First of all, I’m not a fluent English writer... sorry if I made a mistake..
I love Dwarfs, and I love the Warhammer game, but i need to say the Dwarf army book is very one-dimensional.
If the constructor, the Game-workshop realy loves this game, and the profit from the selling, I think they should to change the whole dwarf army concept.
This is a great opportunity what bring the 8th. Edition rules, to change and re-concept the Whole Dwarf army.
Everyone is understood the Dwarf army has:
• Troop with hand weaponNo spell caster, no cavalry, no chariot or something like the Empire Steam tank. The enemy is count that and they have a great advantage to make an army against the dwarf. (and against when I make an army I can chose 2 options I want to charge, or shoot..wow)
• Troop with gun
• And war machine.
The Dwarf are the master of making engine and a war machines... and where we see it? They made a gun, and a catapult,(what everyone made same or better..) and they can’t made a weapon team or a small engine like the skeaven... yeahh the small aggressive ratman more intelligent and creative than dwarf engineers... wow...
This is why I try to suggestion to create a new unit types to dwarf. I don’t write rules, or statistic, because I think the GW writer will do it, and will make a perfect job . I only Ask from them to think about it.
My unit type suggestions(nest to the re- thinked already unit types):
- Weapon teams (small groups)
o Grenadiers (dwarf with dynamites )- Calvry:
o Flamers (like the Skaven)
o Small Drilling machine - the dwarf operator hand a small/medium drilling machine
o Circular saw...ohh need me... (maybe it will cause fear against elf )
o Bear, mole cavalry – jeah I know the dwarf can’t ride on some world, but I can’t read in the Warhammer fantasy they can’t do it... think about it...
o Steam bulldozers – like the blood bowl unit(deathroller) – the concept of art is already...
o Beer cart – (in the past it released in one White dwarf - Bugman cart) – i think it’s a perfect time to bring back and it maybe work same like the Warshrine (of cours another buff)
o Mole chargers – Huge blind mole, ride by a dwarfs in a structure (like warsphinx) – It can carry a small steam engine – like a, small gun, or circular saw.
- War machines
o Katusha – A chariot (pulled by mole, bull or cow) with lot of racket
o The Drilling machine – It’s a huge drilling machine, what use to make a tunnel- this machine can came from below – like the Tomb king rules.. or something like that..
o Bears – A horde of bears (or something aggressive animal what live on a Mountains) in a unit what specialized to release on the battlefield against the enemy... (in the past the armies use bulls to hit the enemy formations... they hooked up a flaming torch – and the bulls frightened and run into the enemy line.. the hit was devastating ) Maybe the bears trained to charge the enemy... or just same like that..
o The walking terrors – The dwarf made a steam powered walker engine like a robot suit ‘Exoskeletal’, the dwarf operator sit in the machine, and this machine give for him a strength to use huge weapon and protections. – Design: The machine like the MATRIX movie Mecha, or in the Avatar Army machines... - concept – I think it can same like a ogres, Ushabty units, base, characteristic etc. + some unique speciality....
o Dwarf saboteur skill – for master engineer – It has an ability to force to re roll a misfire dice one war machine (or something like that.) – maybe before the battle, he went to the enemy camp and sabotaged the enemy war machine....
- Unit Buff
o Lamps – A unit can buy a Flash powders lamp... Before the enemy Charge they flashed that lamp whish can blind the enemy and distract – maybe the enemy force to roll against the charge dice, or something like thatI have a lot of ideas more but I think it’s enough for now.
o Grenades – like the Miners bomb.
o A lot of Beer...... – Buff a unit for the first round of combat...
o Smoke bomb – In the move phase the dwarf throws it before the unit – this create a smoke screen before the unit – hard cover? against the shoot.- and that turn can’t move..etc,
o Hatred – I hope the great book of grudges will came back, because, this is the only stubborn species to hate everyone(because in the past)... and see the rules they can’t hate just only one... lol
Thank you for read this.