Ive recently Decided i dont think ide be able to create as many chaos dwarfs as ide like to have in my list, so wondered what everyone else uses as Unit Fillers, im thinking of having a mortar or something along those lines in the middle of a unit of Blunderbussers. Perhaps an Ogre chaos dwarf in my unit of warriors.
Put two or three models on a 40mm square base doing something interesting. Unit fillers are fine in principle, but just sticking a totally different model in the middle of a unit is bordering on laziness. As with all things in Warhammer, stuff that saves money, time and effort is fine as long as it’s not totally transparent that that’s why you’re doing it - at least pretend that there’s some aesthetic reason for using your unit filler.
Chaos Dwarf Bazooka and Mortar/Petard crews are also quite fantastic for Blunderbussiers. Though I must admit I’m still at a loss for how to construct a Chaos Dwarf Bazooka team without extensive scratch-sculpting, unless Marine arms look ok…
In my Orc unit I have a Bully with a whip standing on top of a large rock formation who takes the place of 6 normal Orcs since GW so cleverly only gives you 19 Orcs per box. It actually looks rather impressive as the Orcs themselves are decked out in chains I bought at a hobby store to make them look like slaves being led into battle.
I will have an ogre in every unit in my army, all of them having masks. With my warriors they are equipped for combat, with my blunderbusses they are leadbelchers and my black orcs have an ogre carrying their CD master on a shield. For my Bolt Throwers I also have huge crossbow-wielding ogres.