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I apologies if this has been covered before, but there are a few rules which I dont fully understand in the Chaos Dwarf Pdf.
1: While blunderbuss's add ranks to their Strength value, do they actually shoot in ranks, ie: do the ALL get to shoot.
2: The rules state that a rank is 4 wide to get the Strength bonus for the blunderbuss, is this now 5 wide for 7th ed?
3: Are the heroes exactly as stated in the Pdf, or do the change to match with the changes in the normal dwarf book?
Finally a more general question, how do you represent the various models? ie: blunderbuss, hobgoblins and bull centaurs?
The entire unit projects one giant template, essentially - The entire unit counts as taking a shot, and everything within the fire zone is potentially hit. Whether or not the models in the back of the unit actually fire seems academic.1: While blunderbuss's add ranks to their Strength value, do they actually shoot in ranks, ie: do the ALL get to shoot.Yes.2: The rules state that a rank is 4 wide to get the Strength bonus for the blunderbuss, is this now 5 wide for 7th ed?Until GW actually releases some errata noting a change for them, I'm pretty sure they're used as presented in their PDF. I think a lot of clubs make house rules otherwise, though.3: Are the heroes exactly as stated in the Pdf, or do the change to match with the changes in the normal dwarf book?I'm going to do some research and get back to you on this one.Finally a more general question, how do you represent the various models? ie: blunderbuss, hobgoblins and bull centaurs?
When it comes to the ranks 4/5 wide, will it not still be 4? Just like the Beast Herds ranking up 4 wide, the old number has been kept. Would that not still apply here as it states '4 wide' and not 'a complete rank'?
As for army constrution, BfSP seems perfect as a starting point. Possibly Beasts of Chaos Centaurs as a Bull centaur base?
I've checked, and it is still a minimum of 4 wide to get the strength bonus, but 5 wide for the ranks bonus. My new lack of knowledge is relating to whether you get the strength bonus if you have more than 4 models in the rear ranks, but more than that in the front.
ie: If you have 6 models in the front rank and 5 in the second, would you still get the +1 strength for the second rank, as it has more than 4 models?
So your configuration of 6 models in the first rank and 5 in the second would result in +1ST, since the 2nd rank has at least 4.From a RAW standpoint, I suppose you're right. Apologies for the inaccuracy. This is one particular 7th edition change that I feel was handled very poorly.When it comes to the ranks 4/5 wide, will it not still be 4? Just like the Beast Herds ranking up 4 wide, the old number has been kept.
No need to appollogise Sir, its GW's mess not yours lol.
They have a poor reasoning in the FAQ to make up for the beast's rule, apparantly the trapping fleeing units rule (combined with ambush) equals, if not outweights, the disadvantage of not getting ranks sometimes... yea, right...
Yeah, I read that in the FAQ this morning, and found myself locked in an uncontrollable fit of eye-rolling.
@Wakkarr - If you haven't seen them yet, there are still some Chaos Dwarf minis being produced for Blood Bowl - not much, but it's something. Here's a link to the team minis.
I have just realized something, do chaos dwarfs get 4 dispel dice standard, like normal dwarfs, or 2 like everyone else? I seems that it would make sense that 4 would prevail, as they are essentially still dwarfs in relation to their physiology, and therefore ability to resist magic.
Since a Chaos Dwarf army is made up of more than just chaos dwarves (orcs, hobgoblins, and such), it wouldn't make as much sense for the entire army to have the same benefit. Besides, Chaos Dwarfs have wizards with access to lores of magic, making their magic system fundamentally the same as armies who receive 2 dice.