Obligatory first post introduction!
I’ve been intrigued by the Chaos Dwarfs since I saw Xander’s Battle for Skull Pass conversions back in the heady days of WHFB, but I was always a 40k player. After a long, long break from the hobby, I’ve come back and found that I’m more excited by Age of Sigmar than by 8th and 9th edition 40k.
I’ve got a Troggoth and a Nighthaunt army, but those projects are coming to a nice closing point.
And so, I’m finding myself obsessing about how to build a “modern” Chaos Dwarf army. Do I go big hats or masks? Do I go third party or GW only? What rules should I use for them? What’s the best way to include a Hellcannon in the army?
These questions, and more, have affected my sleeping. Clearly, Hashut has called to me.
I’ve made some early decisions and got some bits coming in the mail, but in order to keep myself sane I’ve started by assembling a proof of concept to see if it makes me happy:
This little fellow is built from a 4/5th edition fantasy Dwarf Warrior that I’ve had kicking around for literally 20 years (I only ever had the one and tried to convert him into a Squat in about 1998).
The head is a Chaos Marauder shoulder pad with Marauder champion horns, while the little cape, arms, shoulder pad, arms and shield are all also from the Marauder kit.
The beard is probably the only thing other than hair and gap filler I’ve done in greenstuff in at least a decade! I think the technique needs improvement but I’m happy with it as a first attempt.
UPDATE: END OF 2021, YEAR ONE
At the end of my first year fiddling around with Chaos Dwarfs, I’m pretty happy. Between a lot of health woes and Life Stuff, I’ve managed to get a lot of things painted, and for this project, that’s included two units and a hero:
I have a pretty neat pile of stuff now:
The collection currently stands at:
- 1 Lord (undercoated)
- 1 Sorcerer-Prophet (complete)
- 2 Heroes (undercoated)
- 1 Sorcerer-Prophet on Lammasu (unassembled, to be converted from Teclis’ companion and a Mind Sphiranx)
- Drazhoath the Ashen (needs repainting)
- 30 Warriors with 1-handed weapon and shield (20 complete, 10 unassembled)
- 10 Irondrakes (complete)
- 10 Warriors with 2-handed weapons (1 assembled, 9 unassembled)
- 6 “Bull Centaurs” (1 assembled, 5 unassembled)
- 20 Hobgrots (assembled)
- Hellcannon & Crew (assembled, cannon needs repainting)