Not enough troopers imo. At 2k I have 24 Warriors, 24 Rangers, 2x18 Hammerers plus 4 war machines and 3 Heroes, and I still feel like I don’t have enough Dwarfs.
I don’t think the Dwarf Lord is anywhere near worth it in 8th. Same for Miners without an anvil, and even then mine never show up until turn 3 (down the pub again :~) or they show up immediately on turn 2, when its a bad idea.
The Thane with Master Rune of Challenge is real fun. He can also do a dirty trick by using it on an enemy who is at max charge range, so they fail and waddle D6", buying you extra shooting time.
Rune of Striking on the BSB is very nice; WS7 means a lot of people start needing 5s to hit him and most enemy characters need a 4+. Helps a lot.
lose the miners upgrade your rangers to longbeards (with great weapons) bring 40 and take an extra 38 hammerers and we’ll talk again d:
Lol I see Bolg doesn’t mess around
I would definitely take a horde unit at 2.4k, its more efficient when kicking butt.
I usually take double Runes of Penetrating and Rune of Accuracy on my Grudge Thrower (its a Hellcannon you see). But then again, I routinely play dirty Skaven so its simply justice.
Rune of Striking on the BSB is very nice; WS7 means a lot of people start needing 5s to hit him and most enemy characters need a 4+.
That's something I would never had thought of, thanks. I agree it looks a bit small when you get it all out, I just can't seem to bring myself to drop anything.
Are hordes really where it's all at? Everywhere I look, the internet wisdom seems to be saying Hordes are the thing to take (Except for here which is an interesting read if you have time, maybe not so relevant for Chaos Dwarfs though).
However the only horde that I have seen that has really impressed me was a Flagellant horde, and even that was a 'one use only' sort of thing, before it had to re-from in a non-horde manner. Are you all finding that normal blocks of troops just don't cut the mustard any more? :~
Maybe I'll just have to bite the bullet and drop the Lord. :o
However the only horde that I have seen that has really impressed me was a Flagellant horde
Not seen a Grave Guard horde yet? Banner of the Barrows (+1 to hit) and Helm of Commandment (the unit uses the Vampire Lord's WS of 7) means 30 attacks with strength 6 Killing Blow hitting on 2s. Its absurd.