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    i like the way they look, very cool, norse like, they shoot, probably good in cc, and slai tells me King Ulrik among other's can recommend them, so please propel me into dwarf buying frenzy

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    Well best read the dwarf tactics first then maybe carry on here, the tactica will help with your decision to quite an extent.

    For myself and reasons I play dwarfs are:

    1. Coolest fluff and an whole army with solid character to be a part of through grumbling privlages as a dwarf player.

    2. CC core units that can kick, smash, hack and annihlate any infantry of the same core choice plus with the upgrades a normal warrior can get you are truly blessed with a warrior who will fight till his last breath.

    2. Artillery with no present rival. We have runes to put on &#39;em, dwarfs invented gunpowder in the first place so expect plenty of gunpowder toys.

    3. Dwarfs are just the best anyway.

    But it is your own choice and if you need more convincing ask ulrik or spike or even me Lord Gratnuk of Karak-Hirn or "horn hold" in the manling tongue.

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    You get to avoid the tactical aspect of Movement, as well... You just stand there and roll dice for about 4 turns, then fight HTH (more dicerolling) . Only tactical choices you CAN do is who shoots where and where your units will be deployed.

    Thats how they seem to me, at least =) .

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    Originally posted by Gratnuk@Jan 25 2004, 09:22
    Lord Gratnuk of Karak-Hirn or "horn hold" in the manling tongue.
    I never knew you were from karak-hirn&#33; So am i Perhaps i&#39;ll see you in the tunnels some time


    Dwarfs are a great army to play&#33; You dont have to do too much manouvering (Although some is required) and you get to blast chunks out of enermy formations with cannons and the likes. Also in combat, your warriors should be more than enough for whatever reaches your lines. Only today i have fended off TWO elvish invasions (High and Dark).

    Also away from the gaming, they look great&#33; They arnt to hard to paint, but can be a challenge. They look really fearsome&#33;&#33; They are grumpy stout fellows, who never forget, never forgive&#33;&#33;

    So why play a dwarf army - Because there the best &#33;

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    You dont have to do too much manouvering (Although some is required)
    This translates to: "you dont have to do anything except roll dice&#33;"

    Fun army =)

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    you&#39;d be surprised how many flank charges i&#39;ve made with my warriors
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    Actually I wouldnt be surprised. I just think that the only thing thats tactical about Dwarves are what to shoot with, where to aim them, and how you set up.

    And nonshooty dwarves only have the setup part...

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    well im not realy a shooty dwarf, give me an Axe over a handgun anyday&#33; Generally i just take 3 cannons and thats enough
    The warriors are really hard in combat, i prefer to have lots and lots of warriors in my armies (as you might have seen in my army lists)
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    Aye as Durgrimm himself said "... there aint nowt a cannon can do, that a determined dwarf with a hammer can&#39;t achieve." an let that be a warning te all ye elves.

    Now as I be sayin before, we dwarfs are warriors of the mountains and as such share it&#39;s strengths and of course it&#39;s weakness&#39;s. Whose te say that a mountain ever chased the enemy, eh? No, we fight for honour and the safety of our holds and no other low feelings like &#39;em other races. We don&#39;t run around in dresses looking for trouble. If ye play dwarfs ye sure to have an mountain of a army, wait until the enemy get te us and then give &#39;em an avalanche of axes and hammers to make sure they learn not to do it again.

    Am I gettin to ya lad? :huh:

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    Dwarfs
    Now dwarfs are one of the most stubborn armies in the game, it takes a lot to force a dwarf unit to run. Their lords are tough, they can be given Rune(Magic) items to make sure they survive. But the best thing is they can have rune items that allow them to inprove multiple stats and the dwarf lord gets one of the highest pts allowance for magic items in the game. All dwarfs characters can easily stand up to most lords and either win or force a draw.

    The core units of the dwarfs are the toughest in the game. They all have T4 as basic and their main core unit can be given great weapons as standard, thus making them a force worth their weight in gold. They also get some good missile units, thunderers have hand guns that are better to hit at close range and can fire them while on the move. They also have a unit that can appear on any table edge, even your opponents deployment zone.

    They are a very shooty army what with cannons, bolt throwers, stone throwers, thunderers and crossbowmen, this makes them fit that crietera. But they have very short legs and move very slowly, so they won&#39;t be charging into the opponents deployment zone. But they will be able to handle themselves when the enemy arrives though.

    Although they are mainly used as a shooty army, they can be used in an aggressive way. Now imagine the shock on you opponents face when an army of dwarfs start to march towards his lines :blink: But if you do so always make sure you have something to make them keep their heads down, stone throwers are great here.

    I&#39;ve actually thought of trying this kind of army, if anyone already has any ideas or tips would be most welcome.

    Slai Posted on Jan 25 2004, 20:53

    Actually I wouldnt be surprised. I just think that the only thing thats tactical about Dwarves are what to shoot with, where to aim them, and how you set up.

    And nonshooty dwarves only have the setup part...
    So Slai,it&#39;s not always about where to place the units. But that is also important in most armies, you don&#39;t really want your weakest unit lined up to go head to head with their toughest now do you? There are tactics that dwarfs have but it&#39;s mainly hold and flank charge units, so ok they don&#39;t have the best tactics in the game. But they are one of the toughest armies and they always go down fighting.

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