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bork da basher
30-05-2008, 10:02
ok i can pick this up for like 75 which is a bargain for a 2k army so i figure why not.

i have two solid units of infantry, one led by the lord (he's nails) and t'other led by the BSB and runesmith. these should be able to take on and beat most things. i then have my gun line of xbows with a cannon, organ gun and a pair of bolt throwers supporting at a push the xbows can form up into a block and be almost as good as the warriors in combat. then i have two sneaky units with the miners and rangers. both able to spring nasty little surprises on the enemy and will be useful to grab objectives etc.

i havent played WHFB since 6th edition so im pretty clueless as to whether this would work ok. it looks fairly good all round to me. the dwarven gunline is nasty as hell and as long as i can keep it more or less intact i should be able to pound the hell out of the enemy from afar.

any thoughts?

LORDS
Dwarf lord / 145 / shieldbearers +25, great weapon +6, master rune of swiftness +25, 2x runes of fury +50, master rune of spite +45 / 296

HEROES
Thane / 65 / great weapon +4, 2x rune of fury, master rune of gromril +25 / 144

Rune smith / 70 / 2x rune of spellbreaking +50 / 120

CORE
18 warriors / 8 / full command +25, shields +18 / 187

18 warriors / 8 / full command +25, shields +18 / 187

20 quarrellers / 11 / full command +25, shields +20 / 265

10 quarrellers / 11 / great weapons +20, rangers +10, full command +25 / 165

SPECIAL
20 miners / 11 / full command +25, steam drill +25 / 270

cannon / 90 / engineer +15, handgun +5, rune of fortune +25 / 135

2 bolt throwers / 45 / engineer +15, handgun +5 / 110

RARE
organ gun / 120

1999pts

ginger gobbo
30-05-2008, 21:29
mate u have to have master rune of kragg the grim on a great weapon to have runes on it and then you have 2 runes left to put on it if you want

2 units of quarrelers with no command no point waste of points for a shooty unit

have master rune of balance on runesmith (an extra dispel dice comes in useful)

try having extra strength on the bolt thrower so you can kill chariots in 1 go

like ye that shud help

Malagant
30-05-2008, 21:45
Overall I really like the list. As Ginger says, without the Master Rune of Kragg on your great weapon, it effectively turns in to a hand weapon IAW BRB rules about magic weapons.

I also don't like the command on the quarrelers, and also don't like the one big unit. When I do that I end up with either half the unit unable to shoot, and/or run off the board anyway. How about two units of 10? Then you're not relying on convenient terrain placement to allow all 20 to shoot!

20 Miners seems a bit much to me, too. I LOVE miners, but I can't think of what I would use 20 for that fewer couldn't accomplish.

I'm also hopelessly addicted to Gyrocopters...march-blocking and bullet-spraying fun, they are! I'm too wired on coffee and end of the week frazzle to do math, but maybe dropping the miners down to 10 and dropping command from the quarrelers would give enough for the copter?

Good luck!

bork da basher
30-05-2008, 21:59
didnt realise about the runes. ah well i thought that was too good a combo to be true. rejigged them a bit. i've ditched the quarrellers in favour of 2 15 strong thunderer units. still no command but i dont really have the points to buy them without dropping other stuff. added a few runes to the artillery to improve them. i think the list looks a bit more robust now.

LORDS
Dwarf lord / 145 / shieldbearers +25, master rune of swiftness +25, rune of fury +25, rune of cleaving +20, master rune of spite +45 / 285

HEROES
Thane / 65 / 2x rune of fury +50, master rune of gromril +25 / 140

Rune smith / 70 / 2x rune of spellbreaking +50 / 120

CORE
18 warriors / 8 / full command +25, shields +18 / 187

18 warriors / 8 / full command +25, shields +18 / 187

15 thunderers / 14 / 210

15 thunderers / 14 / 210

SPECIAL
20 miners / 11 / full command +25, steam drill +25 / 270

cannon / 90 / engineer +15, rune of reloading +10 / 115

2 bolt throwers / 45 / engineer +15, 2x rune of penetrating +50 / 155

RARE
organ gun / 120

1999pts