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Ehmm I have been playing against the HE a couple of times with a friend of mine, and I have always used the same traditional Dwarf tactic. But after some bloody battles my friend started to get a bit angry that I used the same tactic over and over again. So I just thought ''hmm I can always try to be more offensive''. But im not that experienzed with an offensive dwarfen army, so it would really help a lot if any of you guys could help me with that issue. Ex: What units to bring in battle...what kinda deployment..what runes and so on...you dont have to tell me everything but it would be nice if you could give some kinda hint
If you're going to be offensive then you need not worry about too much shooting, just enough to remove numbers of back ranks. Realise that against a defensive HE army you need to be marching immediately and therefore need to take out HE BThrowers or they will whittle you down I suggest a Gyro or perhaps even 2 to be nasty.
Either take big block units of hammerers, longbeards, my fav iron Breakers (3+ sv while your under enemy fire) and obviously Core units,perhaps a SThrower and St& BT.The goblin hewer is by far my most fav shooting weapon at moment it really carves through ranked units.
Miners are great to make him worry about flank or rear charges.
I take Lord and BSB in same unit and BSB with MRO Stromni Redbeard(+1CR to all units within 12") many peoply will try to avoid you but rwealistically if they don't hurt you then its points they havn't got off you and if you do get into combat then they will usually loose especially HE(being weak and flimsy). You can have two or even three units with +7CR before you get into hth(if you out number as well) but then of course people might start talking about cheese.
I hope some if any of this helps.
the best way to get dwarfs to go offensive would be to used kislevite cavalry. A tad cheesy, but that will suprise him to the point of throwing him into madness (dwarfs with cavalry!) and giving you the game.
Try a Gyrocopter as well. At least they give the perception of being offensive.
I wouldn't be too concerned about his complaint, one of the challenges of Warhammer is to overcome certain opponents. Perhaps he should be fixing his list to beat your defensive list and then you'll need to come up with another tactic.
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I think the best type offensive dwarf army is a moving bear trap, for this forget everyting except for units, and a warmachine as support fire, i suggest a runned up ST, since it dont need line of sight. To do this, have 3 units of warriors in the middle with HW&S and a BSB, also have 2 units of 16 GW warriors on the flanks, and have two units of LB's on the very far flanks, and have a fighty lord and a fighty thane in each respectively. take out a Dwarf warrior unit in the middle if the points dont fit. Remeber keep the 2 units in the middle without the BSB about 4 inches away from the one with the BSB.
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Want to go offensive try 2-3 blocks of HW+HA+S around 20-25 with full command, get 15-16 rangers and miners with just champs, maybe one unit of slayers to secure a flank and a gyro. I would recommend a goblin hewer or flame cannon to encourage the enemy to come to you. The rangers are for march blocking, miners for getting hard to reach enemy and contesting table quarters. If you have points left over grab some BT + extra heroes to help off set the magical advantage the opponent enjoys.
I wasent expecting that big number of replys :p
But thx a lot guys. It was great hearing so many different types of a offensive dwarfen army! Now the only thing left for me is to experience whats best for me...and I can only do that by fighting thoose pointy eared HE
Thx again guys
I think the new dwarf codex will make it happen, with revamped rangers and miners, the force might become more mobile as a whole, and the possibility of the 4 mouvement might make it even more possible.