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Singleton Mosby
22-02-2012, 12:50
Since I started playing Warhammer (Bretonnia) two weeks ago after a ten year absence from the game the old itchy feeling of building a second army is getting the better of me once more. As I've always liked something different and thus have always had a weak spot for Chaos dwarfs I think this will be my choice.

Then comes to difficult step, how to start building a decent sized Chaos Dwarf army. And how to use it on the battlefield.
The thing I've always liked most are:

- Their weird (and sometimes massive) warmachines,
- Tall Hats :D
- Bull centaurs, superb minis
- Big units of slaves in whichever for fancies you

My army should be made up of a core of infantry, one or two unit of bulls a big warmachine from Forgeworld (Magma Cannon (http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/Warhammer/CHAOS_DWARFS/CHAOS-DWARF-MAGMA-CANNON.html)), one or two rocket throwers and perhaps a normal cannon. Then I would also like two hordes of slaves but apart from the drivers that's not a difficult thing to get hold of.

Then I will need a decent sized core for this army. The old Tall hat units are hard to get and rather expensive (E. 100,-+ for a unit of 20 models) but I would like a unit of fighters and a unit with blunderbusses (at least). Plus some extra's such as Tal Hat rocket and bazooka teams.

So can someone tell me a little more about how such an army would work, if it is effective and how these warmachines work (other then regular ones).

Napalm
22-02-2012, 14:42
I'm actually planning a future Chaos dwarves army as my 7th army, but I'm working in an other direction: I hate tall hats so I'm more into V1 dwarves and actually chasing ebay for old ream of chaos minis, looking for little chaos warriors more than rabbis :D

There is a chaos dwarf only forum (http://www.chaos-dwarfs.com/forum/) , where a guy make great v4 dwarves, they're most of the time cheaper than the old ones on ebay and looks better. The guy is "Zonk":
http://www.chaos-dwarfs.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=10163

I'll soon buy his assault canon with "renegades" crew.

Here is some others alternative chaos dwarves links:

Hasslefree: http://www.hfminis.co.uk/shop?catego...~twisted-tales
Bederken: http://www.bederken.com/shop.htm
Titan wargames: http://www.titanwargames.com/index.p...mart&Itemid=73
And the lord from Avatars of war.
I've got the hasslefree, as always with hasslefree they're very detailled & tiny. I'm waiting for an oder of Bederken & Titan wargames, cannot tell how they are for now but looking fine on the pictures.

Also, you can make your own using actual plastic dwarves & chaos bits:
http://www.chaos-dwarfs.com/army1.php

Hope that helps.

Singleton Mosby
22-02-2012, 15:52
Thank you very, very much.

I like Zonk's models a lot and will start my army with two units of his ( 19 axeman and 19 blunderbusses) + a warmachine crew for a cannon I will make myself and a hero. Then I will supplement this with the Forgeword Magma Cannon and some Deamonsmiths. That 'll be a nice basis to start from. Thank you again for pointing me at these units as I just love them! :D

The Hasslefree models don't fit in very well, even worse if I get Tall hats later on but I like this gu (http://www.hfminis.co.uk/shop?product=klagg-morgrief~hfttd100&category=miniatures~twisted-tales)y which can easily be converted into a rocket trooper.

hitechnature
22-02-2012, 16:53
Zonks stuff is nice.

Singleton Mosby
23-02-2012, 08:18
Ok, it is shaping up nicely so far. I've won some hobgoblin wolfriders (minus wolfs) on Ebay. Bought two units and a warmachine crew of Zonk's and build my first cannon yesterday (multiple rocket launcher) from some Bretonnian siege bits I had lying around.

Any ideas how I can get hold of some Bull Centaurs? (other then the outrageous Ebay prices)

zhu bajie
23-02-2012, 20:50
Otherworld make some great hobgoblins http://otherworldminiatures.co.uk/shop/product-category/hobgoblins/ and Duergar (AD&D Evil Dwarves) http://otherworldminiatures.co.uk/shop/duergar/du1-duergar-warriors-i-3/ - Duergar are a bit on the small side for V1 Chaos dwarves (certainly don't have big hats!) maybe Chaos Gnome allies!

What army-list are you using - Tamurkhan or something else?

Singleton Mosby
25-02-2012, 09:38
What army-list are you using - Tamurkhan or something else?

Yes, Tamurkhan.