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If this is by any sort of a repost then I apologize...
I figured that I would try and gather a collection of different Dwarf Lord and Hero builds, and what situations they would be best in. I keep hearing about a "Thane of Pain," different Thane BSBs, etc. With so many options or rune builds it can easily get overwhelming to figure out a decent build when you are new. I recently picked up my Lord on Shieldbearers, Thane BSB, and I have a normal plastic Thane from the starter game. I figured that I would ask the community here to perhaps list their Hero and Lord builds, what they are called, what group of units you stick them with, and what situation they are used in. Hopefully I can build a running list out of this so that new players like myself can have an easy reference to figure out what style of heroes will work for what situation or army build.
My favorite Dwarf lord is this:
Dwarf lord on shield bearers with a shield. Master rune of Steel, Master Rune of Spite, Rune of resistance, and the Rune of Stone.
Basically how this lord works is the master rune of steel makes any attacks greater than strength 5 = strength 5. Since you are toughness 5 you can only be wounded on a 4+. In addition the shield, shield bearers, and rune of stone give you a -1 armor save meaning even if they're strength 5 with armor piercing you will still have a 2+ save. The rune of resistance allows you to reroll failed saves, and the master rune of spite gives you a 4+ ward save. Since you're on shield bearers you're considered unit strength 3. Any models of unit strength 3 or more are immune to killing blow. I have found few things that can take on this dwarf lord. Karl Franz and Kurt Helborg of the empire are the only ones that can take him out easily.