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What do all you experienced dwarf players use for artillary with a dwarf army? I wasn't sure because there are a few choices and i am not sure what would be best.
Ahh... the forever choice of a dwarf player. ^_^
Will maul big blocks of troops with ease. Simple as that, the template will cover five at the minimum. With S4 and no save most things hit will die on threes. It's long range and the fact that it can hit back units instead of those in front makes them very useful (also makes screening units useless).
Adding runes will help, alot.
Again something else for blocks, with good guessing and rolling you can be bouncing that steel ball through almost anything. Killing on two's is pretty good too. Also very useful for WM/Chariot hunting.
Cheap, reliable and crewed by dwarfs. Take it in low pts game and you won't regret it. Again another save ignoring weapon, but lacks the S of the others. But probably one of the better unit hitters (S6 and decreasing), the only problem is... BS3.
I've covered this before, bit this is a wonder to be held. Max 30" range, S5 and multple wounds. But it's the panic that works well here. You should cover min of four models with a decent shot.
Limted range, sounds bad doesn't it? Not too bad though. This thing can churn out max of ten strength 5 hits with a hefty -3 sv mod. Will make skrimishers and fast cav think twice about coming near it.
Another big block weapon. In fact possible one of the better ones, d3 hits per rank. Now that is something to fear. Also crewed by slayers and one has a treble firing handgun, this WM could take a while to down.
ok thanks for your help it is a tough decision, i will probably end up with a bolt thrower or 2 for starters.
I am a huge fan of the ST (as long as it has the rune to reroll the scatter die. It requires that you practice guessing distances a bit (which can be frustrating at first) but a good solid hit can be devastating. My personal best is 43" smack in the middle of my target unit, but I have been working with distances for a long while.
If you need to be able to spread your fire then 2 BT are prolly the way to go. Dwarven BS isn't the best, but thats why you take two.
Cannons, cannons and stone throwers!
I havent yet used the Goblin Hewer, but in the games I've seen, it is as tough as nails to take down and keeps your opponent busy for a couple of turns!
Hope it helps
Ok thanks all. I'm thinking about cannons, because of battle reports i've read. I'm also thinking of the gobbo hewer, it looks realy good, i have also read about that in a battle report. It was really effective against HE, taking out around 9-10 each turn!! Thats alot, but it maybe is just the fact that HE have low t and all of that.
I always take a stone thrower, cannon or 2, and a flame cannon and I kill tons of things, but then every single one of my opponents come for me...
Use the enginnering runes well! they help ALOT!
ive got all the artilary exept for the bolt thrower and i say the only one that is'nt so good is the organ gun but thats just my opinion
as it happens my first dwarf model i ever got was a stone thrower as a gift and has always been
very succesful. its never failed me!
Last edited by Guardian; May 21st, 2005 at 09:13.
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I own 3 warmachines:
flame cannon and gyrocopter for my engineering guild theme army, and the hewer for the slayers, that thing is nasty, especially Vs hordes. Malakai is not eaten up by great eagles and swarms!
i use artillary very heavly wih at least 2 warmachines in any list i use and more often 3 (two cannons and a organ gun: hugly underestimated imo)
ive to date never missed my guess with cannons with only the dice roll letting me down.
the organ gun is hugly effective at oblifericating those annoying light cav and flyers and can still make most infanty worry ( -3 modifier).
im planning on a flame cannon soon though
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