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Time of Madness
24-09-2010, 23:22
GW Dwarf plastic models make me want to puke. Here's my all metal army!


Dwarf Lord (Genera)
- Great Weapon
- Master Rune of Gromril
- Master Rune of Spite
= 221pts

Thane (BSB)
- Master Rune of Swiftness
- Rune of Cleaving
- Rune of Fury
- Rune of Stone
= 165pts

- Great Weapon
- Master Rune of Balance
- Spellbreaker
= 149pts


23 Longbeards
***BSB and Runesmith here***
- Full Command
- Shields
= 301pts

10 Crossbowmen
- Musicans
= 115pts

10 Crossbowmen
- Musicans
= 115pts


24 Hammerers
***General Here***
- Full Command
- Shields
= 342pts

12 Miners
- Champ
- Steam Drill
= 167pts

- Rune of Fortune
= 115pts

Stone Thrower
- Engineer
= 95pts

Stone Thrower
- Engineer
= 95pts


Organ Gun
= 120pts

TOTAL POINTS = 2000pts

There you have it. 2 solid blocks on infantry supported by the war machines and shooting. The miners are a bit of a wild card. Many people don't expect them and they can do decent against many armies. Anyone have a better way to spend 167pts?
Time of Madness

25-09-2010, 10:07
Looks really good. Trying to think of cool competetive metal dwarf models - anvil?. You wouldnt get a lord however, and it would turn into a bit of a gunline. But, it still looks really cool, and quite tame to play and play against


26-09-2010, 05:10
Personally I like putting runes on all of my warmachines so that they never miss or blow up-

So I would trade in the miners for 2 runes of penetrating, rune of accuracy, 1 rune of penetrating, rune of accuracy, rune of burning, and on the cannon rune of forging- but I also feel miners are unreliable-

26-09-2010, 07:24
I'm new to Warseer and just getting back into Warhammer after quite a few years away from the hobby. I've just bought a new copy of the fantasy rulebook and am currently deciding on whether to go Warriors of Chaos, Dwarf or Orcs and Goblins... I used to be a big Chaos Dwarf collector and had these guys still been available it would have been a no brainer! I'm leaning towards the bearded ones as I love the miniatures and share their passion for ale! I've mocked up a rough 2000 pt army list which I'd appreciate any advice on + views on the other two races for modelling,painting e.t.c... Gaming always came second to th painting side of things but hopefully this list will provide a challenge in a combat to....

1 Dwarf Lord with shieldbearers, + a few runes

1 Demon Slayer with Master Runer of Swiftness + 2 x Rune of Fury
(Is this legal? It says 25% of points cost allowed on Lords so can I have 2 Lord choices if they come under 500pts together? Its been a while since I collected!)

Thane - Battle Standard Bearer

Master Engineer + Handgun

18 Warriors with hand weapon with shield standard + musician

10 Rangers with crossbows + great weapons + champion

10 thunderers includes musician


29 Slayers includes giant slayer

4 Bolt Throwers, includes 3 engineers

1 Cannon + Rune


1 Gyrocopter

Plan: The points roughly work out to 2000pts depending on Runes chosen for characters but what I'm looking at doing is having 2 Bolt throwers on the left flank (the outer one entrenched + with the Master Enginer manning it). To their right is the Warrior unit with the Dwarf Lord and BsB in there for some muscle + staying power. To their right would be another 2 Bolt throwers sandwiching the cannon and to their right would be the Slayer unit with Dmon Slayer in it. On their right I was thinking the 10 thunderers who could reform if they were going to be flanked + the Gyrocopeter could set up on the left or right depending on opponent. The Scouts would be a fun element for dwarfs as they could harass where need + along with the gyrocopter slow up the advancing armies while I make pin cushions out of them. I know I only have 2 viable close combat units but one unit is a dead cert to stay til the last man + the other Hopefully shouldn't be running anywhere soon... The BsB + General should keep the war machines don't lose their cool and the Master engineer should be able to cope with Harpies/Furies e.t.c... As I said before I'm a long while out of Warhammer and this is just a draft but I'd appreciate any (constructive) comments as I like Dwarfs and think this will give me a an interesting dimension to playing..It does open me up to magic attacks a bit but the army could be tweaked.. Chaos Dwarfs were amazing as they had it all.. the balance of Dwarfs, war machines, cavalry, monsters + Black Orcs (the new plastic miniatures look awesome!) as well as magic too....Does anyone know why GW snubbed them out??

26-09-2010, 21:12
Right shnarf83, firstly welcome to warseer. A bit of advice;

*Don't post your army list expecting help on someone elses thread. Usually it wont be a problem, but some people might interpretit it as rude or 'thread jacking'. Its very easy to start your own thread, so there really no reason not to.

*You say you like chaos dwarfs. Don't know where your from, but in Games day UK there was a big unvailng of the new 'Warhammer forge', where they showed a tasty preview of some nice chaos dwarf models. Engineers, 3 warmachines and other stuff made my games day. So, if your really eager, you might want to wait for a more extensive range to be released in the near future (if the rumors are true, aswell)

26-09-2010, 22:28
Soory!didn't mean any offense

27-09-2010, 00:55
GW Dwarf plastic models make me want to puke. Here's my all metal army!

It is all of the Dwarf infantry that I hate. I like the war machines though.