dont bother with weapon runes on your anvil, and armour runes are nearly as bad (every character should have the rune of stone though). look at runes that help dispell enemy magic, because an opponent faced with an anvil will usaly go very magic heavy to beat it, or no magic at all to reduce its effectivness. nothing you can do about the second one other than have a lord ready to swap places with.
for the ultimate in flank refusal, have 20 ironbreakers, thane with oathstone and an organ gun, deploy in terrrain on the one flank, have the other flank anchored by the board edge with the rest of your amy in between. nothing will get past.
humm, true. This is yet again proof the Orks are smarter the Elves.