View Full Version : 1000pts vs dwarfs

17-07-2009, 20:50
I have vc and im playing my friend and his dwarfs early next week. Does anybody have dwarf weaknesses and what i can use to my advantage like what combos and units. He has never played vc with his dwarfs before so any suggestions would be good, thanks.:)

17-07-2009, 21:33
Dwarfs weakness is they move slowly (by the way it's Dwarfs in Warhammer, don't ask me why).

Their strength is they're tough as nails. My advice is take out his shooty stuff asap then sit back and magic him to death, you can avoid him all game if you want to, pick him apart a little bit at a time.

17-07-2009, 23:48
Ive played Dwarfs before i know there slow but ive never played them with my vc. It will be a campaign.

18-07-2009, 03:50
For all the LD in the world, he won't stay if you outnumber him in combat. Fear is a funny thing against Dwarfs - he can expect to pass his fear tests most of the time, but it's his biggest weakness once he hits CC.

In 1000 points you can't expect to do much in the magic phase. I'd save the points on magic and instead go for as many fast moving hard hitting things as possible (if that's even possible at 1000 points). Use your characters to kill RnF infantry, his T4 is meaningless against S6.

18-07-2009, 06:15
I would suggest some black knights. Their etheral movement can help with flanking. Also the killing blow can help with taking down his units, and characters. Also to match their strength, I might take some blood knights or a Varghulf. Also as vamps, you must kill him in the magic phase. Being dwarfs, he has no magic so you dont need any magic defense. Another good thing might be some wraiths an banshees. I am not sure how many magical attacks dwarfs have, but I am sure they are very few so some good etheral units can help out alot. You also could do what vamps do best, which is raise like crazy and out nember and flank with vanhels and break you opponents, and run them down. This is the strategy I would go with some blood knights and black knights.

18-07-2009, 17:30
his thunderers are a big problem they would be able to take down knights pretty easily i imagine.

19-07-2009, 09:36
and obviously dont let your general get into combat with one of his characters.

19-07-2009, 09:55
Dwarves can stick Runes on some of their warmahines, so he should be able to deal with the Banshee and friends.

19-07-2009, 17:25
Yah that is what i was thinking. My friend does have a flame cannon and an organ gun,grudge thrower,two bolt throwers, ******** of thunderers. So there is no shortage of a way to deal with my VC. Hopefully that gave you a bit of an idea of what he might use against me.

Are there any nasty combos he wont like that i could bring?

I think flaming stuff gets rid of regen doesent it?


19-07-2009, 21:26
It does, so Rune of Fire is an option.

20-07-2009, 15:21
can use a unit of wraiths to screen your army from shooting, and your opponent won't bother firing on them since only magic attacks can hurt them.

my cousin is dwarfs and i have vc. he'll have 4 static dispel dice off the bat, +2 if he has a runesmith (1 dispel base, + takes one of your power dice each turn to his dispel pool).

if i recall, i used
- a combat vamp w/ tomb blade in a regiment of skellies (10 skellies, can IoN them past starting size w/ lord of the dead) his tomb blade will kill each turn, and replenish the unit of skellies he is in.
- magic vamp
- 2 more 10 skellies regiments (or 1 skelly + 1 ghoul)
- 2 wraiths and a banshee as a screen
- 5 or 6 black knights (that ran behind a hill in his zone, kited a unit around it, then ran straight through it w/ ethereal movement, leaving the unit behind out of the battle till turn 6.)
- 2 units of dire wolves for flanking purposes

think that was it... something akin to that, at least.
mopped the floor with him, even with all his dispels + scrolls

21-07-2009, 08:17
Dwarfs weakness is they move slowly (by the way it's Dwarfs in Warhammer, don't ask me why).

Because Tolkein said so, then later admitted he got it wrong (and him a professor specialising in the English Language at that!).