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I'm going to collect dwarves soon, and i'm going to get the army book next week. My friend already does, and he is going on and on how good longbeards are. I personally think that hammerers are way better, (although they look stuppid) but I'm not sure so can u give me ur opinions?
I personally love longbeards and hate hammerers and ironbreakers,heavy armour,great wepan HW, shield and long beards dont break, hammers need to pay for the extra shield! :realmad:
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Longbeards are great, but do still suffer. First off the weaknesses;
They have only heavy armour, so you must choose between good save or good Strength. Immune to panic, not the best of abilities in a army with an all around LD of 10. Can still break easily. GWs means striking last, and lots of the time not many will return the favour.
S6, with GWs this is a great bonus. High WS, making it easier to hit with those big weapons. They're elite dwarfs, so they have better stats than a normnal warrior: which in themselves are good. Can take a magic banner, a nice choice of runes: RoSlowness makes it easier for the charge or a RoBattle helps in combat.
So a great unit, but many view them as "Hammerer's Lite" as they are basically cheaper hammerers with the shield "built" in and without stubborn. Other than that there's not much difference to them.
Hammerer's - See above, but have stubborn when with general. Handy? Yes. But limits your lords chocie of positions and you're testing on LD9 not the lords LD10, and that doesn't save you from autobreaking due to fear. Oh and adding RoCourage nulls Stubborn.
Ironbreakers - High AS, Low S. Unlike the others they have only S4 but in comabt gain a 2+ sv, a very useful unit to use as an anchor. Will take a lot of punishement, but still lack the killing power.
Personally i perfer iron breakers. Bog them down then hit them in the flanks with GW warriors.
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I think long beards are underated, they are amazing for pointcost/effect IMO. and they are great flankers, the best the dwarfs can can I think. DOn't take them in big units make them 12 strong, 6x2 and flank so love!
WHile the breakers are a bulk unit, they take charges but can make a dent in well armoured units.