So this past weekend i went to the LCS in Toledo, so to change things up I decided to put my Dark elves away and try my new Chaos dwarves. WIth my list i was going for resilent troops while not giving a lot of points away, i was aiming to keep my drops low to ensure the +1 for deployment.
Lvl 4 Hashut
lvl 4 Death
40 blunderbuses , Full Command
Magma Cannon x 2
Kdaii Fireborn x8
Kdaii Destroyer x 2
1st Game Jake Hunter Daemons
This was a true test for the Chaos dwarves, with daemons always having magical weapons and a ward saves , the kdaii were going to have to be placed right and managed right, or they would lose by combat res.
CD go 1st, Death lord snipes a khorne herald out of a block of blood letters, removing hatred. magma cannons decimate a khorne herald on a blood crusher doing 3 wounds , and then kill a nurgle herald who fails a look out sir , and does 3 wounds to him. all kdaii wait , getting ready to strike.
Daemons in anger try to declare a charge with the horde of bloodletters (35) againist the blunderbusses. dwarves decided to do a S&S , and in turn killed 30 of 35 of the deamons, with 81 shots (27xd3). fleshhounds charge a kdaii Destroyer who in turns eats them.
turn 2, blunderbuses become a twirling machine gun of death killing the rest of the bloodletters, Ash storm is placed on GUO so he wont charge the BB, the fireborn slam into the plague bearers and the other Kdaii decideds to eat the Pink horrors after death magic has sniped the Changling
Deamons are at huge set back , after the main combat unit is wiped out and magma cannons are slamming into anything not locked up. at this point it is looking grim, and we decided to call it when the last of his blocks are killed in combat with all the kdaii’s
1st game 20-0 full points
Game 2 was againist Bill Robertson and his ogres.
Having a buddy who plays Ogres quite well i knew what to expect from Ogres and what to watch out for. Bill’s list was a lil more fluffy then most I have seen but still ogres so i had to be careful
Slaughtermaster lvl 4 ogre
lvl 2 of beasts
1st turn CHaos dwarves, i win the deployment and go 1st , i decided i needed to kill the cats to make sure the destroyers werent led around the whole game, magma and magic kill off 3 of 5 so the lil cats wont be a distraction later. the fireborn move up in front of the mournfang, giving them a long charge but close enough to make him risk it. 1st turn was uneventful but was effective at saving me later on
Ogres declare charge with mournfang and succed, luckily he rolled low for impact hits and fireborn shrug off a alotof attacks with their reroll wounds rule and 4++ ward, they in turn kill 1 and 2 more on another, i win res but he sticks around. iron guts and tyrant move closer to get a flank on fireborn as the maneaters move away from the whole fight ( i was very intrigued by this) . iron blaster fails to hurt a destroyer and his , magic was ineffective.
Turn 2 Chaos dwarves
Fireborn fail a toughness,ugh, 3 wounds, no saves,ugh 1 kdaii moves up closer to the ogre block , while the other has to charge a dog but its ok, cause the overrun is into the flank of the mournfangs. blunderbusses start to shoot up the ogre block and kill 3-4 ogres. the combo of chalice and lots of dice lets me get ash storm off on his tyrant gut block denying him the charge with that block into my kdaii destroyer. . fireborn with the destoyer make the mournfang run .
Ogres 2, frusted with the Ashstorm, gutstar prepares for the charge from the kdaii’s, ogre block decides to charge the fireborn and the maneaters run some more (hmmm), iron blaster misfires and cant fire anymore, making it a exp chariot at this point. fireborn begin to hand it to the small ogre block that has a BSB and lvl 2 of beasts, winning combat but he is stubborn, so he sticks.
CD turn 3
Make all the toughness test, so scary, Death wizard lines up the purple sun, and unleashes killing 4 . magma cannons start to fire on gut block killing a few. fireborn kill off the ogre block with bsb and line up to charge the ironblaster, ash storm is placed on the tyrant block again.
ogres turn 3
With his gutstar locked up and ogre block and mournfangs gone, the maneaters turn towards the BB. uneventful turn for the ogres.
CD turn 4.
pass all toughnes test, curious to find out about the gutstar and tyrant, Destroyer charges in with ashstorm in place as well. fireborn kill the iron blaster and the BB shoot at maneaters while a purple sun doesnt reach the maneaters it is placed in front of them so any charge means INT tests. Destoyer kills a few guts, but finds out the tyrant is a bad man with tricksters shard and a 2++ vs flaming .
ogre turn 4
Maneaters attempt to charge the BB who who S&S killing a few while he loses a few to the purple sun, the Maneaters panic away in front of the kdaii, not a good place to run to, the tyrnat loses a few more of his buddies but kills the other kdaii
purple sun finishes off the gutblock and the tyrant , and the lone destroyer chases down the maneaters, I ask him why he sat back for so long, he tells me they had a flaming banner and would essentially bounce off the destroyer.
Big win for the CD , max points and a good test for the Chaos dwarves. Fireborn while being expensive in points are very resilent and make up their points