurs his horse to charge into his enemy, bracing himself with stirrups to keep him in the saddle on impact. Capable of punching through armour and knocking foes to the ground, the lance would be popular if it were more common and affordable. Given its price—though it is by no means as expensive as a blunderbuss—and its availability, lances are relegated to use by knights and wealthy warriors throughout the Empire.[2a]


  • 1: Warhammer Fantasy RPG 2nd ED -- Core Rulebook
    • 1a: pg. 109
  • 2: Warhammer Fantasy RPG 2nd ED -- Old World Armoury
    • 2a: pg. 33