Greetings all. I am a semi-regular poster over on Dakka Dakka (and Oz Tabletop Gaming) where I have been documenting my efforts to collect, paint and game with 2,000 point armies for both Warhammer and Warhammer 40k. I have been at it for eight years now and have finished off 13 armies in this time. I was recently invited by a user over on Dakka Dakka to explore this forum and so here I am.
So, most relevant to this site, I have recently started on the first of two Chaos Dwarf armies that I intend to collect, build, paint and get some games in (whether these are some form of Warhammer, 9th Age, KoW or AoS I am really not fussed).
In my existing blogs I document mainly finished models and my games (which are usually with the same group of people). But sometimes I have in progress shots. So if you will humor me, I will join your community and start showcasing the Chaos Dwarfs here as well.
First up, I am totally in the casual play camp and my armies are usually made with a story in mind first. Also to note is that I have come to the Chaos Dwarfs fairly late in the piece so all my collection is Forgeworld related. So I am talking Daemonsmiths, Infernal Guard and the like.
To that end, this first Chaos Dwarf army I sort of imagine as protectors of a Temple of Hashut rather than one that may be encountered out and about slaving and raiding. So at its centre is some Bull Centaurs supported by Infernal Guard, Daemonsmith and some K’Daai that I figure the Daemonsmith would summon and bind to protect the temple.
The other army that is still in the works for the future will be the “Slaver” group that will have lots of War Machines to tear down walls and Hobgoblins to do the dirty work (if and when I find a decent source of Hobgoblins). But I have waxed on enough so some photos of where I am up to…
This is the first model I painted for the army, a Bull Centaur Taur’uk, I also used him in an online painting comp on Oz Tabletop Gaming which I was pretty happy he ended up winning by a vote!
I really put the effort into this guy (not to say that I don’t always try, but he was special).
Being a Forgeworld model and never knowing what you will get from them I was concerned how hard he would be to assemble and what gaps I would be dealing with, but I was pleasantly surprised that it is an excellent kit.
He is also a truly enormous model, more in line with a Giant than a Chaos Dwarf.
Sort of reminds me of those WWII propaganda posters, Hashut needs You!
For scale, this is a Bretonnian Lord with the Questing Vow that I previously completed for his army. The Taur’uk is massive next to that horse.
I have been keen to see which one would actually come out on top in a fight…