Hello there! First post on the re-booted forum. I used to visit the old one when I first picked up Chaos Dwarves, but the various ups and downs of the army made it difficult for me to keep my enthusiasm.
But ever since 9th Age brought the army fully into the fold, I have decided to give my arm a full remake. (Those who find my online tag familiar may know me from the 9th Age forums as well)
Since my army has had a total makeover, I decided to look deep into what I wanted the end aesthetic to be. I looked at the olde Chaos Dwarf design, the Forge World one, Assyrians/Babylonians/Persians/Hittites, Morrowind, Mordor and even the two World Wars… etc etc. Eventually I settled on using Ancient Mesopotamian civilisations as the core design base, but with a flare of the olde and new Chaos Dwarf design when the Bronze/Iron Age civilisations needed filling in. I also used a few other things for select units, but well… cross that bridge when we come to it.
So without further blathering, let me introduce my rebooted forces.
First up we have my Citadel Guard with flintlocks. These were the ones I looked more to Forge World for a design. The menacing face-plates work nicely to look like they are shielding the dwarves from the gun backfiring. Meanwhile large Assyrian shields are strapped to their backs.