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Alright I have decided to play dwarves, and I was lookin at the Battalion box, and I was just wonderin if it is worth gettin. Does include all I need to start a army, or is there some thing else I need to get? Also about how many points is in the battalion box? thanks..
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hi there.. good to see more dwarf players...
the dwarf battalion is quite good imo.. one propblem would be that it only gives 24 warriors, but if you buy another warrior box you will have 40 warriors = 20*2 rock solid units..
with the battalion alone, you will be able to field a small force for about 600 pts, with only a few upgrades and maybe a rune for the cannon... then you need a general, you could convert one from one of the warriors, but you can buy and thane and boost him to about 70-75 pts and you'll have a small, tough force, maybe a warband?...
I think the dwarf box is the best in the range. You can build the models in the general way. In addition, using the regular warrior models and the extra banner poles from the quarrellers/thunderers, or the double handed weapons you can actually made at least 15-20 hammers. The first battalion I build i made the general figures. The second I made the hammerers, my engineers, and rest of my quarrelers.
To make hammerers you can do it in 2 ways.
-utilise the existing double handed weapons and exacto just below the blades, seperate each mace/warhammer weapon and plastic glue to the double handed weapon. Use of plastic glue is crucial as the bond is permeant and if you cut it even it comes out perfect.
-utilize the double handle banner poles. Trim the top just above the nub, trim the single handed hammers/warhammers as above and plastic glue. I have found the best look can be achieved with the Chaos Warriors Warhammers with a simple weapon top swap.
To make Iron Breakers, you just need to add the metal faces. Then you can either green stuff on some extra armor, or add on some trimmed down orc plates. Works perfectly. Thus you have a mostly plastic dwarf army
40K-Beakies(9-14-4),Guard(4-7-2),Orks(34-12-11). FANTASY-Dwarves(15-6-7),Beasts (14-14-1), Skaven (17-17-10) DoC (6-1-2). CYGNAR (28-15-1)
A good paint scheme can also really help toward the plastic dwarfs army. For example if you were to make ironbreakers from the warrior box, be sure to slap plenty of silver on them to really make them look like ironbreakers, works great!