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Hey guys, I'm primarily a 40K player, but have been looking into getting into Fantasy for the last couple of months. After reading through all of the armies on the GW site I've narrowed my selection down to Dwarfs or Beastmen. In 40K my main army is Chaos Space Marines, so I'm used to playing the bad guys, and am quite partial to playing an up close and personal army. When reading up on The Beastmen, they seemed to kind of fit my playstyle (I assume Beastmen are a CC oriented army) and Dwarfs just have some sort of charm on me. I need some help in choosing between the two armies (I've already posted a thread like this on the Dwarfs forum) and would like to know if I'm correct on my assumption that Beastmen are a close combat army, and would like to know any other cool tricks they may have up their sleeve. Thanks!
World Eaters: W-47 D-10 L-9
Necrons: W-19 D-3 L-2
Protectorate of Menoth: W-36 D-0 L-7
Hello. I don't play Beastmen myself but I play against them frequently so I might be of some help! They are a CC oriented army yes. In fact they only have a few units armed with missile weapons, the Ungor Raiders that are armed with shortbows and the Centigors that can have throwing axes. The core exists of blocks of Gors and Ungors that are supported by bigger monsters, like minotaurs. They do have some nifty tricks up their sleeves! Mainly Primal fury and the Ambush rule. Primal fury gives you a chance to gain hatred every round of close combat that lets you re-roll to hit rolls and ambush is a lot like outflanking in 40K.
Though they lack a ranged punch, the ungors have some missile weapons. Not only do they have some light bows/ short range, but they can ambush and pop up anywhere. Same with Gors ( though no longer chaos hounds if I'm correct).
Harpies and Chariots are core choices, while not ranged, helps makes up slightly for missing ranged. you can harry the enemy lines and even rush forward to flank, march-block etc.
Granted, i'm still building my army, but from what I've watched and read, these help make up for the lack of great warmachines.
Hope this helps!
I'm new to Fantasy as well. I just got the new book, so don't have everything off the top of my head.
thanks for correction!