Well I voted for Orcs, and I mean Black orcs or Big uns. Got a unit of black orcs myself, took some battles but now it does wonders on the table. thinking of putting a unit of big uns next to it. that is a lot of S4/S5 attacks. (and the Black orcs should cancel most of the animosity).
I agree with Thorne! His proposal is the best option! :cheers
- GW Ork Batallion Box - 90 US Dollar for 1 Orc Boar Chariot, 20 Orcs, 20 Night Goblins and 10 Forrest Spider Riders = 51 minis - Em-4 Grenadier minis - 30 US Dollar for 1 big Orc Chariot (4 Wolves), 50 Orcs with Sword, Spear or Bow (like required) = 51 minis
Imo the price for the Em-4 minis are unbeatable (0,20 GBP per mini - 13 GBP for the metal Chariot)!
The Orcs look quite good (I like them a lot - look at my army :D) and they are compatible (perhaps a bit smaller than the newer GW ones) to the GW Orcs.
The only problem is when you are GW tournament player …
PS: I just saw the 50 model pack only costs 7,50 GBP!
PPS: The dwarfs are as cheap as the Orcs (I also like them a lot) but the look very different in comparison to the GW ones!
@ Thorne - yeah, I’m trying to stick with what GW has currently for the Battalion boxes as I will be converting either one or the other. I also want to use current “Off the Shelf” models as they are easier for me to access.
I listed what was in the boxes in my first post. These would be converted to Ravening Hordes accepted Chaos Dwarf units, like “Blunderbuss”, for example. Dwarf Crossbows and Spears are not applicible for a CD army.
As far as “Other” is concerned, these would be individual box sets, like “Dwarf Thunderers”, for example.
Maybe my point was lost. I’m not too worried about the price of sets, it’s more of the “Game Legality” (Chaos Dwarf Spearmen - Not on list) and the concept of what’s more powerfull or versitile to use from the RH list. (Hobgoblins suffering from animosity units vs limited movement Chaos Dwarf units)
@ Thorne - yeah, I'm trying to stick with what GW has currently for the Battalion boxes as I will be converting either one or the other. I also want to use current "Off the Shelf" models as they are easier for me to access.
I listed what was in the boxes in my first post. These would be converted to Ravening Hordes accepted Chaos Dwarf units, like "Blunderbuss", for example. Dwarf Crossbows and Spears are not applicible for a CD army.
I used them in a games workshop store today, The mannager was the one who pointed out strangely that they were out of production games workshop models that pre dated anything they had in stock and its amazing what you can do with Silver Tube Spacers Findings and some greenstuff, Strange as I was expected to get lynched when i took the models from my carrybox. ;)
As for going with Tourney legal i think id go with individual boxes, That way you can better tailor your force. you always end up with things that your not likely to use.
The Battle for Skull Pass box is by far the best value for fleshing out a CD army.
I’d say, go with the Dwarf Batallion box if you are choosing between that, the O&G box or individual boxes. Everything in the Dwarf box is easy to convert for your army.
Personally, I dont care for how the Forest Goblins look as Wolf Riders, and the Chariot is close to useless. After picking up a couple of BfSP boxes, use individual boxes to finish filling your Hobogblin needs.