I came across some interesting rules in a preview from the forthcoming Warhammer Roleplay release 'Omens of War' by Fantasy Flight Games.
The thing which struck me was that these are key-worded abilities, bearing similarity to special rules or skills in Mordheim. They apply key-words to a couple of old chestnuts. By that I mean 'Twin Weapon' and 'Bulwark' which many veterans have optionally applied house rules to, or treated as compulsory advanced rules.
Thought I'd post this to share what I'd found. At the very least it might assist in clarifying house rules used by folk or by supplying sexy nicknames to your existing game banter.
The fighting styles described in OoW include:Zweihander:
A dangerous, destructive style, focusing on the use of a massive greatweapon. Favoured by Greatswords of the Empire, dwarf hammerers, some warrior-priests of Sigmar, and anyone else with two hands and a large weapon.Bulwark:
A defensive style requiring a shield in one hand and a hand weapon such as a sword in the other. An example would be Empire Swordsmen fighting in close formation and supporting one another.Hunterís Eye:
The kind of style that would be used largely in either Hochland or Stirland, a style of archery that emphasises awareness and patience.Diestro:
Fashionable amongst the noble elite of the Empire. Fencing weapon and off-hand daggers are used with speed and grace.Twin Weapon:
Warriors who use the Twin Weapon style forgo a shield and wield a second hand weapon, spinning and slashing like a whirling storm. Chaos Marauders and Beastmen often use this kind of fighting style.Thunder:
A style that involves pushing the capabilities of black powder weapons to the limit... or, frankly, well beyond!Mounted:
Fighting from horseback is a style in itself. This style is commonly used by knights of the Empire, but similar techniques have been developed by cavalry of every race and nation.Judgement:
The Witch hunters of the Holy Order of the Templars of Sigmar teach a variety of deadly techniques, many requiring some combination of sword and pistol.