View Full Version : Getting started with Dwarfs

11-02-2006, 09:56
I have recently started picking up some of the new dwarf stuff and I had some questions on how to go about it.

What would be considered a good about of troops to war machine ratio. The reason I ask is I am playing around with what troops to take, but I really like the dwarf war-machines (one of the reason I decided them).

any help would be appreciated.

Also, if you could give me a run down on which do you prefer better, the organ gun or flame cannon.

11-02-2006, 11:32
Say one war machine to every 2 infantry units, if you want a lot of shooty. And if an opponent gets ippity over the amount, remind him that Dwarves have 2 choices, infantry and war machines.

Organ gun is good against tough units (lots of hits), flame cannon is good against low leadership units (causes an automatic panic test).

11-02-2006, 19:47
It really depends on how you want to play your dwarves. You could play defensivly, taking many machines, backed by quarlers and thunderers, with few fighty-units to take on surviving enemy units. You could also play offensively, where you take Miners, Rangers, Gyrocopters, and lots of infantry to trudge toward your enemy, while a few ranged units help to soften them up. Or you can strike a balance between the two.

Since I despise gunlines, I would suggest taking 2-4 machines (bolt thrower, 2 stone throwers, and organ gun), backed by 2 units of 12-16 quarlers/thunders who can double as a combat unit, and then fill in the rest with warriors, hammerers, longbeards, maybe some miners and rangers.

Just think about how you want to play, and buy towards that.

12-02-2006, 06:38
Well, right now I was thinking about using 2 stone throwers and maybe an organ gun/flame cannon. Now, what really tickles me is it a good idea to take 2 master engineers and but them with the stone throwers, with rune of accuracy and maybe a run of pen or two.

The reason I put this question forth is would a stone thrower with reroll scatter and artilery really be worth the use of the 2 character slots. Something I will have to play test, but looking for previous experience first.

The other 2 characters I would use would be a runesmith and thane.

12-02-2006, 08:19
the stonethrower with reroll scatter and +2strength is one of the best in the game, but you are looking at a big point cost as well

i usually take 1 organ gun, and two units of 10 thunderers and play the rest of the army offensivly with ironbreakers hammerers/longbeard miners and warriors with thanes and an anvil