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im a 40k player normally but since i bought the latest white dwarf which coincidentally came with a limited edition mini of the white dwarf ive been thinkin bout startin a dwarf army. so first of all a couple of questions

a) are they any good on the table top?

B) what are their strengths/weaknesses?

c) whats with the runes/
 

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a) they are awesome on the battle field - great at shooting and rock hard in combat

B) strengths - they have a high toughness and armour save
weaknesses - low movement, ballistic skill and initiative

c) runes are our version of magical items (or wargear in 40k)
- we place them on our normal weapons, armour, war machines, etc. and they each convey a different ability (e.g. strike first, 4+ ward (invunerable) save, 2+ to hit on one roll per game etc.)
- this is all explained fully in the army book

hope this helps and anything else u want to know i am happy to answer
 

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ok then how are they fluff-wise do they have good fluff bad fluff or medium fluff and how complicated are the minis to paint?
 

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the minis arent too difficult to paint and i dont really no much about the fluff stuff.
 

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The fluff is that they were one of the greatest races,They lived in hold that were made out of the rockfaces and delved deep into the mountain. They are excellent miners and have a insaciable (sp?) thirst for gold. They lived in a golden age, trades with other races prospered but they got into a huge war with the Hes known as "The war of Vengance" (or war of the beard to the elfs). After this they began to seclude themselves and distrust elfs but when the Polar gates colapsed and chaos entered the world they started to have problems.

Their strongholds were attacked by Greenskins and ratmen (Skaven), during this peroid they lost many of their holds to these and natural desasters (sp?) ie earthquakes. But they fought and they refused to give in. Now days they are one of the toughest forces to break, they watched their homes destroyed and overrun. A bunch of greenskins ain't gonna make them run.

They hate all greenskins, and have a book called the Great Book of grudges, here they record all grudges the have against all races. One day they hope to strike out and avenge each wrong doing to their race.

Dwarfs are the best smiths in the world they make the best weapons, armour. Sigmar's hammer and the Runefang's of the Empire was Dwarven work.They make weapons and armour engraved with runes. These runes trap magic inside and thus makes the item magical. The dwarfs are made to survive and this they will, but they are a dwindling race.

Anyway, I hoped this helped, if I can be of any more service just call and I'll come running.
 

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Flamebeard is correct, we were the BEST race but have slowly dwinded and am now a small but tough race

they are no that hard to paint, only hard part is detail on their small area
 

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kool i hate those poncy elves and orcs are just too stupid for their own good. is the dwarf army book being redone any time soon or is the current one ok for a while?
 

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cool thanks for the advice after i take my 40k army up to 2000 points im gonna start a small dwarf army bout 500 points to play some battles with if i like em ill expand the army if not ill sell em or sumthin
 

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dwarves do better at higher points as we can take more war machines and thunderers so i would suggest 1000pt. as the lowqest really playable but good luck and if u need any help, just ask
 

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Dwarfs don't need war machines to win, OK yeah they're fun but you can win without them. Although I always take a Bolt Thrower (and usually a cannon), I prefer to have large blocks of infantry supported by war machines and not the other way around. But the choice is yours
 

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i agree to have the war machines backing u up but they are very useful in helping to hold or disencourage flanking forces (flame cannon and organ gun :D B) )

i just have a cannon and bolt thrower in my 1000pt. list
 

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I usually use 3 blocks of infantry, two charcters (one Runesmith), and 1-2 war machines. Usually a Bolt Thrower with Rune Of Penetrating (and if I can spare the points Master Rune Of Skewering) and a quite offten a cannon with rune of forging/reloading. How many points do you have ?
 

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i have 1000pt. of dwarfs

in the list i have:

- 1 Thane (with GW, MR of Gromril and rune of the furnace)

- 20 warriors (HA and Shields)

- 12 X-bowmen (with shields)

- 12 miners

- 15 ironbreakers

- 1 bolt thrower

- 1 cannon

this is exactly 1000pt.

wat about u?
 

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Well all in all I have about 9000pts, if I max out on runes and use all the special characters (includes the old ones). As for a army list, I have loads but I've potsed one in the lists section, care to take a look?

Ok this is what I have (no points)

4 Lords/Heros
3 Runesmiths
1 Battle Standard Bearer (the Skullz limited Ed version)
High King Thorgrim Grudgebearer
Burlock Dammazon
Kragg the Grim
Gotrek & Felix
Ungrim Ironfist
Jospeh Bugman
2 Anvil Of Doom's (1 old version and one Thorek Ironbrow)

2 x 20 warriors with great weapons
3 x 20 Warriors with hand weapons
2 x 20 Crossbowmen
1 x 20 Thunderers
1 x 13 Rangers
1 x 20 Miners

3 x Cannon
1 x Bolt Thrower
1 x Flame Cannon
1 x Organ Gun
1 x Gyrocopter

1 x 20 Ironbreakers
1 x 20 Longbeards (old version)
1 x 30 Slayers

That's all I've got so far. Of the special characters all I'm missing is King Alrik and King Kazador.
 

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Im starting a 1000 point dwarf army as soon as I finish my 2000 pint tau army and make sure it is well painted (Im not a good painter so there not well painted at the momenT) Im gonna get painting classes and repaint all of em so they'll look wicked but I can wait to get my dwarfs started Im gonna get army book for chrissie and possobly a squad of troops
 
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