I've always been a big fan of running a runelord on anvil and in 7th it seemed people were split between an anvil or a lord. Lately I've noticed that almost none of the local dwarf players take anvils and they almost all got for a dwarf lord or a cheap rune lord or even just a rune priest.
To me the anvil gives the dwarf player so much that I couldn't even think of dropping it from my list:
-extra dispel dice
-magical shooting for ethereal units
-magical shooting that slows down deathstars
-miner rear/flank charge trick
-extra movement on your units allowing you to be more aggressive
-allows you to shoot and then charge a given unit
I had a game yesterday and by far the MVP was the anvil. Mark of khorne GW marauder horde? Pfft! Miners to the flank. Scary chaos warriors on objective? Pfft! Shootem up and use anvil to charge what's left. Even more scary chaos warriors chewing up my dwarf shield warriors? Pfft! A reform and an anvil later and I have great weapon dwarf warriors in their rear.
To be fair, yes I could make a list without it but it would be a boring defensive army that waits for the enemy to come to me and then grind down with great weapons, and I can't see that being fun for anyone.
So fellow dwarf players, or people who have faced their fair share of dwarfs, what do you think? Is it time for the anvil to come back into fashion?
The battle that spawned this thread: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vslo...ature=youtu.be